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IRONMAN TIM DON FROM ACCIDENT TO RUNNING AGAIN

TIM DON: THE IRONMAN’S RECOVERY AND COMEBACK CONTINUES

The Boulder triathlon and running community came out in force at the weekend to support Ironman athlete Tim ‘The Don’ Don’s return to running after a long recuperation from a life affirming accident just before the Ironman World Championships that left him wondering if he’d ever compete again.

TIM DON: WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR IRONMAN

 

In 2017, pro-triathlete Tim Don was on top of his game. He had pulled in the world record time for Ironman triathlon with a corker of a performance at Ironman South American in Brazil with an astounding 07:40:23 time.

In October that same year, he was cycling in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii prepping the last few days before arguably the biggest race of his career – the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii – when he was hit by a car on his bike.

The result? A fractured C2 vertebrae.

To secure his best chances of competing again, Don took stock of medical advice and opted for a medieval-looking halo brace that was literally bolted into his skull for months.

Now living in Boulder, Colorado, the expat Brit took recovery one day at a time sharing his journey with his sports supporters via social media and video.

Four months in a halo gives you plenty of time to contemplate the meaning of life – and his fans saw the raw emotion getting back on the bike with aforementioned halo, to literally the screws coming loose and the pain of what he was going through.

 

BACK TO RUNNING

When the halo came off, then the recuperation continued, and armed with the joy of being able to move more freely, what better than a 10k run with your local running supporters.

On a rather grey, spring morning in Boulder, Colorado Tim, accompanied by his kids and wife Kelly, led a run around the Boulder Reservoir – known as ‘The Res’ to the local tri and run community.

Tim Don with Bill Plock of 303 Triathlon
Tim Don & Bill Plock of 303 Triathlon. Photo: 303 Triathlon
 

About 50 runners came out early on a Sunday morning along for the run and were joined by another fellow Ironman champion Rachel Joyce, who also lives in the heavily pro-athlete community in Boulder.

A 10K run around the Boulder Reservoir is a great start to the day at the best of times, but running with a world class athlete makes it all the sweeter. Tim thanked everyone for the support and outpouring of confidence-boosting messages he received along the way to get to where he is today; standing tall in his running shoes and ready to go.


 

 

Tim Don with Bill Plock of 303 Triathlon
Post-run chow down courtesy of On Running. Photo Credit: M Mitchell
 

On Running – Tim Don’s sponsor and supporter throughout his accident and recovery were there to feed and fuel the running troops alongside our local running store The Boulder Running Company.

Hanging out at Tom Watson Park in Boulder is part and parcel of being an athlete in Colorado. It’s where most bike training rides head out from at the weekends. Many might argue the parking lot at Tom Watson Park probably has the highest concentration of carbon fiber in the USA at any given time!


 

But this past weekend, among the slick tires, were a group of runners who came for the camaraderie and sheer joy of shaking out the legs to celebrate an athlete who can, once again, bend down to tie his On shoelaces.

Run on Tim.


 

 

THE BRITISH ARE COMING

Tim’s first official adventure back in his running shoes will be a forthcoming goal in April. Stay tuned for more on Tim’s story on JackRabbit social media and follow Tim Don on Instagram to follow his next goal.

Wherever Tim Don’s race journey takes him in 2018, we are sure toeing any start line will be an emotional day for a man who didn’t know what lay ahead of him as he woke up in a hospital bed five months ago.

You can read more about Tim Don’s record breaking Ironman race in Brazil in our interview from last year on the JackRabbit Blog.

STAY TUNED: THERE’S MORE TO COME FROM ‘THE DON’

A film crew led by Andrew Hinton of award-winning Pilgrim Films is currently following Tim Don on his journey from recovery back to competition thanks to On Running and his support team.

The as-yet-unnamed documentary will be released in May 2018. Stay tuned to JackRabbit and The Boulder Running Company for updates on screenings in Boulder and beyond.

The film will no doubt be an insight into what it takes to be a world-class athlete, but also how the skills an athlete needs in the sports arena are equally applicable to the ‘games’ that make up life’s challenges.

