29 Mar '16, 9pm

Function or Fashion: A Runner’s Dilemma: Photo: Nick Nacca The relationship between stylish gear and performan...

Function or Fashion: A Runner’s Dilemma: Photo: Nick Nacca The relationship between stylish gear and performan...

I love the days when every cell in my body craves a run: legs are springy, heart is willing, mind doesn’t care if my GPS is dead. I’m so primed for miles, I could wear DIY jean shorts and a pitted-out cotton tee, and run forever. Unfortunately, that feeling strikes once a quarter. The majority of the time, my head lives in the I-know-I-should-but-I-really-don’t-want-to space. The most reliable weapon in my quiver that helps me commit? Stylish gear. Tanks with designs so sophisticated, they could double for eveningwear; shorts constructed to flatter strong glutes and quads; capris with funky patterns that demand to be worn during daylight hours. Clothes that make me feel fast, fit, and powerful—and, as such, motivate me to stop waffling and just go run already. The relationship between stylish gear and performance is not as superficial as it sounds. (OMG! You have the newes...

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