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Es­cape the con­fines of a big-box gym and hit the open road. Run­ning is one of the most ef­fec­tive and eco­nom­i­cal ways to stay in shape, and all you need is a solid pair of shoes and a few pieces of go-to gear and you’re ready to log some miles and get your

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1 | Brooks Le­vi­tate 2

Pound­ing the pave­ment is more ap­peal­ing in a su­per-springy shoe. The Le­vi­tate’s mid­sole uses a spe­cial tech­nol­ogy that gives the wearer en­ergy re­turn with ev­ery step. The soft-fit knit up­per is snug and com­fort­able, which means zero breakingin blis­ters. brook­srun­ning.com $150

2 | Out­run the Storm Jacket by Un­der Ar­mour

Run­ning be­comes an all-weather ac­tiv­ity with this wa­ter­proof jacket: It’s snug fit­ting but not too tight, and a hood and thumb­holes help keep ev­ery inch of skin pro­tected from the el­e­ments. un­derar­mour.com $90

3 | Plantron­ics Back­Beat Fit

Stop wran­gling tan­gled wires and slip­pery ear­buds. These sweat­proof head­phones stay put — even in the rain — and use Blue­tooth tech­nol­ogy to con­nect to your phone. Bonus: The open de­sign al­lows you to hear your sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment, mak­ing these a safer choice for out­door ath­letes. plan­ton­ics.com $130

4 | Handful Ad­justable Bra

A well-con­structed sports bra is a non­nego­tiable for ath­letic women, and this one prom­ises to “flat­ter, not flat­ten,” while pro­vid­ing full-cov­er­age sup­port. Made from ul­tra-soft, sweatwick­ing ma­te­rial, the Handful has ad­justable straps, al­low­ing you to tai­lor the fit to suit your shape.

5 | Lu­l­ule­mon Speed Up Tıght Full-On Lux­treme

We love our Lu­lus, and these cute run­ning pants wick sweat, stay put and flat­ter your booty. The patented fab­ric keeps you cool on hot­ter days, and re­flec­tive de­tails mean in­creased vis­i­bil­ity dur­ing twi­light or ear­ly­morn­ing runs. lu­l­ule­mon.com $108

6 | Kukimbe App

Whether or not you’re com­pet­i­tive, train­ing for a race is great for mo­ti­va­tion and ac­count­abil­ity. This free app pin­points your lo­ca­tion to help you find lo­cal races rang­ing from 5Ks to marathons — no Googling re­quired. kukimbe.com free

7 | Couch to 5K App

Per­fect for ab­so­lute be­gin­ners, this app coaches you through an ex­pert-de­signed 5K train­ing pro­gram, pro­vid­ing au­dio prompts dur­ing your work­outs while still al­low­ing you to hear your mu­sic with an in-app player. Us­ing your GPS, the app logs ev­ery run and tracks your progress over time. ac­tive.com $3

8 | Lympo App

Need a lit­tle in­cen­tive to get mov­ing? Lympo has you cov­ered: Com­plete var­i­ous healthy lifestylere­lated tasks, such as go­ing to the gym reg­u­larly or eat­ing health­fully, and get re­warded with LYM to­kens. These hold real mone­tary value and can be ex­changed for fab sports and well­ness prod­ucts. You also can track your per­sonal fit­ness goals, con­tact per­sonal train­ers and chal­lenge your friends and fam­ily. lympo.com free

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