5 ES­SEN­TIAL ADD-ONS

Get the best shoes, ear­phones and other ac­ces­sories to reach your peak per­for­mance

Australian T3 - - STATE OF THE ART -

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INOV-8 MUDCLAW G-SE­RIES

British brand inov-8 has rev­o­lu­tionised trail shoes (off-road run­ning helps to make your legs and core stronger, and less in­jury-prone) with its new graphene out­soles. Graphene is amaz­ingly grippy but also highly durable, so these will keep you up­right, com­fort­able, and will last and last. $229.95, inov-8.com

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GARMIN RUN­NING DY­NAM­ICS POD

A tempt­ing al­ter­na­tive for peo­ple who find a chest strap un­com­fort­able. The Run­ning Dy­nam­ics Pod clips onto your waist­band and mea­sures your run­ning dy­nam­ics – all the key data to im­prove your form syncs to your Garmin watch. Com­pared to the HRM-Run strap, you’ll just be re­ly­ing on wrist-based HR track­ing in­stead of chest-based.

$109, garmin.com

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OPTOMA NUFORCE BE SPORT4

Get in the zone with the help of Kenny Log­gins in your lugs via these ex­cel­lent wire­less sports ear­phones, boast­ing 10 hours of bat­tery life (and two hours from a sin­gle 15-minute charge), and as­tound­ing au­dio qual­ity. Im­por­tantly, they’re also a se­cure but per­fectly com­fort­able fit, and are sweat-re­sis­tant to boot.

$149, optoma.com

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STRAVA PRE­MIUM

The Strava app is still king. Ac­cess per­son­alised coach­ing, real-time feed­back and ad­vanced an­a­lyt­ics via Pre­mium mem­ber­ship. Plus, it has ex­cel­lent op­tions for shar­ing and view­ing your runs. $89.99/year, strava.com

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GARMIN HRM-RUN

The HRM-Run heart-rate mon­i­tor pro­vides the most ad­vanced run­ning met­rics avail­able. Mea­sure ver­ti­cal os­cil­la­tion (the de­gree of ‘bounce’ in your run­ning mo­tion), ground con­tact time, stride length and more, synced with your Garmin watch. $149, garmin.com

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