Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Item of the Week: Spyder Tank

Hello Ladies,

Happy Wednesday! This week's item is a relative new comer to the women's sportswear arena. Designer Calvin Klein has created a line called CK Performance for women which features products suited for running,cycling,walking, and yoga. This line is currently available at Macy's department stores and online at Click title for product link.

The spyder tank I found to be a good fit. It has a built-in sports bra and the body length was decent. This top comes in solid colors- light blue, charcoal, and black, as well as a funky geometric print(at Macy's stores) It retails for about 40 dollars. The criss cross strap design I thought was classy and elegant. The straps seemed to stay in place when worn, and there is little to no adjusting when putting the top on. I'm never a fan of items that look cute on the hanger, but, are a nightmare trying on. Now we would like to hear what you readers think.

Do think this would this be a good top for running? Why or why not?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Event of the Week: Long Island Races

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed that nice spring weather we had again this weekend. This week's event is great for anyone who wants to have the option of running 3 different distances including a half for all of you half marathon fans.

What: 37th annual Long Island Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K
When:Sunday May 3rd, 8am start (all races)
Where: Start is at Charles Lindberg Blvd. Uniondale Long Island- you can take to LIRR to Westbury Train Station with a short walk, driving directions also available online
Cost: 35-70 dollars depending on race
Registration: will be available online until 11:59pm tonight and there will be additional registration at the marathon expo on May 2nd (no race day reg)

Click title link for more event details!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Runner of the week - Allison McCormick

Allison McCormick

Location: Portland, Oregon

What is your most memorable running moment?
It's a toss up between my very first 5k 15 years ago and feeling so proud that I was actually doing it. It helped that it was along a parade route before a parade and there were hundreds of children with their hands out for "high fives".
The other is doing the Nike Women's marathon 3 years ago and coming across the finish line to pick up my Tiffany necklace from a fireman dressed in a tuxedo. That'll get me to any finish line(-;

What race are you training for?
I am thinking of running in the Nashville marathon next year. I hear it's a great one, but what's really getting me going right now is a friend of mine that has challenged me on He just started running and thinks he can kick my but. We are seeing who can get to 200 miles first. I will(-;

What do you think is missing from running apparel?
Fashion, definitely. While I'm an athlete, I'm also a girly girl. I like to look cute, even when I'm sweating.

Fashion and running. Two of my favorite things. Combine them and I'll be in the best shape of my life.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Item of the week: Moisture Wicking Capris

Welcome back! This week's item is from one of my favorite shopping destinations. Who say's fashionable running clothing can't be cheap sometimes?

These moisture wicking capris are from Old Navy and retail for a suprisingly low $16.50, so I had to get a pair.

Some of the benefits include:
-Smooth, quick-drying fabric stretches with you for optimal performance
-Exposed stitching,which breaks up the body and makes you look slim.
-16" inseam is a good length for me. They end at about my knees (i'm 5'3")

So our question is, do any of you fashionable runners shop at Old Navy or a store similar (which one) for running/excercise clothes?

What do you like/dislike about their current athletic wear products?

please click title item of the week for link to product webpage.

A great volunteer opportunity for women coming up

Happy Tuesday,

We just wanted to pass along this excellent run/walk/volunteer opportunity to our readers. Both of us will be volunteering next saturday May 2, 2009 at the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for the Cure. Proceeds from this events will be going to fight women's cancers. You can register for the run/walk online by clicking the title of the post for the link.

Interested in volunteering? You can also find that under the volunteer link on the main Revlon Walk Page. It takes about 2 minutes to register and you will recieve a confirmation email with you assignment shortly after. We hope to see you out there!


7am - Onsite (late) Registration.
Pledge Drop-off and T-Shirt/Giftbag Pickup

8:15am - Celebrity Opening Ceremonies

9:15am - Official start of 5K Run/Walk

10:00am - Finish line festivities & Health Expo change to Survivor Ceremony

WHERE: Begins in Times Square and finishes in Central Park

WHO: 40,000 dedicated men, women and children

WHY: To raise awareness and critical funds for women's cancers research, treatment, counseling and outreach programs.

