The Mt Mitchell Challenge in North Carolina is a 40 mile route with serious elevation gain (climbing nearly 5,000 feet!) on the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard. Dave Mackey (Hoka) and Dominic Grossman (New Balance) had a strong showing with Dave pulling in 1st finish at 4:38:13 and Dominic 3rd for Mens in 5:02:37. The course had to be altered due to ice conditions so while Dave was dominating the record we may have to witness him racing it again to beat the full course record in ’14.
It’s lunchtime at Injinji HQ, but you won’t catch us slumped over at our desks with fast food in hand. In fact, most Injinji employees take our lunch hour as a great opportunity to break a sweat and get moving. We’re fortunate enough to have an “InjinGym” right here in our offices, where we test product on treadmills and host Yoga and Pilates classes for staff every other week. We also have a Crossfit gym right down the street which draws Injinji employees in with squat jumps, Olympic lifts, and more.
This past weekend, a team of five Injinji-clad employees and friends mustered up all their strength and headed out to Iron Mountain San Diego for the second race in the King of the Hill Trail Run Series organized by our friends at Gut Check Fitness.
One of the many advantages to having our HQ in San Diego is the access to some of the country’s best races be it a 5K or a 50K. Last month was the Tri City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half, also a Boston Marathon qualifier. If you were there, you may have noticed the orange and white shirts out on the course. These runners and walkers are with Insulindependence, an organization dedicated to revolutionize diabetes management through recreation and adventure.