Never run on an empty stomach
Many beginning runners skip breakfast and eat a salad for lunch in an attempt to lose weight. This is a mistake. Your body needs fuel to run. If you don't take in steady calories during the day (this is called "grazing"), you'll be sluggish, and your legs won't want to move. Make sure to eat 200 to 300 calories about an hour before your run.
Make it breathable
Cotton is great at soaking up sweat, but it's also great at holding onto it. A soaked T-shirt will stick to your body, and cotton's coarse, rough fibers may chafe your skin. Breathable synthetic fabrics, such as CoolMax, wick perspiration away from your skin and out to the next layer of clothing or to the outer surface, where that moisture can evaporate quickly. Result: You'll stay cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather.
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