We are only days away from the opening ceremonies where top athletes will gather to kick start the greatest sporting event in the world. This year is even more special than years past because we had to wait an extra year to see the athletes compete for gold, silver, and bronze. Speaking of gold, silver, and bronze… check out the top products that would be sure to finish top in their respective categories.
Carbon Plated Shoes
Look down at any top road race, track meet, or in July on the world stage, and we guarantee you will see plenty of carbon plated shoes. This July top athletes will toe the line in their respective brands and be laced up in some of the fastest shoes on some of the fastest runners in the world. It all started with the quest to run a sub 2 marathon and the rest is history. Now a few years later we have a number of carbon plated “fast” shoes to select from a number of leading sneaker brands. If you are looking to shave a few seconds or minutes or just feel oh so fast, then it’s probably time you get yourself a pair of these lightning bolt shoes. Stop by one of our three =PR= Performance Centers including Arlington, One Loudoun, and Reston or shop online and find a pair that takes you from fast to faster to fastest! Shop Mens > | Shop Womens >
Hyperice NormaTec 2.0 Leg Recovery System
Race hard, recovery hard. The top athletes on the world stage are no stranger to pushing their bodies harder than anyone but they also know and value the importance of recovery and rest. “Steeple Squigs” aka Colleen Quigley uses the NormaTec 2.0 Leg Recovery System wherever she goes, especially while traveling. At first sight you may think that the cost is too high for just an average joe runner but let’s get two things straight, 1) You’re no average joe runner, you’re an amazing runner that can benefit just as much as the next person. 2) While the cost is high, the investment is worth it and may save you money in the long run when you factor unnecessary injuries and trips to PT, rehab, etc. If you are looking to give it a try first, stop by Potomac River Running Vienna and experience it for yourself. Shop NormaTec 2.0 >
R8 Recovery Roller
Alysia Montano, Emma Coburn, Emily Infeld, Colleen Quigley, Alexi Pappas… do you need us to name drop any more? The list goes on and on… Top athletes in all areas, not just running, are using the R8 Recovery Roller, but what makes it so special and a top pick of the very best of the best? For starters you can customize it to your liking. Dig deep or take it a bit easier with customizable rollers, letting you select the degree of massage you get from the roller. It is also easy to pack and take on the go, making it the perfect recovery tool for all your races near and far. In addition, it’s price point is reasonable to justify to your significant other without them thinking you’re nutty. For around the same cost of sneakers, it’s the perfect tool for any runner. Shop R8 Recovery Roller >
Named best running fuel by RunnerWorld Magazines in 2018, it’s no surprise that Maurten gel is the top choice of some of the biggest names in running. American Marathoner and a representative for team USA, Molly Seidel, sub 2 marathoner, Eluid Kipchoge, and 2018 Boston Marathon winner, Des Linden are just a few fans of this gold standard fuel. So what makes it a top pick of the pros you ask? The swedish product is a hydrogel, allowing your body to easily absorb the gel and put down more carbs per hour compared to other gels. In addition, Maurten gel removes all the unnecessary processed ingredients and instead includes a list of only 6 natural ingredients! So why should you try it? This top fuel isn’t just a favorite of the elites but also for the everyday runner, especially marathoners! It’s easy to digest, doesn’t upset your stomach, is gluten-free, and made of only natural ingredients. So go on and fuel up on Maurten Gel and get ready to set your next personal record. Shop Maurten Gel >
Now the only question left is will we be writing about you in 4 years when you make it to the big stage? We sure hope so! Till then, let’s tune in and cheer as we see some of our favorite athletes compete.