My name is Garrett Huyler and I have been coaching/competing in the high jump for 12 years. During this time I have learned one valuable key to success, overtraining is far worse than undertraining. I have taken the saying “train smarter, not harder” to heart the past 2 seasons and that along with using Zensah’s products religiously I have stayed healthier and had better marks as a result. During the 2013 season I had my best finish at a USA Championship Meet finishing in the Top 5 at the Indoor meet in Albuquerque, NM and set a lifetime best of 7’3″ earlier that year. Two weeks ago, in the first weekend of the 2014 season I cleared another lifetime best of 7’4″ and am excited for what the upcoming season holds.
Like a lot of trail runners, I resisted the advent of compression technology and chalked it up as a “road runner” thing. As I watched the emergence and subsequent popularization of the concept, I began to pay attention to what the users were saying, and I ultimately decided to give it a try myself.
Garrett Huyler jumps a personal best 7’4.25″ (2.24m) at the Greg Page Relays at Cornell University. Garret is wearing Zensah Compression Socks.
We all have different thoughts when it comes to cold weather running. Some of us embrace it with enthusiasm and some of us dive into a ritualistic, months long hibernation, waiting on more favorable running conditions to return.
Most of us are somewhere in the middle.
As an avid and competitive ultra runner, I don’t have much of a choice in the matter. Because I run in ultra distance events, 12 months out of the year, I need to maintain a high volume training regimen and that means I’ll be running outside without regard to the weather conditions.
To be effective in my training runs, I have to be comfortable and confident in my cold weather gear selections. I need reliable, well-built, functional and affordable clothing.