Coach Jenny Hadfield's Top Fall Gear Picks for 2011

Neo Trail – VIVOBAREFOOT

Check out these minimalist trail shoes done wisely. The Neo Trail is footwear for people who want to run with less underfoot and have lightweight, breathable protection on the trails. VIVOBAREFOOT's patented ulta-thin, puncture-resistant sole allows for maximum feel of the ground with maximum protection. Not only is this shoe well-designed, it comes with free training videos, online clinics and an eBook with barefoot running coach Lee Saxby. Saxby helps show you how to run with less and not get hurt.

$130, http://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/neo-trail-ladies-36.html/

Brooks Essential Run Long Sleeve Half-Zip Tech Top

Like the little black dress that goes with everything, every runner needs a highly functional half-zip long sleeve technical top. This latest from Brooks delivers just that. It's lightweight, wicks moisture away from the skin, and is perfect for those "in-between" weather days.  Zip up on the cold days, and down when you get a little steamy.

$55, http://www.brooksrunning.com/Essential-Run-LS-1/2-Zip/220315321.020,default,pd.html

lululemon Run for Your Life Crop Tights

What do you wear when it's too warm for tights and too cold for shorts? Capri tights of course. These tights have a comfortable low-rise, wide waist band with a hidden gel pocket and zipper pocket in the back for essentials. They are made with the best materials to reduce the risk of chafing and luxtreme materials to wick away moisture. Even better, these tights can carry you through three different seasons.

$86, http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-crops/Run-For-Your-Life-Crop-80013?cc=0001&sli=1

Sugoi Versa Jacket/Vest

The Sugoi Versa is an economical running apparel piece because it's part running jacket, part vest. It features detachable magnetic sleeves that make it easy to transition to a vest or jacket on the run. It's made with built- in weather resistant material and is highly breathable with vents in the back. It looks great on and off the running path and has Scotchlite? reflection so you'll be seen along the way.

$120, http://www.sugoi.com/usa/run/women/jackets/versa-jacket-4036.html

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Coach Jenny Hadfield is an Active Expert and the co-author of the best-selling Marathoning for Mortals, and the Running for Mortals and Training for Mortals series. She is also a columnist for Women's Running and Runners World.

Coach Jenny has trained thousands of runners and walkers with her training plans. Improve your running performance or train for your next event with Coach Jenny's Active Trainer Plans. You can ask her a training question on her Ask Coach Jenny page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

 

 

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