Latest update from Alena – Our Zobha Guru:
On March 3rd I completed my first marathon and could not be more excited about this accomplishment.
This year’s Napa Valley Marathon was one to remember. Unlike previous years, the weather was picture perfect and the landscape was breathtaking with lush rolling hills covered with vineyards, mustard fields for miles and farm life around every corner.
The Napa Valley Marathon had a sold-out a field of 2,600 runners and women comprised 51 percent of the 2013 Napa Valley Marathon race field, which was a race record.
The 26.2 mile course began at 6:59AM in Calistoga and finished in the heart of Napa. I ran very conservatively early in the race, picked up my pace at Mile 19 and crossed the finish line with a finishing time of 4 hours and 14 minutes.
In preparation for the marathon, I carefully selected my Zobha outfit because I knew being comfortable and equipped would make all the difference.
The Endurance Tank was the perfect race tank because it has two hidden zippers, which worked great for carrying my CLIF SHOT Gels. The fit, fabric and design of this tank allowed me to run gracefully without adjusting or getting distracted by the items in my pockets.
The Hot Short also proved to be the best bottoms I could have selected. The performance fabric kept me cool while I sweat and the style lines kept my curves securely in place as I ran the course.
These two Zobha styles were hands down the best styles I could have chosen to run in that day and I felt great crossing the finish line in style!
I look forward to running the San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon on June 2nd and I am confident I will get my time down to 3 hours and 32 minutes and qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Stay tuned. I look forward to sharing more details about my next marathon in June!