Running Gear

February 5, 2011

Since I’ve been running for quite some years now I have a line up of my go to running gear that I won’t leave home without. I’m sure as I training for my marathon I’ll find a few more things that work for me, and maybe some things that I could do without.

Clothes

This is pretty much what I wear when I run. The pants or the shorts are dependant on the weather.

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Under Armour Sports Bra and TNT Race Jersey

On the top I wear my Under Armour Sports Bra, I got it as a birthday present and love it. It’s the only bra that really gives me full support. My must have running shirt is my old TNT race jersey. I hate sleeves (I only wear ‘em when it’s cold out) and I like my shirts to be breathable and not stick to my body. This race jersey is perfect because it’s loose enough to where I can breathe, but fits enough so that I don’t feel like I’m swimming in my shirt.

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Nike Running Shorts or Nordic Track Running Pants

On the bottom I either wear my Nike Running Shorts or my Nordic Track Running Pants, again depending on the weather. My shorts are loose fitting shorts, which I’ve been thinking about changing. Because they’re so loose around the thighs I have a problem with them rubbing against my legs and causing me to chaff. I’m on the hunt for some tighter running shorts that will eliminate that problem.

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Experia Socks and Saucony Shoes

For my feet I am in love with a new pair of socks Lucas got me for Christmas. They’re Experia Socks, which have built in padding! They make my feet feel so cozy and comfy. My shoes are Saucony ProGrid Guide 3. I went to a running store and was specially fitted for these, based off of how I run on a treadmill. My feet tend to fall more to the outer edges when they hit the ground, so these shoes help to push my feet in so that I’m all aligned.

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Hands and Ears

To keep warm out in the cold I use these hot pink gloves and my TNT fleece headband.

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Gear

I cannot run without these items. They are part of my routine and if I forget one I have a hard time finishing a good run…I know that sounds silly, but it’s true.

Chapstick

Chapstick is a MUST! No questions about it. If my lips are dry I feel like my face is gonna fall off. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than dry lips.

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iPhone

Another must is music. If I don’t have something to jam out to I’m not a happy person. I carry my iPhone with me to kill to birds with one stone, music and phone. I like to listen to mostly Pop and Country.

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CamelBak

My CamelBak is something that I added to my gear habits last year. It was a little hard to get used to, having something on my back. But now I can’t run without it. Not only does it keep me hydrated, it holds all my junk. I tend to keep my Chapstick, gun, iPhone, Kleenex and pepper spray in the pack part of my CamelBak.

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Garmin Forerunner 205

My Garmin Forerunner 205 is brand new to my running gear line up. I’m excited to finally have a way to keep track of all my stats.

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1 Michelle @ A Recipe Junkie November 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

Can’t wait to see more posts about running. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting to run. But I need beginners tips, I always lose my breath and stop when it hurts :( and ummm gun??? lol! I guess I’ll have to get mace.

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2 Steph November 11, 2011 at 10:06 am

I’ll get on this for you!! What would be more helpful…running workouts, tips…anything specific?

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3 Holly December 28, 2011 at 7:34 am

How heavy is the camelbak when filled with water? Does it slosh around annoyingly? I’ve been thinking of getting one for the crazy hot summers, but I don’t want to spend the money if it feels like I’m carrying a lake on my back.

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4 Steph December 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

It doesn’t feel too heavy actually. I remember my first few runs with it it felt kind of akward and my arms felt a little tired after, but I got used to it. I don’t recommend it for long runs though. I’ve actually switched to a fuel belt and LOVE it so much more!

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