Training Guide: Running a Half-Marathon
Get in Gear: Basic Running Equipment
These must-haves will make you smile through the miles.Cruise Control
Train with a do-it-all heart-rate monitor. The Timex Ironman Road Trainer also lists calories burned ($100, timex.com).Smarty Pants
The Women's PR Shorts feature clever side pockets and a comfy liner ($45, thenorthface.com).Happy Feet
The lightweight Brooks Ghost provides extra cushioning and shock absorption ($100, brooksrunning.com).Top Guns
Run cool in the sweat-wicking Sphere Sleeveless Half-Zip. Its flat seams reduce chafing ($40, nike.com).
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