A few of our favorite things…

Recommended Running Products

If you haven’t already, definitely check out my blog post on my Top 10 Marathon Runner Must-Haves. Here I go into detail about some of the products and other items (like a solid training plan!) that I think no marathon runner can train well without.

Here is a quick rundown of my favorite items – ones I’ve tried and tested that I think you will love, too.

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Hydration Packs


Nathan VaporHowe Vest

I don’t know what I would do without my Nathan VaporHowe vest! I love that I can carry regular water on one side and Tailwind nutrition on the other side. There is also plenty of room to store my gels and it’s easy enough to stuff my rain jacket in the back when it warms up. The men’s version is the VaporKrar.

A great, less expensive option I used to wear is the Camelback HydroBak. It is super comfortable and works well for anyone who only needs to carry one liquid.

Water Bottles

I rave about these all the time and my YouTube subscribers, athletes and friends are probably sick of hearing about them haha. The reason these Fitly water bottles are so great is because they fit well in the pockets of my Baleaf shorts and pants (I use the 5 oz. or 8.5 oz.) AND because the air sucks out when you drink from it, you don’t hear any sloshing sound. Get these!

Running Hydration/Nutrition

I’ve been using Tailwind for quite awhile as a significant source of both nutrition and hydration during my long runs as well as when I’m racing half and full marathons. It is a combined carbohydrate/electrolyte drink, so you can use it without having the need for gels. However, I now do a combination of Tailwind and Huma gels to get the calories I need for these endurance runs. Huma has a great flavor and consistency that doesn’t upset my stomach. Watch my pre-race video for the California International Marathon explaining the strategy I use with these products.

RELATED: Long Run Nutrition: Foods to Eat During Your Marathon


GPS Watch

I have reviewed several watches on my YouTube channel including the Coros Pace 2, Fitbit Versa 3, Polar Ignite 2 – all of those can be found in this playlist. But my true loves are the Garmin Fenix 6s (updated model is now the Fenix 7) and the Garmin Forerunner 55. The Fenix is my go to for everyday wear as well as all trail running that I do (it has excellent navigation features), but the Garmin Forerunner is the one I wear for most of my training. It is an incredible value in my opinion.

Night Running

I have a couple of friends who enjoy early morning running when it’s still dark out, so I invested in the Noxgear Tracer360 reflective vest and it is the coolest!! Since our family just got an Australian Shepherd, I will for sure be getting him one once he is old enough to run with me, too.


As a runner, the thing that matters the most when it comes to headphones is that they stay in my ears. I’ve really struggled with this through the years, which is why I ultimately researched this a lot and wrote a post devoted strictly to bluetooth headphones that won’t fall out. I ended up choosing the bone-conducting Aeropex Aftershokz and I recommend them to every runner I meet!

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