American distance runner Amy Cragg recently became the first American woman to bring home a marathon medal at the World Championships since 1983. Last month in London, she posted a 2:27:18 to claim the bronze. But she couldn’t do it alone! These are the things she simply can’t run without.
HOTSHOT, $65 for 12-pack
Before every workout, long run and race I completely eliminate the risk of cramping with this awesome little drink. Now when I taste it I know it's go time.
Nike Shield Flash Jacket, $297.95
For those early winter nights I want to be as visible as possible to the cars I share the road with. The reflective properties of the Nike Flash jacket do the trick and I don't leave the house in dim conditions without it.
I wish I had discovered this handy therapy ball earlier in my running career. It's lightweight and small yet can do even more than a foam roller. It goes with me everywhere and I use it before and after nearly every run.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, $150
It was love at first run for me and that love has only gotten stronger. Finally, there is a shoe that is worthy of the marathon!
GU Energy Hydration Drink Mix, $36 for 24-pack
(Blueberry Pomegranate flavor, of course) My drink of choice during all of my marathons!
With two medical-grade ice bags and a compact compression support system this is a must-have for recovery on the road.