Active Gear Scout: 10 Essentials for Rookie Runners

You've signed up for your first race and have a training plan in hand. But beyond running shoes, you don't have the first clue as to what gear you might—or might not—need.

A simple pair of shoes will help you get to the finish line. A few other essentials will help you train right. The Active Gear Scout is here to help you move beyond the rookie status with tips on where to place your ID, how to pick the right running shoe, and what attire works best.

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