Our team is back from the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo and WHAT A RIDE! We met so many amazing people from around the world flocking to Boston, Massachusetts for the 2018 Boston Marathon! Special shout out to our new fans that got to know (and love) us there!
To those who participated, congratulations for qualifying and finishing your race! Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram with you Go2 Socks + Boston marathon gear!🧦
Want to do a marathon but don’t know where to even begin?
We talked to some folks back in Boston about their best tips to offer beginners to long distance running:
“Make friends with people who like to run” Annett, Boston, Massachusetts (sounded like a great start to us!)
“Train with food! When you are going for a long distance, you have to have the right nutrients in you, or even with you. My first run I got so hungry in the middle of the run that it became difficult to focus. That is where bars and GU come into play!” Karyne, Boston, Massachusetts
“If it’s sunny, run! If it’s raining, run! If it’s cold, run! Obviously, race day conditions vary. [The day of the Boston Marathon was] cold and rainy. People on the west coast like me don’t train in weather like this…so it becomes that much more important to run in ‘undesirable’ weather. Be prepared for any kind of weather!” Tim, Los Angeles, California
“You’re on your feet longer, so don’t be afraid to walk now and again while training…or even during the race. When you are running for longer distances, your muscles may start to get worn out and you don’t want to risk injury. Listen to your body” Mitchell, Toronto, Canada
“Set goals. They don’t have to be time goals. Think about why you want to run a marathon. Is it for your health? Bragging rights? Improve self discipline? Write down your goals. Make them physical so you feel more dedicated to reach them.” Sandy, Houston, Texas
“Stay hydrated!! I cannot stress this enough! You should be keeping yourself hydrated throughout your training, that way you will get the most out of your training and get to know what your body needs come race day.” David, Columbus, Ohio
“Switch up your workouts. Go to yoga, zumba, or do some strength training. Doing something other than running is how I got my [non running] friends involved. Socializing makes working out more fun!” Kris, Boulder City, Nevada
AND OUR FAVORITE:
“Recovery is just as important as your race. Compression socks are a LIFE SAVER. I love to recover in compression socks, and Go2 has the competition beat in cuteness!!” Julie, Knoxville, Tennessee
We had such a wonderful time meeting some seriously incredible people!
And a special thank you to those who chatted with us about what they do to prepare for a race or a workout!