Training Gear for Less Than $120

You don't need a fancy kit to make it to the finish line.

The gear you need to make the most of your race.     Photo: Inga Hendrickson

1. Food
The Probar Meal ($3) is as tasty as it gets and, yes, will serve as a substitute meal, with 350 calories.

2. Shirt
Patagonia’s Forerunner ($39) has built-in 30 UPF sun protection and is extremely durable.

3. Shoes
The North Face Ultra Kilowatt trail runners ($120) can handle everything from blacktop to scree.

4. Shorts
The Salomon Start ($40) is perfectly simple, with mesh panels on the side for breathability and a rear pocket for gels.

5. Water
Any old bottle will do, but Ultimate Direction’s Fastdraw Plus ($23) has a hand strap that keeps it from slipping and a pocket for keys.

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