Where to put your important stuff (you know, like water and food).
During long runs, especially in the wild, holding your energy gels, your water, a map, your keys and any other random things that somehow became part of the bare necessities can be daunting. Look no further than the inov-8 Race Ultra Vest ($120, available at www.backcountry.com) which weighs a measly 6.8 ounces, with seven pockets, an area for a hydration reservoir, space for two 500 ml water bottles, and a body contouring fit that prevents the slightest bounce.
The right underwear.
For the men out there, races mean paying extra attention to comfort, in all areas of your body. These Polarmax 4-Way Stretch Performance Boxer Brief ($25, available at www.shop.polarmax.com) will keep everything dry and temperature regulated.
A good, durable sports watch.
We love wearables and are exploring their role in training. Sometimes, though, all you need is a watch. That’s where the Freestyle USA Navigator 3.0 ($95, www.freestyleusa.com) comes in. It provides a backlight, stopwatch and dual time, in a super durable, water-resistant case that is built to withstand whatever you throw at it.
Now that you’ve got the gear it’s time to focus on nutrition. Read more about WellPath’s customized nutritional solutions here.