I was a former 800m/1500m runner at Oakland University in Rochester, MI (not California!)
The highlight of my running career was definitely when I qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2010 and ran at the storied Hayward field. It was truly a dream to be able to run my last collegiate race at Hayward and it was the experience of a lifetime for me.
After college, I ran post collegiately for a short period under Tim Broe and Ron Warhurst in Ann Arbor, MI before ultimately ‘retiring’. I got my butt kicked but it was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
As a runner, I always hated how there weren’t many options out there for running singlets to wear if you aren’t on a team… and that is how Redshirt Running was created! It started as an idea while I was still training and has formed into what it is today so I hope you enjoy what we are trying to do! If you’d like to contact me about singlets, training, or anything related to running you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact page 🙂
I’m not the runner in this team. I began competitive swimming at 5-years-old and swam through college at Oakland University (Go Grizzlies!). Shortly after retiring from swimming I took up running (hey, it’s the biggest bang for your buck calorie wise). After I got over the initial “Ugh, I hate this I can’t run more than a minute” feeling, I actually started enjoying it!
Within a year I ran my first marathon up in Traverse City, MI. I completed Bayshore in 3:49.32. After this I decided I wanted to qualify for Boston. I decided to wait another year and get some more miles under my belt before I ran my next marathon. In June 2014 I went to Duluth, MN to run Grandma’s Marathon and finished in 3:31.32 (BQ! WOOP WOOP!) Now I’m on my way to run Boston in 2015. (Correction: I HAVE run Boston. 3:29.09!)
As a swimmer there are a lot of options for different swimsuit designs. When Jason came up with the idea to do this for running singlets I thought it was awesome! Contact me at email@example.com with questions about running, swimming, custom orders, anything!
Contact Jason or Jill at: firstname.lastname@example.org