Marathon Goddess Race Ready
The Marathon Goddess, Julie Weiss, gives us her shopping tips for training and racing at any distance 5k to full marathon!
"Your running shoes need to work for YOU the individual! Not just what a friend is wearing. Make sure you buy at least a half a size bigger than your regular size. I wear an 8 1/2 normally, but I run in a size 10. For women, a quality, anti-chafing, sports bra is a must."
- Running Shoes
- Running Socks
- Running Hat/Cap
- Sport Sunscreen
- For Women – Sports Bra
Most all major sports footwear brands available at Big 5 Sporting Goods.
"I go for tops, bottoms and socks with moisture wicking polyester and always pick bottoms with a key pocket. I pick running hats with moisture wicking fabric too because they useful in hot or cold conditions. Always check the weather to see if you need layers!"
Cool Weather Clothing
- Tights or Joggers
- Long Sleeve Top
- Lightweight Wind Breaker
Warm Weather Clothing
- Running Shorts
- Performance Tank/Tee
Hydration & Nutrition
"Carrying a hydration pack with water pouch, hydration belt with 7-ounce bottles, or a single bottle with a hand strap is a good idea. For training longer than an hour you’ll need to use an electrolyte product. Nuun Endurance is on-course at all the races so training is a good idea. Same with nutrition, practice fueling with CLIF Bar gels and blocks to get your G.I. system use to the products."
- Hydration pack / belt / bottle
Performance gels / chews / bars
(CLIF Shots & Bars are served on racecourse)
Hydration tablets / powder
(Nuun Endurance Lemon-Lime served on racecourse)
Accessories & Recovery Tools
Training is hard on your body and equipment like foam rollers, massage sticks, small sport balls (tennis, lacrosse, golf, pool balls) and percussion massagers help kneed out muscles to straighten collagen fibers and remove knots.
- Anti-chafing stick
- Phone armband
- Foam roller
- Stick massager or percussion massager
- KT Tape
Take the first step, learn as you go and enjoy the journey, that’s what it’s all about! My biggest tip of all is test everything out, long before race day!
- Julie Weiss “Marathon Goddess”