Forget the treadmill, pavement or high school track and hit the mountain trails instead. Here's the gear you'll need to hit the trail and start running.

Apply anywhere friction may turn your skin into raw hamburger,
$10, REI, 3285 E. 3300 South, SLC

CEP Compression Calf Sleeve 
Compression sleeves give more oxygen to your muscles. More oxygen equals longer runs.
$40, Salt Lake Running Co., 2454 S. 700 East, SLC

Salomon XR Mission
Built for on-trail stability and come in the brightest colors conceivable.
$110, Wasatch Powder House, 3017 E. 6200 South, SLC 

Garmin Forerunner 210
Monitors heart rate and keeps track of where you end up.
$249, Wasatch Running Center, 8946 S. State St., Sandy 

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