BACKGROUND: Created in 1993 through the committed and collective efforts of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Lilly Tartikoff, and Ronald O. Perelman, The EIF REVLON Run/Walk For Women has grown to become one of the nation’s largest 5K fundraising events. To date, the Run/Walks (LA/NY) have distributed nearly 55 million dollars for cancer research, treatment, counseling and outreach programs. Thanks in part to these funds, new treatments are being developed and lives are being saved

Event of the Week:Lincoln Tunnel Challenge

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and enjoyed the nice running weather we had saturday and sunday. A special good luck to all of our readers who are running the Boston Marathon today.

Here's some info about this week's event.

Who: AmeriHealth New Jersey
What: 23rd annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K Fun/Walk
When: Sunday, April 26th, check on site for 2 start times depending on pace
Where:The NJ Transit Bus Parking Lot adjacent to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance in Weehawken, NJ, 500 Boulevard E. (New Yorkers can ride the FREE shuttle from NY's 41st St. between 8th & 9th avenues). Parking for the event is free.
Cost:25 dollars(includes a t-shirt)
online registration until April 22nd at midnight

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Special Olympics New Jersey Organization. Click event of the week title for race registration link.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Item of the week: CW-X Ultra support bra

Happy Wednesday Ladies!
So everyone seems to be looking for a sports bra that supports but that is also flattering.
We found the CW-X Ultra Support Bra that has received great reviews.

This is information on the bra direct from their website "Our Targeted Support Web does away with uncomfortable wire supports and excessive compression, instead utilizing mesh webbing built into the cup of the bra. Shaped like a 5-point star, the web radiates from the center of the breast and reduces the initial upward bounce experienced during high-impact activities. Rather than compressing and immobilizing the breasts, the Targeted Support Web creates a floating inner suspension system that is comfortable, yet supportive."

This bra can be found at for $74

Who has purchased the CW-X? Do you feel that it supports you?

What other sports bras do you recommend?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Event of the Week: Run for a dream

Hi girls,

I hope everyone had a pleasant Easter/Passover weekend! Great job to all the runners who made it out for the Scotland 10K despite the downpour of rain. This week's event was sent to me by our runner friend, Elena. It is a small race in river side park, which is great for those of us that like running with less than 2000 people and this race is for a good cause. So without further ado...

Organizers: Lend-a-hand India
What: 2nd annual 5K run/walk
Where: Riverside Park, New York City (enter at 116th street and Riverside Drive)
When: Sun, April 19, 2009. Registration at 9:30am. Race begins 10:00am.
Registration fee: $10 until April 14 and $15 thereafter

You can register for 10 dollars right now online through pay pal. Jill will be out there running and would like to meet any of you bloggers who may be running. Just look for her in the black visor and red TRD shirt.

This group also has a team that does marathon fundraising and you can read more info about it on the site by clicking the Event of the week for the link.

Mission Statement

Lend-A-Hand India's mission is to make a difference in the lives of the poor through self help.

By partnering with grassroots non-profit organizations, community groups, and local governments, we create better access to education, vocational training, career development, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Our goal is to help the poor realize their full potential to meet their aspirations for a better life.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Runner of the Week: Lara

Name: Lara

Location: New York, NY

Q:What is your most memorable running moment?

A: Can't pick just one, so I'll list a few top ones...the feeling of "OMG, I'm FINISHING this thing!" when approaching the finish line of both my first half-marathon (Manhattan 2004) and full marathon (NYCM 2006)...the last half-mile of the NYRR Team Championships every year where I am absolutely surrounded by cheering men on either side and feel like a rockstar...running 1st Ave in the NYC Marathon and experiencing what it feels like to be on the "other side" of what I spectated for the previous 2 years...the last 2.2 miles of both NYCM 2006 and 2008-chasing down a time goal and really digging deep to get it-the payoff of 18 weeks of training, all those miles and long runs worth it.

Q:What race are you training for?

A: I just ran the Cherry Blossom 10-miler this past weekend but have nothing else on the spring racing agenda right now-will probably try and seek out some fun shorter (5K, 10K) races for the rest of the season. Come summer and fall, it's all about training to chase down a BQ at the Marine Corps Marathon.

Q:What do you think is missing in running apparel?

