Nike’s Unlimited You campaign has been running throughout the Summer of Sport and the aim is to get people to reach and then break their own limits. I love this ethos and the fact that they use real athletes to help promote it. Unlimited You has already set Amsterdam aflame and over the weekend it took over London. There were two options you could choose: a Kobox class followed by a Nike Run Club run or a Barry’s Dirty Thirty treadmill session followed by a Nike Training Club workout. I went for the latter and to say that I was excited was an understatement!
This week Nike launched a brand new running trainer and to celebrate the launch they are hosting a whole load of Run Forever sessions (which you can book for here) where you not only leave with an epic goody bag (which includes a Tribe pack and there isn’t much better than running snacks) you get to try on and run with the shoes.
Even though I try to keep this blog balanced I talk about running all the time. It’s my passion and I love it and when things go well I want to share it with everyone. Last night was one of those nights when the stars aligned and I had wings on my shoes. What the picture below doesn’t show was that the distance was 7k. 7k in 35 minutes – this is something I never thought I could do.
I have been going to NRC (Nike Run Clubs) for almost 9 months and in those 9 months I have become faster, more confident a runner, seen some pretty epic London sights, made a whole heap of friends, and become surprisingly competitive. Maybe that’s the wrong was to put it: I have always been competitive just when competing with myself I am always first so it doesn’t really matter. When running in a group there is no competing with myself, there is only being first.
This whole week has been amazing with sessions every night to help people find their fast. Every night Nike not only organised an epic training session (hello parachutes and secret locations and delicious good) but they also arranged for some amazing world class athletes to pop by and impart some wisdom and also show us how they train. Last night, for the last session Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Greg Rutherford came to Stratford.