You get up every morning to go running and it’s usually to get fitter than ever before. Everyone always starts dreaming of having the perfect body, or just being able to play with the kids without getting out of breath.
But you notice something changing as you keep getting up every day. It turns into more than trying to get fit. It becomes a challenge. Your goal is now to get better as the days go on.
It’s great wanting to improve, but after a while you realize that you need more help. I’m not talking about sport enhancing drugs. I’m talking about wonderful gadgets that won’t just make you a better runner, but will also make your morning runs much more enjoyable at the same time.
Have a look in any catalog and you’ll see hundreds of them, so let’s look at the ones you should be paying attention to. Gadgets that should be in any runners collection.
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Congratulations are in order if you ever buy a pair of these, because you will now officially be wearing the strangest running shoes in the world.
You’ve probably seen people walking around with these and asked yourself why they’re wearing a pair of gloves in their feet. As funny as they look, they are meant to mimic barefoot running and are actually very good for you. But if you don’t like to be the center of attention they could be too flashy.
PowerLung is a mask you wear when you’re performing cardiovascular exercises. The point of the mask is to improve your VO2 max and it does so by basically making it harder for you to breathe.
Running with the mask on would be a bit like running at very high altitude in the Peruvian mountains. It will definitely improve your fitness, but it could hurt a little because it makes your run much tougher.
Garmin Forerunner 305
This is one of the best running watches around for the price you’ll pay. You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck.
It comes with inbuilt GPS so you can easily track all the essentials like how fast you were going, how far you ran, and how long it took you. It also has a heart rate monitor so you can measure it to see how fit you’re becoming. You need to have one of these strapped to your wrist when you step out.
LifeProof iPhone Armband
All that running can sometimes get boring and nothing makes you feel more pumped than listening to your favorite tracks.
That’s why an armband is a great addition to your collection. The one from LifeProof delivers the goods. It even protects your phone so you can wear it in the rain.
Nike Vapor Flash Jacket
When you go running on the roads the most important thing is coming back alive. If there’s traffic about they need to be able to see you and the Vapor Flash jacket will make that happen.
It’s also great for wearing in the damp weather and you’ll feel a lot more in the mood when you’re dry.