The Rookie Runner: Running Gear and Apparel

Follow Senior Editor Scott Brown as he trains for his first half marathon. Get caught up on the series here.

All right, let's just get this out of the way. Contrary to what I may have said when I started this journey, having "real running gear" does make a difference. It's not that you can't run long distances in a cotton T-shirt and basketball shorts (because I could totally do it if I wanted to!), it's just a lot easier with the right shirt and shorts.

There, now that the whole "I was wrong" unpleasantness is out of the way, let's go through the running gear and apparel I tried and how it made a difference.

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