June 19 2017
You can learn a lot from low moments in the fitting room.
NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!
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!
Have a question for Coach Kigar? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @WomensRunning with the hashtag #AsktheCoach.