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WHAT KIND OF RUNNING SHOE ARE YOU?

 

WHAT KIND OF RUNNING SHOE ARE YOU?


What does your running shoe say about you? Are you a ‘Mentor’ or a ‘Badass’? We’ve put together the definitive guide to what running shoe matches your run personality. Join other JackRabbit runners and answer the short questions below to discover your inner spirit shoe animal!

 

WHAT RUNNNING SHOE ARE YOU QUIZ


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WHAT IS A RUNNER’S HIGH?

WHAT IS A RUNNER’S HIGH?

RUNNER’S HIGH: noun  run·ner’s high \ˈrən-ərz-\: Medical Definition: a feeling of euphoria that is experienced by some individuals engaged in strenuous running and that is held to be associated with the release of endorphins by the brain. Source: Merriam-Webster, First known use: 1975

Ah, the elusive runner’s high. There’s no guaranteed procedure to follow to get that euphoric feeling when you’re running, but what we can all agree on, there are so many ways you can take one step closer to having the perfect run. For some it might be consistency, for others it might be solitude and quiet, for other (some might say, crazy) people it might be the thrill of racing and competition.

ON RUNNING: COMMITTED TO THE RUNNER’S HIGH

On, an impressive running shoe brand, was born in the Swiss Alps, created by an engineer who wanted a completely new running sensation; the benefits of a soft training shoe with the firmness and spring of the fast racing shoe. The sole technology (not to mention the sleek Euro styling) are a fast track to helping you get into your own runner’s high.

Their commitment to lightness of foot (leading to lightness of mind) is evident in everything they create. Each shoe bears a ‘cloud’ name and each sole features a ripple of clouds designed to stretch back on impact and offset the forces of a downhill run.

ON CLOUDFLOW’S SHORTCUT TO A RUNNER’S HIGH

Take a deep breath and inhale the runner’s high with the On running tribe. Whatever level of runner you are, we can all identify with each of the athletes in this short, sharp video. Who wants to go run?

A VERY NON-SCIENTIFIC JACKRABBIT CASE STUDY

We conducted a very non-scientific research study at JackRabbit HQ to poll which amongst had reached the holy grail of running and experienced a ‘runner’s high.’

We all had a slightly different definition of what a runner’s high actually is and we had all achieved that in our own way.

But the common theme was introspection, turning our thoughts inwards and clearing the mind, being in the moment. A meditation of sorts.

JACKRABBIT RUNNERS SPEAK ABOUT WHAT A ‘RUNNER’S HIGH’ MEANS TO THEM

  • PAT: ‘A runner’s high is going out planning to run 8 miles, but feeling so good that I extend it to 15. One of those rare runs that just doesn’t hurt no matter how fast I push the pace. If only I could have one of those every day!’
  • EMILY:‘I still remember the first time I felt runner’s high; on a 4-mile trail run in St. John, USVI. And it totally caught me off guard because it felt so good, I didn’t know what the heck was happening. For me, runner’s high is almost an out of body experience where I feel like I’m in a dream. It feels a lot like the meditative head space harnessed during my yoga practice when my mind and body are one. No thoughts, no distractions, just me #OnARunnersHigh’
  • CHASE: ‘For me, the runner’s high is when I’m totally zen during a run – no thinking about how uncomfortable I feel, or anxiously anticipating the end of the next mile – just being in the moment, mind totally elsewhere and enjoying the solitude and forward movement.’
  • WENDY: ‘For me, a runner’s high is the moment on my run where I feel like I could go forever. My breathing is steady, my legs feel energetic, and my mind is blissful. I usually get this way somewhere between Mile 3 and Mile 7. Before and after that point are a different story!’
  • LANCE: ‘I imagine it being akin to a flow state that I’ve achieved in other sports… where everything feels very fluid and effortless. Almost as if your muscle memory is on autopilot, and you get to enjoy being the cosmic observer of your own experience.’
  • ZACH: ‘For me, a novice-runner, I would interpret a runner’s high to be enjoyable – no pain. A run where I don’t want to stop running, my body feels good and strong.’
  • MELANIE: ‘A runner’s high is when I am neither slacking nor pushing too hard on a trail. A zone 3 endurance run when everything comes together. I know I can keep moving forward; my mind clears and the world is quiet.’
  • PATRICK: ‘That zone you get in before a big race. No other distractions matter. It’s just all focus on the game-plan and beating the guy next to you.’

