Holiday Gifts for Runners!!!!

 

What to get your “runner” in the family??? Hmmm… Well, here are a few favorites of mine and many runners alike! All products can be found at Performance Running Outfitters!

Newton Distancia and Terra Momentus

The Distance U is engineered for the Natural Running gait with a level-to-the-ground profile and ourAction/Reaction Technology™. This lightweight, high mileage trainer is perfect for everyday training, or racing any distance, from a 5K to an ultramarathon. Universal posting will accommodate a neutral or pronating foot.

 

The Momentum is an off-road trainer designed for all types of terrain, from groomed bridle paths and roads to technical mountain trails. The outsole features a protected stretch membrane and increased traction, while the upper is designed with a closed mesh to keep out debris and medial and lateral webbing to provide increased upper stability. Whether you follow Chi, Pose, Evolution, barefoot running or just want to run better, this low profile, high-durability shoe allows you to run naturally on the trails. Recommended for any distance and terrain, as well as walking or hiking.

 GU Energy Gel (New flavors: Peppermint and Peanut Butter)
 Yum, what could be better!!! GU has long been my source of energy replacement gel on long runs. And now in 2 of my favorite flavors. The peanut butter has added ginger which helps calm sensitive stomachs and peppermint is a natural pick-me-up and also calms sensitive stomachs. Genius.

Simple to take, simple to digest, GU Energy Gel provides just what you need for premium exercise fuel and none of the extras that slow you down. GU takes you where you want to go, fast.

Launched in 1991, the world’s first energy gel is still the most efficient sports fuel available today. GU’s carbohydrate blend delivers high-quality, easily-digested and long-lasting energy for athletes in every sport and at all levels.

 

CEP Compression Socks

 What would my life be like without my CEP socks? Well, it would be a lot less comfortable. It took me a few years to buy into these necessities but I am very glad I did. I use them after hard/long workouts, wear them to work when my legs are tight and sore, and even at times sleep in them to enhance and speed up circulation and enhance recovery. And they come in PINK!!! Actually they come in white, black, green, and pink. 😉

Give yourself an edge with CEP Running Progressive Compression Sports Socks featuring 18-25mmHg compression. All the same great features as the original CEP Running Sports Socks, but with a sleek new design. Used by professional triathletes around the world, CEP running socks are the first scientifically proven compression running socks to maximize power, boost energy, and speed recovery time. See what all the buzz is about and try CEP Running Progressive Compression Socks today. With a 30-day money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose. Available for men and women in white or black. Sold per pair.

CEP Running Sportsocks maximize muscle oxygenation and boost energy with CEP’s unparalleled scientifically optimized ultimate compression technology for all-day benefits. You’ll run with less effort, increased speed, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue and optimized performance.

Fuel-belt and Nathan Hydration Accessories 

 Fuel-belt Sprint 10 oz. Handheld – My favorite option for carrying water on long runs. 10 oz. bottle with a fairly large zip pocket on handheld to hold some ID, an energy gel, key, and a little cash. Great for mid distance runs and long runs where you know you can refill the bottle at a local coffee shop or water fountain.

Nathan Speed 2 Waist Belt – A run of any distance will benefit from proper hydration, and consistent sipping is key to maximizing the benefits. The molded holsters of the Speed Series ensure easy, one-handed removal and replacement of Flasks. Ideal for carrying water, sports drinks, or energy gels, Nathan’s 10 oz. Flasks won’t leak, slip, or eject from holsters.

Other key features of the Speed 2 are molded holsters that are easy to get the flasks in and out, water-proof pocket, water-proof ID/ medical card. Weighs only 8 oz. (without water) and comes in sizes small, med, large, and xl in a variety of colors….and PINK is one of them 🙂

Brooks Utopia Thermal Tights

Without a doubt my favorite winter tights on the market. They are fleece lined which is a welcomed comfort on cold mornings, have zips at the ankles making them easy to get on. And great to unzip the ankle after a run while enjoying a post run coffee. In addition they have a key/ID/gel pocket and reflect piping.
Nathan Power Shower Body Wipes & Nathan
Nathan Power Shower Body Wipes
The easiest way to clean up after a workout when time is short.
  • 10 wipes in a portable, resealable, travel-size pack
  • Safe to use on the entire body
  • Fresh, clean scent
  • Perfect to carry to the gym, on-the-go, in the car
Nathan LED Safety Strobe
I tested this out this AM and it worked perfectly. Several settings, super visible, and can be clipped onto anything.The other great feature is that you completely forget you have it on, yet cars can see you from a distance.
  • Up to 2,500 foot visibility
  • Multifunction: Steady On, Rapid Flash, Slow Flash, or Alternating Strobe
  • Illumination can last 150 hours
  • Replaceable battery (AAA)
  • Easily attaches to reflective vests, clothing, or bags
  • Size: 1.5” x 2.5″

So there you have it. Some holiday gifts that are useful, fun, colorful, and most important… “necessities” Haha, well maybe not but ask a runner and you might get another answer.

Hope everyone has a blessed, fun, and safe holiday season!!!!!

-Cristin

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