I’ve had people ask me about my favorite running gear and what I like to use on my running adventures! So here are my 2021 favorites!
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My Favorite 2021 Running Gear Items
1. Injinji Toe Socks:
I am the biggest Injinji toe socks fan!
2. Black Diamond Poles:
While running or even hiking Black Diamond Poles are a must have for me. Using them definitely have their pros like: they have saved me in certain sketchyer situations during my adventures (like when dogs start attacking, or when your intuition is going off!), they are great for building upper body strength, and most importantly they are great for going faster!
3. Salomon Running Vest:
A running vest!! One of the most important things while out on your adventures or/and for racing! A Salomon Running Vest is my favorite brand for running vests. I find the brand and the vest predictable, which is good for running because you don’t want a vest that is going to make you chafe or rip easily. This is the same vest I use, and boy, isn’t it beautiful?!?! 😉
I like to carry a LifeStraw with me while I’m up in the mountains… just incase. You never know what could happen! Note: I only carry a LifeStraw while on training runs, not so much while racing.
5. Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes
I super recently started becoming a Salomon Running Shoe user because I started getting a lot of elevation gain in my training which created some pain in my achilles, and I needed a higher drop. Compared to the Altra Running shoes (which is a zero drop) this is a huge jump, but I immediately felt a lot better.
6. ALTRA Lone Peak 5 Trail Running Shoe
I’m a big fan of ALTRA, they have always worked perfectly for me, but lately I only use them for trail running, long runs, or for track/bike path/flat surface runs, and I find this arrangement perfect: Salomon for skyrunning/hill repeats. ALTRA for anything, and everything else. – and the reason for this arrangement is because ALTRA running shoes tend, if not all, I believe, have a zero drop (kinda like barefoot running.)
7. SUUNTO 9 Baro GPS Sports Watch
Slick. Sick. Sweet. I’ve gone between Suunto and Garmin, and I’m really digging Suunto at the moment. I’ve also found that Suunto seems to be more popular among the European population, so it makes me feel I fit into the crowd a little bit more… 😂