THE SCIENCE OF THE RUNNER’S HIGH

Clinically, a runner’s high has been studied and reported on. Interestingly, Scientific American reported a German study where researchers have shown the endocannabinoid system – the same one affected by marijuana – may also play a role in producing a runner’s high. Read about the 8 steps to a runner’s high from On Running.

Whatever your opinion on the runner’s high, every runner can surely agree there are good runs and there are bad runs, and when it all comes together, running is just a little bit magical.

 

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WHAT’S YOUR RUNNER’S HIGH?


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Beat the Heat

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10 TIPS FOR RUNNING IN THE HEAT

TURNING UP THE HEAT ON SUMMER RUNNING

When it’s the middle of winter and you’re layering up for a run, you long for the heat of summer. But when it’s here, you wonder what you were yearning for!

Burning your face off or staggering home dehydrated should not be on the menu for summer running, so follow our summer running tips on how to stay cool, calm and collected until the cooler days of fall beckon.

10 TIPS FOR RUNNING IN THE HEAT

  • 1.The early bird catches the worm: The phrase ‘only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun’ springs to mind. This mantra should hold true for runners (even English ones) too. Take advantage of the early sunrise, set your alarm and get out early while the day is at its coolest and the sun at its least oppressive.
  • 2. Lighten up clothing, but not coverage: Summer running apparel has come a long way with uber-light fabrics with SPF protection from brands like Nike, Under Armor and Saucony. Take note of the SPF protection offered. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a white cotton t-shirt only offers a UPF of 7. Arm coolers are a must for the intense heat, not only for sun protection but they come into their own to keep the skin cool when covered in water. In race day situation? Douse the sleeves at every aid station, but remember when a fabric gets wet, it’s less protective.
  • 3. Drink up: It goes without saying that you need to drink more in the summer when you’re training. Why? Read our blog post about hydration. Add onto that advice the goal to constantly hydrate during the hot months. That way you’ll start off each run in an already hydrated state. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and sip up!
  • 4. Salty Rita: Electrolyte drinks are key when you’re training in intense heat to replace salts lost through sweat. Choose from Nuun, Skratch, Hammer Nutrition and more. Pop a hydration tablet in your water bottle; they taste great and make a key difference to your rehydration plan.
  • 5. Chafe no more: There’s nothing better than sweaty, chafed skin to remind you you’re alive (in a painful way), especially in high humidity areas. Use Body Glide as a matter of course for skin hot spots and you’ll never need to scream for mercy in your post-run shower. Other skin savers, like SportShield and Blister Shield are good additions to have at hand.
  • 6. Clean it up: Sweaty workout clothes take on a realm of their own in summer heat. Sport detergent designed specifically to take the stink out of technical fabrics is better than your ordinary grocery store brand. Likewise, a shoe spray can help keep your running shoes smelling a little less like, err, running shoes. And your mother was right, don’t leave your sweaty clothes festering in a laundry basket. Wash them soon and wash them often.
  • 7. Take it indoors: Sometimes you have to bow to Apollo, the Greek God of the Sun, and let him win. If your training window only lands in the heat of the day, crank up the t(d)readmill indoors and a get in a structured run. Every footstep counts as forward motion.
  • 8. Cramps: If you’re prone to cramps, summer heat/dehydration can make them worse. Try Hot Shot drinks, a new one-shot drink developed over 5 years of scientific research. Skeptic? Try it and see for yourself. Features a blend of ginger, capsaicin and sea salt in a combination that stimulates neurons in the mouth. Spicy, and straight to the point, Hot Shot could be a cramp-saving addition to your summer running bag.
  • 9. Protect your skin: Sunscreen all the way. And add more than you need and more often than you think necessary. Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen, and always wear sunglasses and a hat.
  • 10. Slow it down: A top tip to remember from a pro Ironman triathlete, ‘when it’s hot for you, it’s hot for everyone else too. Don’t be afraid to adjust your expectations accordingly.’ When summer heat is high, maybe it’s not the time to go for a PR, slow it down, hydrate and enjoy the heat and what it allows your body to do.

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Beat the Heat: The Importance of Hydration in Summer Heat

 


HOW TO PREVENT SUMMER DEHYDRATION

By Lance Olian, CSCS


STAY THIRSTY, MY FRIENDS

 


Ever lay by the pool on a hot summer day, the sun baking your skin, and became exhausted from doing absolutely nothing?

