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Runners are an odd lot. As a life-long runner, I can say that. We pound out long miles in whatever weather is out there. We have weird routines, get strange injuries, and eat all the time. We run marathons, feel terrible afterwards, and immediately sign up for our next race. It would seem that it would be really difficult to find the perfect gift for us, but we are actually quite easy to buy for; just follow the advice below.

It can be difficult to carry enough water for those long runs. However, this hydration pack allows one to carry fifty ounces of water, which is enough for even the hottest days. It also has a small pocket for keys, energy gels, ID, or anything else. And, when the pack itself gets stinky after a few runs, just throw it in the washing machine.

Minimalist design, maximum comfort. When a handheld just isn't enough, but an ultra running vest feels like overkill, the Dart is your streamlined companion. A favorite among runners, this lightweight and compact pack is redesigned with an improved harness and more compression for a snug, breathable fit on roads or trails. We've added a stretch mesh pocket on the harness for stashing gels, so you can hydrate and refuel without slowing down. Front and back reflectivity keeps you visible on morning and evening runs.

In this best-seller, the author - an ultra-marathoner - goes deep into Mexico's canyon country to track down the famous Tarahumara Indians, who are rumored to be able to run immense distances without rest. Along the way, the author brings together some of the most elite ultra-runners in the world, relates how humans have evolved to run, and meditates on how long-distance running makes us human. Anyone who picks this book up will have a hard time putting it down.

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.

An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

These energy gels provide much-needed calories, some electrolytes, and a little jolt of caffeine on longer runs. And runners who are deep in training can never have enough of these, so this gift is sure to please.

GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel is the energy gel that started it all. In 1993, Dr. Bill Vaughn developed the world's first energy gel to help his daughter perform better during ultra-marathons, and GU has been helping to propel the world's most successful extreme athletes to success ever since. GU Energy Gel sustains all forms of athletic activity with a highly compact, portable, and calorie-dense packet that is loaded with carbohydrates that can be rapidly absorbed. Branched-chain amino acids limit muscle fiber damage and increase speed of recovery, and extra electrolytes help maintain water balance. Some flavors feature caffeine to increase concentration. While the original formula has been tweaked and evolved over the years, the end result is still the same: GU Energy Gels fuel the best endurance athletes in the world. GU Original Energy Gel comes in a wide variety of great tasting flavors. Each packet contains 450mg of Amino acids, 100 calories, and at least 21g total carbs.

Runners can never have enough comfortable winter hats. We wear them on runs in the depths of winter, but we often put one on to keep warm after getting all sweaty during a long run, even in the summer months. And a nice beanie like this can help us stay warm during the first mile or two on a cool spring or fall day before we tuck it into a pocket.

The Chelonia 150™ beanie is designed to hug your head in warmth and softness. Comprised of our soft and warm water-resistant, midweight fleece, this beanie holds on to just enough heat without making you sweat through outdoor activities. Designed to fit comfortably under hats and helmets, this UPF 50+ Sun Protective fabric also stands up to light wind and spray without weighing you down (and keeps ears toasty, too!)

It is a poorly kept secret that runners have issues with chafe, whether between the thighs, in the armpits, on the nipples, or somewhere equally uncomfortable. The only way to prevent this chafing is to use a lubricant. Bodyglide is one of the oldest of these specially formulated anti-chafe balms, and it is still the best on the market.

Intended as a barrier to the effects of rubbing, its formulation makes it easy to apply for all-day protection from skin on skin rubbing, chafing from clothing, or pinching and friction from shoes, protective gear, and other irritants.

Steve Prefontaine was one of the best American runners of all time and remains the most inspirational and iconic. This Hollywood movie tells the story of Prefontaine's years running for the iconic Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon and chasing Olympic gold. It is sure to delight and inspire any runner on your list.

Steve Prefontaine didn't run races. He attacked them. The fiery life and fast times of the renowned distance runner who held every record from 2,000 through 10,000 meters come home in this acclaimed and inspiration-filled movie.

Normally, giving socks as a gift is a terrible idea, but runners themselves are not normal. Since we tend to wear through socks quickly and never feel like our socks are as comfortable as they can be, new socks - particularly ones we have not tried before - are always welcome. Select a pair or a pack and make the runner on your list happy.

This soft cushioned low cut features a cloud-like feel, providing the performance and extra breathability any active athlete requires.

Any runner with a family, job, or any kind of life occasionally finds themselves pounding out some miles late in the night or in the pre-dawn darkness. Some runners even make a habit of running then. It can be a quiet and tranquil time, but it can also be dangerous since drivers are not expecting to see anyone running on the side of the road and a runner can be hard to see. A reflective vest can, quite literally, save a runner's life.

Apace Vision High Visibility Reflective Vest, 2-Pack

Did you know that several thousands pedestrians and cyclists are killed every year in the traffic, only in the US? Can you afford not to be seen?

Many of these accidents could have been completely avoided just by wearing simple high visibility clothing, such as a reflective safety vest. Being a pedestrian near or on a roadway can be very dangerous. Wearing our reflective vest gives you the protection and safety you need so that you can feel safe and at ease, in any low visibility situation. It will keep you seen, anywhere, anytime!

Features and Benefits
360˚reflective coverage, with 2 reflective strips for maximum reflectivity and visibility
Adjustable waist and shoulder straps to fit almost any body size
Front access quick-clip release
Bright color to be seen in any environment involving poor visibility
Lightweight with 100% elastic, polyester material for maximum comfort and convenience

An Essential Tool For Every Outdoor Activity
This highly reflective vest is the perfect tool to brighten up your outdoor activities. It gives you a hassle-free experience doing the outdoor activities you love and has a wide range of applications due to its versatile design, including, but not limited to:
✔ Running
✔ Jogging
✔ Walking and dog walking
✔ Cycling or motorbiking
✔ Traffic/construction work
✔ Roadside emergencies

We know you're going to love our reflective vests, that's why we are offering a full 1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee, when you order today.

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