With your Broad Street Run training — and training for race season as a whole — ramping up, you’ve probably been thinking about refreshing your collection of running gear. That’s where this week’s edition of local pro’s must-have products comes in: founder and head coach of Run Your Personal Best Cory Smith, who shares the seven products he swears by to make a runner’s life much easier.
When he’s not coaching clients IRL, you can find Cory spitting tidbits of running wisdom right here on Be Well Philly. If you’re stressed about training for the Broad Street Run, fret not he’s outlined a simple training plan for us all to follow. He also shared SO many helpful tips throughout the Philadelphia Marathon training period. What we’re trying to say is this: He knows what he’s talking about when it comes to running, and you should probably — scratch that — definitely take his product suggestions seriously.
Read on for this running coach’s list of must-have products for runners, plus where you can score your very own.“They key to a good backpack for runners is smart design with separate compartments for every item a runner carries — especially dirty shoes and stinky clothing. Mudroom nails this concept: a sleek, good looking backpack, with separate compartments to keep everything from your laptop to your running shoes.” $105 from Mudroom Backpacks.
Trail Runner Magazine and runner-coach-writer Cory Smith trail tested Mudroom Backpacks and wrote about it in the electronic version of Trail Runner Magazine. Here is the link: