These are the products that I am currently using in my training.
I am wearing Brooks PureFlow for my shorter runs, primarily on the treadmill. I am hoping that a minimalist shoe rotated in with my regular running shoes, will help keep me injury free.
For racing, long runs, and most of my outdoor runs, I wear the Brooks Ravenna2. It is a medium stability shoe for over pronators. I love this shoe so much, I’m on my third pair!
I would be lost without my Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch. Amazingly accurate and easy to use.
I pair a Garmin Foot Pod with my watch so I can still collect data on the treadmill or indoor track.
I can also pair a Speed and Cadence Meter with my watch. This allows me to collect data when I use my indoor bike trainer.
My preferred energy gel for long runs is Gu. My favorite flavors are Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Outrage, and Espresso Love.
Hydration on long runs is a must, especially during the summer. I use the Amphipod Hydration Belt. Decidedly unsexy, but functional.
Body Glide for Her = no chafing. Nuff said.
My favorite running socks are Thorlo’s. Padded at the heel and under the ball of the foot. They wick moisture pretty effectively and keep foot odor under control.
A foam roller is a runner’s best friend. An evil, painful, best friend, but absolutely essential.
If you’re going to run after dark, wear a headlamp to light your way. I like this Energizer one, because it is small, light weight, adjustable, and very bright.
I turned my road bike into a stationary bike for the winter with this Cycle Ops Bike Trainer.
Hands down, the best pair of running shorts I own. The Hana from Athleta.
Other essentials: iPhone arm band, polarzied sunglasses, a moisture wicking hat/visor, sport sunscreen, clothing made with wicking material, padded bike shorts, bike helmet, and RoadID.