The Goods: Road-Race Day

May 20, 2008
Outside Magazine
The Goods: Road-Race Day

1. BROOKS INFINITI JACKET The billboard-size logo on the back will make you feel like a pro during warm-ups, while reflective touches make it great for chilly dusk workouts. $100;

2. TRIGGER POINT PLANTAR FASCIITIS KIT The antidote to flimsy racing flats and sore heels? A postrace foot massage. Included is a roller, two massage balls, and a how-to DVD. $110;

3. ADIDAS ADISTAR SINGLET Slim-fitting and exceptionally sheer, this polyester singlet is as close to running shirtless as officials will permit. $45;

4. JULBO OFF ROAD These full-coverage, photo­chromatic glasses are so light and comfortable, at least your face can relax. $150;

5. SUUNTO T4C Light and slim, this watch tracks cumulative time and last-lap splits while doubling as an HR monitor and coach during workouts. Beware: fine-print display. $240;

6. ASICS GEL-BANDITO This speedy, 8.2-ounce race flat offers just enough ­cushioning and moderate pronation control for half-marathons and up. $100;

7. NIKE PINNACLE RACE DAY SHORTS Short but not too short. Full slits and silky, quick-drying fabric allow unrestricted forward movement. $40;

8. TEKO ECOMERINO ULTRALIGHT MICROS These wool-polyester socks have a second-skin feel, thanks to smoothly blended stitching. $14;

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