Ah, the first day of track practice. High school freshmen show up in soccer shorts with five-year-old running shoes. They nervously wait to get instructions from the coach, completely unaware of what's to come from the sport which claims to be every other sport's punishment. Help your freshmen track athlete get ahead of the game by following this gift guide. They'll be more than ready for the first day of practice.
Short shorts and or half tightsThere comes an important moment in every male runner's life when he must decide on the type of shorts he will wear when he joins the track team. Will he rock short shorts or will he squeeze into half tights while crushing those miles? Gordon and Alex debated the age old question in an episode of Sub-4, which highlighted the pros and cons of both options.
Team Short Shorts (Alex)
-- Less fabric
-- Can double as underwear and swim trunks
Team Half Tights (Gordon)
-- "Win on the track and off the track"
If you're buying a gift for a newbie track runner, it's probably best to purchase both and let them decide. But whatever you do, don't let them make the dreaded mistake of wearing both at the same time!
Target sports bras in every colorBack in my day (2004), Target had one or two sports bra styles in every color you could imagine. Every time my mom took me to Target, I would beg her to buy me the latest color so I could wear it to practice. It was definitely A THING.
Kids these days have 72 styles to choose from and almost all of them are cute. If you're buying a gift for a female track athlete, you can't go wrong with purchasing any of them.