On Friday March 10th, a group of 12 birds took off from the Santa Monica Pier to race for the title of fastest female team in The Speed Project - a 340 mile road relay from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Known as team #Birdstrike, the women are one of the first female teams ever to toe the line of this extremely challenging route. Knowing apparel is a competitive advantage, and a key part of any racing strategy - we put together a collection of items designed to help them go the distance.
WE PRESENT TO YOU, THE STYLES OF THE SPEED PROJECT:
Made with Polartec's Delta fabric - hovers over the skin, pulling sweat off the body and into the air. Comfortable athletes on a challenging course is it's own competitive advantage. With 50+ miles per runner in 80+ degree temperatures, we require a technical fabric that's up for the work.
Things we're carrying: cell phones, walkie-talkies, watches (the course baton), blinkies, headlamps, gels, blocks, electrolytes, sunglasses, ginger chews, course maps, chopsticks, RV keys... we'll take all the pockets we can get.
While we're all about speed - safety is our #1 concern on the course. A lightning layer is in every crew member's and runner's kit to keep them safe and seen, without looking like construction workers on the side of the highway.
Look fly while flying. #Flystyle FTW.
Crew staple. Comfy silhouette and super soft finish make them perfect for long hours on the road. Performance fabric means you don't have to think twice about hopping onto the course to pace a runner. Bonus: no one in line at the coffee shop has any idea you're in the middle of an ultra relay.
Run. Rumble. Repeat.
Go fast. Take chances. Make them remember your name when you fly by.
All the miles. With most of the team running short speedy segments with modest rest in-between, comfy cotton is crucial for cooling down and powering up.
Warm, stretchy, breathable, soft. When the course gets cold, the gloves are on. Mainly so we can take them off when the competition heats up!
Run some miles with the Birdstrike team! Use #birdstrike to share miles, words of motivation, and messages with our runners along the way. See how our legs and flystyle hold up by following along on twitter and instragram!