16 marathons over 8 years has taught me that you ALWAYS wear less on race day than you want to.

Here is a great article on the best temperature for a marathon! http://www.poweringmuscles.com/Sports-Science-11,Cold_Weather_Best_For_Marathon_Performance.html

Here is what I will be wearing on Sunday.

Saucony shorts and a sports bra. I’m bringing my hat if it gets cold (I doubt it will) and arm warmers for the same reason. I will wear cotton t-shirts at the start and take them off before I start running or in the first miles. On my arms will be my Garmin, my Road ID and my Endorphin Warrior *strength* training bracelet.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that MissLesleyRuns got me a cool Saucony hat like this one signed by Molly Huddle. In which case I’ll be wearing that instead of my Sparkly Soul Headband! Have I mentioned that Saucony has FREE shipping online right now for a limited time?

On my feet will be the Saucony Kinvara 2.

In an hour I’ll be leaving on our 7+ hour drive with my whole little family. This will be the first marathon I’ve run that they will all be there! I am blessed.

So so excited! If you are running what do you plan on wearing? 

Good Luck to everyone racing this weekend!


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  2. Wear a SMILE too! GET IT in Columbus this weekend. Good luck!

  3. Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog says:

    Good luck! I have learned to wear less than I think I should for halfs, but I have yet to do a whole! Love that your family will be there, so special!

  4. Miss Erosion says:

    Good luck on you race!!!

  5. Jerilee E. says:

    Good luck! I'm so glad your family gets to be there with you! Love the outfit choice. I just ordered that same hat for some fun winter running :).

  6. Rebecca Samson says:

    I like the smile suggestion but I know you will! Maybe that and a little mascara haha :) Looks like a great outfit choice!

  7. Excellent outfit, Dorothy. Hope to see you there – but you are WAY faster than me so I doubt it. But regardless, have fun and you will do AWESOME! I'm planning on wearing a loose tank (unless I find a better tank at the expo), teal shorts (from gap), and my pink Saucony Kinvara 2s. They are my magic shoes. :)

  8. Jessica K (@irun26at8) says:

    I'm in love with Saucony's Pink ViziPro. I actually can't get enough of it. Ha. I keep buying pieces. I will have the whole line soon. It makes me feel speedy. Good luck this weekend!

  9. Good luck this weekend!! Loving the saucony pink and black gear – fierce!

  10. Good luck Dorothy!! I hope the weather is nice for you this weekend. I am so excited for you!!

    3:18:18(or faster!!) or bust! :)

  11. Best of luck Dorothy!!! Go team Saucony!!!

  12. carljsamuelson says:

    Great post; thanks for providing a guide to others!

    I'd wish you luck, but you've done the prep and training… you are going to do great, no luck needed! ;^D

  13. Yay! I am running the Columbus Half on Sunday! GOOD LUCK!! :) It's my hometown so WELCOME! 😉

    I love what you are wearing – I'll try to keep an eye out for you. It looks perfect – I heard it is supposed to get warm.

    Safe travels and have fun. :)

  14. The Laminator says:

    Hi D – Just wanted to drop by and wish you best of luck in your marathon! You've trained well, you're prepared so go run your heart out! Oh, and don't forget to have a little fun while you're out there too =)

  15. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    Good luck! Have fun!

  16. Rachel McPhillips says:

    Good Luck!! My goal in life is to be able to rock a sports bra and compression shorts for a race. :)

  17. dumb question: when you race in a sports bra, do you put your bib on the bra or your shorts? I've contemplated doing it for some shorter (painfully warmer) races, and was torn on what to do.

    With that being said, DESTROY YOUR RACE this weekend. Good luck girl.

  18. Good luck on Sunday! Love the outfit – perfect for a PR. 😉

  19. Cute outfit! You are going to do great Sunday and have FUN doing it! Go for it girl! You are READY!

  20. Shellyrm ~ just a country runner says:

    Run strong friend. You are ready.

    Ive gotta comment on the fam being there. Such a blessing! I hope you get to see their faces throughout the race and as you near that finish line. Oh what a push it will give you!

  21. Kyria @ Travel Spot says:

    I always get cold before the race so it is hard to remember that I will be warmer later! I usually wear shorts and a t-shirt.

    Good luck on the Marathon!

  22. superrrrrrr cute outfit. :)


    xo christine

  23. yay!! I'm so super excited for cbus!! my first ever marathon!! As excited as I am, I still haven't figured out what I'm wearing lol… I know i'll be wearing a running skirt, cep socks, and my brooks, but dont know what shirt i'll be wearing…
    Have a fun drive!! :)

  24. Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. says:

    I just spent the past 10 minutes checking out your blog and i'm so glad I found it! Love your dedication to running and fitness! You are an awesome runner and I'm excited to see how you do this weekend…GO GIRL!!!

  25. Christine says:

    Good luck!!!

  26. Running Moose says:

    Well? How did it go? I love running in the 50's! It's truly the PERFECT temp!

  27. Nicole Wagner says:

    Oh my word! I saw your time this morning! seriously RIDICULOUSLY awesome ! I am SO inspired!!!

  28. Great Post:)

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