Product Review: Up24 by Jawbone

Wednesday, 5 November 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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Have you noticed people wearing these sleek, rubberized bands lately? They look so stylish that you’d think they’re merely wrist candy. Truth is, those bands provide useful information that can actually improve one’s lifestyle.

It’s called the Up24 by Jawbone. The Up24 is a fitness band that tracks your activity, diet, and sleep. If you wish, you can also monitor your food and water intake, your weight, your moods, and goals. As they say on their website, it’s an “intelligent computer wrapped around your wrist.” (more…)

Adidas’ Dennis Kimetto Sets the New Marathon World Record

Wednesday, 8 October 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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Berlin Marathon, held just last Sept. 28, will always have a special place in my heart. I ran it back in 2012 and even if I had to relieve myself in bushes (gasp!) during the race and tripped and flew unto the ground in front of a pretty good-looking runner (gasp again!), it was still a pretty memorable race for me.

Berlin is the world’s fastest marathon with marathon world records usually set in this race because of its flat and fast course.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Dennis Kimetto set the newest world record with a time of 2:02:57. Kimetto shattered the previous world record by an astounding 26 seconds wearing the super lightweight adizero Adios BOOST at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. (Hey, I can run that fast too…for my half marathon! Tsk tsk)

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Obviously, our friends at adidas are pretty proud of Kimetto’s achievement. Adrian Leek General Manager of adidas Running said “Dennis’ world record breaking performance while wearing adidas BOOST demonstrates the result of elite athletes using industry leading innovation to achieve unprecedented feats. We continue to push boundaries by working closely with our athletes to develop the best products running has to offer.”

Interestingly, adidas BOOST was also on the feet of second place men’s finisher Emmanuel Muthai who joined Kimetto in breaking the previous world record. The top two female finishers Tirfi Tsegaye and Fayse Tadese were also wearing Adios BOOST as they triumphantly crossed the finish line in Berlin to provide adidas with a dominating presence at the podium.

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So, do you think if I wear my BOOST at Chicago Marathon this coming Sunday I have a chance at coming in first? Okay, okay, don’t answer that.

Click <LINK> for my previous post on adidas boost.

Shoe Review: adidas Energy Boost 2

Monday, 29 September 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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The adidas Energy Boost 2 is a lightweight neutral running shoe for long distance running. While I would’ve loved to test this shoe for longer runs, I must confess that I couldn’t test it for runs above 10k because I’m a flat-footed overpronator who uses stability shoes. I will tell you that I was very pleased with it during my runs and, to be quite honest with you, it’s the best pair of adidas running shoes I’ve ever owned. (more…)

New Shoe: adidas Energy Boost

Tuesday, 16 September 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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adidas has introduced the newest model of the iconic Energy Boost with an improved fit, look, and feel to help runners embrace the road with confidence and style.

Energy Boost provides unrivalled responsiveness with heel to toe BOOST foam that stores and returns energy to ensure the more energy you give, the more you get. BOOST foam is made of thousands of durable Energy capsules that maintain their soft cushioning season after season so every run with BOOST feels like the first. (more…)

Product Review: Telic Recovery Sports Sandals

Friday, 12 September 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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We all know how crucial it is for runners to choose and use the proper running shoe for our foot type. But, a large number of runners fail to give importance to the shoe they use when they’re NOT running. Believe it or not, your favorite office shoe, heels, or flipflops, can make (or break you) at your next race.

A few months back, I was lucky enough to learn about Telic. Telic is a new sports recovery sandal which aims to provide comfort and maximum energy absorption to ease joint pain after strenuous activities. It doesn’t only absorb shock, but it actually has a “bounce back” effect. It also has a light heel rock which reduces the pressure on the foot and provides good arch support. (more…)