FROM THE BLOG
On's Half Marathon Training Plan
Whether you’re looking for this as a stepping stone to a full 26.2, or are just making 13.1 an accomplishment, On has just the plan for your success.
Theragun G3PRO: Percussion Therapy & Running Performance
Fascia release is the new black. See why everyone is talking.
Interview with GU Athlete Katie Arnold
Ultra-runner, mother, writer, and winner of 2018's Leadville 100. Long story short - she's a badass.
Brooks' 5k & 10k Training Plans
GU's Half & Full Marathon Nutrition Plans
We Love the New Balance Fresh Foam More
GU's Roctane Gels Review
HOKA ONE ONE: Women Who Fly
Interview with Ultrarunner Dave Mackey
TIME FOR BOSTON
Be Race Ready for the Boston Marathon
Gear up in a special 2019 Boston Marathon Edition adidas Adizero Boston 7, and check out other special edition marathon gear.
Be Your Best in New Balance Apparel
Brooks Half and Full Marathon Training Plans
Be it your first marathon or your tenth, Brooks has a training plan tailored for your next PR.
EATING IS TRAINING
GU Energy's Half and Full Marathon Nutrition Plans
Be race-day ready with the right nutrition to help you avoid bonking on your way to victory.
Brooks 5k/10k Training Plans
Whether you're just starting out running races, or you're looking to shave time off your PR, Brooks has just the training plan for you.
TRAIN LIKE A PRO
Saucony Presents: Triathlete Lindsey Corbin's Training Plan
Professional Triathlete Lindsey Corbin shares her training regimen. Not for the faint of heart.
Saucony Presents: Runner Ben True's Training Plan
NY Half winner Ben True shares his plan for staying on top of his running game.
TIME TO FLY
HOKA ONE ONE: Women Who Fly - the Pros
We interview a few HOKA athletes to find out what makes them fly.
ENJOY YOUR PARKS
Marathon Running in the National Parks
We interview Bill Sycalik, an amazing runner who's well on his way to running a marathon in every US National Park.
THE MAN, THE MYTH...
JackRabbit Interviews Ultra Runner Dave Mackey
Beyond the awards, Dave's humble and low-key demeanor has won him the respect of the running community and beyond.
We ask everyday women athletes - what makes you fly? These moms, sisters, friends, and more tell us all about how they get their running wings.
JackRabbit Interviews Chris Henshaw
We sat down with Chris to talk about training world-champion CrossFit athletes.
SUPPORT FOR MILES
Make Every Run Your Best with Currext Insoles
German engineered for your foot shape to deliver maximum support & comfort.
LOOK YOUR BEST, RUN YOUR BEST
Be Your Best You in New Balance Running Apparel
Thoughtfully designed, practical, stylish running apparel to help you crush a PR - and then celebrate afterwards.
RUN ON CLOUDS
Our Review of the
We love On's latest offering, an urban adventure running shoe with On's new Helion superfoam. Helion your Run.
GU's more intense version of energy gels are specifically designed for long distance, demanding runs & workouts
TRAIN TO BE YOUR BEST
Whether you’re just starting out, or are looking to shave time off your short distances, Brooks has you covered.
Brooks 10k and 5k
Brooks' Half Marathon Training Plans
GU's Half Marathon Nutrition Plans
The marathon may be the most glamorous of the race distances, but just because 5k and 10k races are short doesn’t mean they’re easy.
Provided courtesy of Danny Mackey, coach of the Seattle, WA Brooks Beasts, these plans offer daily workouts so all you need to do is print yours and start training.
If you’re taking a break from long distances, these plans are good reminders that going fast is fun. It’s a different kind of test, but one that’s equally rewarding. Plus short races are cheaper than long ones, and saving some cash is a reward of its own.
NOTE: You'll want to be running about 15 miles a week before you start using the beginner plans - but they're suited to runners of all abilities.
Total mileage per week will vary with these plans since you’ll be switching between running for time and running for miles. Don’t sweat it! Make sure you’re running at the correct intensity and the mileage will take care of itself.
We’ve got you covered. Use the buttons below to download the specific training plan that applies to you.
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Awesome! We’re rooting for you every step of the way. Click here to see Brooks’ training plans for half and full marathons.
Ready to Go
Whether it’s your tenth marathon, or your first time taking on 13.1, Brooks has you covered.
Brooks Half and
If you’re looking to move up in distance and tackle your first half-marathon, or work on improving your marathon time, these training plans are the blueprints to get you there.
BROOKS HALF & FULL
MARATHON TRAINING PLANS
Written by running coaching legends Keith and Kevin Hanson, each plan includes day-by-day instructions, so all you need to do is get out and run.
Be prepared to train smart, train hard, and reap your well-earned rewards, such as the ability to the run double-digit miles regularly, or that blissful feeling of crossing the finish line on wobbly legs that have just finished running 26.2 miles. Yes, we really mean blissful.
Our biggest piece of advice: Don’t forget to have fun.
