My Favorite Running Accessories

Here are some of my favorite running accessories:

Garmin Forerunner 405

garmin 

I am completely addicted to this running watch. Garmin just came out with 2 new watches that have some really cool features, but they’re kind of pricey!

Saucony Run Lux Shorts

shorts

I have two pairs of these. They’re comfortable, have a nice pocket on the side, and don’t squeeze too tight around the waist.

Oiselle Roga Shorts

rogas

Cute and comfortable, short but not too short, nice thick waistband. There’s also a front pocket and a back pocket with a zipper.

Procompression socks

compression socks

These come in lots of fun colors and designs, and procompression always has a deal on the “sock of the month”. I also have a pair of CEP compression socks which I prefer for recovering from a run (I like to run  in the procompression socks).

Brooks Pureflow 2s

pink pureflows

I am on my second pair of these, but I also like the Brooks Ravenna 3s and PureCadence

The Grid Foam Roller

foam roller

Where would I be without my foam roller? Once I truly learned how to use it properly, it definitely helps me recover from my runs and keeps my muscles loose.

I also use these products  as well:

sticks

The Marathon Stick

Smaller travel stick (I like this one for my calves)

Trigger point massage ball (for hips)

 

Camelbak Annadel 50 oz

camelbak

This has saved my life on so many of my long runs this summer. Sometimes I have needed a little more water on really sweaty days but usually 50 oz is plenty.

Camelback Quick Grip Podium Chill

handheld

I use this on shorter runs when I still want to bring something to drink. I also like that I can store some things in the pocket like gels or keys. Also, this bottle helps to keep my water cold.

Tune Band for Iphone and Phillips Headphones

music

I don’t love having my phone on my arm while I run, but when I bring it this works well enough. (When I do a long run with my camelback annadel I keep my phone in there).

Also, I need headphones that loop around my ear and I never have a problem with these. They’re only like $9 and don’t last too long but since they are cheap I don’t mind replacing them a couple times a year.

Honey stinger waffles

honey stinger

I usually either eat a half or a whole one of these before early runs during the week. I find that I can eat them and start running right away without needing to digest. I like eating a little something before I run and I have found these work really well for me.

Gu Energy Gels

gu

During long runs I usually take a packet of Gu about once per hour. I like peanut butter, tri berry, jet blackberry, and mint chocolate.

Road ID

road id

I think this is probably the most important running accessory! For $20 it is well worth it and now I put it on before every run without even thinking about it- Garmin on one wrist, road ID on the other!

If you want come back to this information I am going to back it a tab on the top of my blog. I also hope to add some more clothes and cold weather items over the next few months.

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One thought on “My Favorite Running Accessories

  1. Great post! I have been considering a few of these things, especially the marathon stick, and really enjoyed hearing your review. I am not quite up to the distance that I would need energy gels, but I will be soon, so I have been looking into what is good. Thanks for the recommendations!

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