Sporting Life | 28/12/2023

Ready to Hit Reset with Running?

By Ummehani Mustafa
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Forget short-lived New Year’s resolutions. This year is about building healthier habits. It’s time to hit reset for a fresh fitness start, and Sun & Sand Sports is here to be your partner in this journey.

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Running is a great sport to start with. It’s suitable for any age or level of fitness, accessible, has a lot of physical and mental health benefits, and minimal equipment is needed. All you need is a pair of shoes and determination. Here, we’ll share some shoe recommendations and helpful tips on how to pick the right running shoes for you.

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Running Shoes

Nike Men’s Downshifter 12 Road Running Shoe

A versatile and comfortable road running shoe with responsive cushioning and durable traction. Ideal for daily runs or workouts.

Price: AED 350.00

ASICS Men’s Gel-Kayano 30 Shoe

Known for stability and support, it has Gel cushioning and a comfortable fit for overpronators. Great for long-distance running.

Price: AED 835.00

Nike Women’s Pegasus 40 Road Running Shoe

Designed for female runners, these shoes offer a blend of cushioning and responsiveness, suitable for short sprints and long distances.

Price: AED 675.00

ASICS Women’s Gel-Nimbus® 25 Shoe

Engineered for comfort and cushioning, it provides a plush feel and support for neutral runners, great for various distances.

Price: AED 880.00

Nike Kids’ Star Runner 4 Running Shoe (Older Kids)

Specifically designed for kids, these shoes offer comfort, support and durability for their active pursuits.

Price: AED 275.00

To see more running shoes, click here.

Running Clothes

Nike Men’s Dri-Fit Rise 365 T-Shirt

Dri-FIT technology for moisture management, keeping you dry and comfortable during runs.

Price: AED 250.00

adidas Men’s Own the Run Heather T-Shirt

Heathered fabric with moisture-wicking properties, ensuring comfort during workouts.

Price: AED 189.00 AED 129.00

Nike Women’s Dri-Fit Pacer Sweatshirt

Offers warmth and comfort with Dri-Fit technology, ideal for cool weather runs.

Price: AED 250.00

adidas Women’s Own the Run 1/2 Zip Running Top

Provides ventilation and comfort, suitable for various weather conditions.

Price: AED 299.00 AED 209.00

Nike Kids’ Sportswear Hooded Tracksuit (Older Kids)

Offers comfort and style for kids during their activities or casual wear.

Price: AED 425.00

To see more running clothes, click here.

Running Accessories

Nike Multiplier Running No-Show Socks (2 Pack)

Moisture-wicking socks designed for running comfort.

Price: AED 115.00

Under Armour Women’s UA Iso-Chill Launch Run Cap

Offers UV protection and Iso-Chill sweatband to keep you cool during runs.

Price: AED 129.00

Nike Lean Arm Band

Securely holds your phone while running with easy access.

Price: AED 99.00

Nike Trail Running Crew Socks

Designed for trail running with cushioning and support.

Price: AED 150.00

Nike Hyperfuel Water Bottle 24oz

Leakproof and ergonomic design, ideal for hydration during workouts.

Price: AED 69.00

To see more running accessories, click here.

Nutrition & Support

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder – Vanilla Ice Cream (907g)

Provides whey protein for muscle recovery and growth.

Price: AED 137.00 

Centrum Men’s Multivitamin Food Supplement (60 Tablets)

Multivitamin tailored for men’s nutritional needs.

Price: AED 120.00

LaPerva Keto Bar – Dark Chocolate (35g)

Keto-friendly snack bar for a quick energy boost.

Price: AED 9.00

Incrediwear Active Pain Relief Knee Sleeve (M)

Knee sleeves designed to reduce discomfort during physical activities.

Price: AED 155.00

New Chapter Fermented Vitamin B-Complex Supplement (30 Tablets)

Provides B-complex vitamins for energy and metabolism support.

Price: AED 119.00

To see more nutritional range, click here.

The Shoe Shuffle: How To Choose A Running Shoe?

Shoes are your trusted companions on every run, so choosing the right pair is paramount. But with so many options, it can feel like navigating a shoe maze. Fear not, fellow runner! Here’s how to find your perfect fit:

Know your arch: Low, neutral or high? Understanding your foot arch type helps determine the kind of support you need. Neutral shoes are versatile, while stability shoes offer extra support for overpronators (rolls inwards), and cushioned shoes pamper high arches.

Listen to your gait: Do your feet roll inwards (overpronation), outwards (underpronation) or stay neutral? Matching your shoe to your gait type ensures proper alignment and prevents injuries.

Terrain matters: Treadmill enthusiasts? Opt for cushioned comfort with minimal traction. Track stars? Choose a balance of support and speed. Trailblazers? Conquer uneven surfaces with rugged shoes and grippy treads.

Starting on the Right Foot: A Beginner’s Guide

New to the running scene? Welcome aboard! But remember, the road to a marathon starts with a single step. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth, injury-free start:

Walk-run intervals: Don’t overwhelm your body. Start with alternating walking and running, gradually increasing the running segments as you build endurance.

Slow and steady wins the race: Ditch the Usain Bolt dreams for now. Choose a pace you can comfortably maintain a conversation. Your lungs and legs will thank you.

Mileage matters: Increase your distance gradually, following the 10% rule – avoid adding more than 10% to your weekly mileage to avoid overuse injuries.

Rest and recover: Listen to your body. Take rest days to allow your muscles to rebuild and prevent soreness.

Beyond the Basics: Tips for Runners of All Levels

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a fitness convert, these tips will elevate your runs:

Warm-up and cool down: Treat your body with respect. Gentle stretches and easy jogs before and after your run prepare your muscles and prevent stiffness.

Pace yourself: Embrace the mantra “progress, not perfection.” Set realistic goals, celebrate milestones, and avoid chasing every personal best.

Mix it up, move it up: Running isn’t a one-trick pony. Cross-training with swimming, cycling or strength training keeps things interesting, builds well-rounded fitness, and prevents injuries.

Listen to your whispers: Your body speaks volumes. Prioritise rest when needed, fuel your runs wisely and stretch regularly. A happy body translates to happy runs.

So, lace up your shoes, tune into your body’s rhythm, and hit the pavement with confidence. Remember, running is a journey, not a destination. Savor the fresh air, the pounding of your heart and the sense of accomplishment with every stride. Happy running!



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