Finding Your Race Day Apparel

- By Rebecca Ybarra 

With race season right around the corner, it is never too early to prepare your outfit. Having a perfect race day outfit makes a runner feel good about themselves on the day of the run. From head to toe, a runner must think about what they need to prepare to feel motivated, excited, and ready to run like the wind. With that being said, there are many things to take into consideration.

Majority of the time, when people are in a rush to head to the gym or out for a quick run, they tend to throw on a pair of cotton shirt and head out without much consideration. Cotton is a very absorbant material and will withhold 100% of any moisture that is near it. After a long run, cotton shirts tend be drenched in sweat and cling to every movement. Sometimes, it might even cause chafing in places that normally do not chafe. Another problem that may arise might be the stitching on the shirt, this can potentially irritate your skin as well.  

New Balance has the perfect solution for those problems. They have introduced the new Seamless Line for your every day running needs. The Seamless Tank for women is great for year-round comfort. It is a mid-weight knit fabric that offers warmth during the cooler days and breathability during the hot summer days. This tank offers 3D stretch and sweat wicking technology that moves with you to help keep you dry during your workout. They also made sure that the seams of the clothing lay flat to help prevent chafing. Don’t worry guys, they offer a short sleeve shirt just for you too! Offering that same material and technology, you can use the shirt and tank as a workout outfit or for those on the go busy days.

The Impact Short is the perfect short to enhance that same breathable feel as the Seamless Tank. This short is lightweight and made for any type of movement. With a built in brief it’s ready to go for miles! New Balance has enhanced the breathability of this short by incorporating a mesh back and inset at the inseam. These shorts are available for both men and women in all different lengths.

To really put these pieces to the test we had our customers give it a try! Recently married and new to the Fayetteville area,  Karly and Mike Siegfried have begun to join us on our Tuesday runs with Team RWB at Honeycutt Park and it has been a pleasure to get to know them both! Karly has been running since middle school, when asked why she loves it so she said, “it’s good for her soul.” Mike has always enjoyed running because he loves challenging himself, whether it be beating a personal record or tackling a challenging course. We gave Karly the Seamless Tank and Impact 3” Shorts and Mike the Seamless Short Sleeve Shirt and Impact 5” Shorts.


We let them give the shirts and short a test run and give us some personal feedbacks. When asked what they liked about the Seamless Shirt Mike said, “I really like that there is a reflective strip on the shirt, that makes for great visibility!”. Karly said, “The fabric is awesome, it is not too baggy and not too tight, it’s just right.” They both loved that the material was lightweight and very breathable. When asked about the Impact Shorts, Mike stated, “I really like the zipper location, I do a lot of sit ups and sometimes having a zipper on the back hurts my back.” Karly said, “I really like the length, they are not too short and the material feels great!”

We greatly appreciate Karly and Mike for taking time out of their day to be our models and test our products. All these items are available in our store with a variety of colors in the shirts! We look forward to helping you plan your perfect race day outfit!


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