Ever wanted to become a more efficient runner? Come meet Newton Running co-founder Danny Abshire and take part in a run form clinic. This Saturday @ 8:30AM at Fast Break Athletics. The event is free of charge and will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the innovator of a brand that pioneered running form.
DANNY ABSHIRE / NEWTON RUNNING COFOUNDER, CTO
Danny Abshire wears many hats. Aside from being CTO of Newton Running, he is a running coach, a consultant with the Lydiard Foundation and is affectionately known in the sports world as “The Foot Whisperer” for his work with injured athletes. He is also married with two children.
Model: Mirage 2
I am now in my 4th pair of the Mirage, two of them being the first model. I loved the Mirage 1 the moment I put it on. Seemed to hold up really well up to 300 miles. I wore them for work after I was done running in them, and they still felt fine, but the upper started to rip slightly at the small toe. When I tried the Mirage 2 on for the first time the cushioning in the forefoot felt “bumpy”. After a few runs, that feeling went away and it felt like the old one. I just got my 2nd pair of the 2’s, and ran in them about 5 times before the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. They felt good through the whole race. I have worn them for 5k’s as well and like them for any distance. My first pair of the 2’s now has almost 400 miles and the upper seems to be holding up a lot better than the Mirage 1.
I wear this shoe for all my training and racing and love how light and responsive it is.
Fast Break Athletics Team Member,
Ventilation and a Natural Ride join to give you a vastly comfortable experience with the new Nike Free 3.0 v4.
Built with a composite suede upper and laser-cut perforations, the Nike Free 3.0 v4 running shoe delivers plush comfort that recreates the feeling of bare feet. Flex grooves run diagonally across the arch for a more natural range of motion, and a mesh inner sleeve offers a premium fit. The low-profile midsole doubles as an outsole, dramatically reducing overall shoe weight.
- Nanoply engineered suede composite upper with laser perforations for strategic breathability and an adaptive fit
- Phylite midsole/outsole for durability and lightweight cushioning
- Mesh inner sleeve for a dynamic, sock-like fit
- Rubber outsole with inserts in key areas for durability where it’s needed most
- Seamless inner sleeve tongue for enhanced comfort
- Deep Nike Free flex grooves and transtarsal flex grooves through the arch for flexibility and to help increase foot strength
- Weight: 7.2 ounces (men); 5.8 ounces (women)
ARD stands for Advanced Running Development, and these performance apparel options definitely represent the most advanced!
–ThermoCool, a lightweight polyester interlock, regulates temperature with 50+ permanent UPF
–Retro-reflective materials reflect light back to its source for enhanced nighttime visibility.
–ARD: Advanced Running Development graphic element
–Colors: white/black (left) & wow/white(right)
ARD Split Short: Performance runners go with the short-short. The 3″ inseam & full split offer unparalleled range of motion. Luxuries like a security pocket, reflective elements & a crepe liner add safety & comfort.
- Wrinkle-free, durable lightweight stretch woven fabric for mobility
- Performance engineered lightweight mesh promotes breathability
- ARD: Advanced Running Development graphic element
ARD Short Sleeve: Comfortable and performance oriented, this shirt features ThermoCool fabric, breathable mesh, and the chafe-free properties of flatlock stitching. The lightweight drape of this semi-fitted top makes it the perfect spring running tee.
–ThermoCool regulates temperature with 50+ permanent UPF
–Retro-reflective materials reflect light back to its source for enhanced nighttime visibility
–Colors: White/Black & Wow/White
Available now, get a 2-pack of Outdoor Tech Micro socks from Goodhew! These performance socks are made with 65% Merino wool, and are woven with spandex throughout for added flexibility and comfort. The mesh panels add breathability, while the arch support and seamless toes combine to make your runs comfortable and blister-free.
These socks feel great, and are available in four different colors: Gray, Oatmeal, Charcoal, Khaki, and Light Gray.
* 65% Merino Wool
* 29% Stretch Nylon
* 6% Spandex
ASICS’ most storied racing shoe, the GEL-DS Racer 9 features a new lightweight breathable upper, moisture drainage system and its famously stable ride. Geared for race day performance while providing ample support, the 9th edition of the popular DS Racer is ideal for over-pronators.
The DS Racer 9 is the only ASICS racing shoe to feature a Solyte midsole with a DuoMax Support System, making the shoe lighter while providing ample support. The new Magic Sole provides grip while improving ventilation, keeping fast feet cool. All this, and it only weighs 7.7 ounces(6.2 oz. for women)!
If minimalism is more your style, try the Gel-Hyper Speed 5!
