Sunday’s Nike’s Women Half Marathon is special to Nuun for two reasons. First, we’re the official electrolyte sponsor of the Nike Women’s half marathon and marathon series. Second, we’ll have a team of fitness editors running the race, including Calvy Click, editor-in-chief of Sneaker Report, which covers performance gear and training news. Click is a regular at New York Road Runner races, most recently April 13’s More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon.
You’re a late entrant to the half. What are your goals for a long race you weren’t planning to do two weeks ago?
I did a half marathon April 13th, so I’m ready to go! Plenty of speed work and yoga in between has been helpful.
How will your training this week differ from what it usually is?
I’ll be traveling prior to this event, so I’ll squeeze in some extra stretching time.
Given your job at Sneaker Report, you know a lot more about running shoes than most people. What do you tell people to look for when selecting a shoe to wear in a half marathon?
Big question! It all depends on the type of runner in question, but my rules of thumb include making sure you have the right fit and having plenty of time in the shoe pre-race to make sure you’re comfortable.
What developing trends in running shoes most interest you?
Knitted uppers and maximum EVA underfoot is an exciting twist.
Women now make up more than 60% of finishers in U.S. half marathons. In 2014, what’s the role of women-only races like the Nike Women’s Half Marathon?
Races like the Nike Women’s Half Marathon definitely welcome and inspire women to run who might not otherwise. Now let’s work on those marathon numbers…
What’s your favorite type of Nuun?
I like the Strawberry Lemonade for sure!