It doesn’t take too many runs for even a skeptical beginner to get hooked on running. Running is not only a great workout but it will also help you feel better by boosting your mood, decreasing stress, and improving your confidence. If you’re a beginner, you might be wondering: what running gear do I need to get started? Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help you identify the running gear you need to have as a beginner.
The importance of good running socks cannot be stressed enough. Your feet will thank you for it. We suggest buying some decent running socks that are seamless and have been designed to wick away moisture and sweat from the foot. Socks with padding in certain areas will be great to aid the shoes in cushioning. A lot of socks are designed to be left and right specific, it’s also important to look out for these and wear them on the correct feet.
You probably already know that you need running shorts but we’re here to remind you that your shorts need to be comfortable, lightweight and have the ability to wick away sweat when you train. Look for running shorts with elastic waistbands and a drawstring so you can tie the shorts to your specification. Ideally, your shorts should also have a small zipped pocket where you can safely store a key or even emergency cash.
If you went to the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, you probably received free sun protection from us. This is because we know that run spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun which is why it’s important to protect your skin from sun exposure. Use a waterproof sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 and offers broad-spectrum protection which means it protects against UVA and UVB rays. We suggest getting one body sunscreen and another specifically designed for your face.
If you’re going to be running a lot, you need to get a foam roller or self massager for recovery. Rollers aid in a speedy recovery by letting you massage tough knots or sore areas from head to toe. After a run, the roller can also help you improve blood flow and relieve tightness by breaking down soft tissue and stretching the muscles.
Your running shoes are the most important piece of protective gear you need as a runner. Thus, you should spend time and money looking for the perfect pair. You’ll need running shoes made of high performance, technical material. The best options for synthetic fabrics include DryFit, Thermax, Thinsulate or silk options.
Staying hydrated while running is crucial. Runners have the option of wearing hydration packs or holding hand-held water bottles. Hydration packs come in different designs, possibly vests, backpacks, or belts. Hydration packs are convenient and easy to use. It’s usually helpful to experiment with different packs to find one that fits your style.
Keeping a log of your running is a good way to track your progress and chase down your goals. Using a running watch is great when it comes to monitoring your distance, time, and pace. Not only that, but most running watches also allow you to track your distance, time and pace. If you’ve been at the Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, you’ve probably noticed that many runners are using a running watch to track their performance, we think you should get one too! You won’t regret it and it’s an investment for your health.
Want to join a running event in Dubai this 2022? Check out the best running events in Dubai below:
The Mai Dubai City Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in Dubai. The next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon will be held on the 30th of October. Register now. You can also join our 5km and 10km races. To get more details about the next Mai Dubai City Half Marathon event, follow us at @promosevensports on Instagram.
The Skechers Performance Run has 2.5 km, 5km, and 10km races available and it’s a family-friendly event which is great if you want to bring your family with you. The first race of the series will be back on November 2022.
The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay was held in DIFC last 9th of February 2022. The Bloomberg Square Mile Relay is the only corporate race in the world and anyone can enter as a team of 10 for a great team-building activity.