Of course, the first step should always be getting your technique and exercise schedule down. You don’t want to fall victim of the infamous term, ‘all the gear and no idea’.
Let’s take a look at our ideal shopping list:
1. Running shoes
The number one top buy for an aspiring runner. A good pair of running shoes can make all the difference in terms of comfort, the transfer of energy, grip, and weight.
You should be looking for a pair designed for running, that fit snugly, come highly-recommended, and do not rub or cause blisters.
2. Running socks
The perfect team member for your new shoes. Running socks should have no seams to cause chafing, and should reduce foot sweat as much as possible, thus reducing any friction and the chance of blisters.
3. Running shorts
They should be lightweight, breathable, a good fit, and should reduce sweat build-up. Try them on before buying to ensure they fit well and do not chafe.
4. Running tops
These are designed not to absorb your sweat or the rain, which can often result in a damp, heavy, and chafing shirt.
Instead, professional running tops reducing rubbing and remain breathable throughout your run.
They should be tight-fitting to reduce any flapping or drag.
Remember, if you are running near roads at night, you should always have something in your locker that lets a driver know you are there. All black running outfits at night are extremely dangerous, so invest in something with a light or high-vis material.