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The Gear You Need For Every Stage Of Your Running Career

The gear that will help you do—and be—your very best.

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College Student

LifePlanner, Starting At $55

This color-coded scheduler will help you organize and prioritize everything, from your statistics homework to your 5K training plan.

NCAA Run Gear, Prices Vary

Show your school spirit on race day with singlets, hats, shoes and more emblazoned with your school colors and mascot.

Fitbit Flex 2, $100

Studying usually means sitting. This stylish fitness wearable will ping you if you haven’t taken 250 steps in the past hour, reminding you to take a walk break.

New Graduate

Nike+ App, Free

Your training buddies may be scattered around the country, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cheer each other on. Upload your route to the app for real-time cheers and encouragement from your circle.

Athleta Serenity Criss-Cross Sweatshirt, $79

Throw on this luxe sweatshirt with your favorite tights or joggers for a perfect run-to-brunch outfit.

New Mom

Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Compression Capris, $30

Flattering running tights that stretch, move and support your growing baby bump? Yes, please.

KidRunner Jogging Stroller, $895

This lightweight, high-performance jogging stroller lets you pull instead of push, making long runs a breeze.

Young Masters 35–44

Trigger Point GRID Foam Roller, $40

Injury risk increases with every passing year, making a foam-rolling regimen a necessity.

Purple Carrot TB12 Performance Meals, $78 Per Week

Too busy for meal prep? Purple Carrot will deliver fresh, perfectly portioned ingredients and easy step-by-step instructions to create healthy, delicious meals designed for the needs of an athlete.

Middle Masters 45–60

Ageless Strength Book, $20

Bone density is on the decline for many at this stage, but it’s beatable—smart strength training will help you stay fit and healthy for a lifetime.

Polar M430 Heart Rate Monitor, $230

As we age, recovery from intense efforts takes longer. Make sure you’re fully recovered by measuring your heart rate upon waking: Seven or more beats per minute above your norm means you should take an extra rest day.

Master Seniors

Emfit QS sleep tracker, $269

Sleep is important for recovery, and quality is just as important as quantity. Track both with a mattress sensor that tracks your sleep with movement sensors and heart rate monitoring.

Brooks Transcend 5, $160

Fit seniors have lower body fat, especially at the bottom of the feet. Opt for more cushioned shoes for a comfortable run.


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