Running Equipment Recommendations

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Exercise Equipment

OOFOS Sport Slide Sandal

  • 100% Synthetic
  • Synthetic sole
  • OOfoam Recovery Technology absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foam
  • Patented footbed cradles your arches to reduce stress on sore feet, ankles, knees and lower back
  • Biomechanically designed to allow natural motion
  • Machine washable
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Xtreme Resistance Bands Combo

  • Bought it personally for myself
  • Simple, but effective.
  • Owned it for the past 4 years and still going strong.
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Jabra Elite Active 75t

  • Supports Transparency mode allowing you to connect with the world while running with the earbud on
  • Just make sure you wipe down the headphones clean after each use (these are expensive headphones to just let sweat eat away at it!
  • People love these pair of sports specific earbuds IP57
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2in1 Foam Roller

  • A more cost effective solution
  • Lighter and more portable, perfect for travel use
  • Two different type of foam density to choose from.
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Vibration Foam Roller

  • Myofascial release to increase flexibility, circulation, and reduce muscle soreness
  • Three vibration settings transmit superior amplitude and vibration for physiological benefits
  • It is a more effective than regular foam rolling to warm up and actively recover
  • If you are serious about your running, this roller is for you!
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Fabrication Enterprises Foot Log Foot Massager

  • Relieves Foot Pain and Stress in Minutes and Helps with Plantar Fasciitis
  • Provides gentle massage to affected area
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SoundCore Spirit X 2019 Wireless BT headphones

  • Bought it personally for myself
  • Longest battery life (18hrs!) for a bluetooth wireless headphone at a reasonable price
  • IP68 Dust & Waterproof, perfect for the times when you need some music during a run on the harsh winter days.
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Stretch Cords

  • Bought it personally for myself
  • The best stretch cords in the industry
  • A portable gym on the go!
  • Patented SnapGuard prevent the bands from snapping even when it “breaks”
  • Endless number of strength exercises you can do with just 1/2 dozen stretch cords!
  • Review
  • Amazon Reviews
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Xtreme Resistance Bands

  • Bought it personally for myself
  • Simple, but effective.
  • Owned it for the past 4 years and still going strong.
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GPS Watches

Garmin Fenix 6/6S/6X Pro

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Coros Pace 2

  • Endorsed by recently signed athlete, the only and only Breaking2 Eliud Kipchoge!
  • Better battery life than the most tried/true and trusted running watch Brand in the industry (Garmin 245)
  • Feather light 29g!
  • [Web Review1]
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Garmin 945

  • The best running watch for Road Runners
  • [Web Review1]
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Garmin Instinct

  • Amazing value for your money!
  • Rugged GPS watch for Road/Trail runners alike
  • Provides runners navigation capabilities
  • Limited screen size
  • Military spec durability
  • Wrist based Heart Rate monitor
  • [Web Review1]
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Garmin Instinct Solar

  • Bought it personally for myself
  • All the featuress of Garmin Instinct and more!
  • Recharge using builtin Solar Panels
  • Enhanced Battery life / GPS
  • [Web Review 1][Full Review 2][Specs PDF]
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Garmin 245

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Apple Watch

Road Running Shoes

Sketchers Razor Excess (Not Affiliated)

  • One of the best Skechers shoes out there for daily trainer/tempo runs!
  • The Skechers Razor Excess is a lightweight option that can do it all.
  • The rocker shape and simple upper finish this shoe off making it one of the best versatile options for runners.
  • With just a few more millimeters of cushioning, runners get a plush experience while still maintaining a responsive ride.
  • The Razor Excess is ultimately the perfect option for runners searching for a speedy and versatile trainer, but with just a little more cushioning.
  • Light and responsive cushion
  • Simplistic and breathable upper
  • Wider base to handle taller stack height
  • [Video Review1][Video Review 2][WebReview 3]
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Brooks Hyperion Tempo

  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: For runners looking to get the most out of their workouts, the Hyperion Tempo is a light and responsive trainer that reduces deviation, allowing you to run and recover faster
  • LIGHT, RESPONSIVE CUSHIONING: We created the all-new DNA FLASH midsole by infusing our adaptive DNA material with nitrogen, providing an incredibly lightweight yet springy experience.
  • PERFORMANCE FIT: The woven upper provides both stretch and breathability for maximum comfort.
  • ENERGY SAVINGS: The shoe geometries keep your foot stable as you move, allowing you to run efficiently in your natural motion path.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: “LOVE going fast in this shoe. It is so cushy but so light and the combination is great for longer races and workouts I’ve found.”
  • [Web Review1 Video Review1][Web Review2][Video Review3]
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Adidas Ultraboost 21

  • Bought the Ultraboost 4 personally for myself size 9.5M that lasted for almost a year!
  • Easy Run / Long Runs / Marathon (New to marathoning? This is for you!) / Everyday Running
  • One of the most comfortable shoes to run in the market
  • Terrific traction with the Continental rubber
  • Personally, I believe the Adidas Boost foam technology is the most resilient in the industry and retains its bounce for the lifespan of the shoe.
  • It’s on the heavy side, but if you aren’t looking to squeeze every ounce of performance out of the shoe, do you really care? Comfort is key for me.
  • It’s a bit pricy, but if you want a shoe that will last your 6-12months, this is it!
  • Video Reviews [Video Review 1][Video Review 2]
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YakTrax

