May 23 2018
After running shoes, the next most important gear item is a pair of well-fitting socks. We ran in dozens to bring you our top picks.
“Whether you’re a beer drinker, cold-brew coffee gal or kombucha lover, keep your favorite beverage cold for any event. The DrinkTank 64 oz Insulated Growler is fantastic to use for overnight events (like Ragnar Relay), camping trips or tailgating adventures. Love the CO2 injector that makes drinks stay fresh, longer. Lightweight and easy to take with you, I never leave home without my growler for major events.” —Fara Rosenzweig, freelance writer
“We take a lot of time to go through all of the entries for our Cover Runner Contest, and it’s amazing to read all the different stories. Having the added bonus of seeing the winner in person at our offices is such a treat. Interviewing Kylie Lyall, our 2015 Cover Contest winner, gave me such insight into this accomplished woman. She runs through autism—and at the time, life-threatening seizures (she’s since had surgery that has stopped them—yay!)—and feels healthier because of it. So much so that she’s working to open a gym to help others with similar challenges. Her story has been such an inspiration to so many. That’s what happens when people share their stories about why they run. Please enter today, nominate a friend or share the word on social media. The entry deadline is Sept. 21.” —Nicki Miller, managing editor
“Mamma Chia…here I go again, loving your granola. Pick a flavor, any flavor—it’s all good, especially in a smoothie bowl or with a dash of almond milk for a snack. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I literally feel like I don’t need coffee after a blast of this chia-infused clusters.” —Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
“After years of using knee-high compression socks, I was so happy to find this low-rise pair. I love having compression on my feet and ankle after a long run without the struggle of getting compression socks on and off (I look ridiculous every time). PRO Compression has some amazingly fun colors, as well, making me love them even more.” —Ashley Lauretta, freelance web editor
“This is a delicious, super easy way to refuel after a run. I have a case of them (they don’t have to be stored cold) and put one in the fridge the night before a run. When I get back from running I can grab it and sip while I cool down (read: check Instagram). It’s delicious and has a good amount of protein that helps with recovery, too!” —Monica Olivas, Team WR blogger and blogger at Run, Eat, Repeat