Bio:
Lara is a physical therapist who works in a variety of settings. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Spinning Instructor.

Lara first started running back in her college days, for fun and as a way to stay active. It wasn’t until years later that she even thought about racing. Once she started, she hasn’t stopped. She has completed countless 5Ks and 10Ks,10 half marathons, and recently completed her first full marathon.

She is passionate about seeing people reach beyond their perceived potential and challenging herself and others to step out from their comfort zones.

Why Tiux?
Honestly, I first chose Tiux due to the fun pink colored socks they offered. I started using them consistently after my long runs during marathon training and noticed a considerable difference and improvement in recovery. Next thing I knew, I was ordering every color.

I also love that they give back with their Tiux 1% program to make a positive difference and impact.

Greatest Achievement:
It’s a toss up between 2:
1) running my first marathon injury free and without ever hitting that “wall” that I’ve heard so much about.
2) cutting 23 minutes off my half marathon time.

Current Goal:
I’ve been so time focused the past few years, my goal this year is to simply run each race feeling “strong” (which I secretly hope will bring some PRs). As a runner, it’s so easy to “only run”, so this year I am also focusing on building strength.

Training Tip:
Strong glutes make a happier and less injury prone runner. I really believe in laying a firm foundation of strength and appropriate muscle balance that will help us each go further in the long run.

Lara Jacobsen

Hometown:
Totowa, NJ