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What equipment do you have for running?

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rainbowinthesky Sun 07-Aug-11 17:17:11

Okay, now I have reached 5k (on treadmill) and have a runners waterbottle when running outside. I use my phone for listening to music. I use a bumbag for carrying the phone in when running outside. Is there anything else that would be useful? What do people listen to music on? (I have never owned an mp3 player etc but happy to try).

rainbowinthesky Sun 07-Aug-11 17:40:48

I also have running shoes. I run on the treadmill steadily sometimes increasing to 9.5 but trying to stay at 8 - 8.5. Is there a particular method I should follow?

Sidge Sun 07-Aug-11 17:44:36

Decent trainers and an iPod!

Can't run without music on.

I also like to wear running leggings/cropped trousers as I don't like anything flapping around my calves. And sleeveless tops as I get so sweaty.

rainbowinthesky Sun 07-Aug-11 17:48:54

What holds your ipod to your body?

rainbowinthesky Sun 07-Aug-11 17:54:38

Just look at amazon at cost of ipod. Out of my budget. What is good and a lot cheaper to listen to music on?

ManateeEquineOhara Sun 07-Aug-11 18:01:38

For me and my rubbish joints - knee and ankle supports are essential confused Insole supports are also good and useful for anyone really.

rubyrubyruby Sun 07-Aug-11 18:04:39

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Sidge Sun 07-Aug-11 18:07:01

Before that I had a cheapy MP3 player which was fine too and smaller for running. A bit like this

I have a arm holder for my iPod, but tuck my MP3 player in my cleavage in my sports bra!

KingofHighVis Sun 07-Aug-11 20:24:32

The good thing about running is that, apart from decent shoes/socks, you don't really need anything. I have cheap running shorts from sports direct (or 3/4 length tights for when it is cold in winter), regular cotton t-shirt, properly fitted shoes and decent socks.

When I started running I used to take an i-pod (try for older models second hand) and I have also tried various items of specialist running shirts/jackets/gloves etc but found little benefit.

I take a drink with me on longer runs, but can't be bothered carrying one on shorter distances, so I just have a big drink before I set off.

Clure Sun 14-Aug-11 21:06:12

This is my run list
ipod shuffle are SO small and clip onto strap of your bra or top
these headphones as the plug in your ear ones always fall out of my ears!
wicking run vest
capri leggings
proper support run shoes
Garmin to measure distance, pace, time etc
hand held drink bottle
sport sunglasses (they are cycling ones from aldi with interchangeable coloured lenses]]

LolaLadybird Sat 27-Aug-11 18:32:19

Good running shoes
Shock Absorber 'Run' bra
Running tops (once had horrible chaffing under arms from seams on normal top)
For winter - a wide headband thing that keeps ears warm but top of head cool
And also high-vis bib if going out early morning or dusk - I live in rural area with no pavements or street lamps. Dog also has hi-vis collar for this purpose!

I've badly sprained ankle and unlikely to be running for 8-12 weeks, am feeling a little bit sad.

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