Training Guide: Running a Half-Marathon
Outfit Yourself: Race-Day Emergency Kit
Dodge any runner bummer with these on-the-go essentials.Handy Candy
Fruity chews are a tasty way to get electrolytes. Eat one 100-calorie pack of Luna Sport Moons every hour ($1.29, lunabar.com).Run-brella
In case of rain, pack a cap! The Daybreak Women's Running Hat is breathable and wicks away sweat or water ($22, nike.com).Ray Ban
Don't let a sunburn ruin your run. Coola Sport 45 SPF water-resistant sunscreen stays put as you sweat ($32 for 5 ounces, coolasuncare.com for info).Step Saver
Nexcare Active Waterproof Blister Pads stick to sweaty feet and offer extra cushioning ($3.19 to $4.49, drugstores).Friction Fix
Asics Chafe Free Endurance Gel dries instantly ($7, asics.com for stores).Mouth Guard
Keep lips moist and sun-safe with Nivea A Kiss of Protection SPF 30 balm. It contains soothing shea butter and vitamin E ($3, drugstores).Hydration Station
The CamelBak Delaney run-walk belt comes with a 24-ounce water bottle and four pockets ($40, camelback.com for info).
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2009.
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