Tackled the Westfalenhallen in Dortmund for some indoor trail extravaganza that past weekend. Report and extra photographs to follow. Until then people.
Kategorie: Brooks Adrenaline
Straight at it. Initial competition of the season. Some true classic – the 48th version of the Cross Series at the Haigern. A ‘lil highland just outside my hometown.
Some formats are in place as the organizing TV Flein 1895 take the fields of kids, seniors and juniors through 525 m, 750 m and 1075 m loops across the forest alleyways and trails. No better way to get used to running hard and legitimately fast.
I selected the 6k possibility and was content with my 23:42 time (Strava). I knew that I miss some leg pace and a bit of strength but nonetheless it was some proper testing. You never kick as solid as you would in a racing situation.
Completed a 115km week with some cool-down shaking, sausage, Frankenmeister burden and proper home-grown Glühwein with the lads. You got to love this kind of winter contesting. Handsome atmosphere.
Tune of the day: Ladi6 – Diamonds
01 – 43rd Dreikönigslauf Dielheim
02 – 33rd Rheinzaberner Winterlaufserie -15k
03 – 48th Fleiner Cross Serie – 1st Race
04 – 29th Mitja Marató de Granollers
05 – Trail du Hohrodberg
06 – Summer Biathlon Hüffenhardt
07 – Trollinger Marathon Relay
08 – Utö SwimRun
01 – 48th Fleiner Cross – Serie
02 – Dirty Race
03 – Baden Württembergische Crossmeisterschaften AKA County XC Champs
04 – Ecco Indoor Trail
05 – Rome Marathon
06 – Hammer Trail 50K Bornholm
07 – Trollinger Marathon Heilbronn
08 – Zegama Marathon
09 – Engadin SwimRun
10 – Stimme 5K
11 – Ö Till Ö
12 – Tuttlinger Silvesterlauf
01 – Dirty Race
01 – Eircom XC, Dublin
01 – Naas Wheelworx Dirty Duathlon, Naas
02 – 25th Annual Raheny Five, Dublin
03 – 32nd Annual Gate River Run, Jacksonville, USA
04 – Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands
05 – BHAA RTE 5 mile, Dublin
06 – Belfast City Marathon
07 – Hellfire and Brimstone
08 – Leixlip 5k
09 – Three-Rock Ticknock
10 – Trollinger Half-Marathon Heilbronn
11 – Lisburn 10K
12 – Irish Runner 5 Mile, Dublin
13 – St. James’s Hospital Run, Dublin
14 – Frank Duffy 10 Mile, Dublin
15 – Dam tot Damloop by night, Amsterdam, Netherlands
16 – Adidas Series Half Marathon, Dublin
17 – New York City Marathon, USA
18 – La Saintelyon, Lyon, France
Pioneering sole material sporadically get’s on the market. A firm quantity deserves the brand “groundbreaking”. In the case of the latest “Boost” midsole fabric it deserves the use of this mark. Developed by German chemistry powerhouse BASF and utterly used by the three-stripe brand from Herzogenaurach it seems to be the latest material tale these days.
Adi Dassler’s descendants prepared one of their finest models with this power returning stuff (it is made of TPU instead of the conventional EVA). In the midst of the release they issued a new-fangled edition of the “Adios” as well as a number of other new running or updated models. The improvement on the “Adios” comes with a fresh & distinct color blend and a comprehensive tune-up of the by now well done fit of the performance lightweight racing shoe.
A 10mm drop is maybe a bit too much for my likes as a fore-to-midfoot runner but makes the rigid hell feel a bit better and nevertheless brings across a high-quality “run fast” sensation in a well shaped setup. As common with adidas shoes the toe box seems a bit slim for my foot but was not a real problem with the “Adios” (I tested the shoe in size US 13).
First of all we need to look into this miraculous wonder material quickly. Adi’s people say that the material provides a “industry leading” energy return as well as being not so temperature sensitive and basically longer lasting. Without going into further facts by discussing the data sheet they provide there is no discussing on the energy return data gathered in all the lab testing they did. But there is no real data available that provides any benefit on the actual physiological performance of an athlete. You could argue that heaps of adidas sponsored distance runners make use of the shoe as the go-to model when it comes to any road race distance. But the amount of data that talks about the new material is not backed up by any testing with athletes.
I wanted to experience it myself and had the chance t snap a media sample from adidas. So I got this newbie on the street as soon as I received it. The “Adios Boost” is a competition shoe without any hesitation. Minimal and simple design makes the “Adios” a classic since years. One of my very first racing flats where some pretty green ones ages ago. I recalled them as soon as I got them out on the way.
This time the shoe does feel a bit more cushioned and way more flexible as the first impact on the secretive midsole was very positive. A direct, simple feeling backed up with some cushioning that just does the job instead of slowing down the stride. I’m not sure if it was a good choice to read through the product description before going out but I was waiting for that light bouncy emotion. And I did get a bouncy feeling. It jog’s very smooth and gives enough flexibility without being too clumsy. Saying that the real sensation comes more from the heal part. I usually strike in the front or the middle so the effect was still there but is more apparent when pushing more in the rear part.
The heel could be a bit lighter and less inflexible but did not cause me any problem during my test-phase over approximately 150 kilometer in this shoe. I tried to take the shoe through all kinds of training runs. From track workouts to long runs. Always positive and dynamic towards my jog. When it comes to off-road running on trails and wet dirt surfaces the sole can be delicate. But this shoe is not made for anything beside the road or track.
It was fun to take the Adios Boost through the paces. The direct feeling of the shoe together with the snappy responsiveness produced by the mysterious “Boost” material make this shoe a really nice racing flat even with a 10mm drop. Be aware of the toe box when you consider the shoe as this could be a problem with a racing rifle like this.
▪ Weight: 220 g (size UK 8.5)
▪ Clover-shaped Coolever mesh upper for heat and sweat management and increased performance; Synthetic overlays for added support
▪ Non-slip lining for comfort and performance
▪ Extended TORSION® SYSTEM for midfoot integrity
▪ boost™’s energy-returning midsole keeps every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy; Moulded responsive EVA sockliner for anatomical fit and great step-in comfort
QUICKSTRIKE outsole decreases weight and increases flexibility and durability; Continental™ Rubber for optimal grip in wet conditions
Tune of the day: Midlake – It’s Going Down
It is not an easygoing mission to find the accurate shoe for this kind of damp and rainy climate. You never really know what to expect when you go out for a run these days in the middle of Europe. The day-to-day training bounces amongst dull roads, misty forest paths, muddy farm-tracks and your splashed home-grown single trail.
Most of the time I’m just so impatient to go out running that I simply do not want to think about the shoe I’m going to wear. Unquestionably in summer it does not really matter what you wear. The difficulties and undergrounds do not ask for to much during daily exercise. Suddenly in wintertime this changes. Not only to the best.
So when you jog along in the early morning or evenings you need some comrade out there. You need somebody who can do it all. Someone who is an “a jack of all trades”. Just call it an “a jack of all tracks” – the polymath of running. Let’s call it: Adrenaline ASR 10
It is not the first time I run this shoe and it surely wont be the last. In this kind of season he is man. The Adrenaline comes with a humble but efficient and well positioned „MoGo“- cushion that still give you enough sensation for the environment your leaping past. Together with the new outside that features the well-known Gore- Tex Membrane nothing really speaks against this shoe.
With the 10th version Brooks still opted the game for this role-model that set the standard. Merged with this new ADR sole. Well, they created a true polymath for daily running training.