|Winter running can be the best for base building and strength!|
Yaktraxs - strap on a pair of worn out shoes and then you're set for winter!!!!! Don't strap to a minamalist shoe or you'll feel the metal traction more than you shoud. I use an old pair of
Brooks Adrenalines - works great! They're a must if you run on snow/ice/crap :) Or any other shoe-studded option? Camille has a great blog on her studded shoes. http://camilleherron.com/2011/12/24/how-to-make-screw-shoes/
A buff - so nice to be able to pull up and down when you're with the wind/against it... or in any winter conditions!
Obviously, shoes are GREAT! Consider buying a gift certificate through a local shop or the brands' site directly!
What about REFLECTIVE GEAR?!? I am a HUGE fan of anything reflective - vests, jackets, gloves, hats, you name it! Seriously, this is probably the best gift your runner hasn't thought of!!!!
Women's Nightlife products:
Insulated tights - in love with Brooks' Utopia Thermal Tight. (Women's link here: http://www.brooksrunning.com/reflective-gear/mens-apparel-nightlife,default,sc.html) I also have used the CW-X lined tight - just harder to get on because there isn't a zip :)
Race Warm-Up Pants: I love Brooks' Spartan Pants! Could be because they come in petite, but ya' can forgive me for loving them! They also come in tall!!
Do you have a HR monitor to go with your Garmin/GPS monitor? If not, put that on your Xmas list!!
If there are other "must haves" for running, comment here!!! :)