Our BibRave Pros are a community of awesome runner/bloggers who run the best races in the country and test the latest gear and tech products. We asked each of our Pros to answer a few questions about themselves including their running history and their favorite gear. If you have any comments or additional questions, let them know below!
Name: Ryan Day
Where I live… “On” Long Island
I’ve been a BibRave Pro for… 2018 will be my 2nd year as a BibRave Pro!
My main running goal for this 2017 is: Run an average of at least a mile per day and set a half marathon PR.
My running shoes are… Newton Fates
My favorite race distance is: Half Marathon right now, but I go back and forth between that and 5Ks.
My PRs are: 5K = 21:45.1, 10K = 48:24.1, Half Marathon = 1:46:11
My favorite races are… Anything from the Rock ‘n’ Roll race series – I’m obsessed with them. My family runs Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans every year!
My playlist consists of… I’m definitely weird when it comes to running playlists. During training, I’m usually listening to podcasts or audiobooks. On race day depending on the distance, I’ll usually start with a [comedy] standup album before transitioning into music for the second half. I’m probably one of the only people that have Scotland the Brave on bagpipes as my pump-up song!
My race day gear checklist includes: I’ll run in just about anything comfortable, but I NEED my AfterShokz headphones to crank my tunes and a hat to keep my hair out of my face.
Why I like being a BibRave Pro: My favorite part of being a BibRave Pro is the community it creates. We get so many opportunities to try so many cool products and races, but even better than that are all of the people we’ve got supporting each other. 2017 was my most productive year of running to date and I credit so much of that success to the amazing group of Pros that I’m lucky enough to be a part of.
My favorite BibRave Podcast episode is: well, more than one 😉 Episodes 54, 55, and 56 covering Tim’s Leadville adventure. I also loved episode 64 with Bart Yasso!
Two goals on the horizon for me are: After so much success in 2017 I’m setting the bar a little higher for 2018. I just registered for my first marathon in April so that’s going to dominate my training calendar for the spring. In the fall I’m hoping to shave another 10 minutes off of my half marathon PR!