Training for a Run? These Are Your “Must Haves”

Posted May 16, 2013 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five
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Last year, I trained for and ran two half marathons. This year, while I’ve taken a break from running, I’m just starting to get my running motivation back (maybe it’s the beautiful weather). So naturally, I started to think about my favorite running products. I dug out my favorite running shoes, socks, water bottle, etc. and I also started looking at new ways to enhance my run. That’s why I was so excited when our friends at Klutch Club posted “Fitness Essentials for Your Marathon Season.

My favorite of their recommendations is a product I’ve seen recently but never tried. It might just alleviate that Friday night “can’t sleep because I’m thinking about tomorrow’s long run” anxiety.

Dream Water.

I would be lying if I told you that the long runs on the weekend didn’t give me anxiety. I would also be lying if I told you that increasing my mileage didn’t take a toll on my body. Dream Water helped with both! Increased sleep is recommended for marathon training to assist with recovery, so getting to bed early was essential. I also had to fit my running into my busy schedule, which made early AM wake up calls the standard. Downing a Dream Water helped me fall asleep naturally and wake up feeling ready to run. Since I used it in my training, I was able to confidently use it the night before the marathon to get a solid night of sleep before the big day.

Check out Klutch Club’s recommendation for Dream Water and other great training products for runners here. And tell us in the comments below – what are your favorite running (or just health and fitness in general) products?

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."