December 14th, 2012

A glorious 12 miler in new gear

You know those runs where everything clicks? When the weather is gorgeous, your legs feel fresh, and you can’t believe how easy your pace feels?

I think those happen to me about once a month.  And last night was one of them. Finally!

For the remaining weeks of marathon training, I have a double digit mid-week run, and last night’s coupled as my tempo run as well.  Between the warm up and cool down mile, I ran 10 miles at 8:05 minute pace.  I needed that confidence booster, as that is my if-everything-lines-up-perfectly-on-race-day-fingers-crossed marathon pace goal.

I know the cooler weather helped.  The heat wave broke the day after Sunday’s half marathon, of course.

And you know what else helps? New clothes!

I was sent an adorable top and bottom from pvBody.  I am new to their company, but it’s a great concept.  For a monthly subscription, they will send you a top and bottom each month based on what you tell them about yourself (type of workouts, colors and styles you prefer, etc.)

Both of my pieces are made of a soft, stretchy material.  They are very snug fitting, so if you like a little more give in your clothing, I would recommend going one size up.

Personally, it’s taken me years to learn that I run better in tight running clothes.  There is less chance of chafing, no fabric flapping around, fewer distractions, and I feel lighter on my feet.

PvBody carries many of the top fitness brands, including Lululemon, Nike, Lorna Jane, Adidas, American Apparel etc. with sizes ranging XS-L.  Options include tanks, tees, sports bras, shorts, capris and pants.  You can check out their website for an idea of other possible style combinations.

Here’s a little more info:

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: pvBody is easy. Take the quiz, sign up and boom, an awesome package arrives at your door each month with a hand picked outfit for you!

Every outfit is styled just for you by a pvBody expert. Each month you receive an outfit worth $150, but you pay just $49.95. You’re getting great, quality pieces for a fraction of the retail cost thanks to the relationships pvBody has built.

pvBody is not just another clothing company, but a lifestyle brand. Their blog is a great place to check out tips and tricks for healthy, delicious meals and at home workouts.

This is post post is sponsored by pv.body. The opinions and text are all mine.

Edited to add: PvBody has now changed hands and is known as Ellie.  I can no longer recommend the company from personal experience as I’ve heard many things have changed.


When’s the last time you had a perfect run? Do you order workout clothing online?

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