I know i need good shoes and ill be getting them before week 5 but what about rest of gear? i still wear sweat pants and regular t-shirt when i go running. I see other runners with this fancy gear and im just not sure what is good and bad. any help would be great.
running gear: I know i need good shoes and ill... - Couch to 5K
You need to wear whatever feels comfortable for you.
With me, I bought some Nike gear in a sale, to make myself start the programme - since then, my collection has grown.... If you want to save money, keep an eye out in Lidl - they do some pretty good stuff in there. (Including some nifty flashing band things that I haven't tried out yet - it doesn't get dark enough atm!) Or Sports Direct are pretty good, I hear? But as I said, its what YOU feel comfortable in.
If you are a bloke, shorts. And Lycra under shorts instead of underpants. TCA brand on Amazon are really good value. I have some with zip pockets that work well.
Top - anything that is “like a football shirt” would do but “technical” tops with good ventilation are better. Hot weather make vests good.
None of this needs to cost lots.
Keep an eye out for Lidl and Aldi running events - their stuff has been of good quality and cheap. Otherwise supermarkets or check online - Google will find you some sites. The only thing I make sure I get (apart from wicking material) is that shorts/capris/long tights have a draw string at the waist which makes sure they stay in place and don't end heading for my knees 😂. A couple of pairs I bought without a drawstring I cut a small hole inside the waist and threaded a boot lace through!