World Running Day: 6 pieces of running gear you need to have before hitting the road to keep you injury proof

first_imgSo is running something you look forward to every morning? Or is it your way of carving some me-time? Whatever be your reasons, you must remember that ‘running is cheaper than therapy’.If you plan to hit the road today, we bring you 6 products that could make running an infinitely better, pain-free and interesting experience.Also read: 5 significant ways to replenish your body after a run Moisture-wicking socks: You can’t underestimate the importance of having a comfortable leap when it comes to running. Your feet–how they feel and how much wear and tear they can absorb–can make or break the quality of your laps. Our pick: The Bonjour Men’s Black Ankle Length sports socks. Available at www.snapdeal.com USP: This pair of socks offers comfort and comes in a set of 3 pairs. Moreover, the blended cotton fibre keeps you cool and comfortable.Picture courtesy: www.snapdeal.comHydration belt: Worn low on your hips, this belt contours yours body to eliminate bounce and allows an easy and single-handed access to your bottles. Our pick: Kalenji Belt is a one such example of a perfect hydration belt. Available at www.decathlon.inUSP: The belt is easy to wrap around and extremely convenient for runners of all age groups.Also read: Believe it or not, winter is the ideal season for running Picture courtesy: www.decathlon.inNo-slip grip hair ties: The perfect companion to have, these soft metal-free elastics holds your hair or pony tails perfectly while running. Our pick: Scunci no-slip grip keeps hair off your face while running. Available at www.amazon.comUSP: Its stretchy and comfortable to wear and keeps your hair in place, without you having to tie your hair over and over again.advertisementPicture courtesy: www.amazon.comWireless earbuds: Music keeps a fitness enthusiast running. And owning a good set of earphones will definitely motivate you to run more. Our pick: The Back Beat GO2 Wireless Earbuds from Plantronics. Available at www.plantronics.comUSP: This pair is incredibly small and amazingly light which makes it the best buddy for any runner. Picture courtesy: www.plantronics.comFitness bands and apps: You can download a fitness-running app to give you a lowdown on your entire workout. Plus, one of the primary tech accessories that any runner should consider should be a good fitness tracker. It will help you track your heart rate, the calories burnt and the miles you’ve covered.  Our pick: The Jawbone UP3 band is a perfect fit (you can also download its app). Available at www.Jawbone.comUSP: With an advanced fitness tracking system that helps you track the exact data, it’s reliable for any runner. The Jawbone application can further track your run while letting you compete with your friends and family.Also read: From a procrastinating writer to a marathon finisher, not a motivational story  Picture courtesy: www.Jawbone.com Running pants: Technically, you can wear whatever you want to but running-specific pants are popular among runners; they also help you traverse long distances with ease. These technical pants can really make running more enjoyable. Our pick: Adidas Techfit Base Black Solid Tight. Available at www.Adidas.comUSP: It is worth an investment if you’re an avid runner, because it keeps your routine comfortable and the material used is water resistant.Picture courtesy: www.Adidas.comlast_img read more