Love it or hate it, Black Friday is not just an opportunity to buy cheap TVs at Walmart and fuzzy PJs at Target. It’s also an excellent time to stock up on running gear for you or for a special runner in your life. Most of these deals are limited to Amazon Prime members, so if you're not already a member, you can start a 30-day free trial here.
As of press time on Friday, all of these items were available at a nice discount to their normal retail prices. Just click the link to see how big the bargains are right now. Links featured on this page are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Six Minute Mile will earn a commission.
Here's the breakdown of our top 10 Black Friday deals for runners:
1. Theragun PRO
Percussive massage has emerged as a trend among professional runners and everyday athletes alike. It offers the benefits of a sports massage in the comfort of your home, and at an affordable price. These devices have been shown to release muscle tension and Theragun is one of the best on the market. Just about the whole family of products is on sale so it's a matter of picking the one with the right size, color, and price.
When it comes to at-home exercise equipment no one has dominated the headlines more than Peloton. While there are many good competitors among treadmill manufacturers, the Peloton stationary bikes are second to none. Plus, their workout classes are best at emulating the real spin studio experience.
3. Lagoon Otter Pillow
We go on and on about the importance of a good night's rest. All of the recovery technology in the world is no substitute for sound sleep with the right pillow. We took the Lagoon Sleep Quiz and ended up with "the Otter" which is great for those who like sleeping in cooler conditions with a tad firmer feel. The best part about this pillow is it is totally adjustable, meaning you can remove fill to make the height just right for your own personal neck and back alignment. They are offering Six Minute Mile readers our best deal of the year -$20 off every Lagoon pillow & pillowcase with the codeCOZY, andup to $130 in savings on bundles.
Credit where credit is due – Apple Watch has established itself as one of the better fitness trackers out there. Its seamless connectivity with iPhones makes it simple to use and easy to integrate. We love this one for its fall detection feature which can come in handy for trail runners and cyclists.
The Garmin Forerunner 745 can handle any activity and was designed with triathletes and runners in mind. This Forerunner features VO2 max tracking and multiple global positioning networks. Garmin Pay has become a very helpful addition for those who like to end their runs at the juice shop...or the sports bar.
6. Bombas Socks
A top-tier running shoe is nothing without the perfect sock for you to slide into. That is why the Six Minute Mile staff pretty much only runsin Bombas Socks. Our favorites are the ankle cut but if you need more warmth in the winter, they have you covered with fuzzy wool products too. They are pricing their whole collection at 25% off for the big shopping holiday.
Here's your 32 ounces to freedom. Well, at least if you fill this bottle up with water or some other hydrator you will feel a lot more free on your run. It might just be us, but a great run starts with staying hydrated all day.
Collagen peptides have been proven to support healthy joints, bones, skin, and ligaments. We've added it to our anti-aging routine (but still haven't seen the same results as Vital Proteins Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Aniston). These supplements can add up cost-wise, so if you've been on the fence about trying them, now is a good time to give it a try.
These high-performance headphones provide a secure fit around your ear while you are running or exercising. These buds were designed to take on sweat and any other common elements you may encounter on your ride or run.
It's not our Boston bias when we say that New Balance makes some of the comfiest gear for runners. Their ICEx tech fabric holds up with all of the other bigger gear brands out there and comes in illuminating colors keeping you visible on dark roads.