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Olympic Goals & Dreams


Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This past Summer, two breakout runners from the Boulder-based, Zensah & Brooks supported Roots Running Project competed for their first time in the US Olympic Track & Field Trials. Alia Gray & Noah Droddy’s advice & inspiration was something we wanted to share with all aspiring runners.

“Put yourself in the company of good people, whether that be training partners, coaches, or sponsors. You may be the one on the start line, but it will take a village to get you there.”

– Noah Droddy

 

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We asked, they answered:

  • Have you ever run for a larger crowd?
  • Did the big stage inspire you to run faster or shell-shock you?
  • Are you already thinking about 2020?
  • (Alia) How do you deal with an injury flaring up so close to race day?
  • If you could do the race over again, what would you do differently?
  • What advice would you give any aspiring professional runners?

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Kara Goucher’s Visit to Zensah HQ


Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

At the end of February, we had the pleasure of hosting Kara Goucher here in Miami.

Kara spent most of the morning meeting the team and learning a bit more about what being part of Team Zensah is all about. We then decided to put her to work and made her the Zensah customer service rep for a half hour. Once people found out through Twitter, the phone lines started going crazy. Fans were even skeptical when she picked up the phone, and they didn’t know what to say!

 

The team also went over some product design with Kara & her assistant, who was quite hard to impress and very rigorous in his testing.

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“Everyone has been so friendly, it really does feel like a family!” – Kara Goucher

Zensah & Runner’s Depot Davie also hosted a Meet & Greet with Kara. Over 200 people showed up to meet one of the running world’s most popular characters.  Runners of all levels were able to ask questions, learn from Kara and get their pictures with her.

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Zensah also invited some of South Florida’s influential runners to partake in a photo shoot along with Kara at the beautiful South Pointe Park in South Beach. Albeit a bit colder than usual for Miami, the weather was sunny and everyone was all-smiles during the shoot. The only complaint from the runners/models was that they were not getting to run enough!

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We’re glad that we were able to bring Kara down here and get her to share with our community and see a bit of what it’s like to be a runner in South Florida. Hopefully we’re able to do more events with her and South Florida’s running community soon!

How To Set Goals – Tips from Team Zensah Athletes


Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we can’t help thinking about all the new and exciting things we want to accomplish in the New Year. But many times setting goals can be overwhelming and intimidating. So we asked our Team Zensah athletes to share their tips in setting personal and fitness related goals. If you have any suggestions we would love to hear from you too!

Laura Anderson
Don’t just set race time goals, think smaller like the day to day training things. Maybe it means having a goal to run 6 days a week, or to incorporate post workout strides more regularly. What about making a point to stretch and foam roll a few times a week. Building a strong foundation, finding consistency, and fine tuning day to day training will help those time goals come even faster.​ Goals don’t need to be just time related for races, creating healthy training habits will keep you going long after those personal best times have past.

Lincoln Murdoch
While we’re all familiar with goals needing to be attainable and actually do-able, I’d encourage athletes to think outside that box just a little. Somehow, I’ve been able to attain goals that I never, ever would have dreamed possible. So, my tip would be have “C” level, “B” level and “A” level goals. “C” goals would be reasonably attainable. “B” goals would be realized only with a perfect season of training with no setbacks. “A” goals would be way out there! Like…WAY out there. If you reach them, it’s amazing. If you don’t, there’s always next season…or the next…or, even the next. I never, ever dreamed I could win a national championship in triathlon. But, it happened…somehow. #sograteful

Jane Vongvorachoti
I listen to my heart. I listen to what dreams I have. I use the knowledge and experience I have to judge my talents and opportunities to create my goal and then I put together a plan to execute my goal.

Mary Winchester
Once you set a goal, break it down into bite size steps and check off each step as you move toward your goal. For example,  maybe your goal is to run a half marathon in 2016.  If you have never run a 5k or 10k make that a step toward your goal of running a half marathon.

Let someone else know your goals!  You will be more likely to reach your goals if you enlist someone to be accountable to.

Don’t forget to make process goals that will help you reach your PR dreams!  For example, commit to cross train twice a week or commit to getting 8 hours of sleep a night. Commit to eating better or drinking more water during the day. All these little goals contribute to you reaching your bigger goal- your race PR.

Christopher Malenab
 goal is defined as “the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.”

I like goals over resolutions because I want to do more than do something, I want to achieve something specific. When people make resolutions, I think it is great to jump start something new and exciting or even maybe start something that includes healthier living and decision making. However, that becomes just too generic for me. I see those “I am going to workout” or “I am going to eat healthier” … starting January 1, 2016. How can those things be measured? Does one salad in 2016 or one push up in 2016 count as eating healthier or doing a workout? For some maybe.

Set a goal or goals, but keep in mind  … make them measurable … make it challenging … make it where at some point you wonder, CAN I DO IT? Create more than 1 goal … Put an “A” goal, a “B” goal, and “C” goal in there or even however many goals you want in there that you think your life allows you to set.

Heidi Greenwood
For me it is super important to know “WHY” I want to do something.  I “WHY” factor is what is going to be the complete driving force into your everyday motivation.  Once this part has been established I like to establish a plan on what I need to do to set myself up to reach the goal.  Examples of this could be developing a detailed training plan, connecting with a coach, signing up for “C” and “B” races to help develop fitness for an “A” race, or reaching out to possible training partners.  Having things written down on paper is just a game changer for me.  It also may be helpful to share your goal(s) with others.  This can help with accountability and also for others to understand your commitment (why you are spending countless hours in the gym or on trails and not at every happy hour).