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Saucony is a leading global running lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create award-winning footwear and apparel. With over 100 years of experience, they have a passionate respect for technology and an ironclad commitment to the runner. The results are shoes like the best-selling Kinvara 2 and the game-changing Guide 5. Saucony incorporates the latest technologies to provide a solution for runners on and off the road. They make it their mission to inspire every runner, on every run, every day.
The following track & field shoes are the newest line from Saucony. All Saucony shoes are on sale at 30% off until April 30, 2013 (discount applied in shopping cart).
Soarin J Jumping Shoes
The Soarin J is a multi-purpose jumping shoe that features FlexFilm overlays, supportive synthetics and a forefoot lockdown strap. Combined with a rigid ¾ length Pebax spike plate, the Soarin J is a jump shoe that can handle the pole vault, long jump, and triple jump.
Uplift HJ High Jump Shoes
The Uplift HJ is specifically designed for the high jump. Its lightweight upper features FlexFilm overlays, supportive synthetics and a multidirectional cross strap to lock the foot in place. The upper is combined with a full-length plate and rubber outsole to provide great propulsion and proper traction on a variety of surfaces.
Unleash SD Throwing Shoes
The Unleash SD is designed for a thrower, by a thrower, and is ideal for the shot put, discus, and hammer throw. It combines FlexFilm overlays, supportive synthetics and a robust cross strap with a high density rubber outsole, giving the thrower the perfect blend of traction and speed for the spin or glide techniques.
Lanzer Jav Javelin Shoes
The Lanzer Jav is the perfect shoe for the javelin thrower who wants a great lockdown and support, but in a lightweight package. It features a ¾-cut upper that provides proper support for the powerful motions of the javelin throw. The full rubber outsole with a spike plate fits either spike or cleat inserts, making it suitable for either track or grass surfaces.
All Saucony shoes are on sale at 20% off until March 31, 2013 (discount applied in shopping cart).
Last updated 2 months ago
by Christopher Chavez, The Marquette Tribune.
A UCLA study last month found signs of a protein linked to football-related brain damage in the brain scans of five former NFL players. About three weeks earlier, Mike Nelson, Marquette’s cross country coach, tweeted about the dangers of football and made a minor splash among some members of the track and field community.
"Track & Field needs to become mandatory off-season conditioning for football. If you can’t run, jump, or throw then you can’t play football," Nelson tweeted. “As more research is done showing football is physically and mentally dangerous, the popularity of track will grow.”...
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Last updated 2 months ago
The FRoller is a new, freezable massage roller that is getting rave reviews. Formerly known as the “PolarBar”, The FRoller provides handheld, rolling ice compression without the mess of traditional ice massage, or the discomfort and timely commitment of full body ice baths. When used properly, The FRoller may be used to relieve common soreness and aches. It increases blood flow to sore muscles for quicker recovery time between workouts for enhanced muscle performance.
The beveled, hollow plastic rollers of The FRoller are filled with non-toxic, freezable gel. For smaller freezers, one end of the grip can be removed. At room temperature, The FRoller continues to provide massage relief and increased blood flow to sore muscles.
Easy to Use
For best results, The FRoller should be placed in a freezer for at least 6 hours, and used immediately upon removal. Grip the handles firmly and roll The FRoller over sore areas in a back and forth pattern, repeating as needed to maximize cold relief. Apply more or less pressure as desired, depending on your comfort level. For more pressure, The FRoller can be placed on the floor and body weight used to apply pressure and massage as desired. For hard to reach muscles or additional pressure and angles, an athletic trainer or friend can use The FRoller on you.
Purchase The FRoller at EverythingTrackandField.com. You may also be interested in browsing all of our Stretching and Massage Tools.
Last updated 3 months ago
The Freelap Timing System is an easy-to-use, fully automated timing system that is designed for a wide variety of training scenarios for track & field and other sports. At less than 1/3 the cost of comparable photocell timing systems, it’s extremely affordable. It’s also high quality – the precision watches and electronic components are made in Switzerland.
