Monday, February 22, 2010

Running Sale this Wed-Sunday

We only do this once every year!

Horse Butte 10 miler online

For those who haven't heard or were wondering where the registration forms for Horse Butte are here you go. We are using signmeup for this years race. There will also be a printable form on soon. Use this link to get signed up online.

Peace out,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Strength Workout at WRP

Just a reminder that the FootZone Functional Fitness workout will be a Kyle's studio (WRP) for at least the next several months. It's Thursday evenings at 6 pm. The move is simply because the group has gotten big enough that we just don't have enough space in the shop. We'll likely move it back once the weather turns and we can get outside. This workout will kick your butt but after a few weeks, you'll start to get in the groove. I really do believe that this, or something like it, is very important for runners. That's why we offer it up. Enjoy-Teague

Monday, February 15, 2010

Minimalist/Barefoot link

For any of you out there fascinated as I am with Minimalist/Barefoot information, here's a good new link. It's not really new info but it puts the lingo from the Liebermann study (the one that's gotten so much press) into a little simpler format.

Now that we've got almost 18 months of selling fivefingers under our belts, we suggest more than ever that if this interests you, please proceed with caution. Most folks seem to underestimate how much time it takes to transition to less of a shoe (or fivefingers, or going barefoot). For many it just doesn't seem to work very well regardless of the time they take and for others it can be a fairly smooth transition. We're all different and all the situations are different (and running shoes work really well for lots of folks). Thus, enjoy the info but be sure to trust what works for you. Whatever your level of interest, know that we're here to help. Cheers-Teague

Thursday, February 11, 2010


In the past few weeks I've been reminded just how important recovery is and how few take advantage of the opportunities to improve it. I've watched some good friends and VERY active people sample their first recovery drinks. Inevitably, they are amazed at how well they work and I am amazed that they've never used a recovery drink before. You've probably heard how important it is to hydrate, replenish some carbs, and get some protein within 30 minutes after a workout. The question is: do you do it? There are lots of reasons that we don't. Often, I think it's simply because we don't feel like it. When you get done with a hard workout the last thing you want to do is drink a shake or eat some food. I understand, but highly encourage you to keep experimenting until you find something that works for you.
Several of us at the shop are addicted to Hammer Recoverite but there lots of options both in the powdered and real food form. I like something liquid simply because my body can absorb it so effectively and quickly. We have lots of conversations about why this works so well and we know that it's the carbs and protein but are equally convinced that it's just so important to get something into your body during that crucial window. That jump start on recovery makes it so much easier to continue hydrating and you'll feel a difference both immediately and the next morning. Despite being likened to drug dealers, we've been known to offer up a sample so come on by and test it out for yourself after your next challenging workout. Cheers-Teague

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Horsey Butt

Well Dave finally got of his #%$ and put Horse Butte on signmeup so you can use the world wide web to register while saving at least part of a tree that has already been cut down and made into paper. We will also have a PDF on the zone website as soon as dave recovers from his sudden bout of motivation. Go to this Link to be directed to the registration site. This years race will be great as always with the post race BBQ, Good beer (Deschutes), bad beer (some really expensive macrobrew), and a special surprise for anyone who crosses the finish line.

Keep your eyes open for a course preview sometime before the race. Barring terrible weather Dave says he will organize one sometime in March and 60% of the time he comes through 100% of the time.

Peace out!'