Holiday Shopping for Runners

Looking for the perfect running-related gift for the Holidays?
Hoping to take advantage of holiday sales and get some new gear for yourself?
Want to buy me something?

I got you.

Here are a few great gift ideas:

Brooks Ghost 10 – $120 

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A classic shoe that will suit everyone from savvy veterans to first-timers. Balanced, smooth, sharp. Highly recommended by Camp Becket alumnus Henry Wynne; sub-4min miler, NCAA Champion, professional distance runner for Brooks Beasts, and amateur tattoo artist. 


Milestone Pod – $30

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The Milestone Pod attaches to your shoes and tracks your mileage, location, and spits out personalized gait and performance metrics.


Racing Weight ($13) + 80/20 Running ($13) 

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Matt’s books are my go-to resources. Racing Weight is the best guide book for fitness nutrition that I have read. Period. While 80/20 running explains the science of training and provides blueprints for runners at all levels.

AfterShokz Premium Audio Headphones – $50

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These high-quality headphones deliver premium audio quality in a comfortable design. Outstanding for cross-training. 


SENSO Bluetooth Headphones – $30

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If premium audio is less important than being untethered while running, these inexpensive bluetooth headphones will more than do the trick for a fraction of the cost of high-end bluetooth headsets. 


Grid Foam Roller – $40

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If you’re not foam rolling, you’re doing it wrong. Stay limber and recover faster. 


Trianium Armband – $10

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Still holding your phone in your hand while you run? That is so 2012. Don’t be that guy. Make sure and buy the right size for your phone.


WrightSock Anti-Blister SocksStarting at $10

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I swear by these. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors for both men and women. If you get blisters, get these socks.


Run Gum Caffeinated Running Gum – $1.50/pack

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We know that caffeine can help boost running performance. Run Gum is an awesome way to fuel up and get an added boost without the downside that comes with drinking coffee or energy drinks. I chew on Run Gum before and during almost all my hard workouts and races. 


Picky Bars – $2/bar

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Created by some of my favorite athletes, Picky Bars offer the ideal 3:1 carb:protein ratio perfect for a post-workout snack. They’re so good that Jess and I have a supply delivered every month! If you subscribe and order by the month, they’re available at a hefty discount.


Goodr Running Sunglasses – $25

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These glasses are inexpensive, high-quality, and great for running. I was surprised at how comfortable and unobtrusive they are. 


Race Pass – Starting at $110

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If you’re in the Greater Washington DC area, this pass is for you. If not, Google your local running stores and see if they’re offering similar deals. Or just come to DC and run with me!


And if you want to buy me something….

Nike Zoom VaporFly 4% – ($250 PRR Gift Card)

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