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Some duscussion in the "Lately" thread brought this to mind.
Do you have some really favorite gear or stuff that just didn't work?
I really like my Garmin Forerunner 305. It is nice for working on paces, running where you don't know the distances, and just to play with LOL.
My brooks Adrenine shoes are now my best buddies. Went through several brands and these fit me the best, everyone is different though.
Most of my shirts, shorts, pants, etcetera have events names or are the Starter brand from Walmart. Work fine and are CHEAP :)
I don't have a Garmin but love using walkjogrun.net to map my runs when I get home, or plan them - I also leave the route up on my PC so my Other Half can see where I've gone.
LOVE my mizunos, would not wear another brand.
Buy cheap gear too - from the budget supermarkets and there's a good store called Decathlon but it requires a 1hr bus journey from town to get to it.
Currently trying to "design" (cobble together) a torch for these dark nights - checked out the running shop today and a head torch is nearly £40!!!! Sure I can do better with a clip and... something!
Good thread idea!
Here's another cool and glamorous kit recommendation I have worked out over the years...
If your nose runs as much as you do, use good quality (Bounty etc) kitchen roll for a tissue - stays together better and if it gets wet in the rain, will still work.
Or grow a mustache.
I find mine redirects the flow quite handily. Gross I know, but hey :)
I have a Garmin Forerunner too and I love it. My favorite feature is that it tells me my pace. I am so bad at knowing what pace I'm running.
Most of my running clothes come either from Target or from marathon expos. Some marathons have really great expos with lots of marked down clothes. And other have gel packs and just about nothing else. I have some more expensive clothes because I run marathons often and need good stuff that won't rub even after hours of running.
Good luck building a light to run with, Lyzzy! I have a headlamp husband got for me to read with but I've also brought it running sometimes. It's for hunting, actually, so maybe try looking for other kinds of lights instead of ones made for running with. There might be a cheaper option (like one made for hunting because I think mine was more like $10-20). If all else fails, ebay or amazon?
I've just discovered Thorlon socks and I am in love! They feel so thick to touch but so perfectly fitted and thin on my feet. Expensive, but glorious!!
ooh I'll look out for those. We have some called groundhog or something that I'm saving up for. Mind you, I'm running more in the gym at the moment as it's so icy.
Got a head lamp for Christmas from other half, always glad to give me glamorous, feminine gifts!!! but haven't tried it out yet.
Happy Christmas/ New year everyone!
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