Thursday, February 14, 2013


So, I’m pretty bad about blogging overall. I don’t usually feel like I have anything super interesting to say. I train hard, but it’s relatively standard stuff. My life right now is mostly made up of eat, sleep, run, work repeat.

There is something that has brought me out of blogging semi-retirement. The adidas energy Boost. Hands down these are the best shoes I have ever put on my feet. I love running in them so much that I can’t even bring myself to wear a different pair of shoes on my four mile easy runs. My big fear right now is that I won’t be able to get replacement pairs throughout the year because I am told that the quantities are pretty limited in the initial stages of Boost.

For full disclosure, I am on the BRC adidas club team and the man of my dreams works for adidas. However, I am not on a contract with adidas so I am in no way obligated to blog about the Boost. I am going to try to convince you to try them on and I hope that you love them as much as I do.

Since this is my blog, I am going to talk about myself a little bit. I have been on the BRC adidas team since 2006. In the last couple of years, I feel like adidas and myself have both really stepped up our game in the running department. I committed myself 100% to training hard and becoming the best runner that I can be and adidas has committed resources towards becoming a leader in the specialty running industry again culminating with the Boost. I only hope that I can perform up to the level of Boost this year (too bad it isn’t an Olympic year).

Now, on to the good stuff. Like I said, I do pretty much every run in the Boost except my tempo runs and track workouts. I used to trade off between the Glides for my easy days and the Aegis or Bostons on my long runs. Now, I just wear the Boost. I have run over 350 miles in my Boost and they feel as good as the day I got them.

I try to run on dirt as much as possible. I don’t really like to do much running on the roads because I feel like it beats up your body a bit more. We have been getting a fair amount of snow lately, so I have been relegated to the roads the last few days. It is a different feeling running in the Boost. I feel like I am actually getting return from the road as opposed to feeling flat.

In general, my legs haven’t felt nearly as beat up since I started running in the Boost. Elite runners are always walking that fine line between injury and staying healthy. I honestly haven’t run in them enough to have a good sense of whether or not they will have a positive impact on injury prevention. I do know that my legs feel much better after an 18 mile long run in the Boost than they do in other shoes. Cushion has always been an important part of my running shoe make-up (not sure why anyone would ever run barefoot, ouch), which I believe is why I feel so good in the Boost. It is just the right amount of cushion that allows your feet to move and stay strong.

Last thought on the shoes – they are heavenly in the winter time. They don’t feel rock hard in some of the colder temperatures that I face on my 6 am runs. Also, sometimes I leave my shoes in my car during the day, only to be running on bricks for my second run. That doesn’t happen with the Boost.

I have my first race since training in the Boost next weekend. I have no idea what to expect from this race as it is my first race back from the marathon. I do know that I will be relying on Boost to help with my recovery from the race.

adidas is going to have several unveiling nights at local running stores with test Boost for you to try out. Before you start thinking “yeah, yeah new midsole, heard that before…” I urge you to at least go and try a pair on you just might fall in love like I did. It’s a good year to be running in adidas.

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