Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
And, although the weather must have been shocking for his return to Oregon and he'd much rather be running on a beach in Hawai'i, way to go Max King for being the XTERRA world trail running champion for two years straight. Max ran the 21K (half marathon course) in 1:14:26! The results are here: http://jtltiming.com/results/x-oahu-21k.html
Congrats to all of you!
Keep running, Rob
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
The men's sixth-place finisher, Ian Sharman of Bend, Ore. (2:42:53), crossed the finish line wearing a high-rise pompadour wig and lightweight white jumpsuit. His time allowed him to reclaim, he says, the Guinness world record for the fastest marathon by a runner dressed as Elvis.
"I won't do an impression, though," Sharman, 29, said with a laugh.
Sharman, a London native, had previously held the Elvis-marathoner record but lost it to another runner. Sharman needed to break 2:49 to reclaim the mark. "I'm really happy," said Sharman, who has previously run as Elvis in London and Rome. "The wig makes it a little more difficult; it catches the wind when it picks up,"
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I hope they had fun and judging by the times it looks like they were cookin' with gas. Here are the results.
Tonya Littlehales 12:14:59
Geof Hasegawa 11:46:04
Richard Arnold 15:49:47
Congratulations on finishing strong at Ironman AZ!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
TPG workout -The Tuesday workout with Max King still draws a great crowd despite the dark and plummeting temps. If your goal is to get faster, this can sure help.
Ask the Experts- People are often surprised to hear that we have someone in the shop almost every week to help them with their ailments. We think this is a great service for the community and are very appreciative that Mark DeJohn (ART), Steve Leary (PT), Chris Vergona (PT) and Michael Dennis (PA) are all good enough to offer their time.
PF Clinic Why do we have a Plantar Fasciitis Clinic? Several reasons: 1. people ask us to 2. Steve Leary is kind enough to do it and offers a broad perspective instead of the magic pill 3. We really see the need. Many people seek us out for the first time when they are dealing with PF and while we can help them, we want to offer them more. Thus, we encourage them to seek out medical help but like to have an accessible intoduction at the shop.
Taco Stand noon run- The group is growing and diversifying and the burritos are really good.
Learn to Run group- Nancy at the FZ is leading this out. It's a comfortable setting for all (you didn't have to be part of the FZ Learn to Run program). We have extra headlamps if you need one.
Functional Fitness workout- Kyle Will comes around every Thursday Night to kick our butts. At the shop we all love this workout and have realized that stuff like this is what keeps you strong and balanced enough to enjoy your running (or whatever activity) more. It cost $5 and there were 14 people last week- join in.
Learn to Run group- at 10:30 for the next several Saturdays, Connie Austin (our Learn to Run coach) is leading out a group. Again, you didn't have to participate in the FZ Learn to Run program to join in. Just a fun, inviting group for ALL paces.
Women's Running Group- Jenny from the FZ is back leading this group and it is thriving (two dozen were out this morning).
I know, I know, we take Mondays and Fridays and only open the doors to fit everyone in shoes and clothes and such. What can i say, there is always room for improvement. Seriously, we're proud of the offerings we have and hope everyone can find something that's fun, challenging, and/or helpful. If you want more info on any of these call us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website. Cheers-Teague
Monday, November 9, 2009
Again, great job to everybody from all the area teams that competed.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Enjoy and we all hope this helps!
180’s running Gloves- I chuckled at these when I first saw them 4 years ago. When we brought them in the store the following winter and I started running and bike commuting in them I became a huge fan of the retractable little windproof mitten. I’ve got lots of running gloves but these are my favorite and most versatile pair.
Petzl Tikka XP Headlamp- They make a lot of fancy lighting options but this little headlamp lights my way without bouncing around or hurting my head.
Sugoi Subzero Zap Knicker- so warm on the quad muscles, but not to hot. Tights are too warm for me and I like to free the calves.
Icebreaker for the top: The Chase zip 200 weight- I know a little light but for me it is perfect. I will wear this up till it gets below 35 degrees then on to my Sugoi speedster another one of my favorites.
Sugoi Sensia pant- It's brushed interior keeps me warm while running in Central Oregon's colder winter temps.
For winter, I like lots of things. But here is what really makes me happy on those cold days: Sporthill Northwind Unders, aka peter heater. Without these Clay would have never seen the light of day.
Patagonia alpine beanie- I always run with a light weight hat in winter this one works well for me.
Smartwool liner gloves- light, comfortable.
*My fun-new girly Smartwool running hat... Life is short~make a statement!... It keeps me cozy and stylish!
Northwind Underwear by Sporthill - When the wind picks up and the mercury drops the beans and frank like to stay warm. Seriously, the underwear has a special barrier that is windproof and it really works and makes winter running better.
