Cheap Thrill: The Ultimate Spring Workout Essential

Yesterday was the first day of spring, and while we're already seeing runners along the lakefront, we can't help but think: "Are they crazy?" After all, we've been hovering around the 35-degree mark this week (a whopping 19 when we woke up Monday morning), which isn't motivating when the alarm goes off in the morning. But, that's no reason to pull the covers over your head; you've had enough sleep. You just need to dress the part, and we've found just the essential you need for less than 50 bucks.
This brightly colored hyperwarm half-zip top from Nike screams spring, while its thermal dri-fit fabric wicks moisture and locks in heat to keep you toasty throughout these remaining winter-like conditions. And those strategically placed seams? They'll do more than make you look sexy on the path. They'll also reduce any, um, chafing and irritation (read: not attractive). So, before you consider jumping into any outdoor activities, consider picking up this $40 investment first. We promise, it will last well into the season — and look adorable when you're out for that post-run java, too.

Nike Pro Hyperwarm Half Zip Top, $40.20, available at Nordstrom.

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