really need some help with this one, been pondering over which race trainers to upgrade to for the past week, these will be for my next marathon in March. I really like the look of the Adidas Adizero range, but dont want a full on racing flat as would like a little more support over 26.2miles, been thinking about getting a pair of Adidas Bostons, does/has anybody used this over the marathon distance & would you recomend? any opinion much appreciated. about myself:
time: sub 3hrs (just!) 11.5 stone, neutral runner/midfoot strike. previously used Asics DS & GT's.
thanks in advance
Thought i'd chip in as i've been reading back through the threads for advice and this topic is kind've appropriate to me.
Personally not run a marathon in the Boston's but in a similar predicament as i'm in the process of purchasing trainers this weekend.... to break in for VLM and because I can get them more cheaply.
1st mara and personally not quite as quick as you.... 10k time in the race predictor perhaps, although don't see this as a good indicator -10k when 26.2 miles is the requirement mmm! Anyway point is, i've been looking for a balance between lightweight shoes for racing and support with the ideal for a shoe to be used in all circumstances i.e 10k races through to mara + use in training.
Just back from the shops, tried on Adidas Adizero Boston's vs Tempo's. Both fit the description in that Boston's give you more propulsion/rebound off the ground (forefoot) but Tempo's give you more support. Found them both to be equally supportive around the ankle. I'd prefer the Boston for Half-Mara distance and less but not personally for mara so think i'm gonna go with the Tempo's. Marathon expectations are 3:20-3:30 (best case) but if I was going sub-3 like you then it would be a difficult call. Think only you can decide - you'll be spending less time on your feet than me.
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