Obstacle/Adventure 5k filter: What do I wear?
March 5, 2012 6:38 AM Subscribe
I am running in several adventure/obstacle 5k races this year (i.e. Warrior Dash, Austin Jailbreak, Survivor Mud Run, etc.). One is coming up in a few weeks. In each of these races there are water/mud obstacles -- what should I wear?
posted by ATX Peanut to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I don't want whatever I wear to be weighed down by the mud and water (or to be chaffed to death), so I'm thinking spandex/lycra would be a good choice, as it doesn't hold much water. Not really looking for costume ideas here, but more functional and practical attire.
Also, what shoes would be good? I have an old pair of running shoes I keep around, so I could wear those, but I hate walking in soggy shoes, let alone running in them. What about VFFs? I normally don't wear them, but was thinking about getting a pair just for the races. I don't have any experience with VFFs - tell me if you love 'em or hate 'em and why.
Any insight/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!