Running Gear

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by macdaddy121, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to see everyones running set up. Specifically their shoes and ipods. Also, your favorite running clothing. I am getting into running and I want to buy some better running attire. But that stuff is expensive. Is it worth it? Show me what you use. Shoes, clothing, ipod, socks.....everything. Why do you like it/dislike it?

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    So you want to see my running shoes, shorts and stuff. I'll gather it all for a picture and post again later.
     
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    Wow. After reading that I feel really weird. I feel like it is a sick request. Ha. Anyway. I think running gear is really cool. The technology that goes into it is amazing and I want to see what is out there. I have the same infatuation with camping gear. Thanks though.
     
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    Nike dry-fit is the absolute best as far as technical running clothes. I've tried a bunch of brands: REI, Sugoi, New Balance, but Nike is the best. Get the "waffle-like" clothes since they allow the sweat to evaporate off the best. The spandexy and sphere dry-fit clothes don't work as well (and they cost more). The technical clothes are definitely worth it. I can't run in cotton anymore - it just doesn't breathe well when wet. Also, the technical clothes last forever. I've had some stuff last well over six years. REI and EMS have lots of stuff on sale.

    For socks it depends on your shoes. I like the Thorlo lite running socks but sometimes I just use a cool max sock. Never cotton.

    I used to run in the Puma complete tenos but I moved to Brooks Adrenaline. Both are great shoes, it just depends on what fits. Go to a running store and have them help you find the right shoe for your foot/size. Oh, Foot Locker is not a running store. Go to a small place where the employees are runners. CNet claims you can put the nike plus pod in a non-nike shoe, probably on some carrying device.

    I won't bore you with pictures. I've got too much gear.

    no Nano = no nike plus:(
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice but the pictures is why it is in this section. Come on show some pics of your favorite attire. Oh yeah and sunglasses. I have a great pair of Oakleys but they aren't sporty (for running), so lets se those too. Thanks.
     
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    I'm mildly addicted to my running stuff.

    I will take some pics soon.

    I have my normal running shoes, which are some Nike New Balance (1050's I think). I will be replacing them with some nice Asics soon. I have my XC spikes, which are too small for me now - replacing with Asics/Nike spikes. I have 3 pairs of white shorts.. just simple.. not much to say there. :p I have a Nike Pro t shirt (the one with arms), which I wear a vest over when its cold. I have a long sleeved running vest from Decathlon too. I also have a black Nike simple t shirt, with some wierd breathable stuff. Vest wise - I have a Nike Sphere React white vest, which I love, it is GREAT for running in the heat in. Highly recommend it. I then have my school team and running club team vests.

    Phew. I waste/spend way too much money on this hobby. :p Let not talk about my cycling lol..
     
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    my shoes...

    I'll start us off with some shoes,

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    In the back row I have my training shoes:
    Asics Gel Fortitude
    2 pairs of Asics Gel Landreths - Old, to be rotated/replaced with the Fortitude

    And in front my racing spikes:
    Nike Zoom Miller (for XC)
    Asics Hyper LD (for Track)
     
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    I wear boardshorts (I hate short shorts) and use Asics shoes exclusively. I rarely wear a top, therefore no photos will ensue.
     
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    You wear boardies and don't chafe?

    The two areas beside my "sac" and the very front tip of Capt'n Abstract would itch to no end if I ever tried running in board shorts. :confused:
     
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    mad jew

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    Yeah, I only chafe if I've been at the beach and am wet/salty. I've always worn board shorts, even in the few competitions that allow it. I'm a sprinter with a maximum distance of about 5km (obviously not at full pace) so maybe I just don't get enough time to chafe. Who knows? I can't stand normal/skimpy running shorts.
     
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    Jay42

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    I wear Asic, but they keep changing the models around, so I can't remember what I have. I always say I should buy more than one pair at a time, but I never do. Fortunately, the model with a medium amount of that firm grey stuff on the sole usually goes more or less unchanged year to year.

