Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Who knew fashion was so important in running?

I had a great run this afternoon. I went out at 1pm. Yes, ONE PM. I don't think I EVER ran at 1pm in Miami.

The weather today was perfect. High of 73 and overcast (no rain this time). So I did some core work, weightlifting, then headed out for my 7 miles. It was fantastic. I felt strong. I felt cool. I felt confident. FINALLY. I was in love again. Yes, I have a severe case of bipolar running.

And while I tried not to focus on time, I actually ran it at a pretty good pace (7 mile/1:05:15/9:19 pace). This made me pretty happy.

I think one of the things that helped me to focus on running and enjoy myself more was my choice of wardrobe. I decided with the cooler weather I would bust out the old Nike cotton capri's. I figured if I could wear them at 1pm today when the temps are in the low 70's, I may be able to pull it off this Sunday during the Half Marathon when I am guessing the temps during the race will be in the 60's.

The capri's were perfect. They kept my legs warmed up and they weren't hot at all. Best of all, no chaffing or bunching. The only problem is that they are cotton and I HATE running in cotton. But I hate running with ripped up thighs even more, so I may just have to suck it up.

All in all, I think the capri's may work out well this weekend. Maybe I will run to a store and see if I can pick up a inexpensive version in a wicking fabric. Any of you runners in colder weather have any suggestions or recommendations? I am totally clueless to running clothes other than shorts and tanks.


N.D. said...

Capris is what I do in the cooler weather and what I wore last year for the PDR. I say go for them! I want to wear mine also, but have to check the weather and also have to think about squatting ease, haha, at least port a potty ease! Good job on the run, glad it was a good one!

Sonia said...

I do the Nike capris, quick dry material all the time now. I would have loved to fit in the running skirt this summer but no such luck!

You are still very fast!! I'm impressed =) Great job on the 7 miler, we all have this love/hate relationship with running.

Anonymous said...

You really ran a strong 7! Glad you are feeling the running again. Sounds like the weather is going to be perfect for the half.

I've never run in capris before, but no chaffing or bunching is always a good thing. You'll have to let us know what you choose to wear.

Marcy said...

I either do Target (cheap and it works) or whatever is on clearance at Nike.com. You know, I don't think I own a pair of running capris LOL

Runner Leana said...

I have a pair of Lululemon capris that I love for when it is just a bit cool out. These ones I think:

Unknown said...

Holy smokes.... you did a phenomenal job on running the 7 miles. I guess the temperature really helps! You should kick ass nicely this coming Sunday!

Lily on the Road said...

I love capri's but cotton is rotten!

You are doing an awesome job with your running!

How isthe job hunting going???

Jess said...

I'm so jealous that you could go for a run in the mid-afternoon. Right now, I'm up at 5:30 am to try and beat the heat and get a run in. I would love to live somewhere with a more significant change in season!

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