What are the best gifts for runners? Here are some gift ideas that you can use as a guide before buying any clothing for running or that running watch.
I'll piggyback on this! I also put together a list of some "offbeat" running gifts that you can't really buy in stores. Check out the post: Cool Gifts for Runners.
1. Paying race registration fees for some of the more higher priced races
2. Funny or awesome running t-shirts
3. Compression socks
4. Gift certificate for a massage
5. Running shoes
6. Runner's watch
7. Under Armour anything (base layers, cold gear, etc)
Completed Races 2012:
Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)
Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00
Upcoming Races 2012:
IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12
Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12
Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12
Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12
Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12
Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12
ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12
Personal Record from 2011:
Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)
Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)
Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)
I was thinking of getting the other half a gps watch however there's so much stuff to read online.
I just read this garmin forerunner 205 review and think this could be a good watch for her to use.
What do you think? Is there a better model I should consider?
As a longtime runner...the best gift anyone could give me is the gift of time - the time to run and to race. Better than any possible material gift.
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 25:17
New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32
Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15
Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57
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