Christmas Gift Guide: Cross Training | Women's Running

Christmas Gift Guide: Cross Training

Read Time:   |  December 19, 2019

Want to cross train? Well, good for you. We should all add cross training into our schedules – if all you do is run, you’re setting yourself up for an injury in no time, honestly. Get some strength and flexibility training in there to push your times and bulletproof your running.

1. UNDER ARMOUR Hovr Infinite
£120, underarmour.com

These beautifully made shoes give superb cushioning and versatility, and are equally brilliant at getting the miles in as they are down the gym. In five stunning colour ways, the combination of its ‘zero-gravity’ feel alongside Under Armour’s Record Sensor to track and analyse your workouts, makes for a superlative shoe for whatever you throw at it.

2. iMEDICARE Washable Incontinence Underwear
£10.24, mypelvichealth.co.uk

Let’s not be embarrassed about this stuff, okay? If there’s a chance you might leak a bit during a run, it’s better to be prepared. iMedicare’s lovely pants come in a range of styles, are comfortable and will help you remain confident on the longest (and coldest) of runs. But do make sure you chat to your GP, too, to see if they can help.

3. FLANCI Nerja Leggings
£36.99, flanciactivewear.co.uk

Squat-proof and glorious, these leggings are brilliant for your running, for the gym, for yoga – and they’re incredibly good value too. With a high, deep waistband, they include a large zipped pocket for your important stuff, an internal tie string, 360-degree stretch fabric, UPF50+ sun protection and flat-lock seams. Comfy-comfy. Enter Running10 at the checkout for a 10 per cent discount until 31 December 2019.

4. KETTLEBOOBS
£32, kettleboobs.co.uk

What do you mean, you’ve not seen kettlebells with boobs on them before? If you’re a bell junkie, you need these in your life. And not only can you get these glorious booby ones, there are also versions with lady gardens, and also some more general spotty, eyelash and moustaches ones. Available in sizes from 2kg to 16kg. A kettlebell swing will never be the same again.

5. POWERBEATS Pro
£219.95, beatsbydre.com

For fantastic sound quality, alongside nine hours of listening time, sweat resistant ear buds that don’t budge, and adjustable secure-fit ear hooks that sit comfortably even in our weirdly shaped ears, these are a special present for the special runner in your life. Or you. Don’t forget you.

6. BROOKS Pick-Up Tank
£30, brooksrunning.com

Brooks’ gear is ideal for runners and gym-goers alike, and this stylish number will see you right in both activities. It’s available in four colours, it’s sweat-wicking, washes like a dream, and dries in a flash. The racer back works perfectly with sport bras, too. The fit is feminine without being skintight, and the comfort highlights Brook’s experience with designing apparel for women. You’ll get no rubbing with this tank, that’s for sure.


Prices are RRP and correct at time of print for Women’s Running Issue 120 December 2019. This article contains an affiliate

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