 


 

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THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES RUNNERS FORGET

THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES RUNNERS FORGET

Gear Up For Spring Training

 

Ok, so you don’t include yourself in the winter “resolution” crowd. If you’re going to do something, you do it with intention and follow through. You’ve either been stuck indoors on the hamster wheel (treadmill), or you’ve braved the chilly temps by squeezing in some outdoor runs during the colder months, or you live in Texas where February is the only time you might not have to turn on your air conditioner to full-blast.

Regardless of the situation, Spring means warmer temps are ahead for all of us. Chirping birds, sunny days, and a time to get serious about those races we promised our friends we would run with them this coming May.

Whether you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, and trying to figure out how to run properly, or you’re an experienced race veteran with thousands of miles under your belt, let’s make sure you have the right tools to launch into your spring training.

 

THESE ARE THE 8 MUST-HAVE ACCESSORIES TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR TRAINING THIS SPRING:

 

 

Sun Protection
 

1. Sun Protection:

Staring at a light box to treat seasonal-affective-disorder carries no risk of sunburn. It’s a different story when you get outside in the actual sun. Clear skies can mean high sun exposure, even if the weather doesn’t yet feel “hot”. Protect your pasty winter-skin from those UV waves with a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunblock, until your melanin comes back out of hibernation!
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Headphones
 

2. Headphones:

Olympic level athletes are able to listen to their bodies, observing variations in heart rate, respiration, pain thresholds – knowing when and how hard they can push themselves, finding motivation from deep within. For the rest of us, just give us some freakin’ tunes! The right song can help you pick up the pace or go that extra mile. As much as a great playlist helps move us down the road, nothing is more annoying than an earbud that keeps falling out or wires that keep getting tangled and snagged. To solve both problems, we recommend these wireless headphones from Jabra.


 

 

Fitness Tracker
 

3. Fitness Tracker:

It helps knowing where you’re going to find out how far you’ve come. The right fitness tracker can help with both. From charting trails, to counting calories, the right fitness tracker can keep you accountable in making progress, with objective results you can see. We recommend the Garmin 645 Music.


 

 

Gu Energy Gel
 

4. GU:

If you want to really GU the distance, GU is GUnna get you there. See what I did there? That’s called subliminal marketing. Actually, it’s just called bad writing, but the point is GU has the GUdness you need. Ok, I’ll stop now. If you’ve never tried GU, it’s a tiny, portable, convenient energy supplement, and boy-o-boy do these things work! When your body runs out of fuel, you feel it. GU is the human equivalent of an emergency gas can for your vehicle. Pop one of these tasty morsels in your pie-hole for renewed energy to get you to the finish line.
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Water Bottle
 

5. Handheld water bottle:

Remember when I said nothing is more annoying than having headphones that get tangled? Well, I was wrong, there is something waaay more annoying: Having to slosh around a water bottle whose shape somehow becomes increasingly awkward the longer you run. Avoid hand cramps and dehydration by taking along a water bottle bottle ergonomically designed for running. We recommend the Nathan Exodraw.


 

 

Headphones
 

6. Massage ball:

As good as running feels in the moment, a tough training session may leave you feeling a little beat up. That’s why the best runners know the importance of supplementing with cross-training and a recovery routine to stay feeling good. Instead of reaching for the bottle of ibuprofen, loosen up tight muscles and knots with a massage ball to stay pain-free, and perform your best. Keep one in your gym bag, and one at your desk, to relieve tension before it builds. Check out our video on how to fix hip pain here and grab the Trigger Point MBX Massage Ball here.


