Merry Crimbo: Runner's Christmas must-haves!
It's that time of year again. After January was 316 days long....suddenly, we're in December 2019!
Not a moment too soon with the ups and downs of the year thus far. So what better way to end the year on a lovelier note than by nailing your Christmas shopping for that runner in your life?
Here are some gift suggestions in no order whatsoever.
1. Aftershokz bluetooth bone-conduction headphones
After holding out for years (at least it felt like years), I decided to take the plunge and by some Trekz Titanium. It helps that the price had fallen to just under £70 thanks to the newer, lighter Trekz Aeropex Air being released.
Leading up to Christmas, Aftershokz has a #GiveGoodVibes campaign where you buy and Areoplex pair and they give you a free Titanium Trekz to give to someone else (while stocks last)!
Lastly, they don't obscure your ears so you can safely race in them in the UK!
2. The Art of Running Faster: Book
Not only is this my favourite running book, it is also an essential for learning your sport and growing your love for it!
Focusing on seeing running as a development of the true athlete: agile, flexible, strong and fierce; your runner really will get a kick out of this book.
I used this book as my main inspiration as I trained for my first marathon 3 years ago. I ran it in under 4 hours and enjoyed every minute of the experience.
Have a good browse. Available on Amazon and at other book retailers.
3. Run in Rabbit: Rabbit apparel
4. Stryd Running Power Meter
A small piece of kit with a hefty price tag - £200 (or €200).
This is for the ultimate gadget lover who wants to know more than pace and altitude metrics. Cyclists have long used power meters to keep their energy reserves turning over at a steady effort for their desired time goals.
This shoe pod teaches racing with an even effort and avoiding over-extending oneself on uphills!
That's it! Short and sweet.
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