On the lightest weekend of racing for a while, three members of the team put in great performances. It's nice to have a team full of athletes who will get after it week after week. Even when only a few people race, it's still a big week!
Just 5 races? That's what I call a light weekend for the team. I think of it as a reload before another round of "A" marathons in the next few weeks. Though the races were few, one single member of the team cut enough time from their marathon PR to count for 10 people.
Thirteen brave members of the team laced up and raced over the weekend. Nearly half of them were participants in the windy, chilly, New York City Marathon. It was a weekend of firsts, PRs, and podium finishes!
I've been working with the development/testing team at Skechers Performance for some time now, and two of the shoes that they asked me to test and help improve recently are the GOrun 4 and GOMeb Speed 3. Well, they're finally available to the public at the NYC Marathon this weekend, so I thought I would provide a quick review of the updates and features. This is rough, unedited, and stream of consciousness. If you have any questions about the shoes, leave a comment!
The theme of the week: Epic long distance performances. I had to wait until Tuesday to even write the recap because we had 4 team members running the Dublin Marathon on Monday. It was a busy weekend with a lot of big races.
There is a lot more getting after it to discuss after the weekend's races. Let's get right to it!
Another solid weekend of racing is in the books! The weather is getting colder, but the running is just heating up for the team.
I received an email from the co-founder of a startup company, Block Island Organics, about their products and agreed to review their sunscreen. I have a pretty high sweat rate, which has led to plenty of painful (in the eyes) or terrible tasting (in the mouth) situations when I have run with sunscreen. At the same time, we all really need to protect our skin every time we head out for a run in the sun.
I've been fortunate to interact with the elite runners at the Reebok ZAP Fitness training facility over the last few years since relocating to the Boone/Blowing Rock, NC area. As a "solidly sub-elite" runner, being able to get a glimpse into how elite-level runners live and train has been enlightening and invaluable.
I'm really excited to be running this year's Boston Marathon with an amazing crew of runners. Each one of these people has put in a ton of work, and is set up for a great day on April 21st. We're all running for different reasons, with different goals, but we all are running partly to show that the Boston Marathon is, and will always will be, a celebratory day for the city of Boston and the running community.