I ran a half marathon in these Lululemon running shorts and they’re 42% off for Black Friday

a photo of the Speed Up High-Rise Lined Shorts in the color Pistachio
(Image credit: Lululemon)

If I could run in shorts all year round I would and if I had to pick one pair I'd choose to wear Lululemon's Speed Up High Rise Shorts. I like to feel as free, comfortable and speedy as I can when I'm on a run and the Speed Up shorts allow me to do just this with their lightweight and well-ventilated design. I wore a pair to complete a half marathon this year and fell in love and right now, they are on sale ahead of Black Friday.

Right now you can get the Lululemon Speed Up High-Rise Lined Short 4" for just $39 at Lululemon, which is 42% off. I have them in the color Pistachio and love how vibrant the color is in real life. Other colors are on sale for this price as well, such as Powder Blue. However, not all sizes are available per color so make sure to check this before clicking pay.

Lululemon Speed Up High-Rise Lined Short 4" : was $68 now $39 @ Lululemon

Lululemon Speed Up High-Rise Lined Short 4" : was $68 now $39 @ Lululemon
Style, comfort and practicality have been perfectly blended into one to create the Speed Up High-Rise Lined Shorts. The high-rise waist and built-in liner inside the shorts offer excellent coverage while running. Meanwhile, you needn't worry about sweat marks thanks to the fast-drying and sweat-wicking materials used to create these lightweight running shorts. Don't sit on this 42% savings!

Why am I such a fan of these shorts? First off, they are extremely comfortable to wear. I trained for and completed a half marathon during the peak of summer this year; this meant finding running wear that felt as light and breathable as possible. Out of all the shorts I own, the Speed Up High-Rise shorts were the only pair that didn't dig into me anywhere or feel damp with sweat while training.

Out of all the shorts I own, the Speed Up High-Rise shorts were the only pair that didn't dig into me anywhere or feel damp with sweat while training.

The premium feeling material of these shorts certainly demonstrates that these shorts are specially made for running. As do the storage pockets in the waistband that conveniently store gels in. The zip-up back pocket is a real-life saver when you want to securely store your keys somewhere on a run but don't want to wear a vest. I used this back pocket for my keys a lot on my shorter training runs when I didn't need to carry anything else on me.

There is also a continuous drawstring which makes the shorts adjustable. I found it super easy to adjust the shorts when running and it wasn't awkward like tie-up adjustable waistbands can be, especially when you're trying to tighten your pants on the move.

If you fancy bagging some more early Black Friday deals, take a look at our fitness editor's favorite Lululemon puffer jacket which is $120 off right now in an early Black Friday deal or find out what North Face Black Friday deals are available now.

Jessica Downey
Fitness Writer

Jessica is an experienced fitness writer with a passion for running. Her love for keeping fit and fueling her body with healthy and enjoyable food quite naturally led her to write about all things fitness and health-related. If she isn’t out testing the latest fitness products such as the latest running shoe or yoga mat for reviewing then she can be found writing news and features on the best ways to build strength, active aging, female health, and anything in between. Before then she had a small stint writing in local news, has also written for Runners World UK (print and digital), and gained experience with global content marketing agency, Cedar Communications.

Born and raised in Scotland, Jessica is a massive fan of exercising and keeping active outdoors. When at home she can be found running by the sea, swimming in it, or up a mountain. This continued as she studied and trained to become a PPA-accredited magazine journalist in Wales. And since working and living in London, she splits her time between weight training in the gym, trying new fitness classes, and finding scenic running routes. Jessica enjoys documenting this on her fitness-inspired Instagram page @jessrunshere where she loves engaging with like-minded fitness junkies.

She is a big fan of healthy cooking and loves learning more about this area with expert nutritionists she has met over the years. Jessica is a big advocate for building healthy relationships with food rather than building restrictive attitudes towards it. When she isn’t eating or running she also enjoys practicing yoga in her free time as it helps her to unwind and benefits her performance in other sports.