Our goal this month is to help you get ready for the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk.

In recent columns, we’ve talked about nutrition (eat colorful food, try to eat local and nonprocessed food, and keep hydrated) and we’ve talked about injuries (learn to tell discomfort from injury; rest before getting hurt; and get help when you need it).

This week, we’ll talk about some of the equipment that you need.

Randy and Tia Accetta are longtime runners and the parents of two young children. Tia is a Road Runners Club of America certified coach. She coaches individuals, the Sam Hughes Elementary School team, the Tucson Tri-Girls and the Workout Group, the longest-running training group in Tucson. Her marathon best is 2:48:05. As the director of coaching education for the RRCA, Randy certifies running coaches around the country. He is the producer of a number of running events, including TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K.