One of the best things about running is that you need very little – a good comfortable pair of running shoes, a pumped-up Spotify playlist and a little bit of motivation.
But if you do want to treat yourself to some new running gear to help you along the way we’ve picked out our top products to make your Couch To 5K running journey as easy and comfortable as possible!
We all know the struggle to find a good pair of workout leggings – not too see through, don’t fall down, perfect length, the list goes on. After trying endless pairs over the years, I found the holy grail pair of leggings: Nike Training One Tights. Yes, they are a little pricey but believe me, it’s totally worth it. Not only are they extremely comfortable, they are made with Dri-FIT Technology that allows your body to breathe while you’re training and stay cool. I can’t recommend these enough.
If you don’t want to spend that much, the Go Train Cropped Gym Leggings from Marks and Spencer are a great pick. From the Good move range, these leggings are lightweight and made with moisture-wicking material and a high waist to flatter you.
Running shoes are probably the most important investment you will make if you decide to start running. Wearing the right shoes can make a huge difference and can prevent you from injury. Of course everyone runs differently, so if you really want to get a pair of running shoes suited to you, it’s worth checking out stores that will have you run on a treadmill, analyse your stride and find you the perfect fit. Here are some great options that are designed specifically for running.
Having the perfect running playlist can really give you that extra bit of motivation, but having your headphones constantly fall out or get in the way can be disruptive. Headphones specifically designed for running are a life-saver, and can be bought for pretty cheap too. Check out these ones :
You can definitely pick up sports bras for as cheap as 2 or 3 euro in Penneys which will do the job fine, but if you do want to spend a little more and want extra support when running, there are some great options out there. The Sweaty Betty All Train Neoprene Sports Bra is one of their best-selling products, and with good reason. Moulded airtex cups and wide straps provide extra support and make this bra super comfortable to wear.
This High support sports bra from H&M is fast drying and has a cute racer back style. It offers high support with an affordable price tag.
Not only is this Sports bra from Littlewoods super cute, it offers a supportive and comfortable fit with thick straps and stretch fabric. Who says you can’t be stylish when running?
Waist belts are so handy when you go for a run and need somewhere to put keys, phone and any other things you need to bring with you. You can pick these up in tons of different colours and sizes, depending on your preference. Here are some different options: