Race Shirts


Monday(yesterday)- 6 miles, 9:20 pace + arm workout

I said yesterday I wanted to get in a an ‘easy’ run. I’m not sure why I said that, because no run is ever very easy. Yes, I have ‘good’ and ‘bad’ runs, but for the most part they all take effort and mental strength. Yesterday I was not feeling it. Each run usually takes me a good 3 miles to feel good so I told myself to run 4 miles. After 3 I was feeling great, so I kept going to my original plan of 6.

Do you have a certain amount of miles or min until you get in your running groove?

J wanted to watch ‘Buzz’ and ride his horse. Hey, anything you want little man if you let mom run. =)

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I also wore my Big Cottonwood Half race shirt while I ran this morning. I don’t wear them often enough, but I really love this one. I love that it’s a v-neck, tech t so it wicks moisture away, and it’s not horrible colors.


Do you wear your race shirts? Do you wear them on race day? What do you do with them, donate or save them?

Today I plan to cross train on the bike, pray I’m not too sore…

My SIL Whitney had colorful bubbles yesterday for J when we came to visit. Another day in the sun down in the books, love it.


Can you see the purple bubbles in the grass?

Hope your having a wonderful Tuesday=)


About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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18 Responses to Race Shirts

  1. I need at least 3 miles to feel good too! When I was training for the half, I followed Hal Higdon’s training plan and as I got closer to race day, I HATED the 3 mile training runs because I would just be feeling good and it would be time to stop. The first mile is always the hardest for me. Once I get past that mile, I know I am not going to die and I can keep going…which is funny because I know I’m extremely capable of running long distances but ALWAYS have myself convinced I’m going to die during the first mile.

  2. I have so many race shirts but I don’t wear many of them, or if I do I wear them under layers.

  3. It always takes me a little while to warm up, but it depends on the day. Sometimes it’s just one mile, other times I can run 6 miles and still never feel like I’ve really settled into it.

    I LOVE race shirts. I don’t usually wear them on race day, but I always save them, especially if they are technical t-shirts. I started to put my cotton ones in a box and when I have enough, I will make a quilt out of them. My mom made a quilt for me out of my old soccer t-shirts that I couldn’t part with and I love it (and it’s been about 10 years!!).

  4. pickyrunner says:

    I never wear mine on race day but I wear them around the house and to practice. I feel like it’s kind of one of those unspoken rules on race day to not wear a race shirt

  5. I wear my race shirts to the gym a lot esp when teaching spin class 🙂 I don’t really wear them during the race. Nice job on your 6 miler!

  6. jumpeatrun says:

    Nice job on pushing through to the end of your planned run. It always takes me at least 2 miles to get into my groove. I keep all my race shirts, but usually only wear the tech ones.

  7. I definitely save race tshirts for AFTER I’ve accomplished the race, I feel like it’s bad luck to wear one during the race, but that’s just me! I definitely rock them once I’m done!

    I take at least 2-3 miles to feel like I’m in my running groove, which sucks for the shorter runs, but is do-able for long runs.

  8. It takes me 3 miles too! Unfortunately that’s as long as B will last in the stroller so unless someone else can watch him then I have to stop right as I get in the groove.

  9. The only race shirt I really wear often is the shirt I got from the Baltimore Running Festival 5K last fall. Since the Festival is sponsored by Under Armour, the shirt itself was a normal Under Armour exercise tee, so why not wear it to the gym! Usually the first two miles of a run are my most challenging mentally. Once I cross that hurdle I’m usually ok!

  10. I would love to take Dan and my race shirts and make a t-shirt quilt!! 🙂

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