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Run Happy: Gift Ideas for Runners

The best gear, gadgets, and clothes to help your running buddy PR this season.

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Rock and Lock

Designed specifically to fit women's smaller ears, Yurbuds Inspire for Women come in six eye-popping colors and are built with TwistLock Technology so they're guaranteed to never fall out during a run.

$29.99, target.com

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Get Up and Glow

Early-morning or late-night joggers can stride safe with Brooks Nightlife Equilibrium LS. High-contrast colors and retroreflectivity boost visibility at dawn and dusk.

$46, brooksrunning.com

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Stay in the Zone

Bulky heart rate monitors can be a drag, literally. Lighten up with the New Balance N4. Its sleek design is easy to use and tracks total time, max heart rate, and calories burned.

$69.99, nbmonitors.com

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Rule the Road

Newbie joggers who shy away from spandex can make a stylish statement with Skirt Sports Tough Girl Skirt. The tights are soft and warm, with an attached skirt for extra coverage in all the right spots.

$90, skirtsports.com

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Be Shady

Designed for petite faces, the Dual Eyewear Dual G5 is shatterproof, scratchproof, and has an optimized magnification zone so you can check your watch with just a glance. Plus, they weigh less than an ounce -- you may forget you have them on in the first place!

$49.95, dualeyewear.com

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Keep the Stats Simple

Garmin groupies will love its latest model. "Much simpler to use than my old running watch, the light and sporty Garmin Forerunner 10 lets you push a single button and go," says editor-in-chief Betty Wong. "It tracks total running time, distance, pace, and calories and comes in pink, my favorite color."

$130, garmin.com

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Please Don't Stop the Music

There's no bigger buzz kill than your music player dying mid-run. The Sony W Series Walkman MP3 Player only takes 3 minutes to charge for up to an hour's worth of tunes. Plus, it's wire-free so you don't have to worry about snagging it as you perfect your gait.

$49.99, sony.com

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Win the Battle of the Bands

Frustrated with headbands that either slipped off or were too tight and caused headaches, Army vet Renee Krieg solved her hair woes and created her own line. Bani Bands make the perfect stocking stuffer, with tons of fun prints and patterns, SoftGrip fabric to prevent slips, and an adjustable strap so you can get the perfect fit.

$12 each, banibands.com

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Roll Out

Though it may seem like an odd gift, your marathon-training friend looking to PR will covet the Balanced Body Foam Roller for post long-run stretches. It's 40 inches long, perfect for those with a longer torso or who just need a little more room to get the kinks out!

$25, pilates.com

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Treat Your Feet

Tired soles can rest easy with Oofos flip-flops. Built with Oofoam, they absorb 37 percent more impact than regular shoes and are a must-have for post-race recovery.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, November 2012.

$17.50-$39.95, oofos.com for retailers

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