 

 

The R8 from Roll Recovery
 

7. The R8 from Roll Recovery:

This product defies category, with no equal. With a traditional foam roller, you use gravity applied by your body weight, to create pressure to improve mobility and keep your muscles functioning properly. With the R8 roller, the pressure is applied to you, rather than by you. We’re still a few decades out from automated robot-servants that cater to our every need, but the R8 is a step in that direction. For the price of 2 traditional massage sessions, you can have your own personal masseuse that is more than happy to soothe your aching arms and legs any time of day.
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Oofos Slides
 

8. OOFOS:

If you’ve been out pounding the pavement, your feet have literally been out pounding the pavement. No matter how cushy your shoes are, pavement is hard. Running is an impact sport. Before, after, or between training sessions, swaddle your feet in footwear that allows your body to recover faster. OOFOS is designed to reduce and absorb impact, in order to aid recovery now, so that you can perform tomorrow.
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Lance A. Lot
 

About The Author

Lance has previously been fat, weak, and injured. As a multi-sport athlete, his application of data and science has produced some pretty awesome personal results, such as bench pressing over 500 pounds in competition. As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach he’s helped enhance the performance of NFL athletes, olympians, ironmen, and improved the race-day performance of hundreds of runners.


 

 



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JACKRABBIT ATHLETES: BOSTON MARATHON CHECK-IN

 

 

JACKRABBIT ATHLETES: BOSTON MARATHON CHECK-IN

 

PART 2: TRAINING UPDATES AND GETTING RACE-READY



The Boston Marathon, one of the world’s oldest and biggest races, is a month away. To get ready for the race, we’ve been following two JackRabbit athletes: Jorge Almeida and Kelli Christensen as they amp up their training and hone in their focus in anticipation of the big day.

We check in with our athletes today to see how their training has been progressing, what surpises may have occured, and how they are preparing for the trip. Read Part 1 of our interview here.

How Is Your Training Going?

JackRabbit: Welcome back Jorge and Kelli! With the race a month out, we hope you’re not feeling too beat up at this point. Speaking of which, how is training going? Are you feeling fast?

Jorge Almeida: My training hasn’t been the best it could be… Reason being, it has been difficult to fit in long runs with some weather challenges I’ve had, now that I’m living in New York City. I was scheduled to do a long run last weekend, but a snow storm hit the city, canceling a bunch of flights, and limiting me to run on a treadmill… Not optimal, by any means, for more than 10 mile runs.

Kelli Christensen: Training is going well. Some days I feel fast, other days a bit more sluggish, but am doing the work and trusting my plan.

  Have you had any surprises in your training or are things progressing as expected?

  Weather has been an unexpected challenge, which has made me feel like I’m not progressing as much as I should be. In comparison to other races, where I was motivated to run my fastest time in order to BQ (Boston Qual), for the actual running of Boston, I don’t feel as much pressure to perform which is a relief. But of course, my performance is personal, and I want to still run a good time!

  No surprises in my training, but am finding that I’m enjoying early morning track workouts!

  What has been the biggest challenge in sticking to your training schedule?

  Training for a marathon in a city like New York is very different in comparison to running in a more runner-friendly city like Dallas, that has more places to do long runs. As an example, Manhattan is truly a small territory from west-to-east, so one has to run along the water. You only cover a couple miles at the most, meaning I have to run back and forth a lot to hit longer, 16+ mile runs.

  Having enough time is always a challenge, but I’ve made a point not to miss any of my run workouts. If life gets in the way, I try to limit it to one missed cross training workout in a week.

  What adjustments will you be making in the final month of preparation?

  As I get closer to the day, I will actually be going to Boston to visit family, so I hope to go to the starting point (a town called Hopkinton), and want to run the first couple of miles, to get used to the elevation, terrain, and such. I also plan to do my longer run about 3 weeks ago before I taper off just to make sure I’ll have enough juice at the end of the race to finish strong!

  I struggle with pacing, especially on long runs, so I’m working on consistency – slowing down during the early miles so I have something left to get me to the finish. I hear Boston is tricky because the first part of the race is downhill and then you hit the hills around mile 17, culminating with the infamous Heartbreak Hill at mile 21. I sure hope training at altitude and my hill repeats will help me tackle that hill head-on!

Tell Us About Motivation

  How are you staying motivated?

  Not to be cheesy, but the vision of me finishing the last mile on Boylston street, which is such an iconic street, is really keeping me motivated. I also expect to have a lot of family and friends in town for the race, so I think of them as I train, as a way of reminding me why I do this!

  I really want to enjoy this once in a life time experience, so I’m committed to doing the work to make sure I’m ready.
The mild winter we’re having here in Denver helps too!

