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27 Products That Will Make Running Infinitely Better

Make running easier on your body, starting now.

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1. Moisture-wicking socks that will keep your feet dry and comfortable:

Say no to soggy, unhappy feet.

Try the Coolmax Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion socks here for $16, and the Nice Laundry Hydra10™ nylon socks here — you'll get six pairs for $49.

2. A belt that will securely hold the stuff you never want to be without:

It can hold your car keys, cell phone, credit cards, and cash, while promising to keep them sweat-free. Buy it here for $29.
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It can hold your car keys, cell phone, credit cards, and cash, while promising to keep them sweat-free.

Buy it here for $29.

3. Or a hydration belt for when you go on longer runs:

Feeling super thirsty and dehydrated on a long run is the pits. Buy it here for $50.
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Feeling super thirsty and dehydrated on a long run is the pits.

Buy it here for $50.

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4. An armband that will free up your hands and doubles as a key holder:

Don't let your phone mess with your stride. Buy it here for $8.
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Don't let your phone mess with your stride.

Buy it here for $8.

5. Bodyglide to prevent painful chafing:

Apply it to your thighs, your nips, wherever! Buy it here for $10.
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Apply it to your thighs, your nips, wherever!

Buy it here for $10.

6. Salt pills, if you need to keep your sodium in check:

Here's why taking salt pills could be a good idea.

Buy it here for $20.

7. Or these tablets that will keep your electrolytes balanced if you're sweating like crazy:

Drop them in some water to keep hydrated when long runs and hot temperatures do a number on your body.

Buy it here for $5 a tube.

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8. Sunblock that's waterproof so it doesn't get it in your eyes when you sweat:

Protect your skin (and your eyes) while you get after it. Buy it here for $10.
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Protect your skin (and your eyes) while you get after it.

Buy it here for $10.

9. And a no-mercy foam roller that will get the job done:

It'll hurt SO good.

Buy it here for $40.

10. A boho-chic headband to keep your hair out of your face:

Get you a headband that can do both. Buy it here for $12.
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Get you a headband that can do both.

Buy it here for $12.

11. No-slip grip hair ties:

Keep your hair up and out of the way. No adjusting necessary. Buy them here for $3.19.
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Keep your hair up and out of the way. No adjusting necessary.

Buy them here for $3.19.

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12. No-fuss wireless earbuds:

Yes, they're a bit of a splurge. But it's a reasonable price to pay so you never have to deal with bouncing, tangled cords EVER again? Probably. Buy it here for $180.

Yes, they're a bit of a splurge. But it's a reasonable price to pay so you never have to deal with bouncing, tangled cords EVER again? Probably.

Buy it here for $180.

13. A CryoCup so you can easily ice specific areas of your body that are sore:

Just fill with water, freeze overnight, and use wherever your muscles are hurting. It's a lot friendlier than taking an ice bath. Buy it here for $7.50.
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Just fill with water, freeze overnight, and use wherever your muscles are hurting. It's a lot friendlier than taking an ice bath.

Buy it here for $7.50.

14. A bag of Epsom salt to help relieve aching muscles:

Add around two cups to a standard-sized bathtub and give it some time to dissolve before diving in. Buy it here for $30.
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Add around two cups to a standard-sized bathtub and give it some time to dissolve before diving in.

Buy it here for $30.

15. A high-support sports bra to keep the goods in place:

Do your chest and back a favor by keeping the tatas on lock. Buy it here for $23.
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Do your chest and back a favor by keeping the tatas on lock.

Buy it here for $23.

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16. A pair of sweat-wicking compression shorts that will hold everything in place, while keeping you cool and comfortable:

Keep the boys snug while letting them breathe. Buy these here for $34.
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Keep the boys snug while letting them breathe.

Buy these here for $34.

17. A self-massage stick that you can easily take with you and use anywhere:

Roll out those quads or calves even when you're traveling. Buy it here for $32.
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Roll out those quads or calves even when you're traveling.

Buy it here for $32.

18. A GPS smartwatch so you can track your heart rate, how many calories you've burned, and how far you've gone:

Or you can try this more entry-level (and cheaper!) version. Buy it here for $250.
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Or you can try this more entry-level (and cheaper!) version.

Buy it here for $250.

19. An ID bracelet in case of an emergency:

It doesn't hurt to err on the cautious side. Buy one and customize it here for $25.
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It doesn't hurt to err on the cautious side.

Buy one and customize it here for $25.

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20. An app that'll track your runs while letting you compete with friends and family:

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Push yourself and show up Aunt Marge with your mile times.

Get it here for free.

21. And this music app that'll choose songs to match your pace:

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You can access the Spotify Running function only if you subscribe to Spotify Premium, which is $9.99 a month.

Buy it here.

22. A lightweight jacket that will protect you from the elements without weighing you down:

A little rain and wind? No problem. Plus, you can easily fold these up and stow them away if you don't need them.

Buy the Saucony EXO Jacket here for $84, and the Women's Brooks LSD Jacket here for $98.

23. A tube of Nip Guards to prevent your nipples from chafing:

Nobody enjoys bloody nipples.Buy it here for $11.
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Nobody enjoys bloody nipples.

Buy it here for $11.

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24. And moleskin in case you need to cover up blisters:

Don't let blisters and cuts keep you from logging your miles. Buy it here for $6.
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Don't let blisters and cuts keep you from logging your miles.

Buy it here for $6.

25. A simple bandana to keep the sweat out of your eyes:

"I love the feeling of sweat dripping into my eyes," said no one ever. Buy a pack of 12 bandanas here for $10.
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"I love the feeling of sweat dripping into my eyes," said no one ever.

Buy a pack of 12 bandanas here for $10.

26. Durable running leggings that you won't have to adjust while you're moving:

For the amount of times you'll wear them — both working out and not — a good pair of breathable running leggings will be worth the money.

Buy the Run: Inspire Crop II (Mesh) leggings here for $86, and the Adidas Women's Running Response Three-Quarter Tights here for $45.

27. Slick sport sunglasses that will stay on your face while protecting and shielding your eyes:

Make sure the sunglasses you buy are shatter-resistant, adjustable, and UV-protectant.

Buy the Peppers Trigger polarized sunglasses here for $45, and the Under Armour Zone 2.0 sunglasses here for $90.

Also, save yourself from preventable injuries by making sure the shoes you wear match your personal running style and goals.

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Head down and visit your local running store so they can analyze your run and tell you what type of shoe will work best for you. If you want a general idea of what type of shoe you should be looking for, you can also take this quiz.

All right, get running!

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