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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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RnJ Sports

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

Icebreaker Touchlab Bethesda

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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]
Local indie activewear shop Core72 stocks plenty of cold-weather running gear from Icebreaker, Pearl Izumi, and CWX. [Image]

New Balance

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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]

Potomac River Running

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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]

Fleet Feet

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Popular running brands like Moving Comfort, Under Armour and Pearl Izumi line the shelves of this Adams Morgan shop. [Image]

Georgetown Running Company

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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]
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]
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]

The North Face

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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.
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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RnJ Sports

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

Icebreaker Touchlab Bethesda

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]

Core72

Local indie activewear shop Core72 stocks plenty of cold-weather running gear from Icebreaker, Pearl Izumi, and CWX. [Image]

New Balance

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]

Potomac River Running

Find running clothing and accessories—from hats and gloves to shirts and shorts—at this local chain with nine locations in the area. [Image]

Fleet Feet

Popular running brands like Moving Comfort, Under Armour and Pearl Izumi line the shelves of this Adams Morgan shop. [Image]

Georgetown Running Company

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

Nike

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]

REI

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]

The North Face

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.

Pacers

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]