Wear something special
Tish Hamilton, senior editor, says:
You might think Boston is a "serious marathon, but youll see women in running skirts. Why? Because wear something flashy on race day, and everyone notices you. The extra cheers give you a mental boost. Style-conscious runners -- call them "fastinistas" or "stunners" (stylish + runner)
--wear what they think performs well athletically and aesthetically. For women, this means patterned skirts and flowery arm warmers. For guys, cool compression socks. Even elite runners are in on the popular mashup of athletic function and aesthetic style: Remember Shalane Flanagans look-at-me white knee socks in her marathon debut in New York in 2010? When you know everyone is watching you, you push yourself to run harder, faster, and better.