HOKA ONE ONE: CHASE YOUR AMAZING
HOKA ONE ONE RINCON
ATHLETES 'CHASING THEIR AMAZING'
HOKA ONE ONE is inspiring runners to 'Chase Your Amazing'.
With this mantra, HOKA challenges us to aspire ourselves and inspire others to reach for something that represents a goal, a 'mountain' to climb, an athletic or spiritual journey.
Each style in the HOKA range is different, just as our challenges and aspirations can be different. The HOKA Rincon, as an ultra-light, ultra-cushioned speedster, is perfect for inspiring a bold athletic challenge. Meet two athletes drawn to the swift, light Ricon, Brock and Joceyln. They describe why and what they are 'chasing' and how the process is teaching them how to enjoy the journey and grow from it.
To learn more about the HOKA Rincon and what journey it can take you on, read our full review on the JackRabbit Blog
CHASE YOUR AMAZING: 4 MINUTE MILE & COACHING
Meet Brock Moreaux, who is chasing his amazing wearing his HOKA Rincons. His goal of a four minute mile is not only a life-long ambition of his own, it’s an inspiration to the team he coaches. He says running has never come easy, and he has to train hard, push himself. And what better motivation could you offer your team other than leading by example?
Athlete: Brock Moreaux: 4 MINUTE MILE
My name is Brock Moreaux, I coach the men's and women's running teams at the University of New Orleans.
I'm chasing the goal of going sub 4 minutes in the mile.
Going sub 4 is every runner's dream. I got pretty close to it in college. Now, five years since graduation, I'm still chasing it down. I want to use what little bit speed I have left in these legs while I can.
Running didn't come easy, and it still doesn't. I have to work at it every day. But that's ok because, I get a great deal of satisfaction from pushing myself.
I always feel I can give more. I just want to see how far I can go.
I used to do it for myself. But now that I'm a coach, I realize I'm actually doing it for my athletes. When they see me gutting it out, putting in the work, making it hurt as much as possible… They're like “ok I guess we can trust the coach”. It becomes my new motivator to train even harder.
My personal training teaches me the most…to teach my athletes. I need to see how far I can go, so I can bring that information back to help push my athletes further.
I'm going to keep chasing that sub 4 minute mile. Especially now that I realize I'm chasing that goal for more than just myself.
CHASE YOUR AMAZING: OLYMPIC TRIALS
Meet Jocelyn Todd, chasing her amazing of qualifying for the Olympic Trial in the 10k distance in her HOKA Rincons.
She’s also running away the voices in her head that stayed when she was told ‘you’re not that kind of runner’ by a coach. She’s ‘chasing her amazing’ by believing in herself and what she is capable of.
ATHLETE: JOCELYN TODD – OLYMPIC TRIALS 10K
My name is Jocelyn Todd, and I live and train in Salt Lake City Utah. I'm chasing the 10k qualifier for the Olympic Trials.
I was inspired after qualifying for the US Trials in the marathon last year. So I decided, why not the 10k too?
I used to run the 1500 and the 3k in college. But to be honest, I wasn't very good. I even had a coach who told me “nah…this isn't for you, you don't have the right body for this and that. You're not that kind of runner.”
This got into my head about who I was.
Then I moved up to the 5 and 10k. Then I tried the marathon. Then I started having some success at these new distances I was trying. All it took was to start believing in myself.
I realized that I can be so much more, and only I can decide who I am, and what I can do. This has allowed me to earn my marathon trials qualifier. And now I'm chasing the 10k Olympic Trials qualifier too.
Because, why not? I know I can do it.