Are you a new long distance runner or have a goal to be?
Are you wondering what all you might need to buy for this “simple inexpensive” spot? Listen when I tell you I thought running would be cheap and easy. I was very wrong. There is a lot of trial and error when it comes to figuring out specifically what works best for every individual runner, and it get get expensive, too. While all of these things in this post worked for ME, they won’t work for everyone, so keep that in mind. With that said, I wanted to share my personal shopping list for long distance running.
I am always looking for the next best clothes and there are a ton of great ones out there. As you can see, you don’t have to spend a fortune, Walmart and Target have great options. The sports bra below that’s not linked in the widget is the best sports bra I have ever EVER found. It’s legit like body armor. Your boobs will not budge.
Shoes + Socks
I started out in Brooks Ghost, which are also great shoes, but I wound up loving the Hoka Bondi much more. They really feel like moon shoes. All of these socks are different but I love all of them and rotate and use them when I need what they offer.
Injury Prevention + Rehab + Recovery
I have dealt with all sorts of random pains and also blisters. These are all the things that are currently in my arsenal and will be traveling with me to NYC for my marathon.
Fuel + Hydration
I’ve tried several brands and options for fuel and so far the Honey Stinger chews are my favorite. I also really like Lyte Show for easy hydrating without adding a ton of flavor or sugar.
Miscellaneous Gear + Accessories
Again, these are my top choices in this category. I went with the Apple watch for some of the cool safety features and found a great sports band on Amazon. I LOVE my AirPods for running. I know they are pricey, but I have used them to death. They don’t fall out and they don’t completely cancel outside noise, so you can still tell what’s going on around you.