  • Perfect for snowy winter running days when you need that extra traction for secure footing on icy/snowy conditions
  • Minimize running injuries (fall, pull groin) due to slippery icy outdoor conditions
  • Easily attaches to your running shoes, which means you can put it on and take it off when necessary
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Adidas SL20.2

  • Tempo/Intervals/Race/Race Simulation days
  • Personally, I like shoes with the road feel of Adidas shoes, but some athletes like highly cushioning shoes of other brands.
  • Lightweight Mesh Upper – Increases ventilation.
  • Flexible Construction – Ensures complete comfort.
  • Textile Lining – Sits comfortably against the skin.
  • Lace Closure System – Locks down the midfoot.
  • Lightstrike Cushioning – Delivers the optimal balance of lightweight and responsive cushioning.
  • [Video Review 1][Video Review 2][Video Review 3]
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Adidas Adios 5

  • Personally purchase two pairs of Adios 4
  • Very responsive and excellent shoe
  • Desgined for Tempo/Intervals/Race/Race simulation
  • Minimal cushioning for long distance shoe might not be for everyone
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Asics EvoRide

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Saucony Ride 13

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Saucony Endorphin Speed

  • Best Running Shoes Of The Year 2020 by far!
  • Bought it personally for myself size 9.5M
  • True to size
  • 8mm Stack height (Heel is 8mm higher than forefoot)
  • Good for race day / high quality interval/tempo/race simulation sessions
  • Very light shoe for the cushioning that it offers, gone are the days when you need minimalist shoes to maximize race day performance!
  • Video Reviews [Review 1] [Review 2] [Review 3][Review 4]
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Saucony Endorphin Shift

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Sports Nutrition

Nuun Sports Electrolyte Drink, (40 servings, 4 Tubes)

  • Electrolytes replenishment during your runs
  • Due to carbonization, make sure you mix it and wait for the air to escape before consumming
  • Easy to transport and carry with you during your runs
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Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel, 1.35kg

  • Tailwind mixes with water to meet your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs
  • NO GUT BOMBS: Sipping Tailwind provides steady, small doses of fuel that pass right through the stomach, without taxing the digestive tract and causing stomach issues.
  • BOTTLE FRIENDLY: No residue, no gunk, no science experiments in your hydration bladder. Tailwind mixes up crystal clear and rinses quickly and easily.
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NOW Pumpin Oil 1000mg, 100soft gels

  • Aids Muscle Recovery
  • Pumpkin seed oil contains Amino Acid trptophan – which our body uses to produce melatonin to get a good night’s sleep
  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • Rich in Zinc – Essential ingredients to fight of colds, flus, fatigue, and even foul moods
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NutriBiotic, Immunity, Sodium Ascorbate, 1lbs

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Iron Vegan Athlete’s Blend 1kg

  • 30 g of organic, non-GMO plant-based protein per serving at a great price point
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Tech Equipment

Garmin Running Dynamics Pod

  • Battery life: up to 1yr  (~1hr/day)
  • IPX7, ANT+ connectivity
  • Automatically turns on/off
  • Computes and sends 6 running dynamics metrics to your compatible device
    • Cadence (steps per minute, spm)
    • Ground Contact Time (GCT) – Time spent on the ground between steps. It is measured in ms/step.
    • GCT Ratio (GCT Ratio) – Displays the left/right balance of your GCT while running
    • Stride length (in meters/step).
    • Vertical Oscillation (in cm/step).
    • Vertical Ratio (in relation  to stride length). It displays a percentage.
    • Running Power (in Watts)
  • Limitations : (only works with supported Garmin Watches)
  • [Alt Location]
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TiMOVO Charger Dock Station Cradles

  • Compatible with Garmin
    • Fenix 5/5S/5X/6/6S/6X
    • FR935/245/945
    • Vivosport, Vivoactive 3/3 Music
    • Instinct, Instinct Solar
    • Approach S60/X10/X40
    • D2 Charlie
    • Quatix 5
  • Comes in a [2-Pack] w/USB Cable Fit in black color
  • HIGH QUALITY – Adopted eco-friendly PVC material, and tangle-free operation.
  • HIGH-EFFICIENCY AND STABLE CHARGING – Faster charging speed and compact design makes it easy to transport
  • SAFETY AND CONVENIENT – Short circuit protection and current overload protection.
  • NOTICE – 2.5hrs to fully charge when attacted to a computer or a power outlet.
  • [Web Review1, Video Review1]
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Trail Running Shoes

Salmon S/Lab Pulsar (Not Affiliated)

  • LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE – With our lightest midsole and almost weightless advanced upper, you’ll feel fast in one of the lightest S/LAB shoes ever
  • PROPULSIVE RIDE – Just the right amount of strategic cushioning keeps you agile on non-technical trails.
  • PRECISE FIT – With a sock-like fit and breathable Matryx® mesh reinforced by Aramid fibers, this shoe cradles your foot like a glove.
  • Specs – 6mm Drop, 170g
  • Technologies
    • MIDSOLE – Energy Surge – Lightweight, responsive foam created by combining EVA and Olefin [OBC] to deliver long-lasting cushion and bouncy energy return.
    • UPPER MATERIAL – Anti-debris Mesh – Tight mesh that prevents debris from being trapped between your foot and the footbed.
    • UPPER MATERIAL – Matryx® – This patented technology upper is weaved in with aramid fiber which offers a comfortable and efficient foot mapping support.
  • [Video Review1]
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