Stride Right

You won’t run faster. You still might not even finish. But put some effort into your marathon getup, and you’ll at least look good cruising by.


For Women: 1. Houdini full-zip jacket, $125, Patagonia. 2. Asics Quadro Flow singlet, $32, City Sports. 3. Adidas Dynamic Response workout bra, $35, City Sports. 4. Nike lightweight running gloves, $15, Niketown. 5. Nike Amp+ iPod Nano remote/watch, $79, Niketown. 6. Sugoi 42k Short running shorts, $32, Marathon Sports. 7. Saucony Progrid Paramount running shoes, $165, City Sports. 8. Balega Enduro running socks, $10, Marathon Sports.

For Men: 1. Techwick midweight quarter-zip long-sleeve shirt, $35, Eastern Mountain Sports. 2. Capilene Performance Base-layer shirt, $36, Patagonia. 3. Techwick skullcap, $15, Eastern Mountain Sports. 4. Four-gigabyte iPod Nano, $150, and iPod Nano armband, $35, both from Best Buy. 5. Polar Fitness F11 heart-rate monitor/watch, $160, REI. 6. Brooks Equilibrium running shorts, $36, Marathon Sports. 7. Brooks Trance 7 running shoes, $135, Marathon Sports. 8. Zoot Endurance triathlon spandex shorts, $60, REI. 9. Nike Elite running socks, $12, Niketown.