But don't expect to see the New England Patriots running back at the start line in Hopkinton anytime soon. He's focused more on quick bursts than long distances.
"I can't say I'm getting ready to run 26.2 miles," Woodhead said on Sunday at the Boston Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo, where he made an appearance as an endorser for Skechers sneakers. "Running obviously is a very important thing for an athlete, and for a running back, so I do lifting, and I do running, but I can't say I do a long, long distance."
With Woodhead now a spokesman for Skechers, which has entered the running shoe market with its GoRun model, it's only natural to wonder if he'd be gifting each of his teammates with some footwear like his teammate, quarterback Tom Brady, has done with UGGS.
"We'll see what they say, they'll probably talk to me about that. But probably. We can figure something out," he winked.
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes