This week I started getting serious about my training again and I’ve been researching and choosing some races to run. As always, I’ve been keeping up to date on the latest in running news and I found some interesting articles and a sweet new product I wanted to share with you.
I always knew that running made me happy and I don’t need any proof, it definitely makes me feel good and I’m positive of that. As it turns out running does make you happy and now there is scientific proof. This article explains the science behind why running makes you happy.
Ever wondered what an elite marathon runner eats in a day? How many calories they consume? If they eat ice cream? Well you don’t have to wonder anymore because this article is all about what Meb Keflezighi eats as he consumes 3,000 calories in a day.
I am constantly trying to improve my form. I find that when I start running I tend to have pretty decent form but as I get tired and especially during long runs, my form suffers and that can and has led to injuries for me.
I was researching some info about perfecting form when I stumbled upon this, and holy shit y’all this is the best thing I’ve heard about all week! Seriously, if these things work like they say, my Garmin will get very dusty pretty quick.
Let me tell you about the Lumo Run Shorts! Actually the shorts are for men and for women they offer capris but that’s not the important part, the important part is that these shorts are ridiculously smart!
The lumo shorts measure your cadence, bounce, ground contact time, braking, pelvic rotation, and your stride length. Seriously! And unlike the Garmin you don’t have to wait til you get home to evaluate your run because these shorts have auditory coaching through your headphones so you can correct your form WHILE YOUR RUNNING!
And all of this is accomplished through a small device located in the waistband of the shorts. And in case you’re like me and you’ve washed at least, or more, than 7 iPods, the sensor is waterproof and machine washable! Oh, and a single charge lasts up to a month. Hollah! (My Garmin is getting worried..)
The capris are available for pre-order right now and very affordable at $119, the shorts can be pre-ordered for $99. And you also get the sensor with the charging unit. For $149, women can get 2 pairs of capris with the sensor and charging unit and for $129 men can get 2 pairs of shorts with the sensor and charging unit. They also offer a his and her’s option and additional options for multi pairs of shorts or capris.
This offer is good until the 21st of October and the product is expected to ship on March 31st. I pre-ordered a pair this morning and I am so excited about them but you’ll have to wait until April of next year for my review. This is one product I can hardly wait to get!
What do you think about the new Lumo run Shorts?
Would you order a pair?
Have you heard any running news lately that you’d like to share?