Here's the cold-hard truth...you can't have enough favorite running items. Right?
Not when there's year-round running seasons and the ever-present possibility of getting, too...
In this article, WeeViews Ambassador Brynn Cunningham shares Part 3 of the favorite running items in her line-up of shoes, shorts, gear and more...
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For assistance in determining your own size, here are the female wear tester’s measurements:
Typically I wear compression after a run but wanted to try compression while running.
Seven-inch inseam running shorts like the Oiselle Long Power Pocket Shorts are my pick for “that time of the month,” aka menstruation, when classic running shorts with inner briefs just don’t cut it.
Furthermore, pairing the Oiselle Long Power Pocket Shorts with the Thinx air Bikini period underwear (reviewed in Running Underwear) is a match made in menstruating heaven.
Though I mostly run trails, it’s nice to have a simple daily road trainer for the pavement miles or dirt road runs that I do a few times a month.
Over the years, I’ve run:
This year, I decided to go with a more natural shoe with a zero drop and got the Altra Escalante 3. So far, I love them.
🏃♀️Mileage so far:
Exercise bands or resistance loops are one of my favorite pieces of exercise equipment for many reasons…
...which I started doing at trailheads before every run this year and within strength training sessions:
There are infinite ways to use these, including foot and ankle exercises, and I love trying new, creative ways to incorporate them.
Resources and inspiration for exercises:
McDougall’s 2009 Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, is one of my favorite running books (reviewed here).
So when Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide hit the shelves in December 2022, I was eager to see what McDougall and co-author Eric Orton had to offer.
Orton trained McDougall to run alongside elite ultra runners Scott Jurek, Jen Shelton, Billy Bronco and Barefoot Ted as they raced the Tarahumara Indians in the high deserts of Mexico in Born to Run.
Born to Run 2 shares the training techniques Orton used with McDougall.
I have bookmarks and dog ears throughout the book and use it to mix up my pre-run routine and for yummy recipes.
👟One of my favorite pages is the list of shoes McDougall and other athletes in the book wear (all minimal shoes).
It’s a quick read and great reference book for coaches and runners alike.