Sure, the beers that found their way into your mouth may have contributed to the sluggishness, but the primary factor has less to do with the liquid going in, and more to do with the liquid leaving your body: Sweat.

The pool of water that has collected on your bronzed summer-bod equates to a much greater volume than you realize. The outcome? You’re losing more water than you’re putting back in. That’s right, even though you’ve hardly moved, you’re dehydrated.

THE MATH OF DEHYDRATION


The underlying reason you become dehydrated is pretty straightforward: More water out than in. This is because we have a tendency to overestimate how much we’re drinking, and underestimate how much we’re sweating. On average, a healthy adult can lose up to 50 ounces of sweat during an hour of exercise.

To translate that into a visual, you need to consume 2.5 20oz. bottles of water every hour, just to make up for the loss.

Workout at high intensities (over 70% of maximal exertion)? More water. Workout last longer than an hour? MORE water. Training in temps over 90 degrees and/or high humidity? EVEN MORE WATER. Training at high elevation (above 8200 ft)? You get the idea.

 

MEASURING DEHYDRATION

 


MEASURING DEHYDRATION: WATER, WATER
EVERYWHERE – BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK


Even being only slightly dehydrated makes a huge difference. Just losing 2% of your body weight in sweat can decrease your performance by 25%. That means if you weigh 150 pounds, and lose 3 pounds of sweat that you don’t replace, your typical 8-minute pace is now slowing to a 10-minute pace!
If you are looking for exact numbers on the topic, I point you in the direction of this scholarly journal article published by the American College of Sports Medicine.

For those of us that don’t train in a laboratory with a team of doctors, let’s keep it simple by focusing on easy solutions for staying hydrated. Most of the time, running on road or trail means we won’t have access to a water fountain. Nor do we want to be weighed down with cumbersome water bottles that are great for the gym, but don’t make sense for our run.

Luckily for us, that’s where handheld water bottles, and hydration belts & packs come into play!

 

SUN & RUN READY

 


HYDRATION: GET SUN AND RUN READY


Handheld water bottles built specifically for running, are ergonomically designed to reduce wrist and hand fatigue. Depending on the model, the bottle may offer a wrist strap, thumbholes, and even pouches or pockets to bring your keys and identification along for the ride. For longer runs, hydration belts are lightweight and adjustable, can accommodate more storage and liquid than a handheld, and come in single, double, and multi-bottle options. Running-specific hydration packs are going to have a superior fit over general hydration backpacks, in order to prevent bouncing around during your run. You’ll also find them constructed with lightweight and breathable materials that prevent chaffing. In general, packs will hold the greatest volume of liquid, and offer the most storage space.

If you’re training or competing with substantial duration, the addition of electrolytes becomes essential. Recall, the longer and more intense you exercise, the more water you must consume. But consume too much water and you can throw off your electrolyte balance, ending up with hyponatremia, also known as water intoxication (yes, a very real – and not fun – thing for endurance athletes).

Maintain that hydration balance easily with electrolyte tablets, capsules, or electrolyte powder that can be mixed with your water mid-run. Not only will this keep you powered, but it adds a nice flavor boost as well! Nuun, Skratch, Hammer Nutrition and SaltStick have some great electrolyte powders and drinks.

Now that we know why avoiding dehydration is so important, and how to better stay hydrated during activity, we’re better equipped to survive the brutal heat of summer.

I’m looking forward to seeing you out there in the sun, strapped up in your hydration packs with your electrolyte drinks ready to go. With a little forethought about hydration, the summer won’t slow us down, at least not until we’re ready to… by the pool, with a cold beer in hand.

About the Author:
Lance has previously been fat, weak, and injured. Lacking any real innate athletic ability, his application of data and science has produced some pretty awesome personal results, such as bench pressing over 500 pounds in competition. As a professional Strength & Conditioning Coach he’s helped enhance the performance of NFL athletes, olympians, ironmen, and improved the race-day performance of hundreds of runners.

 

 

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HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 4 – FIRST LOOK

HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 4 – FIRST LOOK

AVAILABLE JULY 2017

‘[I choose the] Clifton for racing because it’s lightweight while offering all the support I need to race up to marathon distances’
– Leanda Cave, Ironman World Champion

Hoka One One running shoes arrived on the running scene and shook up the market with their soft cushioned running shoes that looked and felt differently than anything else out there.

Hoka One One shoes are shockingly light and have been embraced by pro, road and trail runners alike. The Hoka Clifton is one of the king/queen pins of the Hoka family and there’s good reason why.

