It’s been awhile since I’ve hit up the Let’s Get Real series and I’m bringing it back this week —>
Would you sign up for this?
Yesterday I got an email from a new company called Racepass that’s offering a subscription model for distance races. You can sign up for different prices based on how many races you want to register for; and the top tier offers unlimited races for just $695 a year.
Given how expensive races are becoming (I swear you can’t spend less than $100 for a marathon now), it seems like a good deal if you do run a lot of races. They have 5,000 races on the list right now, but it worries me that they might not have some of the smaller races that I love.
I’m just going to put this out here:
Isn’t it great that he’s in charge of making decisions about the future of healthcare in America?
The sub-2 Hour Marathon
In case you missed it, Nike was so very close to having their team break the sub-two hour marathon mark with a finish in 2:00.25… absolutely INSANE. The average pace was 4:36 for over the course of 26.2 miles; can you imagine running that far at that pace?
I have mixed feelings about this race and while yes, they ran an incredible race at an incredible pace, I do wish that they had the attempt at a marathon to truly bring in the elements that impact you during a race like this. I mean, I get it — the goal was to create perfect conditions to see if it could physically be done. I am really interested to see what happens next with this because you know it’s not a one and done attempt. 😉
There were some great articles that came out around it this week:
- What it was like to pace the fastest marathon in history: how cool of an experience is this? I just wish I was fast enough for this to happen 😉
- The data behind Nike’s 4% shoe: it’s amazing how much science went into these shoes! I wonder if a “normal” person ran in these, how it would impact their times?
- The story behind Nike’s ambitious effort to run a marathon in less than 2 hours: I’ve read a lot about how this was actually just an attempt for Nike to “get their name out there” and build buzz around the brand, which I think makes this hold true with this article in AdWeek.
What are your thoughts on the sub2 hour marathon now that it happened?
Would you sign up for Racepass? Why or why not?
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