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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?
I've heard that the GPS system on the 305 is superior to the 205's, and picks up the satellite signal much faster. Plus, it's only a difference of $10 on Amazon.
1/8: XTERRA Trail Series Boney Mountain 21K 2:07:10
2/5: XTERRA Trail Series Mission Gorge 15K 1:29:15
2/19: Rock n' Roll Pasadena Half Marathon 1:36:32
2/25: Los Alamitos Race on the Base 10K: 44:16 5K: 22:11
3/17: St. Patty's Day 5K: 20:28
3/25: XTERRA Trail Series Black Mountain 15K 1:28:25
4/7: Hollywood Half Marathon 1:38:15
4/29: XTERRA Trail Series Malibu Creek 22K 2:15:10
5/6: Verdugo Mountain Trail 10K 55:37
5/20: Pasadena Marathon 3:52:09
6/10: Holcomb Valley 15 Mile Trail Run
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.
"...I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do....I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't..." --- author unknown
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 24:42
Heart of the City Run, Los Angeles, CA, 24:13
Bruin 5K Run at UCLA, Westwood, CA, 24:54
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 51:42
The Great Race - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:12