iRunFar at Lululemon, Logan Circle, DC

Lululemon AthleticaThis will only be of interest to DC-based readers and the most die-hard iRF fans. On Sunday, April 26, I’ll be joining a handful of other running experts to discuss running at the lululemon athetica store in DC’s Logan Circle. The event is being organized by iRunFar contributor, Elyse Braner. Given the foci of the other run experts, I’ll be focusing on trail running and ultramararthons. In particular, I’ll likely be discussing my recent experience at the Marathon des Sables. Feel free to stop by the Q&A session from 3 until 6 pm or the yoga for runners session afterward to see my first ever attempt at yoga… that alone should be reason enough to show up. If you are interested, read on for more details.

Run into Runners Program Basics
Runner’s Networking Event and Yoga Class

Sunday, April 26 at lululemon athletica, 15th and P

3-6 pm Meet our run experts
6-7 pm Complimentary Yoga for Runner’s Class

Program Details
When: The event is April 26th. The networking and question and answer session will be from 3-6 pm and our Yoga for Runner’s Class taught by Tasha will be from 6-7 when the store closes.

Elements: A networking event for the casual and serious runners to make friends and ask run experts and elite runner’s in DC about training programs, racing tips, motivation, nutrition, injuries, strength training, etc. Lululemon educators will be available for fit sessions with runners, to introduce the run community to our product, and to let them know about the resources that we offer the run community. Tasha will be teaching a complimentary Yoga for Runner’s Class. Elyse went to one of her classes last month with six members of the Washington Running Club, and we all thought it was excellent!

The Experts
Lance Breger: Lance Breger is a lululemon athletica Ambassador, Head Trainer at MINT Fitness, and Co-Founder of Infinity Wellness, a non-profit that brings fitness and nutrition programs to Washington, DC public and private schools. Lance regularly trains clients to compete in events from 5K’s to Triathlons and recently began running in charity events himself.

Bryon Powell: In Bryon’s two decades of running he’s trained for and raced everything from 200 meters to 100 miles, from the marathon to the grueling Marathon Des Sables, a 7-day, 150-mile race across the Sahara Desert. A food & drug attorney by day, Bryon publishes iRunFar.com, a popular trail running and ultramarathon website, by night. Bryon also enthusiastically coaches runners interested in those pursuits.

Lindsay Wilkins: Lindsay is a lululemon athletica Ambassador. She currently specializes in the marathon and trains with Pacer’s running team. Lindsay finished second at the 2008 Marine Corp Marathon by 11 seconds.

Sean O’Brien: Sean is a trainer at MINT Fitness and a former pro-runner for Nike. He is a four time All-American in Track and Field and a 2004 Olympic Trials semi-finalist. He owns a 1500 m personal record of 3:38.

Melissa Tanner: Melissa ran track and cross country at Harvard University. After college, she shifted her focus to the marathon and came in third place at the 2008 Marine Corp Marathon. She is a clinical psychology PhD student at American University, where she works as an academic-support counselor for student-athletes.

Naoko Ishibe: Naoko is Vice President of the Washington Running Club and a local elite runner. She has twice qualified for Olympic Marathon Trials and competes in distances from 5k-Marathon.

Rick Amernick: Rick is the lead organizer of the DC Capital Striders Running Group in Washington DC. He has grown its membership from 10 members to over 1200. Rick organizes runs all over Washington.

Barb Fallon Wallace: Barb is a physical therapist specializing in running injures. She is a member of the Pacer’s running team and a stand-out 10k runner.

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