Ambassador Product Review :: SKINS Compression

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A200 Women’s Compression 3/4 Tights

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Jess wearing her SKINS at Palm Beach Marathon and the Daytona 100 races.

After the recommendation of my coach, SKINS compression shorts and capris were a game changer for my training and races. They are comfortable and stay in place so no sliding around while you are moving, even after 100 miles!  They prevent me from experiencing chafe (huge plus in my book!) moisture is drawn away from your skin, so you stay dry and comfortable, which I had issues with even when I’d put on anti-chafe creams.  They are also compression, so they improve the circulation in my thighs, getting more fresh oxygen to my muscles as well, which has helped decrease soreness the day following a race or a long run. The fabrics have a UV protection of 50+, which means you can get out and train harder without worrying about the sun. Perfect for Sunny South Florida. I honestly won’t wear anything but Skins now for runs and races. Highly recommend them to any endurance athlete at any level. 

AT-A-GLANCE: PROS-Lots to name, but Anti-chafe is #1. CONS-Expensive, but worth the investment. Price: $79.99-$124.99

JESS  Jessie Rook    Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

2015 has been a good race year for Jess! A few “first Evers”… 1st Full Marathon (26.2 miles) (followed by 2nd & 3rd), First night trail run (10 miler), First ultra marathon (100 miles) & a few half marathons & some 5ks. Awesome race year with setting and meeting some pretty cool goals! Her eyes are now set on speeding up her Marathon time. She also has experience with MMA and HIIT training. Jessie follows a plant based diet and trains 6 days a week.

Marilyn Bevans visits the DBRC!

Girls and women’s participation in sport has dramatically increased over the past 25+ years, and there are a number of professional women’s leagues today that did not exist in the 1980s. There’s also been a tremendous growing interest and fan base for women’s sports over the last quarter century.

Sadly dubbed as a pioneer, Marilyn Bevans, fell in love with endurance running in the wrong decade.

Marilyn Bevans was the first sub-three-hour, African-American female marathoner, and the first national-class black female American marathoner. Her personal best came in 1979, when she ran 2:49:56 at the 1979 Boston Marathon.

In November, she was inducted into the National Black Marathoners Association’s Distance Runner Hall of Fame. On National Running Day this June, we were fortunate to have her here at the Delray Beach Running Company where she is displayed on our mural.

Listen to this interview of how it was like to grow up as a black woman athlete, how she loves coaching now, and her beliefs that have lead her to success.