Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zensah Running Hat: The Best Hat for Runners


Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Zensah Running Hat; Because Sweat, Sun, and Rain Should Never Get In Your Way

Running a marathon is a monumental undertaking and to be successful you need to be smart; having the right equipment will make things a lot easier. A running hat is an indispensable run accessory to have in your arsenal. When it’s raining, a running hat or a visor gives your face protection and keeps the water out of your eyes. In the sun, it shades your face and eyes and on those long or more intense runs, it can help to keep the sweat out of your eyes.

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Pre-Season Training Tips


Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Preparing for a Long Season

The main goal of my pre-season workouts are to prepare my body for the rigors of what the upcoming season will bring.  I will take thousands of jumps, run miles of sprints, and do hundreds of plyometric exercises throughout the season and if I do not prepare myself during the preseason it would just be asking for an injury. My main focuses during the preseason are on general strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Garrett USA Introductions

Garrett USA Introductions

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My Favorite Zensah Gear


Friday, April 18th, 2014

This February I undertook a multi-day ultra run across England to begin a fundraising challenge, all in aid of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The challenge has three stages, and now that stage one, the ultra run, is complete I’ve had some time to reflect on what worked, and what didn’t – and how I need to prepare for stage two (a bicycle ride across South America). Stage three is on Rapa Nui itself, but more about that later!

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How Zensah Made me Feel Like a Young Man Again


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

It is hard to admit that I am closer to 50 than I am to 40. I have always felt like I was especially young at heart.  And I still do. My life began on the sunny shores of southern California in the cradle of the surf/skateboard culture. I was always into sports, team sports, of course, but my preference was always the more personal forms of expression. Surfing, skiing, mountain biking and skateboarding.  And I was a sponsored amateur at the latter. Riding daily for many years, hopping in and out of empty swimming pools, jumping over things and being towed by speeding cars. These things seemed normal to me up until my 30s. Now I look back and I am so grateful I have health insurance! Priorities do change.

Justin Forbes

Justin Forbes

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Athlete Profile: Emma Bryant – Ohio State Runner


Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Emma Bryant – Ohio State Runner

Emma Bryant – Ohio State Runner

Tell us a little about yourself: Where do you live, train, etc?
I live in Dayton, Ohio and train in Vandalia, Ohio. We train six out of seven days a week. I am a freshman at Butler High School. I run track and cross country. Since our girls track and cross country teams are not very big or developed, I train and run with the varsity guys all the time. I am basically just accepted  as one of the guys now. During track season, I run the mile, sometimes the 800, and occasionally the 400. My best distance would have to be the mile. This year I’m trying to break the five minute mark for the mile. I would have to say that I favor cross country over track. I have practically claimed orange as my color while running. I have bright orange everything. It is my “trademark” you could say. Everyone knows me by my neon orange calf sleeves.

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