If the runner on your gift list loves listening to music on the run, she'll love this itsy-bitsy iPod shuffle. Although it's only slightly bigger than a quarter, the iPod shuffle has enough storage space for 240 songs (for the 1G Shuffle) or 500 songs (2G Shuffle). It also features a clip on the back, so you can wear it anywhere and not have to worry about holding it in your hand or carrying it in an armband or running belt. Available in fun colors, it's perfect for runners who need a little motivational music.
Written for women of all different running levels, professional runner Kara Goucher's book is packed with training and racing tips, sample training programs and nutrition plans, as well as special sections on running during and after pregnancy and maintaining a balance with running, work, and family life. Goucher, a new mom herself, writes about her own triumphs and setbacks and shares advice in such a real and honest way, it’s hard not to be motivated to run.
The SPIbelt may look small, but this sleek belt expands and can securely hold an iPod, Blackberry, cell phone, keys, up to five energy gel packs, and other small personal items. The SPIbelt does not bounce, ride or shift while running or doing other activities. It's a must-have for long-distance runners.
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This winter running jacket from Under Armour is a perfect layering piece, built with lightweight fabrics for warmth without weight. ArmourStretch technology improves mobility and accelerates dry time while wind resistant materials block wind from penetrating the body for maximum protection against the elements. Comes complete with droptail back with additional coverage for all the women out there who are tired of tugging down their jackets.
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