  What top 3 songs are keeping you moving?

  Migos – Stir Fry, Drake – God’s Plan, Juan Magan – Le Encanta

  What is your nutrition plan for the race?

  I usually bring a couple of GU packets and consume every 45 mins. I also bring electrolyte pills to keep me hydrated since Gatorade helps, but not as much as these pills!

  Still trying to figure out my pre-race nutrition as I’ll have a few hours between catching the shuttle to Hopkinton and when my wave starts. During the marathon I will use GU – vanilla bean and salted caramel. If the weather is going to be hot like last year’s race, I will carry a small bottle of Skratch. The lemons and lime flavor is my favorite.

All About The Gear

  Boston weather in April can be fickle… what are you planning on wearing?

  The key tip my extreme marathoner Dad give me a while back (he has run over 100 marathons in his lifespan), is to always dress like it’s 10-15 degrees less than it really is. So if it’s cold, like it will be in Boston, I plan to wear layers at the beginning, such as light sweaters that I can easily take off as the race progresses. I will probably wear a long sleeve shirt as I can always pull up my sleeves if I get hot. Depending on truly how cold it is, I might have long pants or if it’s not that cold, shorts it is!

  I’m not sure yet. If the weather’s nice – I like to run in a tank top and running skirt.

  What is your packing list for the trip?

  All of my nutrition, sunglasses for the race, hats, my SPYBELT (which is an essential for long distance runners as it holds multiple items like GU’s and electrolyte pills), shirts for after the race, etc.

  Two pairs of shoes and every combination of running wear I own just in case Mother Nature has some surprises in store for us.

  Pre-race meal? Post-race drink?

  I always drink a protein shake when I wake up before the race along with energy chews as I get closer to race time. Post-race, I will of course refresh myself with some crispy suds, such as Michelob Ultra, which is a great post-race beer.

  It may sound funny, but I like a burger and a beer the night before a race. Some of my best race experiences have been after I’ve had that pre-race meal, so I guess it works! I drink Skratch recovery or chocolate milk immediately after a race. After a shower and food, I’m all about red wine.

  Any other comments for now?

  I heard people make signs for Marathon Monday, so I hope someone will make a sign with my name on it!

  We’ll certainly be cheering for each of you from the sidelines. Best of luck to both of you in your last few weeks of training, and we wish you speed and fun on race day. We’ll be looking forward to catching up with y’all after the race to hear how the big day went!


 

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BREAKING RECORDS: ADIDAS ADIZERO SUB2

BREAKING RECORDS: ADIDAS ADIZERO SUB2

***NEW RELEASE MARCH 15, 2018***

 

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING

For the entire history of the sport of running, the 4-minute mile was thought an impossible barrier to break. It was not humanly possible to run a sub-4-minute mile. That is, until Englishman Roger Bannister did it in 1954. Only 2 months later, Australia’s John Landy also broke the 4 minute barrier. Since then, running a sub-4-minute mile has now become the standard for professional middle distance runners.

It seems, that once a barrier breaks, progress only moves in one direction: Forward.

It seems, that once a barrier breaks, progress only moves in one direction: Forward.


The current monolith professional runners are looking to topple is the 2-hour marathon. The current world record in an officially-sanctioned marathon stands at just under 2 hours and 3 minutes. As training methods advance in sport, so does the technology that supports it. Adidas is supporting the effort to break the 2-hour mark, with a new adidas BOOST-light midsole, in what they hope will prove to be the fastest shoe on Earth: The adidas adizero sub2.


 

 

THE PERFECT DESIGN

If you are charged with designing the best marathon shoes ever, you have a tough task ahead of you. You simultaneously need incorporate elements that allow a runner to continuously move fast, while keeping the weight low enough that it doesn’t weigh the runner down.

