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Welcome to Racked's Fitness Week: five days of workout coverage, so that you can start your New Year's resolutions off right.


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Whether you're a competitive runner or just a once-a-week jogger, wearing the right clothing when you're pounding the pavement is key. If you're freezing your toes off outside or just breaking a sweat on the treadmill, keep reading for 11 ideas of where to go to step up your gear game. We've included huge chain shops and local favorites, but in case we miss your favorite place to shop for running shoes and clothes, drop us a line in the comments. —Teresa Tobat


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1. RnJ Sports

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4945 Elm St
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-0558
Since 1976, RnJ Sports has been supplying Rockville and Bethesda with colorful and stylish running tees, pants, and jackets. [Image]

2. Icebreaker Touchlab Bethesda

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4821 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 913-0379
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Drape yourself in merino wool at Icebreaker's brand new Touchlab store in Bethesda. The shop sells wool running vests, jackets, crew necks, pants, hats, socks, gloves, and even underwear. [Image]

3. Core72

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5502 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 686-4258
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Local indie activewear shop Core72 stocks plenty of cold-weather running gear from Icebreaker, Pearl Izumi, and CWX. [Image]

4. New Balance

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5301 Wisconsin Ave NW, #170
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 237-1840
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Leading running retailer New Balance sells its own apparel at this Friendship Heights location. For Virginia residents, there’s a shop in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, too. [Image]

5. Potomac River Running

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3513 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-3544
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Find running clothing and accessories—from hats and gloves to shirts and shorts—at this local chain with nine locations in the area. [Image]

6. Fleet Feet

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1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3888
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Popular running brands like Moving Comfort, Under Armour and Pearl Izumi line the shelves of this Adams Morgan shop. [Image]

7. Georgetown Running Company

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3401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8626
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Georgetown Running Company outfits Georgetown (of course!) with running tops, bottoms, and sports bras from the likes of Saucony, New Balance, and Nike. [Image]

8. Nike

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3040 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 471-5570
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This three-leveled store on M Street is filled with the latest and trendiest Nike gear. For budding athletes, this shop even has a cute kids’ section too. [Nike]
8209 Watson Street
McLean, VA 22102
Outdoor retailer REI stocks a wide selection of running clothing and gear at its five locations in the D.C. area. Find tops, bottoms, and gloves at the Tysons Corner location. [Image]

10. The North Face

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3333 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-5510
The North Face stocks gear that is perfect for runners battling the icy temps that are sweeping the area. Get the goods from this national chain at one of its three shops in the D.C. area.

11. Pacers

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3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 248-6883
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For the past 23 years, this chain has been supplying D.C. with running essentials. Expect to find technical apparel and gear here. A specialty item even includes a Pacers-branded "Virginia is for Runners" tee. [Image]

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1. RnJ Sports

4945 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814
Since 1976, RnJ Sports has been supplying Rockville and Bethesda with colorful and stylish running tees, pants, and jackets. [Image]
4945 Elm St
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Icebreaker Touchlab Bethesda

4821 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Drape yourself in merino wool at Icebreaker's brand new Touchlab store in Bethesda. The shop sells wool running vests, jackets, crew necks, pants, hats, socks, gloves, and even underwear. [Image]
4821 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

3. Core72

5502 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Local indie activewear shop Core72 stocks plenty of cold-weather running gear from Icebreaker, Pearl Izumi, and CWX. [Image]
5502 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015

4. New Balance

5301 Wisconsin Ave NW, #170, Washington, DC 20015
Leading running retailer New Balance sells its own apparel at this Friendship Heights location. For Virginia residents, there’s a shop in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, too. [Image]
5301 Wisconsin Ave NW, #170
Washington, DC 20015

5. Potomac River Running

3513 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Find running clothing and accessories—from hats and gloves to shirts and shorts—at this local chain with nine locations in the area. [Image]
3513 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

6. Fleet Feet

1841 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Popular running brands like Moving Comfort, Under Armour and Pearl Izumi line the shelves of this Adams Morgan shop. [Image]
1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Georgetown Running Company

3401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown Running Company outfits Georgetown (of course!) with running tops, bottoms, and sports bras from the likes of Saucony, New Balance, and Nike. [Image]
3401 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. Nike

3040 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
This three-leveled store on M Street is filled with the latest and trendiest Nike gear. For budding athletes, this shop even has a cute kids’ section too. [Nike]
3040 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. REI

8209 Watson Street, McLean, VA 22102
Outdoor retailer REI stocks a wide selection of running clothing and gear at its five locations in the D.C. area. Find tops, bottoms, and gloves at the Tysons Corner location. [Image]
8209 Watson Street
McLean, VA 22102

10. The North Face

3333 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
The North Face stocks gear that is perfect for runners battling the icy temps that are sweeping the area. Get the goods from this national chain at one of its three shops in the D.C. area.
3333 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

11. Pacers

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
For the past 23 years, this chain has been supplying D.C. with running essentials. Expect to find technical apparel and gear here. A specialty item even includes a Pacers-branded "Virginia is for Runners" tee. [Image]
3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201