In order to start running, you will need the following Running gear:
In the beginning, a very inexpensive sports watch is sufficient to keep the time. It need not be anything fancy. You can easily get these for around $20-30 at Target or Wal-Mart.
As you get more advanced, you can go to specialized running watches - Garmin has a lot of versions of the GPS watches, where you can keep track of your pace, download your running data for a long run and analyze it etc.
While some people prefer the feel of cotton against their bodies, dri-fit clothes are highly recommended. As you start increasing the distance on your runs, you will start sweating more and more.
Dri-fit fabric keeps you comfortable. The dri-fit fabric will absorb your sweat and keep you dry. It transfers sweat from your skin to the outside for rapid evaporation. For women, a good dri-fit bra is a must.
Getting a top with half, full or no sleeves is a matter of preference and depends on the weather in which you are running. Some people like the full/half sleeves and they can roll them up when needed. The sleeveless version of the tops can be used for hot weather. Experiment with all the options before you decide what works best for you. Shorts or tights specifically meant for running are highly recommended.
Some people don't use sunglasses but prefer a cap or a visor. Either way, some protection to shield the eyes from glaring at the direct sunlight is necessary - you would like to make your run an enjoyable experience - not a dreadful one.
Body glide is used to prevent chafing. Chafing is caused due to:
Chafing occurs on the inner thigh, groin, armpits, nipples etc. Blisters are also caused by heat, friction and sweating. Use body glide or petroleum jelly to prevent chafing and blisters.Body glide can either be purchased online in our running store or any sports store.
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