12 Days of Christmas “Gifts” for Runners

12 Days of Christmas “Gifts” for Runners

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By Mike Smith

If you have a high school runner in your life and can’t think of what to get them for Christmas, here are a few ideas.

  1. A buff. In this time of Covid I’ve found a running buff to be helpful in crowded situations.  But my first buff was intentionally for running in winter.  Use it as a neck warmer, head covering, balaclava, they’re very versatile whatever the situation.  Great stocking stuffer!
  1. A training log.  Doesn’t need to be sophisticated or fancy.  But the best way to make and record progress, and to understand what works in training and what doesn’t is a training log.  Could be online and tracked with GPS or simply could be a basic written log where they record mileage, time, effort, etc.  Training logs are super helpful in diagnosing training injuries as well.

This list is by no means exhaustive or exclusive, but just some ideas for that high school distance runner in your life.  High school kids so often train in gear that they can run in but doesn’t enhance their running.  I suppose that’s one of the beauties of the sport, you can get started without investing much in the way of gear.  However once you’ve chosen the sports as YOUR sport, the items on this list will enhance the experience.  And obviously our favorite place to purchase all of these is at RUNNER’S ALLEY!!!

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