When you begin your running journey, you may think that a good pair of shoes is all you need. While for some runners this may be true, many start to include additional running gear to enhance the running experience. Add in a destination race, and travel products may be needed as well. Below are various options to consider.
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Running clothes that will wick away sweat are definitely needed, especially if the humidity in Florida is a factor. For those considering a costume, be sure to test it out prior to race weekend. It is also highly recommended that you visit your local running store to get properly fitted for shoes.
As you begin to log your miles, you may want to start keeping track of your mileage, or even time, on each run. Many of these watches will also sync to your smartphone.
It is very important for runners to stay hydrated, especially when training in the summer months. By bringing along water, you ensure you can stay hydrated throughout your run.
A runner’s worst nightmare is getting an injury that leaves them sidelined. At the onset of any aches or pains, be sure to treat them promptly.
Safety is extremely important during a training run or race. Along with being aware of your surroundings, run in areas that are well lit and safe. Wearing a bracelet (or similar item) that includes your medical information and person to contact is also highly recommended.
A way to aid in recovery between training runs or races is by using compression gear. From tights to socks, there are many options available to keep your muscles ready for their next task.
After your accomplishment, you will want to celebrate! Keep the celebration going by displaying your medal or race shirts for all to see.
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When it comes to a race weekend (along with a vacation), you will want to make sure your luggage can hold up to the task. Choose bags that are well built, but also will keep your items organized!