Lights on the houses are not the only things illuminating the streets of Austin these days! Runners like to be seen by cars as they bob and weave through the streets in the wee hours of the morning and the dark after-work hours. Rogue Running has a number of options to keep runners visible and safe. High on the list are Nite Beams, which range from L.E.D. Rings for $5 to Arm Bands for $20. With gifts like these, your runner is sure to be seen!
Runners are always looking for new, tasty and easy-to-make recipes that can fuel them after a hard run, and the makers of Skratch have just the thing. Biju Thomas and Allen Lim have two books out on the shelves at Rogue that will help you get the most out of your meals. The Feed Zone and Feed Zone Portables ($25 each) offer plenty of new ideas and delicious recipes and even give you a list of the 30 or so items every athlete’s kitchen should have.
Recovery is essential for runners and what better way to stimulate blood flow and get the legs flushed after a hard run than in a nice new pair of compression socks? Rogue offers many brands to slide your feet into. One brand near and dear to the heart of trail extraordinaire and Rogue employee Erik Stanley is 2XU. 2XU Compression ($50) offers a wide variety of colors and sizes, so you’re bound to find the perfect pair to help you stand out on Town Lake.
Tight, achy muscles? When stretching isn’t enough, it’s time to roll. Come check out all of our roller options to help massage and relieve those knots! A new favorite, The Worm ($34), uses your own body weight to massage out any problem areas you might have. They even offer a convenient portable option that can be used all over the body and fits easily into most bags.
Runners live by the clock, be it their pace, distance or both, so having a reliable watch at all times is a must! Rogue has a vast selection, including everyone’s favorite brand, Garmin. Garmin offers a wide variety of options to fit any runner’s needs and price range ($130 – 400). We have the Garmin 110, 210 and the new 620 currently on our shelves and ready to go under the Christmas tree!
Still not sure what your runner needs? Gift cards to Rogue Running are the perfect solution, and can be purchased online!
Rogue Running has two Central Texas locations with running experts ready to help you knock out your holiday shopping (and maybe find a thing or two for yourself):
Austin: 500 San Marcos St. 78702 / 512.493.0920
Cedar Park: 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd. 78613 / 512.777.4467