To achieve this nexus of running shoe perfection, you might find inspiration in the famous French aviator and writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s statement, “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

To this effect, adidas running shoes achieved perfection with the adizero sub2 racing shoe. The shoe essentially is comprised of 3 core elements, each one fully serving its purpose, with nothing superfluous added:

  • 1. BOOST-light Midsole: All the energy-return of the famous BOOST TPU material, with less weight for improved running economy
  • 2. Single Layer Upper: Ultralight mesh fabric with internal reinforcements
  • 3. Continental Microweb Outsole: Traction and grip that ensures when you step, you move forward

 

adidas adizero sub2 profile

The adizero line is known as the adidas marathon shoe, the adizero sub2 sheds a full 100 grams of weight from the previous adizero. Those weight-saving measures means anything left in the design serves the purpose of helping you move your fastest.

 

adidas adizero sub2 pair

Make no mistake about about it. These adidas racing shoes were designed for the world’s fastest athletes. The type of athletes that will try their hand (or feet) at breaking the 2-hour marathon. If you don’t consider yourself among the world’s elite, that’s okay. This shoe is made to break records, whether they be submitted to Guiness, or simply jotted down in your smartphone as a new personal best!

 


 

TECHNICAL SPECS: ADIDAS ADIZERO SUB2



adidas adizero sub2 tech specs

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For women’s sizing, please subtract 1.5 from the size listed.


 

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Lance A. Lot
 

About The Author

Lance has previously been fat, weak, and injured. As a multi-sport athlete, his application of data and science has produced some pretty awesome personal results, such as bench pressing over 500 pounds in competition. As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach he’s helped enhance the performance of NFL athletes, olympians, ironmen, and improved the race-day performance of hundreds of runners.


 

 


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MARCH RUNNING SHOE LAUNCHES

MARCH RUNNING SHOE LAUNCHES

KICKS WE ARE GOING MAD FOR

The flowers are blooming and the snow is starting to melt (well, maybe not for you North Easterns) and you can feel your legs itching to get out on a run in the beautiful weather.

Now the question is, are those shoes that went through hibernation up to par for your next training? No need to fear, JackRabbit is here, and we have some new shoes that we are absolutely going mad for. From updates to new running shoe technology get prepared for your marathon training with brands like Brooks, Nike and adidas and Saucony

Prepare yourself for the new shoe madness that you are about to read through. We are sure you will find something that will help join in this crazy little thing called running.

 

Adidas Stella Parley



ADIDAS STELLA ULTRABOOST PARLEY

Partnering with Parley for the Oceans and world famous designer Stella McCartney, these women’s UltraBOOST shoes are partly made from recycled waste intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean.
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Adidas Sub2

ADIDAS SUB-2

The two-hour marathon barrier doesn’t stand a chance in these shoes built for speed! With an air mesh upper to lock down your foot and BOOST Light under it, the energy return in this lightweight shoe lets you sprint to the finish line.
NOW AVAILABLE!

 

Brooks Caldera 2



BROOKS CALDERA 2
A new drainage system and extra sticky traction gives you the ability to push your limits, tackle uphill and downhill terrain, bound through streams, and even fly! Ok, you still can’t do that, but this shoe definitely has it all!
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Saucony Kinvara 9

SAUCONY KINVARA 9

Nine years of legends and this Kinvara is the lightest one yet! Balancing speed and breathability, responsiveness and cushion, the Kinvara 9 has it all to help you soar past the competition
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Adidas Adizero Boston



ADIDAS ADIZERO BOSTON 7
The Boston Marathon can’t get more iconic than in the Adizero Boston 7 from Adidas. Represent the legendary race in these limited edition race-day colors as you speed through the streets to the finish line.
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Nike Free RN Flyknit

NIKE FREE RN FLYKNIT 2018

Do everything in the Free RN Flyknit 2018 as your foot is cradled by the stretchy and supportive Flyknit construction coupled with the soft comfort under your foot. Enhanced traction in high abrasion zones lets you move freely anywhere and everywhere on your way past that pesky tortoise
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Nike Metcon Free



NIKE METCON FREE
The iconic Metcon gets a flexible overhaul with a lightweight design to help you hop through each workout. Dominate your training and make all of your bunny buddies jealous.
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Express your running personality with some new fresh colors arriving in your favorite runing shoes ready for the warmer spring days ahead.


