Finding a stylish and functional women’s outfit for a Fall marathon can be tricky as the weather can be so changeable – wet or dry, calm or windy, warm or freezing?
A good race-day outfit for a Fall marathon, such as the New York City marathon, needs to make sure you’ll be comfortable to run your best race, without being too hot, cold or wet.
Women’s outfits for a Fall marathon
Here are our top apparel suggestions to help you find the right race-day running clothing for your Fall marathon, as well as all those miles you’ll put in during your pre-race training.
If it is more likely than not to be cool on race day, and possibly wet and/or windy, then a long-sleeve technical fabric top is the way to go. On a milder day, a technical, sweat-wicking fabric tee is a better bet.
Running tights or shorts?
Some people run in shorts whatever the weather, yet other people prefer to run in tights, even all through the summer!
If you’re prone to the cold, make sure tights are part of your Fall marathon outfit. There are some great styles out there designed to keep you warm all through Fall training and race-day – see below for our top picks.
And for the shorts:
Keep those bangs out of your eyes!
Invest in some quality low to no-show running socks for race-day.
If you’re expecting wind and rain, a good waterproof jacket is a great investment for your marathon, training, and many future runs to come!
A good jacket will have a hood, be lightweight, able to withstand a deluge of rain and hail, and most of all – it should be breathable.
For more women’s running clothing ideas…
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