Today’s Tuesday on the Run question is whether to wear a race day t-shirt to a run or only after. I never wear race shirts to a race. Typically, the race shirts are cotton, so I don’t like to wear that to run, no matter how cute the shirt is. Even if the pre-race shirts are tech shirts, I like to reserve the first wear for a training run rather than a race. And of course, some race shirts aren’t comfy or cute so they’re relegated to the rag pile!
This practice just goes along with me not doing anything before a race that I’m not familiar with or that I haven’t done in training.
I know some people who wear the shirt immediately after the race. I usually don’t have the presence of mind to wash the shirt right after I get it from packet pick-up, so usually I wear the shirt later in the week.
On a related note, would you wear anything brand new to a race? New shoes? I don’t even do that. But I am loving my new kicks that I broke in on Monday: Brooks Launch 3.