Fall is the optimal season for running. The air is crisp and the scenery is beautiful. Before one begins a running workout, it is important to have the necessary gear. The right gear prevents injuries and chaffing. In addition, the right clothing makes your run more comfortable. Here are five items every runner should purchase for the fall season.
Stay dry with a lightweight waterproof jacket. The Women’s RRS Pro Velocity Rain Jacket is good for combating rain and wind. It has a Mesh inner lining, bungee cord for adjustment and removable hood. For $99.00, choose from ice blue, wild orchid and iris. Get the pro velocity rain pant and stay super dry. These black pants are loose and light. They cost $79.99. Get both of these at roadrunnersports.com. If it’s not raining, this clothing is also good for chilly days.
Quality socks are just as important as good shoes. Get some that wick away the moisture and prevent blisters. Injinji Tetratsok Micro Mini Socks are like gloves for your feet. They have an “anti-blister membrane” between toes and coolmax material for moisture wicking. Get them at rei.com for $12.00.
Long Sleeve Lightweight Shirt
Long sleeve shirts are perfect for fall. For optimal running, pick one with climate cooling, moisture wicking material. For men, try the adidas long sleeve half zip top. It is made with ventilated climacool for ultimate comfort. This costs $55.00 at adidas.com. If you are on a tight budget, try some of the women’s stretch crewneck tees from Old Navy. They are soft and stretchy with long sleeves. Also, they come in tons of colors and are on sale for $10.00 right now. Remember to pick a light colored shirt if you are running at night.
Feet are important. Take care of them by getting a high quality running shoe. Road Runner Sports is good store to buy from because they can recommend shoe for you based on the way you run. Some popular shoes right now are the Asics gel Foundation 9 shoe. This is a good stability shoe for motion control. The white and blue shoe costs $99.99. A popular shoe for men is the Nike Zoom Vomero plus Five. This extremely cushioned shoe costs $129.99.
Water Proof MP3 case
Keep your MP3 player safe and dry too. Try the new H2O Audio Capture Waterproof Case for iPod nano 5G. This case is so waterproof, you can even take it underwater. Therefore, it’s great for people who do triathlons. Also, it has an armband and costs $64.37 on amazon.com.