The New York Marathon is on Sunday, and more than 50,000 runners — including professional athletes and celebrities — are gearing up for the annual race.
Running a marathon is no easy feat, but amid concerns about training, runners may not have factored in the need for some minor items, like a pair of shoe laces or a water belt. Here are seven items you may not have accounted for that you can get online now.
Sneakers are an obvious must-have for a marathon — but what to do about laces? Rather than getting a pair of laces that needs to be retied, try out these elastic laces, which lock smoothly over the sneaker.
Buy: Lock Laces $15
Hydration is important during a race, and a water belt is a great way to ensure you have water accessible throughout the run. This one is also great for holding smartphones.
QBStrong running belt
Buy: QBStrong Running Belt $16
Compressive Calf Sleeves
Compressive sleeves can help increase blood circulation and reduce muscle fatigue. These unisex ones are affordable, coming in at less than $17.
Mava Sports calf sleeves
Buy: Mava Sports Calf Sleeves $17
Lots of people like to listen to music while they run, and these headphones are