A favorite of American record holder Ryan Hall, the HyperSpeed 5 features a lightweight platform, breathable upper, and a moisture drainage system. This versatile shoe is well suited for a range of runners both on the road and around the track. The trusstic system beneath the arch reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe, and the Wet Grip outsole is made from a special blend of organic and non-organic components, designed to enhance traction even on wet surfaces.
Weight: 7.0 ounces
Try the new Nike Zoom Elite+ 5 – a lightweight, low-profile shoe with runner-specific support, responsive cushioning and a supportive fit for faster-paced training and racing!
Built for speed, the Nike Zoom Elite+ 5 keeps the foot locked into place while delivering excellent breathability: the independent adaptive fit midfoot support with lightweight mesh and strategically-placed overlays offer this breathable support. A co-molded 3/4-length crash pad and Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot give the shoe a responsive snap off the road. The carbon rubber heel and Duralon blown rubber in the lateral forefoot provide a durable, responsive traction element for all surfaces.
Since the ball of the foot takes a lot of impact during runs, the Nike Zoom Elite+ 5 has a thin, yet springy Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot. It helps provide cushioning while absorbing impact. The Cushlon crash pad runs three-quarters the length of the midsole and helps absorb shock, especially for runners who strike in the midfoot.
Weight: 8.6 oz. (women); 10.6 oz. (men)
Guided by the Japanese word for “speed,” designers at The North Face created the Single-Track Hayasa in collaboration with world-renowned athlete, and TNF ultra-runner Tsuyoshi Kaburaki.
Enabling you to feel the trail closely, these ultralight running shoes provide comfort, support and protection. A neutral, low-profile midsole allows a natural stride turnover. With SnakePlate forefoot protection and a 10mm heel-to-forefoot drop, this shoe will help you kick it on the trails!
- Lightweight, minimal upper construction
- Lightly protective toe cap
- Perforated EVA footbed and EVA Cradle heel cushioning and stability technology
- High-abrasion rubber heel
Weight: 7.2 ounces (women); 8.9 ounces (men)
Two new shoe series have just been released from ASICS and are available for your consumption at Fast Break!
The Gel-Neo33 offers a new DuoMax Support System that combines with a full ground contact outsole to provide a stable, lightweight, natural fit and feel. Bold and innovative, the daring looks and high-performance of this newcomer will appeal to runners everywhere.
The Neo offers both rear- and forefoot gel cushioning systems, and a dual density midsole system positioned to enhance support and stability, positioned sport-specifically. The two layers of memory foam lining the heel collar will mold to the athlete’s heel, creating a personalized fit.
Above: Men’s Gel-Neo33
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video from ASICS highlighting the Neo in greater detail!
With the new Gel-Excel33, an innovative Propulsion Trusstic® enhances natural foot movement, guaranteeing a cushioned and responsive ride that you’ll love.
The Excel is high on performance, and ultra-low on weight: the women’s weighs 7.9 ounces, and the men’s 9.9 ounces. An exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates an improved heel fitting environment. Additionally, ASICS’ Impact Guidance System (IGS) employs linked componentry to enhance the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
For more info on the natural running technology in the Gel-Excel33, CLICK HERE for a video from ASICS!
Online Entry is still open for the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k, and Charity Challenge on Saturday, February 25th! REGISTER HERE
The start/finish for this year’s events, as always, is located between Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion on the Southside of Chattanooga.
The 2012 Scenic City Half Marathon has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Tennessee. State Championship plaques will be awarded to top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaser male and female half marathon winners.
Half marathon participants will receive a high quality, technical, or dry-fit, shirt and all half marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. 5k participants will receive a cotton race t-shirt.
PACKETS, including your bib number, timing chip, and technical shirt can be picked up:
- Friday, February 24 from 4 pm to 8 pm (EST) at the Crystal Room off the lobby of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and Convention Center at 1400 Market St. or
- Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am (EST) at the Tennessee Pavilion which is adjacent to the start/finish location and Finley Stadium.
From Finley Stadium, the course will run towards the river and business district along Riverside Drive and then along the Tennessee River via Amnicola Highway.
After turning around, the course will run back along the scenic Tennessee Riverwalk for 4 miles, passing marshes, river views and wildlife sanctuaries. Runners will then continue through the historic Bluff View Art District and past the Hunter Museum.
The course then proceeds over the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge and enters the Chattanooga North Shore district. After passing the local shops and restaurants on Frazier Avenue, the route crosses back over the river on the Veterans Bridge.
The course continues past Ross’s Landing and the Tennessee Aquarium towards the finish and the First Tennessee Pavilion, home of Chattanooga’s Farmers market.
There is a 3.5 hour time limit on finishing the half marathon.
For more information, visit http://www.sceniccityhalfmarathon.com/