Top New Running Gear from Basic to High-Tech
Track Your Progress: Polar's FT60 ($219.95) advanced training watch not only monitors your exercise and offers statistics, but also suggests STAR Training Programs based on personal goals and the information you input. The high-tech gadget measures your heart rate (including ideal target zones for safety), calories expended, distance, speed and of course tallies and analyzes all that data. Oh yeah. And it also tells time. Now, if only it would clean my house.
Skirt The Edge: Gadget geeks need not be men. Ladies like gear, too. And, yes, you're ladies, which is why sometimes you might prefer this Skirt Sports Marathon Girl Ultra ($60) running skirt to some average shorts. It's designed with speed in mind, "setting your thighs free." Also, it features a back zipper pocket and built-in "Spankies" in semi-compression material.
A Mile In Her Shoes: At this past weekend's Ironman World Championships, Mirinda Carfrae (who ran the fastest marathon in Kuna history last year at 2:53) debuted K-Swiss' newest racing flats, K-Ruuz 1.5 ($100). The ultra sneakers -- which will be available in spring 2012 -- weigh only 5.5oz! What diet are they on?
Music To Your Ears: Slippage is so last decade thanks to these bumble bee-colored Adidas Sennheiser PMX Sports Headphones ($80) with an ergonomic neckband, reinforced cable, ear pads and a two-year guarantee.
Weight & See: Rejuvenation's new extra comfy strength-building Define + Develop ($19.99 - $39.99) 2lb, 5lb or 10lb wrist and ankle weights can be pre-ordered online starting now.