Nothing is more important than a good pair of shoes, and a good running bra. My running bras aren't complex because I'm not gifted in that department, but they still have to be supportive. Gone are the days where I would have cotton sports bras and use those through high school AND college.
My personal favorite is the Zensah seamless running sports bra. It's the same type I used in school, but it's not a uni-bra build. It's also simple in terms of size: s, m or l. It's frustrating to see A/B cups or C/D cups, etc and then have s, m or l with those sizes. How am I supposed to know what will work?
I will admit I don't buy into the whole "replace after one year" mantra. I have enough sports bras that I don't feel I need to do that, and I treat them right. I have a bra bag for laundry and it's amazing how much I can stuff in there. Sports bras and Running Skirts get washed in that and hung up to dry.
They also don't chafe, which is great. I have to break in other brands, even though they're the same style and size, but I can put Zensahs on and not worry about any grace period. I can go for a run and stay in the bra for a while afterwards (I know, ew, but I've done that).
What are some of y'all's favorites?
Tuesdays on the Run with April, Patty, and Erika.