A: Honestly, right now I am not sure anything is missing. I love what running skirts/dresses have done for women's running fashion, as they open up so many options that weren't in running fashion 5 or so years ago. That said, only issue I ever have with running apparel is inconsistent sizing-not only from brand to brand, but even within a certain brand. And I do sometimes wish that more manufacturers would make running shorts/pants in shorter lengths-I think Nike does but not sure about any others.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Item of the Week: Fizz Tank

Hello Everyone! Our runner friend, Lara, gave us an idea for this week's item.
It is the Sugoi Fizz tank with built-in bra. She states this is an really awesome top to run in because the mesh panel back keeps her cool in the summer. It comes in 4 different colors and she says she owns 3 tops in this style. The top retails for around $49-55 dollars regular price. We found in on Back Country Outlet on sale for $29.97, so you all better snatch one up! You can click on the item of the week title for a link to Back Country Outlet web page.

So we are curious,

Do any of you own this top or one similar?

This particular top has a mesh pocket on the back (good for keys, gels for long runs, etc)IF you bought this top, do you think you would use the back pocket feature? Why or why not?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Event of the Week: Scotland Run

Hello Ladies,

Hope you all had a great weekend and happy Monday! This week's event is a NYRR race that will be held here our very own Central Park. Registration hasn't completely sold out yet so, we encourage you to register online asap if you think you are interested. Please click on blog title for link to NYRR page and online registration.

Who: New York Road Runners
What: Scotland 10K (6.2 miles)
Where: Central Park- start is on West Drive at 62nd St
When: Saturday, April 11th at 10am
Cost:(March 28-April 10th)NYRR members-22 dollars, non-members 35 dollars

Friday, April 3, 2009

Runner of the Week: Emily Tabak

Name: Emily Tabak

Location: New York, NY

Q:What is your most memorable running moment?

A:I'm not sure I can pick out just one moment, so here are my top three! In 2006 I decided to get back into running. I had run XC in HS but gave it up senior year. I actually hated the idea of running for awhile, and by awhile I mean 5 years! Senior year of college I realized I needed to get back into shape and decided to start pounding pavement again. I finally gained enough courage to do an NYRR race. It was pouring the day of the race, and I considered just backing out. Instead of I sucked it up and went to the race...and finished! As soon as I crossed the finished line I was hooked (again.) My other two moments involve half marathons. Last summer I ran the Nike NYC Half. Running the streets of NY with so many other runners was incredible. My sister came in from Boston to surprise me at the finish line, seeing her near the finish line with my parents helped me finish with a smile on my face. And finally my last moment doesn't really involve me so much as my friends. A few months ago we all ran the Bronx Half Marathon, it was my 4th half but their first. Getting to see and help my friends cross the finish line of their first half marathon was amazing and inspiring!

Q:What race are you training for?
A:I'm currently training for my first marathon, the Country Music Marathon in Nashville. I'm training with Team in Training. In exchange for the training, I am raising $3800 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I'm excited to cross the finish line and know that not only did I do something amazing for myself but also for others.

Q:What do you think is missing from running apparel?
A:"Girly" running clothing in general. I love running skirts and very feminine tops (although a lot of these have built in support which I hate!) Running doesn't make me any less feminine, but the clothing does at times. I want to look like cute while I'm running or getting brunch with the girls after a long run

To help Emily raise money for Team in Training,click the Runner of the Week title and it will direct you to her fundraising link. Good luck Emily!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

first survey winner announced, now it's your turn!

We just wanted to extend our thanks for the first group of runners who were gracious enough to share their opinions regarding women's running apparel with us in the survey.

We did a did a random drawing from the survey participants and the winner is Amanda Ullman.

She will be recieving a spa certificate in the mail good towards any of the participating spas on congrats!


We are doing a second drawing for another spa gift certificate! Anyone who completes the online survey at the link below by April 29th will be entered in our second drawing. Winner will be announced on May 1st. Make sure to include you name and contact email on the last page. You can access the survey at our link below:

Click Here to take survey

Good luck!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Item of the Week: Juice Pant

Happy April Fools Day ladies! Here's this week's item of the week: BlueFish Juice Pant

This week's item is one that we came across at an Equinox shop. BlueFish is a Brazilian company that is very popular in Miami. This pant can be found on their website and is selling for $79.95. You can click on the title for link to BlueFish product info.
What we thought:

1) Heavier material (higher percent of lycra) holds you in and makes your butt look fabulous!

2) Material might be too heavy and not provide enough ventilation during runs

2) Design was fun and added flare to the pant

Now we'd love to know what you ladies think! Please share your thoughts with us.

Would you run in this or do you think it's too chic?
Is the design down the side too much for a casual run in the park?