So most runners and walkers are familiar with the phrase "cotton is rotten", but why? Did you know that cotton is highly absorbent, in turn collecting sweat and resulting in that infamous soggy shirt effect on warm days. Well, spring is right around the corner and before you know it you will be busting out shorts and singlets! It is important to keep in mind that the best apparel is a technical blend of fibers designed to wick sweat away from the body and keep you dry! Technical hydrophobic gear pulls moisture away from the body and allows for it to evaporate rapidly which insures that chaffing will be prevented, you will stay dry and cool, and that you will be more comfortable than ever during your workout! So as tempting as it may be to throw on an old cotton race t-shirt and some shorts on these upcoming spring days remember, Cotton is Rotten!!!