SOAS Racing Polka Dot Tri Tank ($85) and Polka Dot Tri Shorts ($85, Soasracing.com)
Add just a hint of pink to your triathlon race kit with this flattering tri tank and tri shorts. Both feature subtle hot pink details and classic black and white polka dots, and are made with fabric that is quick-dry and features UV protection and anti-bacterial properties. The shorts feature a comfortable, elastic-free waistband, wider leg holes and three small pockets. The tank features a longer length hemline (to avoid the dreaded “racing stripe” on your back from bending over the aerobars), two pockets deep enough to hold a water bottle, a built-in bra, and a breathable mesh panel on the back.
New Balance 890v3 run shoes ($110, Newbalance.com)
This colorful, lightweight run shoe weighs just 7.65 ounces. Its comfortable minimal mesh upper and welded, no-sew seams will make your fall runs fly by. Also, as part of New Balance’s Lace Up for the Cure Collection, 5 percent of the suggested retail price from each sale will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Giro LA DND gloves ($26, Giro.com)
With a simple, slip-on design and effortless style, these will become your go-to cycling gloves until winter weather sets in. Made with a synthetic leather palm and a breathable mesh upper, they feature a tailored fit to eliminate bunching and feel like a second skin. Photo: John David Becker
Oiselle Flyte Seamless Long Sleeve tee ($66, Oiselle.com)
Cool-weather runs are more fun in this super soft, lightweight long-sleeve shirt (with thumbholes!). The seamless construction and wicking, anti-microbial fabric make it a perfect layer for cool fall runs.
Balega Grit & Grace socks ($12.50, Balega.com)
With inspiring phrases like “Mind Over Miles” and “Never Give Up” sewn into top, these comfy Enduro No Show socks from Balega will keep you motivated during fall training. Plus, $1 from the sale of every Balega Grit & Grace benefits the Breast Cancer Fund.
Giro Amare helmet ($180, Giro.com)
The matte black/white polka dot version of this women’s cycling helmet showcases subtle hot pink and white details in a compact shape. It features Giro’s In-Mold technology, which allows greater ventilation without compromising the helmet’s integrity. Bonus: It also accommodates a variety of hairstyles. Photo: John David Becker
110% Flat Out Sox Pink compression socks ($60, 110playharder.com)
Sport these unisex socks on the plane on the way home from a race to recover while boldly supporting breast cancer research. With each purchase of these knee-high compression socks during the month of October, $10 is donated to the 26.2 with Donna Foundation, a non-profit organization producing the only marathon in the U.S. dedicated solely to raising funds to end breast cancer. The moisture-wicking socks feature gradient compression and targeted compression zones to improve circulation and speed recovery.
Garmin Forerunner 10 watch ($129.99, Garmin.com)
The hallmark of this colorful GPS watch is its ease of use—you can start running at the press of a button without having to navigate a series of screens or sequence of button presses. It tracks distance, pace and calories, yet it’s light enough that you can wear it every day so you’re always ready to go for a run.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Don’t let NFL players show you up in their pink accessories this month. Here’s some inspiration for updating your triathlon training and racing gear to sport some pink. Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Nbcam.org.