Spring is finally here, which means finally getting off of the treadmill and enjoying the sunshine outside. The weather is just right – not too hot and not too cold. This is the time of the year when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and, thanks to daylight savings, the days are longer and brighter.
It’s time to update your spring running wardrobe. Let’s face it, you won’t be packing on layers of merino wool during the warmer months – maybe just one. Make sure you have the proper workout attire; shoes and gear should be ventilated and comfortable. Bluetooth headphones are a must-have; fitness trackers help us stay on track towards achieving our goals, and the right sunglasses have the ability to make your run much more enjoyable.
Classy, cozy and made out of NuYarn merino wool, the NuYarn hoodie sits against your skin comfortably. The hoodie features a full zip front, zippered hand pockets, low-profile flat-lock seams and a large hood. A review on trewgear.com said: “New favorite hoodie! This thing is super light and very warm for how thin it is. Looks a lot sharper than a normal hoodie, and doesn't soak up odors nearly as easily. They knocked this one out of the park!”
The Fast & Free Crop by Lululemon is designed for your spring runs. These lightweight leggings feature excellent stretch and shape retention, reflective details and an interior drawcord to customize your fit. A recent review said: “I absolutely fell in love with these pants the minute I tried them on. They are so light and fit just right to my body type that it felt like I was wearing next to nothing.”
Ultra-light and feature-packed, Oribi is your must-have spring running shoe. Its upper mesh is light and non-absorbing; its lacing system embraces the foot and keeps it in place; its thin tongue features a sock-like construction making it fit like a glove. A recent review said: “I love the Oribis! I prefer my running shoes to be on the minimal side -- I like to feel the ground and forget I'm even wearing shoes, especially when I'm doing a tempo run or speed work. These fit the bill perfectly. They're super lightweight, cushioned, and protective without totally preventing me from feeling the ground below me.”
Protect yourself from any unforeseen muscle trauma with the Elite MCS Compression Shorts. They support your muscles by providing them with greater compression power and less muscle oscillation and damage. These compression shorts promote reduced muscle soreness, reduced fatigue, greater oxygenation of blood, and reduced long-term overuse injuries.
This 3-layer waterproof breathable jacket is just what you need for your spring runs. Never fear the rain again; the BeWild Jacket features rain and storm protection, a highly breathable polyurethane membrane, water resistant hand pockets, a two-point adjustable hem and reflective film on lower back.
Designed specifically for the trail runner who loves to go long distances, the Women’s Strider Pro Running Shorts are not only lightweight and comfortable, but they are water repellent and odor-resistant. They feature a drawcord for adjustability, center-back zippered pocket and reflective logos.
Never get lost on the trails again. The Spark 3 Cardio + Music features GPS tracking and route exploration. It literally has everything you need for your spring runs – 24/7 activity tracking, a built-in heart rate monitor (no chest strap needed) and even a multiport mode. Store over 500 songs on the device and listen to them with the provided Bluetooth headphones.
Lightweight and versatile, the PACE 3” 2-IN-1 SHORT boast superior moisture management. They are a spring running essential and are built to increase your endurance and performance. This must-have product features an inner compression short, which helps to stabilize muscles and reduce fatigue, extreme mesh panels that allow for ventilation, and a semi-split design that offers unrestricted movement.
Featuring a knit waistband, high-stretch drawcord, and a laser cut inner key pocket, the Women’s Elite Run 4” Low Rise Short are a spring running wardrobe essential. A review on roka.com said: “I am impressed with the thoughtful design and quality of these shorts. Well thought out storage and fits extremely well.”
Wear this Women’s All Weather Zip-Neck alone or as a second layer. Its reflective logos will keep you safe on your night runs and its deep front zipper provides ventilation. A review on patagonia.com said: “Another beautiful, durable, high quality Patagonia piece. Light enough to wear on warmer days and can also be used to layer for colder days.”
For the ultimate support, coverage and airflow, pull on this Invigorate Bra. Its back mesh fabric provides ventilation while its thick straps offer you support. A recent review said: “The fabric is so soft and fits like a glove. It gives the perfect amount of support while not digging in to my shoulders and giving me headaches. I've worn it for running, HIIT training, bootcamp, etc. Honestly I could wear it all day it's so comfortable.”