Essentials: Running

Running

Photograph by Jens Mortensen    

1. For cool night runs, pull on BROOKS's reflective, wicking VAPOR-DRY GLOVES. $28; www.brooksrunning.com

2.
No arms means no rub in NEW BALANCE's chafe-free SLEEVELESS CODE TOP, while the polyester fabric wicks sweat and dries fast. $36; www.newbalance.com

3. INSPORT
's SOLTEC CAP keeps your melon cool and dry with mesh sides and a terry sweatband. $18; www.insport.com

4.
Carry 22 ounces of cold water in NATHAN's THERMAL QUICKDRAW, a smart handheld with insulated bottle holder, soft hand strap, and zippered key pocket. $22; www.nathansports.com

5. SHOCK DOCTOR
's X-ACTIVE INSOLES provide extra cushion, added stability, and a metatarsal arch that should relieve plantar fasciitis pain. $25; www.shockdoctor.com

6. PEARL IZUMI
's slim-fitting polyester INFINITI VEST insulates your core and blocks wind without binding, thanks to a bit of stretch across the upper back. $70; www.pearlizumi.com

7.
With ten different fabric panels addressing your foot's every need—breathability, cushioning, even right and left fit—ASICS's QUARTER SOCKS are worth the splurge. $17; www.asicsamerica.com

8.
Err on the safe but dorky side with STRIDELITE's flashing STROBE-LITE RUNNING BELT (four ounces with batteries). $30; www.stridelite.com

9.
Give yourself a rubdown with TRIGGER POINT TECHNOLOGIES' QUADBALLER , which kneads those muscles like a Swedish pro. $60; www.tpmassageball.com

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