Saturday, July 10, 2010

Steel Days 5k

Congratulations to our 26.2 sponsored race winners! Early this morning they competed in the American Fork Steel Days 5k.

Austin West (left), a senior at American Fork High School, finished 1st overall with a time of 15:42. "I like the course and 26.2 has quality running shoes and gear for everyone"-Austin. West also competed on our Wasatch Back team and was a key component to our 2nd place overall finish.

Lindsey Dunkley(left), former BYU All American, finished 3rd overall and 1st in women's overall with a time of 16:34. "I love to do races in the community especially this one since I live here and the support is great. It was fun to see such a good turnout today and fun to watch so many other good runner's compete." -Lindsey
Also a congratulations to our beloved store owner, Dave Bell (right), and employee, Kacee Houle.

Bell finished 1st in his age group/10th overall and Houle was 1st in her age group and the 2nd women finisher.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Staff Spotlight

We are so lucky to have such a fun and talented staff here at 26.2, we decided it's worth some spotlighting! Plus, we want to make sure you know we're all running nerds just like you are! And to reassure you that we know what we're talking about because, let's face it, we've had those injuries, run in those shoes, competed in that race, etc...

So, to kick off our staff spotlights, we are pleased in introduce...drumroll...Alden Bahr! Alden was the winner of the Freedom Run 10k on July 5th, in Provo. He won the race in a time of 31:52, finishing 23 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Way to go Alden!

A Provo native, Alden ran for Mountain View High School, and even garnered a State Championships team title while he was there. He competed a year and a half for Brigham Young University, (and was named Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West Conference), before serving in the New York, New York South mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He returned to BYU's team last year, placing top ten in the Cross Country MWC Championships, and helped the men's team take 17th place at NCAA Cross Country Nationals. He also made the NCAA Track and Field Regional meet in May, competing in the 10k.

Alden is majoring in Spanish and has plans to go to medical school after graduation.

You can find Alden working hard in the 26.2 Provo store, or running around town, of course. Keep up the good work Alden!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Workout Wednesdays

With the start of July, we are now in the midst of road racing season. This is the year to break away from those old PR's and set some new ones! The best way to do this- speed workouts. That's why we host "Workout Wednesdays." It doesn't matter what level you are at. We have workouts that will be specific to you. The workouts consist of various things such as intervals, fartleks, and hill repeats. This is the perfect place to get in a great workout, ask all your running and training questions, meet other local runners, and enjoy getting into great shape!

Come join us Wednesday mornings at 6:45 a.m. at the *American Fork High School Track to...

"Run with the Best!"
(26.2's own Mike Felix workin' the track!)

*510 North 600 East, American Fork 84003
(We meet at the starting line on the track)