There's nothing quite like interrupting an easy summer run to jump in a body of water. But in our experience, the aftermath is a drag (literally). Wet running shorts are a soggy mess, while swimsuits are too stiff to comfortably run in. The Run Cannonball Run is our solution: swim-friendly running shorts, designed to get you to the water’s edge with speed and comfort, while performing like a swimsuit when you hit the water.
The key to a successful mid-run swim is a liner that can dry in a snap. This short features a lighter-weight version of the swim fabric used in the shell, giving the shorts a barely-there feel with light compression to prevent bunching.
The Run Cannonball Run Shorts feature two hand pockets and one internal zip pocket for storing a key or credit card for post-run beers. Don't forget to take out your phone before leaping.
Body: 71% Micro Nylon, 29% Elastane, 195 gsm2
Lining: 71% Micro Nylon, 29% Elastane, 155 gsm2
Machine Wash Warm
Do Not Bleach
Regular running shorts aren’t cut out for a swim (you’ll chafe all the way home). And swim trunks aren’t made for running (you'll chafe the whole time). The Run Cannonball Run is made for both. Made from an Italian swim fabric previously used for Olympic speed suits, its four-way stretch shell is moisture-wicking, quick-drying and cool to the touch. Inside, a breathable lightweight liner keeps you feeling fresh and dry post-dip.
Workouts can wait. When the sun’s shining and the mercury is heading toward triple digits, tear up your training plan and take your legs on an adventure. There are no rules or regulations; the only goal is to find the best body of water for submerging yourself mid-run. Maybe that means executing a perfect cannonball off a rock or ducking into chilly waves. However you do it, this is what summer is all about. Make a splash: run, cannonball, run.
West Coast Wander
The road trip is a summer tradition. For adventurous runners, such a journey provides ample opportunities to squeeze in some training. This season, we packed up a VW Westfalia for a trip across Oregon, filled with easy sessions, a track workout in the forest and of course – the run, cannonball, run.