Maybe you’re training for a marathon, or maybe you’re ramping up your miles to see what you’re capable of. Either way, when you run long, there are a few essentials you need to have with you. Here are seven that will make your run better and more enjoyable overall.
You need energy when you’re logging all those miles, and goos and chews are the easiest ways to get it since they don’t require much extra effort to open and pop in your mouth, and they don’t take up much room at all. These Clif Shot Bloks contain all the essential nutrients you need to keep going, like carbs, protein, and electrolytes. This variety pack comes with flavors like orange, strawberry, tropical punch, and berry.
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These sneakers are light weight and super comfortable—they offer plenty of cushion for your heel and forefoot. You won’t even know you’re wearing them at the end of your 20-mile training run.
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These socks will support your legs and improve blood flow so you’ll feel as fresh at mile 14 as you did at mile 2. As a bonus, they’re not too tight, and they wick away all your sweat.
For those sunny days, it’s not fun to be outside for hours on end squinting, or just not being able to see at all. That’s why the right sunglasses are an important addition to your runs. These glasses from Oakley are sleek, durable, and comfortable, and they won’t slip off from sweat. They also protect 100 percent from UV rays.
Even if it isn’t summer, sunscreen is still extremely important—damaging rays can still shine through even on cold, cloudy days. This high-performance spray from Coppertone is easy to apply, won’t wear off as you sweat, and provides both UVA and UVB protection.
It’s always important to be prepared for injury, especially if you’ll be running for a few hours. But who wants to carry a bulky first aid kit with them? This 38-piece one is as big as an iPhone case, can hook onto anything for easy travel, and includes everything from Band-Aids to gauze pads to ointments.
Source: Men’s Health