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Gifts For Runners Guaranteed to Fit Runners are the hardest people to buy gifts for. But the runner in your life will love one of these editor-chosen gifts guaranteed to fit.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: MOBO Board The MOBO builds foot control and stability in the same range of motion as running and trains you to use your big toe and activate your arch.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: SmartWool Gloves The lightweight, mostly merino wool running gloves are thin, flexible, soft on the skin and instantly warm—but never sweaty.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: CamelBack Handheld Bottle A daily-use hand-held water bottle and strap with nice added touches of insulation and a zippered pocket.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: Running Books Metzler has the uncanny ability to be near the center of every new running trend and takes the reader on an informative and entertaining journey through the many interesting characters, stories and ideas that make running shoes and the shoe industry fascinating.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: Whoop Detailed data and analysis takes the guesswork out of recovery, helping you get the most out of both training and sleep.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: NormaTec Pulse 2.0 Pulsing compression boots massage away training and racing soreness, and come in a package small enough to fit under a plane seat.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: Wave Tool A small, handy tool that combines multiple treatment and massage surfaces for working out tight spots and releasing adhesions.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: Caterpy Laces Stretchy, bumpy running shoe laces provide a custom fit and hold for your foot—that stays consistent every time you put on the shoes.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: Bottle Bright Almost-magical tablets to get rid of grody stains and smells in runners' water carriers, bottles and cups.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: All-Paca Beanie This 100% Aplaca beanie is remarkably soft, stretchy and breathable, resists odors and dries quickly so it's ready when you are.

Gifts for Runners Guaranteed to Fit: NordicTrack Percussion Massager It isn't the most powerful, so you can't push too deep or hard, but we found that the vibrating pulse is effective in heating and releasing knots, and relieving soreness in muscles and connective tissues from the lower back and hips on down the legs.

Off-Season Training Priorities Then it's time to get to work. Because the training you do now, during the "off-season," is what will dictate how effective your spring training cycle will be. "The base phase is the most important phase of training," says Olympian and personal coach Juli Benson.

Build Running Durability In Your Garage With Your Crew This Winter Its a great time to stay inside and build some skills that running won't build for you. And the great thing is, these skills directly transfer to better running. In fact, to be your best come spring, you need this more than you need to run, as these skills will enable you to run more miles, more effectively, with less risk of injury.

Train for the Training But to handle the volume and intensity of that pre-race training depends on what you do before the training begins, what you do in the off-season. You need to "train for the training." In other words, you need a season dedicated to improving your training-not just your race performances.

Build Your Foot Foundation During Training Downtime To get you through the miles and for effective energy storage during each stride, the lower limb muscles need to be strong, resilient and function in a coordinated fashion. Neglecting these important running muscles may predispose you to injury and reduce your running economy.

How Anne-Marie Madden dominated TNF Endurance Challenge Championships On Saturday, November 16, her talent reigned again as she raced to second place at The North Face 50 mile Endurance Challenge Championships. The cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and elite road, trail, and mountain runner finished in 7:38:04 against one of the fastest fields in North America.

Review - Broken Riders We've been big fans of Broken Riders apparel for years so when we finally started talking to them about working together, we were pretty excited. Broken Riders was founded by Tom during the recovery period of a damaged ankle from yep, you guessed it, falling off his bike.

What Denise Robson eats in a day On these days we usually do something like 800m or 1K repeats." The runner details all of her training on her Strava and says her peak mileage for this build was around 106K a week.

3 Exercises for Better Foot Strike Every runner wants to run faster and farther while staying injury-free - and improving running technique checks all three of these boxes. Foot strike is one of many components of proper form, and whether you're a heel-striker, over-pronator or anywhere in between, optimizing your foot strike can be your ticket to getting to the front of the pack.

The 7 best runners' names There are certain names that you see in results and you can't help but think, "what a great running name." There are many things that draw people to become runners, but we can't help but feel like maybe the holders of those names felt they had to run as a result of their identifier.

Is Drinking a Post-Run Beer Really OK? While not the world’s best choice, a beer after a run could be OK within reason.

Athletics' Sisyphean Task It is perhaps the most Sisyphean of athletics' challenges, the movement to truly modernize the sport of athletics. Over the years, the boulder of professionalism has approached its summit on a number of occasions, only to see its fortunes tumble back down to the old status quo time and again.

Tara Welling Shares Her Experiences Regarding Weight as a Member of the Nike Oregon Project Welling says she had both positive and negative experiences and reveals Alberto Salazar wouldn’t let her race at times unless she gained weight.

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