My Ateneo Blue Eagles finally nailed the elusive three-peat yesterday. To celebrate my alma mater's accomplishment, I got myself the sleek and light-as-a-feather Adidas Adizero Mana 5 - in Ateneo Blue, of course. These are classified as lightweight stability racers, and are designed for a mild over-pronator and mildly flat-footed runner like me.
The flyer said these shoes are designed to make you go "crazy fast." I don't need to become crazy fast. I just need to become faster. I know, I know. It's not the shoes, it's the training, and perhaps even the genes. I'm no elite, though, and I'll gladly accept any advantage that comes my way. But please make it come in blue and with three stripes. :)
I have two months to break these babies in before my next marathon, the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore on 5 December. That ought to be enough time for me to find out whether the Mana can send my current race shoes, the adidas Adizero Tempo, to retirement.
Test runs and shoe review to follow.
And to the Blue Eagles - you have again made us old-timers proud. One Big Fight!
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