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Christmas Wishlist for Runners

With  Christmas fast approaching I decided to put together a list of ideas for the runner on your list.  Here are some of my suggestions:

  • Books are a great idea. There are many good books on running out there. Here is a list of suggestions I put together, some I have already read and others that I want to read.  You could also get them a subscription to their favourite running magazine like Canadian Running or Runner’s World.
  • Energy bars and gels make for great stocking stuffers since runners are always looking for carbs to fuel their runs. I like GU Roctane gels and Clif Bars. If you are looking to get them something different check out these new gel options made with maple syrup – Endurance Tap and Untapped.
  • With winter approaching wamr gear is a must in many places now. If you know a runner like me who is often misplacing them gloves are a great option. You can find several options here.
  • Injury prevention and recovery are very important for runners. I have the following items that have been very useful in helping me recover from long runs and precent injury – a foam roller, a Pro-Tec Roller Massager which is great for calf muscles and  a Prostretch Plus which is useful for stretching tight hamstrings and calf muscles.
  • Finally, if you are out of other ideas a race entry. Whether it is a local race or an out of town race in a location you want to visit a race entry would be appreciated by any runner on your list.

That is just a short list for now. i may add to it if I think of anything else to add as Christmas approaches.

What would be on your wishlist?

Christmas Wishlist

Since Christmas is coming up soon and other people are starting to post wishlists I thought I would put together a running themed wishlist tonight.

Here are my suggestions:

  • Race entries are always a welcome surprise for runners – whether it be for a local race or an out of town race in a location you want to visit a race entry is a great gift for a runner.
  • DVDs or books are also a good choice. Here is a wishlist I put together.
  • Winter is here and warm running gear is a must. I like the looks of this jacket
  • Running shoes or coupons toward running shoes. This is always useful for runners, especially marathoners who go through a handful of pairs per year.
  • Stocking Stuffer ideas – gels and energy/protein bars – I like Clif bars and Clif Shots, lights for running in the dark – turtle lights from MEC or the USB LED light from Saucony.
What would you add to your Christmas wishlist?