8 fall running essentials

Whether you're chasing a faster mile split or a 26.2 finish, these picks will spur you on.

Fall is prime racing season which means one thing: Everyone's logging extra mileage. But regardless of whether you’re going the full distance or keeping things short and sweet, the right gear will keep you motivated through those miles. Here are a few smart pieces to help you pound the pavement in style.

tracksmith van cortland singlet

Named after the famous Bronx-based track, this performance mesh tank takes racing apparel to the next level. Not only is it super breathable and sweat-wicking, but it also has a diagonal stripe design that dates back to track championships in the late 1800’s and comes with four gold safety pins to secure your race bibs. Perfect for those still-warm days. ($65)
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icny black gradient half calf reflective sock

In many areas of the country, it's getting darker earlier. Your nighttime runs just got a little flashier with the ICNY half calf sock: The 3M reflective panels provide the perfect safety pop as you wind your way around city streets. ($25)
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oiselle off the grid knickers

We're still loving this brand, who is getting in on the increasingly tight patterned-tights game. Ideal for the in-between weather fall brings, these below-the-knee women’s capris are made with a form-fitted compression fabric that moves seamlessly with you as you stride. They also feature a wide, flattering waistline with a built-in phone-sized pocket at your side. ($68)
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triggerpoint cold roller

You don't have to be a runner to appreciate this instrument of hurts-so-good torture. Unlike its fabric-wrapped counterpart, you pop this stainless steel roller into the freezer to add some cold compression to the myofascial release. ($80)
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falke ergonomic sport system vest

A vest is the perfect runner's layer, and this hooded, quilted neoprene vest offers the ideal amount of wind and water protection. Plus, the reflective trims add safety factor for your dusk and nighttime runs. This piece is sleek enough to be worn post-run, too. ($300)
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porsche design sport by adidas men's hoodie ii

The moisture-wicking interior makes this ultra-soft hoodie perfect for sunny-but-chilly days. The deep-set hood is subtly stylish, and the kangaroo pocket is perfect for storing the keys/wallet/cash combination. ($212)
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nike air max lunar1

A runner with serious street-style cred, the Air Max Lunar1 offers plenty of cushioning for mileage junkies who buck the minimalist trend. Mesh panels add extra breathability; we're pleased to take a break from neon color waves. ($130)
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tomtom runner cardio watch

For exercisers who can't wait for Apple Watch, TomTom's latest lets you track your heart rate, distance, pace, time and calories burned as you run. The watch has both a built-in (strapless) heart rate monitor and GPS receiver, which make it easy for you to follow a smart, zone-based training program. You can choose from several large displays to view various stats while you work out, and then they can all be easily downloaded, graphed out and analyzed through multiple running apps and websites afterward. ($270)
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