Since I started running it is my favorite thing to receive as a present. That and books.
I hate shopping in general; all kind of shopping: grocery, Costco, clothes, shoes, cars, bras and swimsuits (those last 2 = the absolute worst), you name it, I hate it. However I can easily spend 3 hrs in a bookstore and at least one in Sports Authority.
So running gear...we all have our favorites, I always like reading about other people's favorites especially the tall gals out there.
So I thought I would share some of mine today.
Before I share my list I should share some numbers to give you an idea. This is what I look for when you guys post lists like these..are you close to my size. Something can fit great on a 5'2" girl and not so great on a 5'11" girl.
I am 5'11" and I would say I am on the thin side of the spectrum (now!). (My jeans are size 4 or 6 depending on the brand.)
My favorite tank tops are the Under Armour Victory tank.
What I like best about those is that they are LONG. They are perfect for tall people. If you use a running belt they will not ride up. They are light and fitted. They come in several colors. If you read my race reports you can see I have several of those. They are made of polyester and elastane. They are super soft and very comfortable. I wear a Large in those because they are fitted.
My favorites are the Nike Tempo shorts.
They come in many colors. I always buy those from clearance racks. I get the Medium because they are longer than the small and they have a drawstring so it is OK!
3. COMPRESSION SHORTS AND TIGHTS
I like the Nike Pro Combat 5" compression shorts and the Pro Combat tights.
I wear size small for both of these. I wear them in the cooler months. I see people wearing these alone all the time but for me always with shorts. I am not 20 anymore!! I always hand wash those and they last a long time.
4. COMPRESSION SOCKS
Pro Compression are my favorite. The quality is much better, even after being washed several times. They have different sizes, the Running skirts are one size for all. They fit better. They are also longer. I wear a L-XL.
5. RUNNING SKIRTS.
Every time I see one in a store I try it on. It never fits. Too short or too big at the waist. I took a chance and bought one online from Skirt Sports. I ordered a Medium. It does not work. The shorts are OK and the length is also good but the waist is too big so it moves when I run and it is very annoying. It needs a DRAWSTRING! Why can't they put drawstrings in running skirts?! Most of them don't have any. Running skirts size charts are driving me nuts. This from the website of one of the company selling running skirts:
So to get decent length a taller gal has to order L or XL. It is like they assume that just because a girl is tall she is big? If I go with the waist and hip measurements I need a XS, if I go with dress size I need a S. Small is probably the better one BUT with that I get the shortest skirt! It is frustrating, I wish they would either offer TALL sizes or put a drawstring. Until then..I am sticking with shorts!!! :)
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Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the moms!