Amazon Prime Day: the best deals for runners

Prime Day deals for runners
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Summer is officially here and while I've partially returned to the gym, the vast majority of my workouts are taking place outdoors. Running, in particular, is my favorite outdoor workout and I find myself pounding the pavement about four times per week. 

However, some of my favorite running gear and accessories are starting to age. So I'm taking advantage of today's Prime Day deals to stock up on my must-have running items. Every runner has their own list of favorite devices, but here you'll find my personal recs.  

Best Prime Day deals for runners

Adidas apparel: up to 55% off @ Amazon

Adidas apparel: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">up to 55% off @ Amazon
I normally run with a jersey of my favorite football team (shoutout to any Barça fans), but Adidas has a sale I can't overlook. It's taking up to 55% off pretty much everything Adidas makes. The sale includes Adidas shorts and jerseys like this basic <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">crewneck jersey that's 25% off. It's a great sale for stocking up because you can never have too many jerseys. 

Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm): was $399 now $329 @ Walmart

Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm): <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $399 now $329 @ Walmart
I've tried Garmin and I've tried Fitbit, but nothing comes close to my Apple Watch. I love that it tracks every type of workout I do (from weights to swimming) and it's dead simple to use. Its display is bright even under the sun and its GPS/heart rate tracking is spot on as well. Yes, I wish its battery lasted longer, but it easily gets me through a full day and it charges within minutes anyway. Note: Amazon had the <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apple Watch 6 on sale for $279, but it's sold out. 

URBNFit Pilates Ring: was $17 now $14 @ Amazon

URBNFit Pilates Ring: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $17 now $14 @ Amazon
I don't stretch as much as I should, but ever since purchasing the URBNFit Pilates Ring I've found myself enjoying pre- and post-run leg stretches. The ring can be used for all sorts of exercises, but I primarily use it for lying leg raises. All colors are from $3.39 to $4.49 off for Prime members only. It's a modest discount, but I think the ring is a must-have for runners. 

AirPods Pro: was $249 now $189 @ Amazon

AirPods Pro: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $249 now $189 @ Amazon
I sweat like a maniac when I run and as a result, I've damaged dozens of wireless buds. Meanwhile other buds like the Jabra Elite have proved to be too small for my ears. Enter the AirPods Pro. Not only do they provide a great fit, but they're the only wireless buds I've owned that have lasted me over a year without any damage from sweat. I'm not an audiophile, so their sound is excellent for me and I love that there's a Transparency mode for when I run on city streets and want to hear my surroundings. 

Asics running gear: up to $50 off @ Amazon

Asics running gear: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">up to $50 off @ Amazon
I'm an overpronator, so I need shoes with cushioning and stability. The Asics Gel Kayano series are my go-to shoe. I like them because they're light and give my heel that extra cushioning it needs when running on pavement. Currently, Amazon is taking up to $50 off a variety of Asics sneakers. That said, if you don't know your pronation type, I highly recommend you find out. (Some stores will have a treadmill where you can find out your pronation before buying a pair of shoes). 

Alba Botanica sunblock: up to 50% off @ Amazon

Alba Botanica sunblock: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">up to 50% off @ Amazon
I run outdoors a lot and I especially like running in heat. That means I need protection against the sun. Alba Botanica's sunblocks are my favorite because they don't leave a sticky white film on your skin, they're PETA-approved/cruelty, and they get high ratings from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Amazon is taking up to 50% off all Alba products. 

UA Sportsmask: was $30 now from $14 @ Amazon

UA Sportsmask: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">was $30 now from $14 @ Amazon
I tend to run in busy areas, so I still wear a face mask as a courtesy to others. Plus, my gym requires that I wear a face mask. The UA Sportsmask is the best mask for both running and workouts. The water-resistant mask is adjustable, washable, and light enough to let air through so you can workout hard without feeling like you're about to pass out from lack of air. I've been using this mask for all my outdoor runs since September and it's become my go-to mask for all workouts. 

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Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.