Packing for a half marathon that is “out of town” involves a lot of thinking and planning. The last thing a runner wants to do is find themselves far from home, without their favorite things for a run. So when I started packing for the Runners World Half Marathon, I put together my favorite gear before I packed anything else.
What is it that I cannot do without?
And then of course, I think about the expo, where some of my favorite brands are there…just in case you forgot something, or um….decide that you desperately need something. Which of course, I always do.
Or a new wicking long sleeve shirt or arm sleeves…
Or a new comfortable running wind/rain jacket…
I mean really….that is why we run right? So that we can shop? Or wait…maybe we run to eat? Or drink wine? Or travel to destinations? Or…maybe in an ideal world we run to feel strong and healthy?
Whatever the reason, must have gear that you know is comfortable is important when you are running a race, especially when you are traveling for the event.
What is your must have running gear?
Disclosure: I received The Stick in conjunction with my Runners World Half Marathon participation as a FitFluential Ambassador. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. But having said that, I bought my very first The Stick in 2001 at the Expo for my first marathon, and still use it regularly…so trust me, runners need a The Stick.