Aspaeris congratulates two amateur female runners who completed back-to-back marathons in New England with an average pace of 9:18 while wearing their Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS™).
NEW HAVEN, CT, October 23, 2012—Aspaeris, a new company that provides performance-enhancing, injury-prevention compression sportswear for female athletes, congratulates two amateur female runners who completed back-to-back marathons in New England with an average pace of 9:18 while wearing their Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS™). Alyssa Lindsey and Kari Ricigliano ran the Wineglass Marathon from Bath, NY to Corning, NY on September 30, 2012, and just two weeks later, the ING Hartford Marathon in Connecticut on October 12. Their performances were consistent, and they had above-average finish times for female runners in those marathons. Both athletes trained, raced and recovered in their Pivot Shorts.
Lindsey, 29 years old from Baltimore, Maryland, completed Wineglass in 3:54:59 and Hartford in 3:59:19. Ricigliano, Aspaeris’ own Marketing Director from Madison, Connecticut, completed the marathons in 4:19:40 and 4:02:07 respectively. “The Hartford Marathon was amazing,” Ricigliano notes. “The crowd support was huge and really motivating.”
“Wineglass was my fastest marathon to date,” Lindsey commented, “and I was able to return to regular training with minimal soreness just 3 days later. Wearing [Pivot Shorts] to race and directly after really speeds my recovery process, I’ve found. Last year, I ran 2 marathons two weeks apart before Pivot Shorts were in my life, and the second one was miserable, as was my training in between. This year, I felt great at my second marathon (Hartford), only 13 days after Wineglass, and was able to run my last four miles at 30 seconds to a minute per mile faster than the rest of the race—my legs felt amazing.”
Lindsey began running after her college roommates took her out for a casual mile jog and she was unable to climb the stairs to her dorm room for days afterward. For the next seven years, she ran occasionally to keep in shape. Two years ago she joined a marathon training group hosted by the Baltimore store Charm City Run and has completed 8 marathons since. Lindsey also keeps a blog at http://chocolateismylife-us.blogspot.com/.
When asked if Pivot Shorts have affected her training this past year, Lindsey replied, “My weekly mileage is higher than it’s ever been, so I definitely feel it’s allowed me to train harder.” She is now gearing up for the Boonsboro, Maryland JFK 50 Mile race held in less than a month.
APS™ is the only compression short designed specifically for females that improves performance, speeds recovery, and prevents injuries. In a recent survey, 80% of Pivot Short users reported a performance increase and 62% reported significantly faster recovery time when wearing the shorts after long runs. APS™ is being worn by thousands of new users and has been tested by over 100 premier sports medicine professionals and athletic trainers. APS™ was worn by the fastest all-female Ultra team in the Ragnar Relay SoCal 2012 and is a proud sponsor of the Hartford Marathon Foundation.
Founded by Samara Innovations, LLC in 2010, Aspaeris is a female-centric sportswear company that strives to protect athletes from injury and enhance their performance with advanced compression apparel. The Aspaeris Pivot Short (APS™) was created to help prevent non-impact ACL injuries in high-performance female athletes. APS™ is a unique compression short that has two layers. The outer short is a high performance compression short designed to support muscles. The inner short uses patent-pending technology called Dual Sensory Compression Bands™ to help guide the athlete into proper position while she pivots and runs. Aspaeris sponsors the NoACLHurt blog which features stories on recently injured or recovering female athletes, and is a proud sponsor of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Athletes can also engage Aspaeris via Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about APS™, visit www.AspaerisPivotShorts.com.
To learn more about Wineglass Marathon, visit www.wineglassmarathon.com
To learn more about ING Hartford Marathon, visit www.hartfordmarathon.com
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