September 15 2016
This book had to be republished in 2008 because so many runners were dying to read it. Find out why it's so popular and important.
It’s about that time of the year. Here are some quick gift ideas, big and small, for the avid runner in your life. Don’t worry, there’s plenty more coming your way!
What better sock to wear to your Christmas 5K than this ugly one from SockGuy?
This out-of-shape CNN correspondent and dad trained for 16 weeks to run a marathon with his daughter, which led to more races and even an ultra—and then a book.
Break free with the Epic Bluetooth Earbuds, JLab Audio’s sleekest, lightest, longest-lasting wireless earbuds ever. With best-in-class 10-hour battery life, you'll have nothing holding you back. Sweatproof and washable, these wireless buds are focused on a comfortable, secure fit with Memory Wire earhooks. The best-in-class playtime offers up to 10 hours of mind-blowing sound between charges and 60 percent more battery capacity than competitors. You can get a week's worth of workouts, or almost three marathons or a round-trip flight from Seattle to Miami. Talk about stamina.
Runner Ashley Gibson says, “While I’m not opposed to carrying a handheld bottle for hydration, I recently found a pair of shorts with pockets perfectly sized for small flasks.”
RaceDots are a colorful, lightweight, non-destructive alternative to safety pins. Each RaceDot is a patented pair of two super-strong magnets that interlock to hold your race number in place, but they never hurt your clothing. RaceDots come in 20 stock colors and can be customized. No holes, no rust, no pricked fingers, superior to pins, more secure than flat magnets. Pure genius!
The Moisture Transport System of this Under Armour vest keeps you dry during the snowiest or rainiest of runs; plus it works as a cute addition to a simple long-sleeve.
This stroller from Allen Sports can also turn into a two-person trailer for your bike! A perfect thing for the runner-cyclist fiend.
In the center of the heart lies a silhouette of a runner girl. Each piece from Gone For A Run contains one charm with your choice of chain.
Unobtrusively clipped to your belt or bra, Spire knows when you're stressed and helps you reduce tension with smart notifications and gentle reminders.
Engineered to add support without adding weight, this shoe from Mizuno is perfect for the everyday runner who wants to get a little faster.
This Pennsylvania-based jewelry designer/marathoner/new mom makes inspirational trinkets for runners to cherish. This is a perfect gift to personalize for the jewelry fiend in your life.
The brand American Giant, known for their U.S.A.–manufactured, near-perfect hoodies, now crafts sweatpants that are perfect for your warm-up and cool-down, or for lounging around on long-run day.
This little coffee company from Madison, Wis., grew out of a goal to give coffee farmers from Mexico a fair price for beans. Now a nationally distributed brand, the Just Coffee Co-op blend boasts notes of pumpkin and vanilla.
Sure, chocolate milk is a more balanced option, but a floral IPA from 3 Floyds goes down pretty nicely after 10 miles in the snow. And this glass (or mug) goes very well with it.
Naturally antimicrobial and baby soft, this T-shirt from Mind in Motion made of sustainable fabric implores its wearer to remember one thing: to move.
Stuff this box of KT tape into the stocking of your running buddy who's always bothered by niggling aches and pains. The tape promises to stave off soreness in muscles, tendons and joints.
This made-in-the-USA sports bra from Tracksmith is a great addition to the Ivy League-inspired collection of apparel for the competitive runner.
A fave of one of our editors, this slim-fitting mid-layer from Lululemon is crazy warm and looks great on the run or under your favorite holiday scarf.
Runners who are seeking something a bit more “aggressive” than handheld pepper spray will feel extra safe with the TigerLady device, which gets its name from the sharp, feline-like claws that extend out with a squeeze of the hand. These claws contain grooves at the bottom, which capture DNA from an assailant, making it possible for a woman to defend herself, get away and produce evidence to find her attacker. “You don’t need to see him to ID him.”