This is the last post in my 2021 NYC Marathon series.
Now on to the Gear! Back in the day when I first started running, I would get a new outfit/kit for every race. Well as we started running more races, that strategy became unsustainable since we were running upwards of 30 races a year. While I do have a lot of run clothes, I don’t buy for a specific race very often these days.
However for NYC this year, I wanted to have a special kit to celebrate my first marathon in almost 2 years! So when my friends at Terez, a NYC based company, reached out to me, as a member of their Joy Team to see if they could dress me for the marathon I was super excited!
And let me tell you my kit is/was sooooo cute! It was too cold for me to wear just the sports bra & leggings so I wore a shirt but it was still super cute!
And I’ve talked about this on my IG but Terez sports bras are my absolute favorite, I literally have a drawer full of them now – they are seriously super comfortable.
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I wore one of my rabbit EZ Tees for my top. EZ tees are one of rabbit’s essentials, they are seriously the softest & most comfy shirts around. I had one in amethyst orchid that was a perfect color match.
For socks, I got some cute NYC socks from Feetures and they were perfect, nice and cushy but no major compression which was good. I don’t love compression around my arch and a lot of socks have a band that wraps around the arch and for me that is very uncomfortable. These were perfect & I didn’t have any issuess.
For shoes, I got the super cute New Balance NYC RC Elite 2 shoe, and while I did wear the RC Elite 2 I decided to go with my original pair in purple because they matched my outfit LOL. These are my current go-to shoes, they are super comfortable, bouncy, and feel good on my feet. I have 3 pairs now.
NYRR announced that we were allowed to wear a waist pack but not a backpack style vest so my friends at CamelBak sent me an Ultra Belt to test out and wear for the race. I’ll be reviewing this in a separate post in a few weeks but for now, just know, it was a perfect fit for the race.
I wore my trusty and favorite pink rabbit hat that is so worn that I’m missing the last two rungs on the fastener.
I finally got one of the iconic Dunkin hats this year and I literally wore it under my rabbit hat for the entire race! For some reason I guess I was in the wrong corrals but I could never find them and I have always wanted one!
One thing I almost forgot to mention was that I wore my Superfeet Adapt Run insoles. This was the first time I wore them in my RC Elites and it made all the difference. No sliding of the insole like I had at Long Beach and my feet while sore after the race, were in really good condition. I wrote a review of the Adapt Run insoles that you can read here.
I also wore the New York goodr sunglasses, my Garmin Enduro and a Trail Sisters half Buff. And I had 2 Spring Energy Awesome Sauce gels & 1 Muir Strawberry gel too.
I tested out my kit a few days before the race on a run and it felt great – and I had no issues at all on race day either! I would fully recommend every piece that I wore.
What are your race day go-tos?