The Freelap can be used to time fly-in sprints, splits, block starts, tempo runs, recovery times, laps, long and triple jump runway speed, football combine 10 and 40-yard dash, agility patterns, and more! Freelap Timing Systems are in use on the track, football and soccer fields, basketball courts, mountain bike paths, ski slopes, swimming pools, and hockey rinks.
Easy to Use & Portable
The Freelap can be set up in less than a minute. Simply turn on the transmitters and place them on the track or field and begin training. Coaches can set up a 30 meter fly-in sprint in the time it takes them to walk 30 meters. And, the Freelap components are small and lightweight – many configurations fit in a compact, sturdy case or cinch bag. Trainers and athletes can travel with their timing system and continue to train while on the road or at away meets.
Individual or Team Training
Freelap supports both the individual athlete and team training. Masters and elite athletes who coach themselves can accurately time every sprint of every practice. Coaches who train a team can collect data on all their athletes.
Time Multiple Athletes at Once
Unlike photocell timing systems, Freelap can time multiple athletes simultaneously by simply using individual watches and shared transmitters. For example, Freelap can time several sprinters performing fly-in 30 meter sprints on the inside lanes while timing mid-distance runners performing 200 meter tempo runs in the outside lanes. All of the components are mix and match; components can be purchased in kits or individually.
The Freelap Stopwatch provides accurate, easy timing for track and field when used with the Freelap transmitters. It stores 765 splits and has a large, easy-to-read display. The stopwatch starts automatically when the athlete leaves the transmitter field and triggers automatically each time the athlete passes a transmitter.
The Freelap Sprint Belt securely holds the Freelap Stopwatch on the sprinter’s waist when extremely accurate timing is required for short sprints.
The Freelap TX Transmitter is a portable, battery-powered device that triggers the Freelap Stopwatch. A single transmitter can be used to time laps, or a single TX can be used in combination with the TX Touch. A pair of transmitters can be used to time short sprints.
The Freelap TX Touch Transmitter is designed for block starts and three-point football starts. The athlete places a thumb on the transmitter, and as the thumb comes off the transmitter, the watch is triggered. The TX Touch’s lithium battery is rated for 15,000 starts. It is accurate to 1/100 seconds and is water resistant.
EverythingTrackandField.com offers two economical Freelap Timing Systems. The Freelap Athlete Timing System includes the TX Touch Start, stopwatch/belt and one TX Transmitter. The Freelap Sprint 1 Coach System includes the TX Touch Start, stopwatch/belt, two TX transmitters and a carry case. Both systems include detailed instructions. Individual components are also available for purchase.
You may also be interested in browsing our entire inventory of Timing Equipment which includes stopwatches, automatic timing, display clocks and stopwatch/printers. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-556-7464. We’re always ready to help!
Last updated 4 months ago
Track and field is one of the most unique forms of athletic competition in existence - it is the ultimate hybrid of individual and team sport. Ask a track and field athlete what drew them to begin competing and they’ll likely mention one of the following reasons that distinguishes track & field from other sports:
An Individual Sport
Many sports contain a strong individual element to them. For instance, in baseball it’s the pitcher verse the batter until the ball is hit in play. After that, it’s a team game with the infielders and outfielders getting involved. In track and field, it’s just you competing out there. There is a team element, but instead of those teammates affecting your individual success, the team element is instead a culmination of how teammates perform individually.
A Team Sport
If you’re competing in the high jump, there is no ‘defense’ or teammates that will affect your jump. But, how you perform individually does affect a larger group. Team championships aren’t won solely by one individual athlete, but instead by a group of athletes that build off of each other’s individual success.
Different Types of Events
In track and field, there isn’t just one type of event. Jumping events include the high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Throwing events include discus, shot put, hammer throw, weight throw and javelin. Sprinters can participate in 100m, 200m, 400m and hurdles. Relay races come in 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800 meters. Middle distance events include 800m, 1500m and steeplechase. And then there are cross country events and combined events like the decathlon.
Track and field offers athletes with specific strengths and talents a chance to shine doing what they do best. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career as a track and field athlete by visiting EverythingTrackandField.com for the best equipment and training information. Call us today at (888) 556-7464 to discuss how we can set you up for success.