Coach Jenny's 11 Running Gear Must-Haves for Spring

The Oakley Polarized Miss Conduct Squared sunglasses are one of the hottest gear items this season.

Looking to run on the natural side with your gear and apparel?  Me too. I'm excited to share 11 hot, new products made to inspire, multi-task, use clean ingredients and improve performance.

Greater Than Sports Drink – Powered by Coconut Water

Say good-bye to high fructose corn syrup and toxic coloring additives and hello to a new, natural performance drink.  How did they do it?   They took the goodness of coconut water and blended it with the science of sports drinks to meet the needs of active bodies for hydration, electrolytes and energy.

$1.88/bottle, http://drinkgt.com/

lifestinks – Safe, Effective Deodorant

This product could run for president. It's green, has a very short list of ingredients you can actually pronounce (tea tree oil, lavender or cedarwood, aluminum-free sodium bicarbonate), and more importantly, is aluminum and talc-free. Brand new to the natural world, Life Stinks was created by a sister team to provide a safer alternative to avoid living stinky. It holds up to even the sweatiest of athletes and allows your body to perform its natural function without blocking the lymph system (really good stuff).

$15, http://www.duggansisters.com/lifestinks/lifestinks.php

110% Play Harder – Transformer Shorts

Two simple therapies come together in one great garment.  The 110% Transformer Shorts are for the athlete looking for that extra advantage.  The EC3D Compression Technology offers a better fit with the tubular seamless construction and delivers an ergonomic fit to enhance muscle stability, circulation and reduce muscle fatigue.  These compression shorts go one step further with cold therapy built in.  Simply wear during training then slide the frozen ice sheets in the shorts afterwards.  Shorts come complete with ice sheets and thermal bag.  Also available: calf sleeves, Capri, tights and knee sleeve.

$110, http://www.110playharder.com/

26MileStones

I awarded an "A" for creativity for the most unique way to commemorate a race.  Send in your race bib number and Alison will turn it into a highly functioning and meaningful set of coasters, not to mention it's a subtle, cool way to brag to your guests.

$22, http://www.etsy.com/listing/54428853/your-race-bib-on-coasters-set-of-4-tile

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