running week of 7/3

Monday: OFF/traveling
Tuesday: Weights. After a week of all running and no lifting, I was actually eager to get back in the weight room. So I did every damn thing in there and then I was sore for two days.
Wednesday5 @ 9:50. This run sucked. It was in the 80s and super humid and (TANGENT) my cute new top from Target got soaked. It’s a C9 Champion with Duo Dry+™ technology that allegedly wicks moisture BUT IT DOES NOT WICK MOISTURE. I actually ran home to change my shirt before picking my kids up from the gym childcare because the stupid thing was dripping. Literally DRIPPING. I ran in it again today on the treadmill, thinking that I wouldn’t sweat quite as much but it just got soaked again. I even left a crappy review at Target.com because I was so annoyed. The top was 16 bucks so it didn’t break me but I definitely won’t be buying any more athletic tops from Target.
Thursday: 3 @ 8:37. Fed up with the heat, I ran 5×400 inside on the treadmill @ 1:52, 1:51, 1:50, 1:49, 1:48. I could never hit those numbers outside, but it felt pretty good on the treadmill.
Friday: Weights + treadmill 3 @ 9:09. Faster finish! Last mile in 8:37.
Saturday: 9 @ 10:24. I ran 5 easy miles with a couple of people from my moms running group but as I was heading to my car afterward, I felt unfulfilled so I ran another 4 by myself @ 9:20ish.
Sunday: OFF

TOTAL: 20 miles

And not a drop of moisture was wicked that day.

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4 thoughts on “running week of 7/3

  1. re: C9 top

    Oh, that sucks. I love C9 and I’ve had good experience with them. Maybe it was too humid? Whenever it’s 80+% in humidity, nothing wicks for me, especially when I run on a treadmill.

    I love that you ran extra miles because you felt unfulfilled. I do that too, if I have the time.

  2. Maybe the shirt was too thin to wick anything? I think I have a similar shirt from Target – thin, sheer material, but a different cut. I usually wear it to heated yoga because it’s so lightweight, but I also bring a towel because I get so sweaty. I don’t think it really wicks that much either. I do really like your top though because it can show off a fancy sports bra and that’s what the kids are doing these days.

    • THAT’S WHY I BOUGHT IT LOL. I love everything else about the top, it’s really cute and a great fit, I just think the “duo dry moisture wicking technology” is a little misleading. Or maybe I expect too much from a top. I know Nike and other brands make similar ones and I’m curious if they wick any better. (Although I’m really not willing to pay $$$ for a running top so I guess I’m SOL.)

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