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This Is The Best Material To Wear When You’re On A Run

NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!

Q: What is the best material to wear during a run?

Before you pick your running outfit for the day, check the weather! For hot days and cold days, choose clothing that has moisture-wicking properties. Look for “microfiber” and “polyester” when reading the tag. This will help keep the sweat off of your skin, preventing you from wearing a soaking-wet shirt that chafes your skin  or keeps you cold. For rainy weather, consider wearing a lightweight, water-resistant shell vest or jacket. Try to avoid cotton or other materials that absorb sweat and may rub or irritate your skin.

The goal is to have a run where you feel comfortable and don’t spend a single step thinking about your outfit, other than how great it looks!

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