Wellbeing

Essential kit for runners

When pounding the pavement, it’s important to be comfortable – choosing clothing and accessories that serve to help, not hinder your workout. Here are our picks for the latest and greatest in running gear; pieces that will keep you looking fly while getting fit…

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THE SWEAT PROTECTION
Rexona Sport Antiperspirant Deodorant helps keep sweat and odour at bay not just while you exercise, but for up to 48 hours.

THE CAP
Keep your hair off your face and increase your sun protection factor by wearing a cap instead of a headband while you run. A cap can also negate the need (and impracticality) of sunglasses when training when the sun’s out. The Under Armour UA Flyfast Cap, $34.99 has a Signature Moisture Transport System to wick sweat and keep you dry.

THE JACKET
A lightweight jacket helps keep you warm without weighing you down. Reebok’s Cardio Woven Jacket, $109.99 is both wind and waterproof, has a zip stash pocket at the chest for keys and cards and a hood to help shield you from the elements.

THE TANK
Airflow and ventilation is essential for runners and the New Balance Accelerate Tunic, $45 keeps you well covered while panels of mesh keep you cool. A reflective logo on the chest and reflective tape down the back also help increase visibility during evening runs.

THE LEGGINGS
2XU Women’s Printed Striker Tights, $155 have an adjustable draw cord to ensure a proper fit around the hips, as well as reflective strips for safety, ‘extension stretch’ moisture control and support for your legs as you train.

THE SOUNDS
Listen to your beats without missing important phone calls with Sony’s Active Sports Bluetooth Headset, $149.99.

THE SPORTS BRA
The Triumph Women’s Triaction Techno Bra, $69.95 offers the look of a crop top with the support of an underwire, with a padded front and microfiber hooks and eyes for comfort and the practical and visual appeal of convertible straps.

THE SHOES
Nike Free Viritous, $180 features the iconic Nike Free outsole, a stretch mesh upper with Flywire cable lacing for a custom-feel fit and an inner bootie to keep your feet snug while still letting them breathe.

THE TECHNOLOGY
Get more out of your training by tracking your workouts through the Fitbit ChargeHR Heart Rate + Activity Wristband, $199.95. This Fitbit monitors your heart rate and sleep patterns, tracks your distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes, syncs wirelessly and automatically with your smartphone and computer and even receives call notifications.

 

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