National Team Gear!
October 19, 2010 by jamieredman
One of the best days of the year (after Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving and my birthday) is National Team Gear Day! As if earning a spot on the US roster isn’t reward in itself, we are presented with a package filled with all manner of red, white, and blue clothing– it’s like an early Christmas!
Our gear sponsor, Boathouse Sports, was especially generous this year! Team USA will be traveling in style!
– a BRIGHT SANTA RED track suit (I’m just a tad excited)
– a sweet USA softshell jacket and a polo shirt for travelling
– racing unisuits
– technical tees and longsleeves for practice
– an awesome vest (white, with a bright red “USA” on the back)
– athletic shorts and tights
– a Headsweats hat and visor
And, as an added bonus, Rudy Project outfitted the entire team with awesome sunglasses!
Now, the returning Olympians aren’t *quite* as enthusiastic– I’ve heard legends of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when athletes scored heaping shopping carts of team-issue gear, filled to capacity with Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Oakleys, and all other types Olympic apparel. However, as my fellow rookies and I have yet to experience the awesomeness that is the Olympic Games (fingers crossed!), we remain enthusiastic about the 2010 gear package!
Speaking of gear, it’s about time I started packing… t-minus two days until we leave!
And on an unrelated note, check out this recent article in yesterday’s NY Times: “How to Push Past the Pain, as the Champions Do”