Name: David Villadelgado
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Years in current sport: 5 years
What got you started: I got started to stay in shape and to keep up with our kids. I have 4 sons! It’s also a great way to wash away some of the stress that builds up over the day.
Biggest accomplishment of your career: The biggest accomplishment of my career has to be running my second marathon in San Diego. I set a Personal Record after switching training plans and working hard to follow that plan.
What parts of your training are key to your success? I make sure to eat balanced meals. A good diet will help you to never feel too heavy. I also incorporate speed work into training. These intervals or short speed sessions help me get used to running fast.
What is the biggest challenge you face in your sport, and what do you do to overcome it? The biggest challenge I face is fueling during races. There are general rules to follow but I know that results vary from person to person. I need to get better at practicing how to fuel on longer training runs to mimic race day.
What is your favorite Zensah product and why? You’re making me pick JUST ONE?! My favorite Zensah product has to be the Compression Leg Sleeves. There are so many benefits to wearing them. I feel less fatigued during long runs when wearing them; I recover faster in them if the legs are feeling a little beat up; and they come in many different colors to add some flare to your race day kit.
How long have you been using Zensah? I bought my first Zensah product a few years ago. The Marathon Compression Socks. I was instantly hooked on the science of compression gear and ever since becoming a Team Zensah Ambassador, I’ve expanded my closet of Zensah gear to include arm sleeves, gloves and more colors of the leg sleeves of course!
If you could be great at any other sport besides your current one, what would it be? I love playing tennis. I grew up playing with my Dad and dreamed of winning the U.S. Open in New York.
What’s your favorite thing to eat after a tough workout? I love a good, juicy cheeseburger and a nice cold beer. Doesn’t get better than that.
Who/what inspires you? My wife, who is also a runner, inspires me. She works hard out on the roads and somehow finds the time to take care of the boys.
How does Zensah help you perform without limits? Zensah helps me perform without limits every time I put their products on. I just feel a bit faster. I feel more confident when using quality products and that always gives me a much needed boost when training hard or racing.