Although I have never competed in a running race myself, I know at least a dozen people who have.
Just last weekend I made my way to Manhattan's Central Park at 9:30 a.m. to watch a friend compete in a 10-kilometer race. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but considering it was mid-December and 36 degrees outside, I did not anticipate more than a couple of hundred people.
So as I stood there in my hat, mittens and large overcoat and saw almost 5,000 participants race by me, I realized how wrong I was.
With the holidays fast approaching and numerous friends who enjoy running, here's a list of gifts any runner would love. Who knows, they could even inspire a dormant marathoner or two.
A Running BuddyWhile some people run for a cause, others take part for the experience and thrill of racing with spectators cheering them on. And still there are others who take such competitions more seriously and run to win or challenge themselves physically. Running partners help athletes achieve their goals more quickly by pushing them and helping them to become better racers. If you are unable (or unwilling) to fill this role, here's the next best thing. Garmin (GRMN - Get Report) recently upgraded its Forerunner training device. Retailing for about $350, the
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