I've been pretty MIA lately but I promise it was all for good reason. March 14th I ran the Zion Half Marathon and on March 21st I hosted an InstaMeet on behalf of SMCLA for #WWIM11. Then a week after I was a part of an exclusive Nike photo shoot for some upcoming events. You may have heard me talk about NTC (Nike Training Club) but you'll start to hear me talk a lot more about NRC (Nike Run Club). They've recently revamped it for LA and it's pretty incredible. Take the Nike Free Stride Speed Session for example.
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Just a week ago I got to be a part of this speed session and it completely blew my mind. It took place at 730am on a Thursday at the AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles. Upon checking in I was personally escorted by staff and a cameraman up the elevator and to the welcome room where I was handed a pair of the newly released Nike Frees and a Nike Run Club t-shirt to change into. It was dark with blacklight lighting so only the new Frees and our NRC t-shirts lit up. Shortly after we made our way up a few flights of stairs where the walls were covered with fun messaging. And at the top we finally met our morning working. On top of the friggin helipad.
We were greeted by more staff and more cameramen, who quickly snapped photos of us taking photos and sending snapchats to our hearts' content. Treadmills were set up so they encircled the words FORCE OF NATURE and each treadmill was ready to be used with water and towel. So we didn't get to putter around for too long because soon after Coach Blue had us working up a sweat on the treadmills. If you want to see what kind of speed session we did, check out his track workout details on his Instagram.
Basically an awesome day with a killer workout to start the day and a sweet backdrop for photos. I think it's safe to say that this was a first and last experience for me so I'm glad I got to go. If you want to join in on the fun be sure to keep an eye on Nike LA for all of their upcoming NTC and NRC workouts. Like I said, I've been a busy bee and have lots more exciting news on the way so follow me as I run the SoCal Ragnar (which I'm probably doing as you're reading this), hike Mt. Baldy with Tender Greens, and more :)
*Disclaimer: Not all photos were taken by me. Some photos were taken by Nike Run Club and sent to me for public use.