Running Resources

Apps

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RunCadence is a metronome app developed by 2 physical therapists in Seattle that treat running populations. A metronome helps you to track your cadence (also known as ‘step rate’), which is essentially how many steps you run per minute. Cadence has become very popular in running research as it is a potential method to help treat certain running related injuries.

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With Spotify Running you have the ability to run at a specific cadence (that you set or the app will set for you) and it will play music to that specific cadence so you can run to the beat of the music. It’s fantastic!

Socks

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Balega makes great running socks. The Hidden Comfort are extremely comfortable and have a tab at the back of the ankle to prevent blisters.

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Feetures makes great running socks in a variety of options. The Elite and Elite Merino+ are both excellent choices, but any socks you can find with Merino wool are going to be the most comfortable socks you’ve ever worn!

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Injinji makes great toe socks for runners. These work especially well for those interested in barefoot/minimalist running as they encourage toe splay. They are also great for preventing those pesky blisters in between your toes! The Run Lightweight No Show are great for keeping your feet cool and also have the ankle tab to prevent blisters.

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Swiftwick is another great sock company with several options. The benefits of their socks include great moisture-wicking capabilities, minimal blisters, anti-odor, and compression. The Aspire and Vibe options are very popular and very comfortable!

Watches

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Garmin Vivoactive is a GPS Smartwatch and is great for tracking running, biking, and swimming. It has the option to monitor heart rate, as it comes with the chest band. It is a simple, easy-to-use design, and best of all, it is waterproof!

Treadmills

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Wanting to invest in a treadmill and not sure what to look for? Check out this review of the best treadmills for 2017.