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What gear do I need to start running?

May 22nd 2008 06:21
All you really need to go for an ‘Easy’ run is a decent pair of running shoes, a heart rate monitor, and some clothes that will suit the weather and your exertion.

(NOTE: Obviously, you can run without a heart rate monitor, and simply estimate whether you’re running at an ‘Easy’ pace, based on how comfortable it feels. (e.g. Could you hold a conversation? Can you run with your mouth closed?). But my experience is that this is quite difficult to do. Sometimes I feel really comfortable with a high heart rate, and sometimes I feel a bit uncomfortable with a low heart rate. I find the heart rate monitor takes all the subjectivity out of it, so I can relax and enjoy myself.)

Some or all of the following may also be helpful (I’ll discuss each in much more detail in later posts).
- Running Tights
- Running Socks
- Running Journal
- GPS or Pedometer
- DryFit Clothes
- Vaseline
- Sweat Bands
- Specialist Running Pram
- Drink Holder
- Specialist Running Dog Leash

In my next post, I’ll discuss how far you should be running, and how often.

‘til then, happy running!

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Comment by katyzzz

May 22nd 2008 07:22
Legs and feet perhaps?

Comment by Glenn Murray

May 23rd 2008 00:49
Not a bad idea!

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