6 Running Gear Essentials

If you’re an avid runner you know that the true battle lies in your mind and heart. I don’t need to tell you that if you’re gonna get out there and pound the pavement day in and day out, what you really need is mental focus and strong heart. 

Still, nonetheless, we at Fitness Fahrenheit love giving you the low down on the gear that can help you stay out there day after day year after year.

Here’s a rundown of gear you oughta be investing in if you’re gonna be hitting the pavement or trail hardcore.

HEADPHONES!

Thank God almighty that we live in an era where we can have wireless headphones. This was a God send for any fitness freak who loves to get there sweat on but doesn’t wanna get caught up with that annoying wire coming loose. Here are the two best I recommend

 

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones

-Waterproof design and ergonomically designed flexible ear hooks with gel silicone earbuds so headphones stay put in your ears

-Battery life of up to 8 hours with a charging time of 1.5 hours

-Connects to Bluetooth devices up to 30 feet away.

-Noise suppression technology and state of the art acoustic sound




AFTERSHOKZ TREKZ TITANIUM WIRELESS HEADPHONES

-State of the art bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, enabling you to remain aware of the ambient sounds around you. Great if you are running in an urban area and need to be aware of cyclists, traffic, crowds etc.

-Wrap around design is engineered to flexible to fit anyone.

-Up to six hours battery life with 2 hour charge time

-Durable enough to withstand inclement weather or your sweatiest day. Engineered to be waterproof.




ELECTROLYTE TABS

When you’re out there running your butt of you’ll be depleting yourself of electrolytes. Electrolytes help you keep from cramping up, burn energy efficiently, and assist your muscle function. Be sure to get the most out of these.

Nuun Sport: Electrolyte-Rich Sports Drink Tablets

-Low calorie drink tablets that you mix into water. Comes in several different fruity flavors

-No artificial flavors or sweeteners.




ENERGY GEL

Very few things are more helpful than an energy boost before or during your run. Using energy gel is a convenient way to do that without having to down lots of liquid or have a ton of additives. These you can take on the run with you to get you a boost.

GU Energy Gels

-Available with or without caffeine

-Supplies you with electrolytes, BCAA’s, and carbs in all the right ways to make sure you’ve got the energy you need for you workout

-Only 100 total calories

-Comes in variety of tasty flavors




CAMELBAK

When I was in the Marine Corps these were a life saver. If you’re doing some pretty long distance running or going through a grueling workout outdoors of any kind you should consider getting one of these. It saves you the trouble of having to carry around a cumbersome bottle

-Comes with a zipper pocket to store a few small items

-Comfortable lightweight fit




COMPRESSION CALF SLEEVES FROM CW-X

Compression calf sleeves are a great investment because they help reduce fatigue and aid your recovery. They do this by applying pressure to your calves to prevent lactic acid build up. Lactic acid is one of the main culprits for soreness and cramps.

-Comfortable fit

-Great also for winter use for some extra warmth if you need it

 




FITNESS TRACKER

I always stress that anyone investing in any fitness routine should keep close track of their results. It doesn’t make sense to get out there and bust your butt if you don’t know how well you are actually doing. Generally speaking you are more likely to stick to whatever course you are on if you set goals and track results

Garmin Forerunner 35

-Built in GPS to track exactly how far you’ve traveled. Keeps track of steps taken, pace, and calories bruned

-24/7 heart rate monitoring.

-High resolution display is easily read indoors or outdoors

-Can connect to smartphone and display texts, social media posts, and other notifications




MorePro Waterproof Health Tracker

-Cheaper option to Garmin Forerunner

-Has accurate dynamic heart rate monitor and blood pressure monitor

-Comes with automatic sleep monitor as well

-Single charge can last up to 7 days

-Has calorie counter and step counter




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