Running is rewarding and a great way to experience the endorphin rush. But it can also sometimes be tough. In changeable weather conditions, it’s not always easy to convince yourself to keep moving and keep on going despite the weather. That’s when you need to stay motivated and keep your focus.
When things start to get easier, it might be time to take your running to the next level.
What is it that you want to achieve? Do you want to run further? Or faster? Runners are all different; everyone is at a different stage. But the thing that unites us all is our desire to push ourselves harder, to test our limits.
The person you’re competing against is almost always yourself.
Every runner has their own goals. They need them to stay motivated. Whether you’re just getting started or are busy improving certain aspects of your running style, we’ve come up with a new challenge for you.
Hit 20 kilometers between October 25 and November 8th. Sign-up starts October 18th. Wherever you are, lace up those shoes and get out into the city or hit the trails to clock up 20 km for your chance to win a breathtaking prize, after all, setting a challenge is the best way to motivate yourself.
Bad weather? C’mon! Don't let that stand in your way
Running in rain showers can even be fun! Just hit the ground running in your waterproof gear and get motivated by the adidas x GORE-TEX running challenge.
Need a motivation booster for your running? Here’s your prize
You have the chance to win an adidas TERREX trail running outfit and a 4-day trip, including travel, accommodation and a visit to one of the GORE-TEX labs. The one near Munich for EU participants and the one near Philadelphia for US participants, who will also get to go on a day trip to NYC. Meet the teams from adidas and Gore and have a good time together. Yeah, that’s amazing! Are you good to go?
It's time to get serious
Choosing the right kit and getting into the right routine will take your run to the next level. Since running isn't an equipment-intensive sport, the good news is you can run wherever you are: through cities when travelling on business trips, in parks or out in the countryside surrounded by nature.
Whatever the weather, the most important thing is a good pair of shoes. Especially on trails or over mountainous terrain in unpredictable weather it is of ultimate importance that you wear the right shoes. Trail running gear is very similar to road running gear. Although having said that, it’s worth looking at dedicated trail running shoes, especially if you’re hitting trails with lots of roots and rocks. Basically, there are a couple of ways in which trail running shoes differ from road running shoes. Most notably the sole of the shoe will have a much ‘toothier’ grip. This gives it more traction on uneven terrain and prevents you from slipping.
Apart from making sure you have the right trail running shoes, you’ll also need a breathable and waterproof jacket. Jackets engineered with GORE-TEX product technology are extremely lightweight yet still protect you from wind and rain. They are fast drying and allow you to keep on running without the distractions of being too wet, too sweaty or too cold.
And don’t forget a running pack for a small water bottle and your phone for some motivating vibes in your ears and an app to track your routes, i.e. the adidas Running app, which is where our competition will be taking place commencing October 18, 2022.
Are you in? Motivated? Geared up? Perfect! Let’s hit the trails!