Running Gear For Beginners That You Can Get On Walmart.Com

Female Sprinter Getting Ready to Start The Race

In my somewhat biased opinion, running is great. It helps me stay healthy and sharp, both physically and mentally. But starting out is tough. Whether you’ve just committed to that Couch to 5K program or signed up for your first half marathon, you’re going to need a little push. Luckily, there are lots of running products for beginners to ease you into it. (Let’s be honest: there is no greater motivator than new gear.)

Despite being a seasoned runner myself, I've had some peaks and valleys. Over the last decade, I’ve successfully completed several marathons — but have also gone through months-long stretches when I could barely log more than five miles, total. So even though I’m not exactly a beginner, I’m very familiar with the feeling of getting back into running shape. I’ve also had plenty of time and experience to test out new products and determine what’s actually worth the money.

Whether you’re a total newbie or just getting back into things, here are some of the essential items you’ll need to get you hitting the pavement, all available on

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