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THE ALL NEW BROOKS LEVITATE

THE ALL NEW LEVITATE FROM BROOKS

EXPERIENCE INFINITE ENERGY

 

Life is 99% Journey, 1% Destination. With that in mind, it makes sense to desire a shoe that makes the journey enjoyable. The journey is where we spend our time, training, mile after mile, a mission that only becomes exhausting once our energy has been depleted.

With infinite energy, the journey IS the destination. We are not trying to run away from, or run to anything. The running itself is why we are here. When we have the energy to go forever, the process feels effortless, timeless, and so, so good.

Brooks created the brand new Levitate for this journey. Powered by the all-new DNA AMP technology, the primary function of the midsole is to return energy straight back to you, creating a closed loop of infinite energy.

 

WHAT IS THE BROOKS LEVITATE?

Before we jump into the details of this shoe, we have to state the obvious: This shoe looks awesome. The exterior, sitting atop a multi-faceted metallic sole, looks like a futuristic geodesic dome, forged in a dimension where concepts like space and time don’t exist.

The shoe looks dynamic just sitting still. It looks like an electronic rave by my favorite DJ, sending me into a euphoric trance state – but in shoe form. It looks like I’d lace these up in Denver, and then wake up moments later, smile-running through Central Park in Manhattan, unsure and uncaring how I arrived.

 

 

Brooks Levitate in Action
It’s Maaaaagic!
 

To provoke this feeling of perpetual run, the shoe features three core elements:

  • – Energized Cushioning of the new DNA AMP midsole technology
  • – Quick Transitions provided by the arrow-point pattern on the outsole, moving from heel to toe quickly
  • – Intuitive Fit from a knit upper that comfortably accommodates your foot as it moves and expands


 

 

If you consider yourself a goal-seeker, or an explorer, looking to discover the world around you as you approach your destination, this is the shoe for you. Just don’t be surprised if you get so caught up in the thrill of it, you end up surpassing your destination, and continuing the journey.


 

 

Levitate in Style

THE EXPERIENCE REMAINS INFINITE

I’ve been running in the Brooks Levitate for 5 months now. That’s enough time for initial excitement to wear off and know if a shoe really holds it salt. I’ve had time to transition through the seasons, taking me down sunny paths that turned to rainy roads and later snowy slush. I’m happy to report these shoes continue to deliver.

The feeling is something I would describe as firm comfort. If the Brooks Levitate was a person, they would give you a firm, full handshake, while looking you directly in the eye with a kind look. If they were interviewing for a job, you would hire them based on the confidence and ease they would instill.

Comfort is a big discussion among running shoes, with many brands going full “plush”, implementing all-knit sock-like uppers. While something that feels like a blanket your grandmother knitted is great for cuddling up on the couch, it’s not always the best feeling when you’re trying to move fast.

 

 


These shoes are not like that. They are comfortable, to be sure, but they have the support and rebound that makes you feel confident in burning up the road. The upper makes the whole foot feel locked down, without being squeezed. After 5 months, the midsole remains elastic not squishy.


 

Brooks Levitate Snaps Back
Brooks Levitate Snaps Back
 

 

The timing of my update is fortuitous as Brooks is releasing new limited-edition colors of the levitate. I initially got the cobalt blue ones back in September, and the bold color looks great and makes a statement. Now with the new colorways, I can diversify my look while continuing to be energized by my favorite brooks running shoes!


 


 

FEATURES OF THE BROOKS LEVITATE

  • – Runner Type: Neutral
  • – Men’s Colors: Black/Blue/Grey/Red
  • – Women’s Colors: Black/Mint/Silver/White
  • – Weight Men’s: 11.2 oz
  • – Weight Women’s: 9.7 oz
  • – Drop: 8mm
  • – Price: $150.00


 

TECHNICAL SPECS: BROOKS LEVITATE



Brooks Levitate Men's Specs
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Lance A. Lot
 

About The Author

Lance has previously been fat, weak, and injured. As a multi-sport athlete, his application of data and science has produced some pretty awesome personal results, such as bench pressing over 500 pounds in competition. As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach he’s helped enhance the performance of NFL athletes, olympians, ironmen, and improved the race-day performance of hundreds of runners.


 

 


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