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A few of my favorite running things - What are yours? (Read 251 times)


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    A few of my favorite running related things - what are yours?:

     

    Balega Hidden Comfort socks

    Brooks Ghost 6 shoes

    Garmin 310XT

    Under Armour technical tees

    Apple nano ipod

     

    Balega Hidden Comfort socks are the best I've found. I've tried many brands/models on running socks and these are the most comfortable. No rolling, folding, slipping, or binding while running. They "disappear" during a run for "nothing there" comfort.

     

    Brooks Ghost 6. A great shoe for my feet. Of course I found them after a professional foot/gate analysis at a good running store. You should find your perfect shoe in the same way.

     

    Garmin 310XT. Still have a Garmin 405 model. I like this model better. Bulkier but much better battery life and more reliability. Seems to see through trees better when on tree lined routes. Large screen and dedicated buttons make for a better user experience.

     

    Under Armour tees. Great quality at a good price. What's not to like. Great fabric that is soft and non-chafing on the skin.

     

    Apple nano. Sure, it's tunes and not specifically for running. But I remember running with a 2 lb. Sony Walkman back in my younger days. I have pocket lint that weighs more than the nano. Sometimes a nice beat can really jack up the workout. The nano is perfect for taking your favorite tracks with you.

     

    How about you - what gear do you love?

    - Scott

    2014 Goals: First Marathon - BQ2016 <3:40 - 1/2M <1:45 - 5K <22:00

    2014 Marathons: 05/04 Flying Pig (3:49:02) - 09/20 Air Force - 11/01 Indianapolis Monumental

      MTD: needlessly passive aggressive angerspeech. srry.

      Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
      We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes


      Not dead. Yet.

        There's only one piece of running gear that i can't live without... Ibuprofen!

        How can we know our limits if we don't test them?

        sbpbrent


        Ludwig Classic Maple

          Honey Stinger Waffles

          Tech. Shirts

          marathonguide.com

          REI

           

          Honey Stinger waffles come in lots of great flavors and are as good as any candy bar there is (and better for you).

           

          Tech shirts don't wrinkle.  That makes them great for sleepwear or for wearing in the car on road trips.

           

          Marathonguide.com is a great vacation planner.  This year was Mt. Sneffels in the San Juan mountains (which is my favorite Colorado range). Next year is Escalante Canyon or Crazy Horse.

           

          REI has a great variety of running nutrition and hydration products as well as camping equipment that comes in handy on the marathon trips.  Smile

          Marathon PR: 3:46:52, Denver R&R Marathon 2013

          1/2 Marathon PR: 1:39:15, Heart Center Half, 2013

           

            There's only one piece of running gear that i can't live without... Ibuprofen!

             

            yes!

              Nothing like a bib number and four safety pins to get the blood pumping.

              Runners run.


              Cheap and Evil Girl

                Mint flavored sugarless gum

                 

                My little pink Skeeter Camelbak

                 

                Custom fit shoe orthotic combined with the ball of foot orthotic from Dr.Scolls.  I recently threw out the ball of foot cushion because I decided I didn't need it any more and my feet are killing me now. Sad

                 

                The Zombies, Run! iPhone app

                 

                My 80 lb German shepherd.

                I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                 

                "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive


                sugnim

                  My shoes, my dog, and and long trail are all I need, and are indeed my favorite running things.  The rest are add-ons and distractions.

                   

                  ETA: Although, I really do like a good slice of pie after a long run as well.

                    Mind wandering miles and Guilt-free pizza.

                    2014 goals:   •  1st Marathon  •  3,000 miles


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      RA (duh!)

                      Summer evening runs when shadows are long and Winter is far away

                      pacing friends to PRs and meet-ups in new places

                      duathlons (even though I am always FAR FAR FAR stronger on the bike leg than the running ones...the trick is to get enough cushion during that bike leg and then keep some lead during that last run leg.  The challenge of that is a huge fave)

                      new shoe smell!

                      awesome blood work #s and BP

                      fuzzy new merino socks

                      Sport Shield

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                      old woman w/hobby

                        Any running shoes that fit my chunky, fat, wide feet.

                        steph  

                         

                        OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          Any running shoes that fit my chunky, fat, wide feet.

                           

                          And...(that sounds like my feet and I'm just happy to have found that men's nike frees go as small as a 7 - ie women's 8.5.  They are still none too roomy)?  What have you found that fits?

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          old woman w/hobby

                            I like a low drop / neutral shoe.  Not only is my foot too wide it's short and curved which

                            just compounds the issue.  I'm pretty sure that I've ordered and returned most of the low(ish) drop

                            shoes at Running warehouse.  There are some very nice ones but too strait or narrow for me.

                             

                            For the past year I've been wearing New Balance woman's trail 1010.  I use them on

                            asphalt for the most part.  I  haven't tried the new 1010vs2 yet.  Also wearing the Brooks Pure Drift

                            but only because they are very wide across the ball of my foot.  But they are definitely a weird shoe and

                            lace funny.   But nice and wide / curved.    None of the other Pure line even comes close to fitting me.

                             

                            I'd love to be able to wear the Nike Frees but not only are they too narrow I feel a big lump under the arch...

                            Before I went more minimal / low the only shoes I wore were Pegasus and Asics Pulse.

                            And sadly, the older I get the wider my foot gets.

                            steph  

                             

                            OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              I like a low drop / neutral shoe.  Not only is my foot too wide it's short and curved which

                              just compounds the issue.  I'm pretty sure that I've ordered and returned most of the low(ish) drop

                              shoes at Running warehouse.  There are some very nice ones but too strait or narrow for me.

                               

                              For the past year I've been wearing New Balance woman's trail 1010.  I use them on

                              asphalt for the most part.  I  haven't tried the new 1010vs2 yet.  Also wearing the Brooks Pure Drift

                              but only because they are very wide across the ball of my foot.  But they are definitely a weird shoe and

                              lace funny.   But nice and wide / curved.    None of the other Pure line even comes close to fitting me.

                               

                              I'd love to be able to wear the Nike Frees but not only are they too narrow I feel a big lump under the arch...

                              Before I went more minimal / low the only shoes I wore were Pegasus and Asics Pulse.

                              And sadly, the older I get the wider my foot gets.

                               

                              Ahhh...and while my feet are wide and sorta low-volume, they are also VERY straight.  I loathe what NB did with their shoes when they eliminated the SL-1 last, since it was so straight.  Everything else is so curved.  The Frees are sorta straightish, which is the only reason they work as well for me as they do, given that they aren't overly wide.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                              Julia1971


                                Here are my top choices:

                                 

                                Garmin 610.  I was skeptical when I first bought this watch - I didn't think it would be worth the money.  But, I love it.  I like the touch screen and the ease of programming workouts.

                                 

                                iPod Shuffle.  I love my tunes.  For years, I used a Nano and I liked being able to see the playlists and songs.  But with the new design, I'm going back to the Shuffle.

                                 

                                Amphipod Water Bottle.  The neoprene cover with the pouch makes this the best water bottle ever.  My knuckles don't hurt and I can stash my house key in the pocket.

                                 

                                Spibelt.  I was also skeptical of this product.  I thought it would bounce around a lot.  But, it is surprisingly comfortable and holds a lot of stuff.

                                 

                                Locklaces.  I haven't tied a shoe lace in years!

                                 

                                As far as clothes, I have so many favorites that I couldn't even try to make a list.  But, +1 to Balega socks being wonderful.

                                Run the mile you are in.

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