Running Things

paradise-lover

I've recently started up running again after I stopped for the cold, canadian winter months. I run outside on trails, paths, and sidewalks. Does anyone have any good workout/running clothing brands they can recommend that won't make me go broke? And if so where to get them? 
Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

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AlexJC

Running Wear

I would check Joe Fresh - http://www.joefresh.com/en/category/women-active or Old Navy - http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/category.do?cid=5508 for some inexpensive options.
Mar 12, 2013 @ 10:26 am
mamaluv

Pay for shoes, not for clothes

If budget is a concern for you, I'd put extra money into quality shoes and go cheap on the clothes. I'm a runner too and always pick up cheap racerback tanks at Old Navy when they have their huge sales. I have a simple fitted athletic jacket with zippered pockets for stashing my iPod and keys (Target, I think?), and cropped leggings or shorts (also Target or ON, can't remember). I think my whole body outfit costs less than $30 but my shoes were $80. I usually run cross country (not paved sidewalks) so stability in footwear is so important!
Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:31 am
Ali de Bold

Agree with both recommendations

You should always invest in a good pair of shoes because that is a long
term investment in your health. I do love my Lululemons but they are
pricey. Joe Fresh has decent workout stuff for really cheap. That would
be my first choice for affordable workout wear.
Mar 12, 2013 @ 01:35 pm
LissaG

Shoes

I completely agree about the shoes...it's really important to get a good pair! And they'll last you a long time so don't be afraid to spend a bit on them. For clothing, I usually just go to Walmart and buy cheap shorts or leggings, and I usually wear old t-shirts when I run, but I know Walmart also has some cute athletic tops. Also invest in a good sportsbra, I have a few Nike ones that I got on sale at SportChek like 2 years ago and I still use them!
Mar 12, 2013 @ 02:46 pm
pumpedupkicks

Workout Clothes

I agree with everyone else on here- it's smart to invest in a good pair of shoes before you check out some clothes. But when you start looking for clothes to exercise in, I would really recommend looking at Target. I actually get a lot of my workout clothes, including sports bras, tops, capris, and sweatpants, from there.
Also, check out the clearance sections for Nike, Adidas, Reebok, etc. in their stores and on their websites, too!
Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:57 pm
mamaluv

Clearance!

Yes, I agree with pumpedupkicks! Whenever I'm in the neighborhood I check the clearance racks at some of the higher end stores (also SportChek, Sports Authority). I have also found coupons for some of these stores (mainly in those Entertainment Guide or Attractions Guide books) which often include clearance merch!
Mar 15, 2013 @ 03:12 pm

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