6 Training Essentials From Walmart A Running Coach Actually Swears By

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As a running coach, I get a lot of questions about the best gear options available for runners. While a good pair of running shoes is all you need to begin a regime, you won’t get very far without the right accessories or a place to keep your smartphone safe from imminent sweat during a workout (and, yes, there will be a lot of it!). Once you’ve got the right sneakers on your feet, there are so many ways to elevate your practice — from hiring a great coach (hi!) and monitoring your daily progress with a fitness tracker to accelerating recovery by using a foam roller.

Since the health and fitness market is literally flooded with products brands swear you need, it can be hard to find the right running gear options for you. And even more difficult to find them at affordable prices.

To help cut through the clutter and find the best running gear available, I’m sharing a few training essentials that all runners can benefit from — whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or training for your first 5k! Here are 6 training essentials from Walmart that won’t break the bank.

Keep Your Phone Safe & Secure On Solo Runs

Monitor Heart Rate & Track GPS

Recover Faster Post-Run & Improve Flexibility

Fuel Your Run With Sweat-Proof Earbuds

These Socks Let Toes Splay Naturally During Run

A Bright Moisture-Wicking Hat Shields Your Face From Sun

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