1. Ironman Lux 3 Recovery Mattress, $2,699 2. Triathlon Training Camp: Swim, Bike, Run with Lance & Friends in Kona, Hawaii, $25,000 (net proceeds to go the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 3. Alter-G P200 Sports Model Treadmill, $75,000 (email dealer for buying information) 4. REI, Sunto Elementum Terra Multifunction Expedition Watch, Stainless Steel, $1,200 5. REI, Charriot CX 2 Stroller, $1,000, jogging stroller attachment kit, $125 6. Mizuno, Women’s Wave Prophecy, $199.99
We are loving these unisex vintage Nikes from J.Crew. Check out the Pre-Montreal Racer, Waffle Racer or the Cortez. Available from J.Crew from $75 to $85.
Nike has announced it’s fourth collaboration with Tokyo designer Jun Takahashi, releasing the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Nike x Undercover Guyakusou. This season the collection will include a women’s line for the first time. We’re loving the soft colors, sleek lines and the unexpected feminine touches like ruffled sleeves and Takahashi’s beautifully designed running skirts. The line is expected to be released on March 2 at select Nike stores.
Product Review: Supportive and stylish, the Vixen A/B Sports Bra is a winner
Through the ups and downs of my running life, one thing has remained constant: nylon/spandex pull-over compression sports bras, purchased mostly as afterthoughts to my running apparel. I’ve never packed much on top so these fairly inexpensive and widely available styles of sports bras have usually served me well.
Recently, random pain, occasional tenderness, chafing, too-tight straps and the thought that maybe I’ve outgrown shapeless compression bras, led me to Moving Comforts Vixen A/B sports bra. I went sports bra shopping seeking a more supportive, solidly designed and constructed bra and one that was comfortable and breathable.
Not only did the Vixen fit my bill and budget, it also came with molded cup liners, which I’ve never had and find delightfully wonderful for the nippy winter days, a stylish v-neck and a pullover style that suited to my average 34B size. The material is smooth and comfortable next to my skin and after my first run with Vixen, I cherished this wonderful sports bra.
I did have a bit of trouble after my first run pulling the Vixen off. Unlike nylon/spandex sports bras that stretch quite a bit, the Vixen’s blend of nylon, spandex and polyester gives the bra less give. I’ve found that hitching the sports bra as far over your back/shoulders as possible the fastest and easiest way to exit the bra, especially when sweaty.
The Vixen is available from Moving Comfort or Fleet Feet Sports, REI, Road Runner Sports or you local running store, prices range from $22 to $36 and available in A to D cup sizes.
We’re not quite sure how these IntelliSkin “posture” sports bras work—
the high-tech, futuristic bras and shirts are a bit intimidating looking
and at $95 a pop we probably won’t be stretching one of these over our heads quite yet. IntelliSkin sports bras, shirts and shorts retail for $95
to $175 here.
Nike has introduced the Free Gym shoe, a new barefoot shoe designed for a minimalist, high performance feel in the gym or on the yoga mat. While we personally don’t follow the barefoot trend, we do admire the design of the shoe and the non-singular toe compartments—giving this new women’s shoe an actual shoe-like appearance unlike our favorite barefoot running shoe we love to hate, Vibram Five Fingers. The Nike Free Gym Shoe is available from Nike for $110.
Grab one of these cool glass/silicone waterbottles from bkr in your favorite color. The glass bottle combined silicone sleeve is a clever combination of green materials and eco-friendly.