Women's Running

NEW RUNNER QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

If you want to make an up-front investment in any piece of gear, we recommend going to your local running shop and gett ing fitt ed for a pair of shoes that match your biomechanics, the terrain you’re most likely to run on, and your foot strike. Experts at local shops will watch you walk or run and recommend shoes that will best support your endeavors—you’ll also get to try them on and choose what feels most comfortable. (Note: During the COVID-19 quarantine, many running stores are still answering their phones, so give a call, explain you’re a new runner, and they’ll do whatever they can to help. Some are offering delivery or curbside pickup.)

Beyond a trustworthy and comfy pair of running shoes, a watch is also a tool you’ll need to keep track of run/walk intervals. Watches can be as simple or as high-tech as

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