WHAT’S NEW WITH THE HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 4


The Clifton 4 is a remarkable running shoe for its lightweight feel and super cushioning. Improvements for version 4 of the Clifton is an upgrade to the famed Hoka midsole foam to ensure consistent cushioning through the life of the shoe. The forefoot is even more forgiving for a smoother run than ever.

And that’s just under the hood of the Clifton 4.

Hoka has added a head-turning new look to the Clifton 4. The color of the upper is integrated into the midsole for a sleeker look – less white, more style. The upper is more breathable and a better fit. While the Clifton 4 is still the Clifton, this is a more refined version with all the signature Hoka One One cushioning.

6 new colors for men and women will add some more pep to your already light step.

Pro- and amateur athletes alike have something to gain from a shoe that is easier on the legs and a solid solution for all the hard surface running on a daily basis.

FEATURES OF THE HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 4

  • Runner Type: Neutral
  • Midsole: EVA compression molded acetate foam on entire length of the shoe
  • Outsole: Lightweight rubber material resistant to abrasion
  • Upper: Seamless upper design and an open construction for good foot ventilation and superior support
  • Colors: 6 new colors for men and women
  • Weight: Men’s Clifton 4, 9.3 ounces
  • Weight: Women’s Clifton 4, 7.5 ounces
  • Drop: Men’s and Women’s 5mm
  • Price: $130.00

 

TECHNICAL SPECS: HOKA ONE ONE CLIFTON 4



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TrackTown USA – Enter to Win!

TrackTown USA - Enter to Win


Five lucky winners will receive two free tickets to the TrackTown Summer Series championship meet at New York City’s Icahn Stadium on July 6, 2017. Wanna win? Fill out the form below!

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SUMMER 2017 GUIDE TO THE BEST RUNNING SHOES

 

JACKRABBIT SUMMER 2017 GUIDE TO THE BEST RUNNING SHOES


The JackRabbit summer shoe guide includes a round-up of the best running shoes for summer 2017. Read staff reviews, see availability, and browse the list to find the right pair for your summer running adventures.

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To celebrate high season running, and for a limited time only, we’re offering automatic FREE Rush Shipping on all our recommended summer running shoes.

 

SUMMER 2017: JACKRABBIT RUNNING SHOE PICKS


Nike Vomero 12


Nike Vomero 12: $140. A shoe that delivers responsive support and a high-energy return and great traction. With a sleek and fast looking upper, the monochrome Vomero 12 is ready for summer running.

Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Nike Vomero 12
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Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Mizuno Wave Rider 20: $120. Great cushioned shoe with a responsive feel. Our JackRabbit reviewer recommends the Waverider for long runs on hard road surfaces for the support and response you need on less forgiving terrain.
Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Mizuno Wave Rider 20
Women’s Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Saucony Triumph ISO 3

Saucony Triumph ISO 3: $150. With the Saucony EVERUN landing zone, the Triumph ISO 3 delivers a dynamic fit that adapts to your stride with flat lacing for a personalized fit.

Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Saucony Triumph ISO 3
Women’s Saucony Triumph ISO 3

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20: $130. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 has been updated with midsole support for heel to toe also enhanced by the Flymesh constructed upper.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Nike Air Zoom Structure 20
Women’s Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

Saucony Ride 10

Saucony Ride 10: $120. A legendary shoe from Saucony, but still bringing plenty of innovation with a brand new engineered mesh upper and woven heel collar.
Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Saucony Ride 10

Women’s Saucony Ride 10

Brooks Ravenna 8

Brooks Ravenna 8: $130. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 has been updated with midsole support for heel to toe also enhanced by the Flymesh constructed upper.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Brooks Ravenna 8
Women’s Brooks Ravenna 8

Nike Pegasus 34

Nike Pegasus 34: $110. The iconic Nike Pegasus runs on with updated engineering on the upper with the classic cushion foam so you can go the extra mile in comfort.
Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Nike Pegasus 34

Women’s Nike Pegasus 34

Asics Gel-Nimbus 19

Asics Gel-Nimbus 19: $130. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 has been updated with midsole support for heel to toe also enhanced by the Flymesh constructed upper.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Asics Gel-Nimbus 19

Women’s Asics Gel-Nimbus 19

Asics Gel Kayano 24

Asics Gel Kayano 24: $160. Twenty years of supporting pronating runnners cannot go wrong! The Asics Gel Kayano is a sweet testimony to continuous innovation and design.
Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Asics Gel Kayano 24

