Well, it was a year ago that I first put the "Red Shoe Theory" to the test with my red Brooks Launch. Those shoes delivered two improbable and undeserved wins to this mediocre runner.
But they have long since fallen apart, and Brooks has changed the color of the Launch to be black.
So this morning I will return to the same 5K, with same course. I'll have the same shoes but this time they are black instead of red.
I am slightly faster than last year, but that shouldn't matter. Let's see what happens...