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If you are running a marathon or half marathon this spring, prepare several race day clothing options. Spring weather can be notoriously variable, and you might make a game day decision on whether to go with the shorts, tights, or capri pants, and whether to bring some old gloves.
Even if your race is local, bring some options in your bag to check at the start. You might decide to wear the short sleeved shirt for racing, but that long-sleeved one may feel great when the cool breeze hits your sweaty self in the finish area and you are shivering by the time you make it to the baggage collection. And don't forget to include a trash bag for an emergency windbreaker. They don't take up any space in the bag, and you might be glad you have it.