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Meet BibRave Pro – Tedrick Kelly

Our BibRave Pros are a team of awesome run blogger who run the best races and test the latest products. We asked each of our Pros to answer a few questions about themselves, their running history and their favorite gear! If you have any comments or additional questions, let them know below!

tedrick2Name: Tedrick Kelly

Where I live… North Carolina

I’ve been a BibRave Pro for… 2 years

My main running goal for 2018 is: New PR at Chicago Marathon

My running shoes are… it varies but Brooks are my go to

My favorite race distance is: Half Marathon

What’s your pre-race routine? My pre-race routine really has not changed since I ran my very first Half Marathon. Pasta for dinner the night before, preferably spaghetti and meatballs 🍝. My race gear is laid out the night before, but I haven’t ever taken a “flat” runner pic. Race day morning I am usually up before 5am to get dressed and start getting mentally prepared. Pre-race intake includes: Gatorade, plain bagel w/ peanut butter, water, honey stinger waffle, and occasionally a banana. The bagel is serious business, I’ve driven all over an area the night before a race just to find a plain bagel. I try to arrive at the race no later than an hour before start, and I’m in my corral 30 minutes before the gun. I stretch and pull up my playlist so it is ready to go at the start.

My favorite races are… Marine Corps Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly and Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh.

My playlist consists of… a mixture of Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, and 90’s tunes!

My race day gear checklist includes… Aftershokz headphones, XX2I shades, BibRave hat or BUFF®️, Garmin, compression sleeves

Why I like being a BibRave Pro… supportive family vibes from everyone

Post-race I always… After getting my medal, I start surveying the spectators at the finish for my family. I usually find them before too long and I snap a post-race photo. I check my official results and also scroll through Athlinks to compare my previous times, even though I know my results will take a few days to hit the site. The Mrs. started a tradition a few years ago where she takes me to breakfast/brunch wherever I choose. Upon arriving back home (or hotel), it’s a long shower followed by foam rolling and a nap (when possible). I also tend to put on my race participant shirt after my shower. (I don’t wear anything race related until after I finish that race.)

One of my running idols is…When I first started distance running, I really had no idols. I was a sprinter growing up, and only started distance running to prove to myself I could actually do it. After becoming fully embraced into running, I became big fans of both Meb and Shalane. Shalane and I both went to the same college, so I will always root for her. I met Meb, and I just thought he was very humble and friendly. Every race you see him in he is giving it is all and always shows respect to his fellow runners.

 

Follow Tedrick on social! Twitter  – @dajedimaster & Instagram – @i_am_mil1lion

 

7 comments on “Meet BibRave Pro – Tedrick Kelly

  1. Mer @ ScootaDoot

    Yeah Tedrick! Love this spotlight and so glad that we got to meet at RnR Philly last fall. Awesome guy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Awesome feature! Great meeting you in Raleigh this year

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  3. I love following him on Twitter!!! He is a rock star!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. marian kelly

    Yep! , my handsome son, I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep the good work up, because with God on your side you can do anything you want with Him. I do love you and admire your courage.

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