Women’s Asics Gel Kayano 24

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13

Mizuno Wave Inspire 13: $120. The Mizuno Wave Inspire is a leader in those who tend to pronate. The new upper for summer 2017 increases flexibility and breathability without losing the signature support and fit.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Mizuno Wave Inspire 13
Women’s Mizuno Wave Inspire 13

Saucony Guide 10

Saucony Guide 10: $120. Each update of the Saucony Guide drives innovation towards the best support for the pronating runner with a streamlined approach to running offering flexibility in the upper and stability where it counts.
Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Saucony Guide 10

Women’s Saucony Guide 10

Brooks Glycerin 15

Brooks Glycerin 15: $150. A streamlined fit in a great neutral shoe delivering supreme comfort. Head over and read the JackRabbit review of the newly launched Brooks Glycerin 15.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Brooks Glycerin 15
Women’s Brooks Glycerin 15

Asics Gel-Cumulus 19

Asics Gel-Cumulus 19: $120. Shock dissipation is key for the Asics Cumulus 19. Add in superior comfort and contemporary upper and you’ve got a winner for summer.
Runner Type: Neutral

Men’s Asics Gel-Cumulus 19

Women’s Asics Gel-Cumulus 19

Asics GT-2000 5

Asics GT-2000 5: $150. A streamlined fit in a great neutral shoe delivering supreme comfort. Read the JackRabbit review of the newly launched Brooks Glycerin 15.

Runner Type: Pronators

Men’s Asics GT-2000 5
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3 TRACK WORKOUTS FOR RUNNERS

3 TRACK WORKOUTS FOR RUNNERS

It’s time to get down to the track! Getting ready for the race season ahead, John Honerkamp of TrackTown USA Summer Running Series 5K Road Race shares some of his favorite track workouts he uses with the runners he coaches at New York Road Runners.

WHY RUN TRACK WORKOUTS?

Adding track sessions to your running training is a way to add speed workouts in a controlled environment for an ultimately faster pace per mile. The benefits run (pun intended) beyond just speed. Track speed workouts can help develop stronger legs for less injuries, lung capacity increases (you’ll be grateful of that on your next tempo run) and almost the most important, add some variety into your weekly training regime.

Below find three workouts to get you back on the track. It may be some time since your last high school track workout; don’t be intimidated – or try to relive your teenage pace times! Just because you’re at a track does not require you to be Usain Bolt.

Put those 100m World Record aspirations aside and change your mindset when you walk onto the oval. Think of these sessions as structured running workouts. The reason these are best done at the track is that the distance is easily measurable and the track is flat.

TRACK SPEED WORKOUT GUIDELINES

Try to incorporate speed workouts into your run training diary once a week. For those just starting out, the distance around a track is a quick 400 meters for one loop and these workouts are based to challenge you using that metric. Winter time? Take these indoors onto the treadmill. Most treadmills can be adjusted to measure in meters over miles.

HOW TO MEASURE A TRACK WORKOUT EFFORT

Measure your track workout exertion by rated perceived effort (RPE) and/or heart rate. Think of RPE on a scale of 1-10 with 1 = walk and 10 = all out.

If you’re using heart rate to measure your effort keep in the 140-180 range. Starting at 140 and going up to 180 (or dependent on your heart rate zones). Of course, it goes without saying, always consult a medical professional before engaging in any strenuous activity!

TRACK WORKOUT #1: 400 METER REPEATS

Newbie

  • Warm up: 10-15 min chat pace, drills (high knees, butt kicks), strides
  • – 1 x 400 meters RPE level 5
  • – 1 x 400 meters RPE level 6
  • – 1 x 400 meters RPE level 7
  • – 1 x 400 meters RPE level 8
  • – Rest for 2 mins between each 400 meters
  • – Cool down: 10-15 min at chat pace

More Experienced Runners
Increase the 400 meter reps from 4 to 8-12 reps. Increase the RPE over the course of each of the 400 meters.

  • – Warm up: 10-15 min chat pace, drills (high knees, butt kicks), strides
  • – 8 to 12 x 400 meters
  • – Rest for 90 sec between each 400 meters
  • – Cool down: 10-15 min at chat pace

TRACK WORKOUT #2: 800 METER CHALLENGES

800 meter challenges

  • – Warm up: 10-15 min chat pace, drills (high knees, butt kicks), strides
  • – 6 x 800 meters
  • – Rest for 2 mins between each 800 meters
  • – Goal pace: 5k pace 
  • – Cool down: 10-15 min at chat pace

TRACK WORKOUT #3: LADDER UP, LADDER DOWN

Ladder up, ladder down
Ideally the way down paces are faster than the way up. To achieve this, go out easier at the beginning and finishing slightly faster on the way back down.

