Awesome Running Gears
Have you got all the needed running gears and gadgets?
Running is a great exercise and millions of people worldwide have made this simple exercise a routine to stay fit and healthy. Running is the most simple way to stay fit and you don't need and equipments or tools to run. Just a pair or running sneakers and you are ready to go. You can run in group or you can run alone. Running in group can be a great motivation, however, not all people that you know might enjoy running so if you can't find a companion, just run alone - it's still can be fun and great.
When you have run long enough, you might want to consider to becoming a serious runner; where your next goal might be participating in the marathon or semi-marathon or even the triathlon. When you're training for such ridiculous long run, you might need some running gears and gadgets to enhance your experience. It might be as simple as a better pair of running shoes to some techy stuffs like the gps watch for performance tracking & heart monitoring or a sports mp3 player that's specially built for athletes. Below are some of the stuffs that I've found to be great and you might consider adding them into your running gear collection.
Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones
I don't know about you but I prefer wired headphones than wireless Bluetooth headphones. It might be a psychological influence or what not, I think that wired headphone produces better sound than the non-wired (I could be totally right wrong, not a geek but pretend to be one).
If you are like me, then you should check out the Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones. Bose is one of the leading manufacturers in the audio/sound industry and it can't really go wrong when you are talking about Bose.
One of the things that I love this pair of headphones is the snug design that fits comfortably well in the ears. It has a specially made rubber extension that's ergonomically built to goes well with the shape of your ears.
Talking about sound quality, this Bose is superb excellent. You'll be in awe with the surprisingly rich sounds-capes that it is capable of producing. If you are used to those cheap phones, it's time to ditch them.
This sport headphones comes with a Reebok armband that fits almost any medium sized phones like the ever popular iPhone, HTC, Samsung and etc. It has an extension cable and a shirt clip too - these are nothing extraordinary if you ask me but they are better than nuts!
This pair of Bose ear buds is sold at $119.95, a bit of pricey but don't forget that you're getting a top notch product from Bose. Head out to Bose.com for more!
Camelbak HydroBak 50 oz Hydration Pack
The Camelbak HydroBak 50 oz Hydration Pack is a must have gear when you're heading for a long distance run and that includes your marathon training. Everybody and their dogs know that staying hydrated is crucial for health and it can do a lot of damage should you don't get those fluid you lose through sweating.
This hydration pack is designed to be worn at your back and it's definitely won't disturb your running. Best of all it has a tube that connect to the reservoir for easy access. And to make it even more awesome, there is a clip on the shoulder strap that holds the tube right near your mouth. You can suck for water anytime that you wish.
This Camelbak HydroBak can be found at amazon and i like running.
By the way, when not in action, you can take the bladder out and use the pack to carry your stuffs for a short journey to your favorite cafe or to the gym.
Trigger Point Cold Roller
If you're going to run a marathon or currently undergoing a marathon training, then you should check out the Trigger Point Performance Cold Roller.
This innovative training recovery gear helps you getting rid of those pain and sores after having completed those ridiculous long distance runs. To get the idea of how this thing work, try combining cold compression with deep-tissue massage. Inside this steel cylinder are cooling gel that makes the essence of the roller. This stuff can get so cold that it'll numb your sore calves and makes you experience the myofasicial release of rolling.
Chill it up for at least 2 hours or more before using. The gel can remain cold for up to surprisingly 3 hours long. Head over to Amazon to check it out for more or you can try their site at tptherapy.com.
Merrell Men's Barefoot Glove Trail Running Shoes
If you're bored with the road, then you should give trail running a thought; it is more challenging, and fun. Unlike the road which is almost stay same throughout your route, trail is totally a different beast, it's unpredictable and hard - well, that's still depend how far you go and also the level of trail experience that you want to try.
If trail running is your cup of tea, then you should get a trail running sneakers and one of the best in the market is the Merrell Barefoot Trail Glove shoes. This shoes is perfect for runners who prefer the barefoot feel (natural running) while still retaining the needed protection in the wild condition. It has low slung moccasin and extremely flexible and comfortable.
Most importantly, this shoes is very light and you won't feel the weight even running miles in it. It has great traction and offer better protection compares to other trail runners in the market. This Merrel Trail Glove also has a quite low profile, which mean you're kept low and stay connected on the ground. This can prevent twisted ankle when you are having fun going through your muddy journey.
Merrel seems to be an expert in the trail running industry because most of its shoes are doing very well and have received quite good of feedback from runners.
So if you are looking for some thrilling experiences, get a trail running shoes and get started immediately!
Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom
Like Apple, it seems that Nike only hires superb product designer that have the highest creativity touch to come out with innovative and stunning product design. One of the good example is the Nike+ GPS Sportswatch. This Nike+ watch is handsomely done and at a low rrp of $199, you can't find any other brands that can come close to it.
In addition to the standard tracking features (distance & pace) and calorie burn, this watch also allows you to save the times and routes for up to 50 of your previous runs - this is truly awesome should you want to track your performance.
Apart from that, you'll get a free membership to Nike's thriving online running club, NikePlus.com where you can share your progress, find popular running areas and share activity on Facebook and Twitter. You can pose challenge too for your fellow runner. Check it out!
© 2013 KenWu
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