Race Review: 2017 Broad Street Run

The 2017 Broad Street Run was my 4th year running. As I posted on social media, every year I think will be my last and then I am sucked back in (more on that later). The Broad Street Run is not only the largest race Philadelphia has to offer, but it is also the largest 10 miler in the entire country. The race gets over 40,000 registered runners. So it’s kind of a big deal.

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The calm before the storm

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Product Review: Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set

Disclaimer: I received an Eagle Creak Pack-It Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review and review races!

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While I’m still a fairly new runner (3 years) as far as gear goes I feel like I’ve experienced it all. I remember when I first started running I was impressed when I learned about compression gear. I just assumed the way you dealt with pain after tough runs was to just have it heal on it’s own. I was so amazed when I found there was a way to actually speed up the healing process. I assumed it was the same feeling cavemen experienced when they found fire.  Looking back now I laugh at how naive I was.

I tell that story because for the last few years I haven’t experienced that feeling with running gear. Sure different companies do gear differently, but at the end of the day I haven’t had the “caveman experiencing fire” with running gear in years.

Until I found the Eagle Creak workout bag.

One of the few annoyances I have with working out in the morning (outside of getting up early….not my thing) is leaving my sweaty gym clothes in the car all day. By the time I get to my car after work the smell from the workout clothes is unbearable. And up until trying this gear out I just assumed that was something I had to deal with (or leave my clothes outside while I am at work).

Thankfully with this Eagle Creek workout bag that is not the case. With certain products it’s hard to determine how useful they are. With so much science going into gear these days it can tough to know just exactly how much of an impact it is having. With this product that is not the case. It was pretty easy to see how effective this gear is. After a long day at work, I would get back to my car and couldn’t smell a thing! No more stench permeating throughout my car. And at the same time the clothes did not leak through the bag either. Everything was dry around it.

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The Pack-It-Sport active set is a two part set. It includes the Wet Dry Fitness Locker for your clothes and also the shoe Locker. The best part? The shoe locker held my size 13 shoes. I was skeptical at first because my shoes run on the larger size. At size 13 they tend to be hard to pack away discretely. However Eagle Creek makes you specify your shoe size when ordering so you are getting the proper bag. And they had one for size 13’s!

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As I mentioned above, sometime it can be difficult to determine how useful a product is. That is not the case with the Eagle Creak workout bags. The convenience of my used workout clothes being tucked away separately is an awesome feature. It’s even better when I can leave my sweaty workout clothes in a hot car all day and come back to it and not even notice.

Do yourself a favor and get a hold of these products. I personally recommend ordering the bundle, however you can order each individually. And when you do use the code “Sport15” for 15% off! Order one for yourself.

Have you tried this out yourself or interested in it? Feel free to comment with your thoughts.

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