  • – Warm up: 10-15 min chat pace, drills (high knees, butt kicks), strides
  • – 400m-800m-1600m-800m-400m
  • – Rest for 90 secs rest after each 400 meters
  • – Rest for 2 mins after each 800 meters
  • – Rest for 3 mins after 1600 meters
  • – Cool down: 10-15 min at chat pace

ABOUT COACH HONERKAMP AND THE TRACKTOWN USA SUMMER RUNNING SERIES

John Honerkamp has coached runners of all abilities for 15 years. He was an assistant coach at St. John’s University in New York working with mid- and long-distance runners. John was an eight-time All-Big East and six-time All-East athlete while running for the Red Storm.

John holds a marathon PR of 2:44:22 for half marathon of 1:12:24 and has also paced many runners in big races, including Olympians Apolo Ohno and Summer Sanders.

The Track Town Summer Series is a part of TrackTowns USA’s mission to support and encourage track athletes in the US. Learn more about how TrackTown USA Aims High With Track and Field. JackRabbit is collaborating with the New York championship event for TrackTown USA Summer Series 5k and we’re here to get you back on the track!

BEST RUNNING SHOES FOR TRACK WORKOUTS

Running shoes for the track need to be lighter weight, lower profile and more flexible than your regular training shoe. Here are our top JackRabbit picks for shoes to take to the track with you.

 

 

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TRACKTOWN USA AIMS HIGH WITH TRACK AND FIELD

TRACKTOWN USA AIMS HIGH WITH TRACK AND FIELD

INTRODUCING TRACKTOWN USA

TrackTown USA is track and field in the US!

Based in the iconic track city of Eugene, Oregon, the non-profit organization was founded with the goal of supporting the next generation of US track and field athletes as well as growing the sport of track and field on American soil.

The organization has an all-encompassing mission. It is responsible for organizing major track and field events such as the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, the 2015 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials—Track and Field and the 2021 IAAF World Track and Field Championships.

These events are crucial to supporting US track and field talent and allowing them to compete on home soil as world class athletes and showcasing the breadth of talent developing in the US.

The TrackTown USA mission extends beyond the elite with the goal to inspire the next generation of running and track and field athletes.

How do they do that? With the TrackTown Summer Series!

INTRODUCING THE TRACKTOWN SUMMER SERIES

Last year, TrackTown USA launched the TrackTown Summer Series to great acclaim. The 2017 Summer Series continues this celebration of running and offers the chance to see US talent on home soil as they compete for big prize money.

Athletes representing co-ed teams from Portland, San Francisco, New York City and Philadelphia will be competing for prize money and additional benefits in excess of a half-million dollars.

The TrackTown USA championship event will be held in New York this summer will be televised live on ESPN with the whole day as a huge run party and a chance to see and be inspired by amazing athletes up close.

JACKRABBIT AND THE TRACKTOWN SUMMER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NEW YORK

JackRabbit is partnering with the TrackTown Summer Series for the Championship Meet in New York City on July 6, 2017.

The end-of-series experience will kick off with a 5K community race with every runner’s race bib serving as an admission ticket to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship Meet.

The runners will cross the finish line located right on the track at the impressive Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island Park, NY. Every runner will experience the feeling of running onto the track and feeling the energy where the elite athletes will race later on. If there’s any desire to channel your own inner Usain Bolt, this is your chance!

JackRabbit is partnering with the TrackTown Summer Series to facilitate race packet pick-ups at the JackRabbit Running Company store at Time Warner Center.

HOW TO BE PART OF THE TRACKTOWN SUMMER SERIES

Grab your running friends and family and register here for the TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race. Sign up and get ready to run and be inspired.

Visit the New York Running Company JackRabbit store at Time Warner Center to have your running gait checked for FREE and shop for your race day running gear.

Collect your race gear from July 3-5 at the Time Warner Center store located at 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NT 10019.

All information you need for race day can be found at the TrackTown Summer Series website.

Follow @JackRabbit and @TrackTownUSA on Twitter to be part of the #TTSummerSeries party.