Thursday, February 27, 2014

Official ASICS LA Marathon Gear Pack

ASICS is expanding its reach into the influential running blogger community, and it has been such a thrill ride to be part of their grassroots efforts with the new ASICS LA Marathon Blogger Challenge Team. I have previously told you about many of the benefits, and last night after a long day at work I came home to one of the latest examples. It was a care package on my front steps, in advance of being flown across country next week to run in my first ASICS LA Marathon. This card was included in the box:

Well, I was super excited to open the box. In a recent post, I showed you a sneak preview of the new ASICS LA Marathon gear at the new ASICS Meatpacking District store in Manhattan, and I was leaning toward running the race in the Core Short Sleeve Tee. Lo and behold . . .


And this I RUN THIS CITY Tee is what I probably will wear for our scheduled light run that Saturday morning with Coach Andrew Kastor and some of the ASICS elite athletes . . .

And for a little warmth when needed, voila, Men's Favorite 1/2 Zip.

Even my English Bulldog King Bingley liked the box . . .

One of the items was quickly put to the test. I ran for 1:15 to Piermont Pier north of NYC along the partially frozen Hudson River, plus 5x strides (80% of maximum effort) with a base layer and the 1/2 Zip. It is incredibly soft and warm yet great moisture management and breathability. I love ASICS gear.

Now that I've been given the chance to feel what it's like being a sponsored ASICS athlete, I can show you how to enjoy it as well. From now through March, you can enter to win Gear for the Year from ASICS. You can enter one email address per day through March 31 for a chance to win, and the winner receives a $500 promo code each month for

10 days to the ASICS LA Marathon. 30-40 easy miles + 5 strides on today's training plan. Follow me @Marathoner on Twitter.

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