New Haven, CT (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Aspaeris applauds the good-humored performance of their sponsor teams that ran the 200 mile Ragnar Relay Chicago in grueling heat. Each of the eighteen female runners wore Aspaeris Pivot Shorts (APS™) for training over the past three months, during the overnight race, and for recovery. APS is the only technical compression short designed exclusively for female athletes that improves performance, speeds recovery and prevents injury.
Six females on the Ultra team called You Just Got Chicked and twelve on the regular team called The Panty Raiders, ran 200 miles on June 8-9 from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois. The Ultra team finished in 34:22:08 (hours:minutes:seconds) and the regular team finished in 30:12:23, which are impressive times for their first Ragnar and given the extreme heat. The teams were chosen because of their enduring commitment to family, health, fitness and good humor, values which were put to the test this weekend. Amy German tweeted, “Panties flying in the wind on the interstate!” as the Panty Raider team headed toward Exchange 34 where Aspaeris Marketing Director, Kari Ricigliano was volunteering. Teammates kept up their spirits and pace amid several adversities, including 94 degree heat. All runners remarked favorably on the recovery benefits of APS.
“It was blazing hot,” recounts Marcia Kadens. “Our team was a mess (one missed her last leg due to family emergency, one missed hers to stay with her until she could get a train home). Van 1 couldn't get to the finish before our last runner did so we had to hold up and wait before crossing....I could go on. I think this relay was the most grueling thing I've ever done. But the shorts were super stars!”
Amanda Carey is especially proud of Ultra team member Kate Skerret. “She was recently diagnosed with arthritis in her hips and she is still in her 20s,” Amanda relayed. “She was struggling a lot with it at the beginning of the year but has been wearing the Aspaeris Pivot Shorts since I handed them to her in February and they have done wonders. She told me she really likes them for icing too, because she just slides an ice bag between layers and it stays in place!”
After the race, Kate Skerret commented, “I really do believe that the shorts saved me from a lot of muscle soreness. There is no soreness in my hips or even my quads after the relay, whereas my calves are screaming.”
Aspaeris was also the sponsor of the fastest all-female Ultra team in the Ragnar Relay SoCal 2012 and is a proud sponsor of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. 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.
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 http://www.AspaerisPivotShorts.com.
Allison M. Whittaker