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Material WORLD

MAKE YOUR CLOTHING WORK AS HARD AS YOU DO BY UNDERSTANDING THE WAY IT FUNCTIONS ALONG WITH HOW TO WEAR IT FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT.

RUNNING FABRICS

While it’s tempting to pull on a pair of joggers and a commemorative 10K t-shirt when you head out running, not only will you risk looking a mess but you’ll be missing out on a wealth of technical cleverness that can help you stay comfortable and perform efficiently.

Aside from preventing nakedness, at its most basic clothing keeps you warm by trapping the heat your body produces against the skin. The thicker the fabric and the tighter the weave of its fibers the more pronounced this effect becomes. However, when we exercise our bodies don’t just produce heat, they also produce sweat, and lots of it. The average person can push out up to a litre and a half of it every hour. Imagine how heavy and uncomfortable that would feel if it stayed saturated in your clothing. One of the key roles of technical sports clothing is therefore to transport sweat away from your skin and into the atmosphere.

Be cool

We sweat to keep cool. When your body heats up, the hypothalamus – the part of the brain responsible for thermoregulation – causes glands in the skin to release sweat. As this evaporates it carries away heat, lowering your temperature. Because sweat that drips off us is less efficient at cooling us down, by helping it evaporate quickly baselayers can actually help us stay cool.

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I’ve put that question to runners of all abilities – some professional, some amateur, all keen – and their answers are varied and unique. For some, self-improvement is their motivation, whether to lose weight, overcome health issues – both physical and mental – or to simply be fitter. For others running is key to their social life, a community brought together by a common interest, and the friendships made within it. For those who have the talent and determination to compete at the highest level, it has become their livelihood. Then there are runners who do it just for fun, they always have, and they always will. I’m a recent convert, I managed to avoid running for most of my adult life. Maybe my attitude was formed in school where I showed zero aptitude. That didn’t change in my 20s when exercise was way down my list of priorities. As I got older I started to focus more on my fitness but, still, running never figured. But now, if I’m honest, I feel slightly foolish for leaving it so long, as I can see how a few weekly runs would have improved virtually every aspect of my life in some way. Plus I’d be a hell of lot faster than I am at the moment. I’m now one of those annoying born-again runners, the type forever extolling the virtues of “lacing up my trainers and getting out there.” I’m in good company though, as having bought this magazine I’m guessing you’re pretty enthusiastic too. I look forward to bringing you the best magazine dedicated to our shared passion in the months to come.
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