Here is a list of my gear that I use:
Shoes: Montrail Sabino
iRunFar's video review for more specs
Sunglasses: Julbo Dust
Dust is designed for mountain biking and outdoor racing enthusiasts. A snug fit on the face is ensured with grip nose and grip tech temples. The slim and flexible frame can be slipped comfortably under a hat or helmet. The wide field of vision is combined with excellent venting thanks to the technical size of the suspended lenses.. For more information check out their website.
blog and see what the top runners are saying about Drymax.
Compression Shorts: Zensah
Compression Calf Sleeves: 2XU
The compression sleeves I wear for recovery and for road races. They help with blood circulation and help minimize muscle trauma during the race. 2XU is a great company with great products. (Salomon has recently come out with some compression shorts with pockets specifically made for running)
I have been using this product since summer of last year (2010). I can't say once you take this it makes you feel any different and magically makes you run faster. I have noticed that I do recover faster and I don't bonk out from lack of calories (also helps fight mental fatigue too). The premise behind this product is that you take it before your race/workout and every 3-4 during (I take mine every 3 hours) and the amino acid in the product allows your body to metabolize fat more easily. For all the details on what this product does visit their website.
These are the only thing I eat while I am training or during my long races. They provide me the necessary calories I need and most importantly they are tasty!!! I have had too many GU's go bad before and the due date and most of the time they taste terrible. Everyone has different preferences, but these cubes are made from quality ingredients and have a good blend of potassium, sodium, carbs and don't upset your stomach (at least not mine). Here is more info on this product . I sell these cubes on my online health store, if you would like to sample a package send me an email and I would be more then happy to ship a sample package out to you.
Meal Replacement Shakes:
I use these replacement shakes during my long races (50 miles and over). These shakes don't upset my stomach and provide me with all the necessary nutrients I need to replacement the ones lost during a long endurance race. Most important thing in choosing a supplement/carb drink to use during an endurance race is to choose one that doesn't upset your stomach. Here is more info on this product. I sell these shakes on my online health store, if you would like a sample shake send me an email and I would be more then happy to ship a sample shake out to you.
website for more product information.
Vitargo®S2 is the super-soluble form of Vitargo®, a patented, molecular carbohydrate with ZERO SUGAR. Only Vitargo®’s low osmolality, molecular carbohydrate form is university-research proven to move through the stomach more than twice as fast as the carbohydrates (e.g. maltodextrin and sugars) found in other sport drinks and powders. That means faster carbohydrate digestion and absorption into the body. It also means no bloating or that “heavy stomach” feeling common to ordinary carbohydrate-based products. Furthermore, Vitargo®S2 IVg technology is the only product of its kind that is university-research proven to deliver carbohydrate to muscle and the rest of the body 2X faster after exhaustive exercise and to accelerate glycogen refueling and recovery.