This ultrarunner shares her favorite pre-race meal and strength exercise
Running is an excellent mode of exploration when visiting new cities. And signing up for a race in a spot you’re planning to visit is even more ideal as you’re guaranteed a set route and fuel along the way. TheLondon Landmarks Half Marathon on March 25th 2018 checks those boxes—and brings it to the next level, taking participants past Big Ben, The Tower of London, and the London Eye as well as quirky and hidden landmarks such as Oscar Wilde’s memorial. To commemorate the special event, for which Equinox is the official fitness and training partner, we’ll be introducing you to our London-based Equinox run crew including personal trainers who specialize in running and even a world-class professional marathoner who coaches novice and elite athletes alike. Take note of their favorite exercises, training strategies, restaurant recommendations, and more.
This week, we’re featuring Becs Gentry.
A Precision Running coach at Equinox’s London locations, Becs Gentry specializes in marathons and ultramarathons. She found running as an escape from the stress of her previous career and never looked back. “Running translated into my way of freeing my mind. It released anxiety and left me much stronger,” she says. Gentry brings that same peace of mind to runners in her classes. She believes the sport should be fun, and that above all, logging miles is about the freedom to do so.