    As for clothes, I wont even go for a run in anything besides underarmor compression shorts. They're so comfortable, and no chafing. I wear whatever nylon shorts I can find around and a random cotton T (which I usually end up ditching half-way through when its hot).

    Oh, and under armor or smartwool socks...very important.
     
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    Seeing as how this is the picture gallery, post pictures of your stuff! I want to see shoes!!!
     
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    Nice shoes buffalo, I love those Nike Zoom Millers. Those look nice.
     
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    I got my nano saturday, now I need to order the Nike Plus. I'll be happy to post a picture then.
     
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    I got these nike air something something:
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    Ugly, but they do the job, I used to have Asics shoes but they would totally ruin my feet. I have strange feet it seems, but these nike's are great.

    I usually wear swimming shorts and a white shirt. I only do the running to stay in shape for other sports. So I don't really need gear that makes me more aerodinamic.
     
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    Shoes are the most important... make sure you go to a proper running store and get a shoe that actually fits. You'll save yourself a lot of pain and aggravation by getting the right fit and padding. Make sure that when you go to the store, take a pair of your old sneakers (even if you weren't running in them) so they can see your wear patterns.

    The only brand that I'm able to wear are New Balance, since they readily come in various widths. I've gotten 845's for my last two or three pairs and I've been pretty happy with them.

    In terms of clothing, I have a ton of shorts leftover from my ultimate/soccer days so I never got into specialized running shorts. And for a shirt... who needs a shirt? :)

    It's always funny seeing people in the brightest/flashiest/up-to-date gear having problems with their shoes, trying to run too fast or hard and stopping every 5 seconds to re-catch their breath. Some people also overdo audio/phone equipment... how can you breathe and exercise properly if you're on the phone?
     
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    How do these wear for XC? I do proper, muddy courses.. and will probably run in 9 or 12mm spikes, and generally abuse my shoe. Would these stand up to that? From what I could see when I looked at them, they were a bit lightweight.

    Thanks.
     
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    I just got them a few weeks ago, and they haven't been worn, so I can't speak for their sturdiness but they seem like they'd be fine. The outer rubber part of the sole is a fairly thicker than any of my prievous spikes. It only has 4 spikes per shoe but thick rubber tread on the bottom.
     
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    Hhmm, only 4 a shoe. I am used to having more. Anyway - I'll definitely give them a try in the shop. Thanks. :)
     
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    I'm a Mizuno fan for shoes, and have been for several years.

    As for the rest of my attire:

    I have a variety of brands of shorts and tops, but I like the shorts that have a bit of a longer liner in them to prevent chafing on longer runs.

    Socks are either Thorlo or Nike - never plain cotton, that's asking for blisters.

    Also, if chafing on any part of the body is a problem, pick up some Body Glide.

    I don't run with my iPod, but I do run with a Polar Heart Rate Monitor.

    For races, I have a number belt - which I think is cool because you attach your number to the belt, vs. pinning it to your clothing.
     
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    Here's what the bottom of the spike looks like. I left out the spikes so the silver spots would be easier to see.

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    I wish I had spikes during Track, but then again I wouldn't care because Track was just a social event.
     
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    What the heck...

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    Last few steps of a 1600m race.

    This has been posted elsewhere, but this seems like an appropriate thread to have it again.
     
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    Nice shot. Nice photoshop.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    also...

    my Garmin Forerunner 205 and Brooks hat.

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    The Forerunner uses GPS to track the run is more accurate tracking distance than the Nike + iPod. It also gives more detailed information about the run than the Nike website. Click for an example (Click on Dashboard to see run stats, and export to Google Earth for a nicer map).

    [​IMG]

    Lets get some other people's pictures up. You've found something I like to do so I don't mind posting my stuff, but I feel weird being the only one.

    and @ macdaddy121: thanks for the compliment. I was thinking about adding a slight blur the the left side background and adding color to the track. Someone else here had suggested destaurating the colors on the runner, so I might give that a try to.
     

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