Skull Cap - Brooks new one is cool because it has holes on top. Just enough to let some air our but keeps in most of the heat so your body can stay warm and it protects your ears.
Gloves - All of them. I have about 4 different pairs for different conditions. My 180's with the wind and water resistant mitten cover are nice but they are only for really cold days.
Sugoi Tights - don't remember which ones they are but bought them last year at the FZ. They have zippers on the bottom and a back pocket. They are warm and easy to get on and off with the ankle zippers. The pocket is just enough for a key, money, gel or mp3. They also have light fuzzy inside.
Smartwool socks - nothing is better, not much more to say.
2. Nike Soft hand L/S shirt. It is soooooooooo cozy and warm and the color we have in the shop is BEAUTIFUL. (Even on me!) It has some reflective detailing, and that will keep me safe and sound when I run with the LTR group IN THE DARK this winter.
Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about some of my favorite things (sung in the tune of “theas are a few of my favorite things” from “The Sound of Music”.)
1. The 180 Convertible running gloves that turn into mittens are great. Warm without being confining and versatile without being cumbersome!
2. Sugoi’s Sensia Pant is just right; because it’s the right something on the bottom half! It changes with the weather of course, but whatever I choose has to be comfortable and flexible have little pockets.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Congrats to Kari Strange for her win at the Run Like Hell half marathon. Kari had some tough injuries early in the year and was always out cheering us on at the Tuesday workout even when she couldn't run herself. Now it's great to see her back running strong. Good work, Kari and don't waste your breath on "I only won because...". Just enjoy it!
Below are the top US men:
Place Bib Name Time State Country Citizenship
1 8 Meb Keflezighi 02:09:15 CA USA USA
4 5 Ryan Hall 02:10:36 CA USA USA
7 15 Jorge Torres 02:13:00 CO USA USA
8 19 Nick Arciniaga 02:13:46 MI USA USA
9 10 Abdi Abdirahman 02:14:00 AZ USA USA
10 16 Jason Lehmkuhle 02:14:39 MN USA USA
12 21 Peter Gilmore 02:15:22 CA USA USA
14 29 Mike Sayenko 02:16:38 WA USA USA
15 28 Mike Reneau 02:16:45 WI USA USA
17 34 Allen Wagner 02:17:49 PA USA USA
18 24 Max King 02:19:11 OR USA USA
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Fun Costume Run
Meet at the FootZone Thursday, October 29th at 5:30pm
The run will be 3 miles or less (probably less) with a trick or treat stopover along the way
We’ll end at Jackson’s Corner for post-run refreshment
Safety First! Bring a light, a jack o’ lantern, or something reflective (it’s getting dark)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thanks for reading,
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Be sure and bring a snack for out on the trail and plenty of drinking water. Wear: sturdy shoes (boots are preferred), gloves and eye protection. You’ll want to wear pants to work in the brush and dress in layers to accommodate whatever the weather may bring. Tools and expertise will be provided by COTA. Beer and post-trail building refreshments provided by the FootZone.
If you have any questions give us a holler here at the shop ---317-3568 or see you there!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Born To Run isn't especially flattering of the specialty running business but it raises some great questions. I really enjoyed all the talk of over-supportive shoes and barefoot running and the like. These are ideas we've batted around at the FootZone for years now so it doesn't feel very challenging. Many of these concepts have influenced the way shoes are made, and the way we sell shoes, for several years. It's also part of the reason we play with minimalist shoes like Inov-8 and ultimately, 5 fingers. I'm convinced that we will all benefit from strengthing our feet, but equally sure that it requires baby steps. I'd even say that the running industry (or at least some of the larger shoe manufacturers) have known for years that you can't just lock people up in the most stable shoe without eventually creating other problems. But we also see on a daily basis that stability will help runners avoid many common overuse injuries. Like so many things, there's a balance. At the shop we know our job is to meet people where they are at, provide them with good information, and get them into footwear that will work. I do think the running industry will continue to evolve. Shoe heights will continue to come down and shoes will focus less on stability and more on balance. I'd also bet that almost all of us will still wear running shoes. I've run some in my Five Fingers and I don't see them replacing my running shoes.
Regardless, for a shoe geek like me who's spent the last 20 years fascinated by running shoes and what works best for people, I love the conversation. It will hopefully all just make us healthier. Cheers-Teague
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
If you do go run it please be respectful of the fact the the Seventh Mountain Resort is trying to run a business and they do own some of the land the course is on so if they are using if for any reason just try to minimize our impact on their daily operations. My suggestion is if it is packed park at the Road 41 entrance and link up with the course from the south side of the resort.
I am working on some preview training runs so keep an eye out on this blog for details.