TRAIN LIKE A PRO WEEK: COMING SOON TO JACKRABBIT
READY TO TRAIN LIKE A PRO?
It’s probably safe to say at some point we’ve all sat there as armchair athletes throwing our pearls of athletic wisdom at the TV as we watch pro-athletes on a live sports broadcast.
Lionel Sanders (CAN) might well have the world’s most ‘interesting’ running gait, but who cares, it won him a spot on the podium at the Ironman World Championship! Likewise, Paula Radcliffe (GBR), marathon runner extraordinaire had another unconventional running style, but that didn’t stop her from knocking off a few marathon records.
Haven’t most of us at some point or another believed we could be pros, or dreamed of what it would be like to actually live like a pro-athlete and ‘only’ have training to take care of as our full time profession?
But really, do any of us know what it really takes to be a pro?
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A PRO-ATHLETE?
This May, we’re partnering with Saucony and two of their pro-athletes – Runner, Ben True and Ironman athlete Linsey Corbin. The two pros are about to show some JackRabbit age-groupers what it takes to be just like them.
Five JackRabbit athletes – our enthusiastic and willing guinea pigs – have volunteered (mostly of their own will) to find out what it really does take to ‘Train Like a Pro.’
During the week of May 14th, JackRabbit runners and triathletes will each take on the challenge of training like a pro for one week; that’s seven long days.
Each will adopt the training load of their pro-athlete and we’ll follow their training, nutrition, work/life balance, recovery, and general approach to the week.
The excitement is palpable, the anticipation is high. And sensibly, in preparation for the week, each age-grouper has been nervously, sort of ‘training up’ to train like a pro.
HOW WILL ‘TRAIN LIKE A PRO’ WEEK GO DOWN?
JackRabbit athletes will learn from two of the top sponsored Saucony pro team. Each pro athlete has kindly shared a week of their training load with tips on nutrition, recovery and what it takes to be in their shoes for seven days.
Day by day we’ll share our athletes’ thoughts and no doubt be witness to some interesting tales as the week ticks by.
- Will their enthusiasm remain high?
- How much sleep will they be craving by day 5 of 7?
- How much food does an Ironman athlete really have to eat?
- What stretches and how much warm up does a pro-runner really do? (we can guess it’s way more than our athletes are doing now!)
- How will each age grouper actually fit in their day-jobs with up to three training sessions a day?
- Espresso? Really, how much espresso does it take to fuel pro-level training?
You’ll have to follow us to find out! Follow the hashtags: #TrainLikeAPro #JackRabbitRuns to see the fun as it unfolds.
DO YOU WANT TO TRAIN LIKE A PRO?
As May 14th approaches we’ll be sharing the training plans for the week on the JackRabbit blog and social media. Anyone who cares to join the crazy party is more than welcome.
(Disclaimer: at your own risk, always consult your doctor before any physical exercise, etc., etc.)
Ready to learn about a week of distance running with a track pro Ben True? What does it take to run track, fast, for a long time? What type of training gets you there? What mileage is necessary to peak at the right time when the race season is a long one? Find out by watching how our athletes ‘Train Like Ben’ for a week in May.
Follow an Ironman training week with Linsey Corbin. What type of training does an Ironman athlete knock out in the seven days that make up a week? We’re about to find out with our athlete-volunteers adopting the training load of American Ironman Pro Linsey Corbin.