And on the topic of pumped up kicks, I haven’t had a shoe post in awhile!
Well first off, a warning out to those who love the Adidas Adioses as much as I do. I heard awhiles back that the “upgrade”-the Adios 2′s-would be more of a lightweight trainer and less like a racing flat. Not wanting to deal with having to deviate from the perfect racing flat, I immediately stockpiled a few pairs, which should last me til next year I think? And it was a good thing, because I actually got to try out the Adios 2′s a coupla weeks back when an Adidas rep came to our workout. My suspicions were confirmed-felt like a totally different shoe…more substantial and not as flexible. (of course, this was also 2 days post-NYC Half…)
And my marathon shoe? Well even though I talked about the Brooks Launch here as being my marathon shoe…i dunno, for whatever reason I fell out of love with them.
Enter the Brooks PureFlows.
I had heard very good things about Brooks’ PureProject line, and I actually had my eye on these shoes even before NYCM (but figured it was too late to switch then) These felt awesome from the minute I tried them out-like how they had the feel of a racing flat but are substantial enough for a marathon. And yes, these will be my Boston shoes. Well not this pair exactly…as I had to get a fresher pair for the big day and so I had to go with the color update…
And of course, one of those shoes will be wearing my lucky Yankee charm on race day :)
Shifting to running fashion-I got to give a shout to lululemon for my new favorite shorts-their Shorty Shorts.
These have the stamp of approval to be my marathon short-I wore these on my Palisades 20-miler and they worked liek a charm-I had wanted a pair of fitted shorts with pockets, and these have 5! (well actually 7, but I don’t quite trust the 2 on the front of the legs) Plus they did not ride up once (thanks to some grippy silicone at the bottom.) So I got the shorts and shoes-jury is still out on the pink socks-if it’s warm I may ditch them, just gotta decide on the top.
And I have my post-race apparel all ready to go…right now just hanging up in my closet, waiting 12 more days to be worn :)