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No worries - we all have to work our way up from short distances!
Click here to see Brooks’ training plans for 10k and 5k races.
FROM THE BLOG
Ultra-runner, mother, writer, and winner of 2018’s Leadville 100. Long story short - she’s a badass.
Interview with GU
Athlete Katie Arnold
Katie Arnold is an ultra-runner, mother, writer for publications such as Outside Magazine and a complete inspiration for many. Sponsored by GU Nutrition, Katie ran the infamous Leadville 100 trail race in 2018; her first century race, and was the first female to cross the finish line.
Katie has suffered her share of setbacks, including a major break in her leg where she was advised she would probably never run again. But she made it back to the trails and draws upon mental strength and training to have made it back into her running shoes. We had the chance to talk to Katie at JackRabbit about her running and writing career, how she fuels with GU for her athletic endeavors and learn more about her new memoir, Running Home.
You can follow Katie and her running adventures on Instagram @katiearnold.
“I was at mile 80, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve never run this far. How did I get here?’ I mean, the miles just dissolved. And it was all mental. It was just chipping away at it, and then I got emotional. How did I get here? I mean, literally, how did I get here, after a broken leg and being on crutches? It was definitely magical.”
- Katie Arnold on running her first Leadville 100 race in 2018
JackRabbit: Your journey from being a long-time runner, to breaking your leg so severely your doctor recommended to you to find a new sport, to winning Leadville 100, one of the most sought-after wins an ultra-runner could want - you’ve had quite a busy few years! How did you first get into running, ending up in the land of ultra-running?
Katie Arnold: I started running as a kid, when I was very young. I just always loved to be in motion. My first race was a 10K road race near my dad’s farm in Virginia. It was a total whim, almost a dare. I’d never even run a mile before let alone 6.2. I was seven years old. I must have walked a lot of it, and as I write about in my new memoir, probably hated a lot of it, but I loved crossing the finish line—the elation and runner’s high of having survived something seemingly possible stuck with me.
I continued to run on my own, and raced that same race every year. But otherwise I didn’t really compete except for some city track meets here and there. Running was personal for me, not competitive, and around the same time—age 7— I decided I wanted to be a writer, and so running became a way that I wrote. I would make up stories in my head as I ran, a waking, moving daydream also.
I started ultra distances after my father died, in 2010. I had a new baby and was nursing or pregnant for 4 years straight, and rocked by his death I fell into a deep anxiety that I was dying too. I write about this in RUNNING HOME—it was a combination of grief and existential mortality crisis and postpartum. I tried everything to help with the anxiety but the only thing that worked was running in nature. I had always sought and found solace in motion and in the natural world, since I was a girl, and so I began running longer and longer distances into the wilderness. Nature healed me as much as running did.
Click here to hop on over to our blog, where we’ve got the rest of this interview, where she talks about life, GU, and coming back from injury to great success.
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There are miles and weeks ahead of you to get to the start and finish line of half marathon, and it’s much easier if you do it with a ‘friend’. No need to reinvent the wheel when many have already trained before you successfully. A training plan can be your training partner in crime based on experience and scientific studies showing the best way to prepare.
A good half marathon training plan should also incorporate some cross training and importantly rest days and dialed back weeks to allow your body to absorb and adapt to the training load.
We’ve partnered with On Running to bring our JackRabbit running friends a twelve week half marathon training plan to get you to the start line confident and ready.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING:
THREE MONTHS TO GO
The first month is all about getting on a schedule and slowly building consistency into the first few weeks. Lace up your running shoes and enjoy the journey.
One month into training you should be feeling the benefits of training consistency and this is the month where the long weekend run is becoming more significant. While this is an important build month, it's still ok to miss one or two sessions over the month if life dictates that.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING:
TWO MONTHS TO GO
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Click here to hop on over to our blog, where we’ve got the rest of this training plan, plus nutrition tips & learnings from our team of half marathon veterans.
One month to go to race day, you should be getting comfortable with the race distance and the last month is all about building stamina and strength. Race week - be mindful that the real work has been done in the weeks before, so rest up in the final days before the Big Race Day.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING:
ONE MONTH TO GO
With footwear made with GORE-TEX's waterproof and windproof membrane, you have no excuse to keep your training going even in the wettest of conditions.
Fear No Weather with GORE-TEX
City center strolls, jogs on the beach, Alpine treks - whatever keeps you moving, you want to feel comfortable and protected. GORE-TEX’S innovative product technologies can be found in a wide selection of hiking boots, waterproof shoes, breathable footwear, and more. So you get the support your active life needs.
Here at JackRabbit, we’ve stocked up on a few of our favorite Brooks running shoes that have
integrated the unique GORE-TEX membrane into their uppers.
Feel invincible running through puddles. The waterproof GORE-TEX® upper keeps your feet dry while you enjoy the same soft, smooth ride of the Ghost 11.
BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability, yet feels lighter than ever. No matter how your foot lands, the Segmented Crash Pad—an integrated system of shock absorbers—will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions. By placing stretch and structure where you need it most, the newly engineered mesh upper practically disappears on your foot. Add in waterproof durability from GORE-TEX, and you’ve got an everyday running favorite ready for whatever mother nature throws at you.
BROOKS GHOST 11 GTX
BROOKS CASCADIA 13 GTX
Head straight for the mud puddles thanks to the waterproof GORE-TEX® upper. Rugged traction, plenty of cushioning, and SUV-like stability complete the package.
Brooks’ rock shield guards your foot from trail debris, while SUV-like stability provides extra control as you run over uneven terrain. The right mix of traction ensures you're ready for any obstacles the trail throws at you, and Brooks’ advanced 3D Rubber Print Mud Guard provides on-the-go protection from trail debris.
Fascia release is the new black. See why everyone is talking about the Theragun G3PRO.
Theragun G3PRO: Percussion
Therapy & Running Performance
Another recovery tool? Oh yes, just what the athletes ordered!
In order to be and stay at your best, we know that recovery plays an essential role. Rolling out, icing and massaging are just a few best practices to make sure you’re always ready to go after a tough workout.
Ready to add to that list? A game-changing tool arrived on the consumer market that was previously only reserved for PT practices and rehabilitation. Designed by a chiropractor with a mission to keep us all moving, enter the Theragun G3PRO - a ‘high-frequency, high-amplitude neuromuscular percussive therapy device’
Say, what? Between you, me and your sore muscles, the Theragun is a deep tissue
massage tool that helps muscles and physical health in several ways.
1) Activate muscles prior to activity.
2) Provide muscular activation post-activity to aid recovery.
3) Offer relief from pain and stiffness.
Anyone who’s experienced the towel-biting joy of a deep-tissue massage will be excited to know the Theragun can achieve the same results but with less pain and pressure due to the speed (frequency) of the G3PRO.
Similar to deep-tissue massage, the vibrating treatment of the Theragun is beneficial to athletes on so many levels increasing blood and lymphatic flow, breaking up scar tissue, prevents the build up of post exercise toxins while activating and resetting the nervous system.
Where it differs from the hands of your favorite masseur, is the vibrating
speed helps bypass the body's nervous system, so the muscles relax.
THERAGUN: MORE THAN A MASSAGE
“This isn’t really massage—it’s actually tricking your nervous system,” says chiropractor and TheraGun founder Dr. Jason S. Wersland. Healthy nerve impulses will react to pain in milliseconds, but if you put something on the area that moves faster, the brain can’t keep up.”
The Theragun is like having your sports massage therapist at your beck and call, but ever so slightly better; the added convenience of a portable device you can take anywhere. The Theragun is an investment, and when you consider the cost of massage and/or physical therapy, it’s a no-brainer. Watch the video to see and believe.
Click here to hop on over to our blog, where we’ve got the rest of this article, complete with best practices for using the Theragun G3PRO,
and more technical details than you can shake a stick at.
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RUNPRO. Running – Reloaded.
You’ll notice the difference as soon as you put them in. Then you start running − and you’ll never want to run any other way. Light, dynamic and pleasantly supportive, RUNPRO does its job: 100% power transfer to the ground. Less fatigue in the feet and calf muscles. You can reach new personal bests, whether in minimalist - or classic running shoes with a cushioned midsole and a 10mm drop. Get ready for the next level of running enjoyment!
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You become one with your bike. Your legs simply never get tired. BIKEPRO is the secret weapon in your shoe! It helps stabilize your knee movements, boosts your muscle efficiency and accelerates your muscular regeneration. Magic? No: Scientific research shows that BIKEPRO can help you perform better than ever on your bike. A whole new dimension in pedal power!
Bitter is better. Reminiscent of a hoppy, citrusy beer, this energy gel brings you the fuel you need to cross the finish line, with a great flavor.
Our Fuel of the
Month: GU's Hoppy
Trails Energy Gel
BITTER IS BETTER.
Hops. Citrus Notes.
Making to the finish line with strength and power requires a little extra fuel - GU’s got you covered with a few different race-day nutrition plans to help you be your best.
GU Energy's Half and Full
Marathon Nutrition Plans
GU knows better than most that eating is training. While you’ve put in the miles and the hours of hard running and hard work, that’s only a piece of the puzzle. Training hard is key, recovering hard is key, and having the proper running fuel is key as well.
In order to avoid the dreaded bonk, you’ve got to stay hydrated and fueled with compact, nutrient-dense foods to keep you going through the end. GU has developed four different nutrition plans, two for full marathons and two for half marathons, with variations based on whether or not you’d like to incorporate GU fluids with gels & chews or not.
Let’s hop to it - see the plans below and crush your race-day PR with GU!
We’ve got you covered. Use the buttons below to download the specific training plan that
applies to you.
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HALF MARATHON PLAN
OPTION A: GELS AND CHEWS
HALF MARATHON PLAN
OPTION B: FLUID, GELS AND CHEWS