Monday, 1 August 2016

Testing the adidas Adizero Adios 3, my review

I have been using the shoes for 4 months now. So my review has some perspective. I do not intend to give you a deep review about he pros and cons of the Adidas Adizero Adios 3 because I am not a salesman. I will just tell you what I feel when I run with them.

Its light.

I thinks this is first thing that strikes you: it makes all other shoe seem like you are caring iron. The shoes are super light and you feel it during your interval training.


I also had no reference about how a shoe should have grip when you run fast, but It was obvious when I did interval training under the rain. Besides being soaked, I did not feel the track slippery. You have probably understood, I use them on the track and for races.


I did not try them for more that 12km. I am afraid that if I run a half marathon with them I might feel some pain afterwords. But to be fair with the shoes, I also thing this due to the physical preparation. If you train well (interval, long distance run, core workout, streching) and that you change shoe for each run, you will be used to have different impacts, thus make your legs ignore the pain.


Nothing related directly to the shoes, but I ran a triathlon with them. Long story short I got hurst getting out of the water. I got a bad cut with a stone. My cycling shoes, witch are pretty tight kept my feet from bleeding, but since the adidas Adizero Adios 3 are really light this is what happend:


I love the shoes so much that I already bought them in red because I got a discount on the Zalando website. 

Big 25 Berlin 2016 - 10km Blog

After 2 month of training I was ready for the 10km big 25 berlin. The cool thing about running the 10km and not the half marathon is that you are not competing with the kenyans. It is not that hard to be in the first 20. You have the big berlin road for yourself. Thats really awesome.

This year is was in the fist starting block, because of last years result. This feels really great. It really boosts you to be just behind the olympic runners, presented as the "elite runners". It might seem stupid but it make you feel good.

3....2...1 go! The race starts and of course I start way too fast, with a pace of 3:20 - 3:30. The problem with the first kilometers is that you feel invincible and just think... what the hell, I can make it with this pace to the finish line! Big mistake, truth is... you don't.

After 4km it starts getting tough, you body needs oxygen, but your muscles are consuming more that what you can breath. This means you will have to suffer until the end. But, this is what the 10km race is all about, isn't it?

So I slow down a little, and suffer silently. At kilometer 8, I heat someone catching me up, and bam its the first women. It was difficult because she did not seem to feel so bad. Anyhow I try to follow her but I cannot.

Finish line in the olympic stadium was cool. I finish in 38:12, place 15. It's not bad but not up to my expectations on 10km. Anyway I had a great time and will run again next year.