A combination of cabin fever, closed gyms and need for speed lead many people to take to the streets – not to protest, but to walk up and down sidewalks, along river banks and in neighborhood parks. I won’t be walking into a yoga studio anytime soon, but the routes are free (if you are running in a crowded area, be sure to wear a mask).
If you’re just getting started with your run, I’ve rounded up some of the gear that gets me going out every day, along with some starting tips. Don’t forget to also consult our Best fitness trackers and Best running shoes guides and all the materials that helped the former WIRED editor run faster marathons in your 40s.
Update February 2021: We’ve added our favorite cold weather running picks, like the Fast and Free Lululemon High Waist Running Tights.
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