Monday, May 24, 2010

Dirty Half Info

Here is a link to the Dirty Half website. It has important race information regarding the race such as corse map, participant list, and lots of other stuff.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chi Running Chi Walking Clinic Postponed

I just received a call from Keith McConnell and we are going to have to postpone the Chi Running/Chi Walking clinic for another weekend. Unfortunately, Keith is under the weather and not able to make it over from Eugene. Keep an eye on our events calendar for the rescheduled date. In the meantime, here's a link to his website to offer you more info:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wild Canyon Games June 4~6

If anyone has ever been interested in participating in a geocaching event the WILD CANYON GAMES will be help on JUNE 4-6. It's a 7 member team event and they are looking for key athletes that can represent Bend and that will bring back the word to the community how AWESOME this event is!!

There are over 400 athletes from the Northwest signed up, but not very many from Bend and they have a free spot for a runner ($400 VALUE- ROOM, BOARD, EVENT & CONCERT on Saturday Night). If you're interested the local team needs to fill the spot ASAP- so if you know of anyone that would be great, or even runners that know how to geocache, they need 2 more geocachers/runners too!!

If you're intertested please call or email Nancy at the contact info below. She emailed me this morning and needs to fill the spot immediately. Here's the website for more info: Check out the video too... Uff dah!! Good times.

Nancy's contact information is:
Nancy J. Hackbarth
2514 NW Goodwillie Ct
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 390-8379

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strengthen Your Feet!

We had a great clinic at our employee meeting last month from Deb Bowen at Rebound Pilates. She's had a lot of issues with her feet and has great exercises to help strengthen the feet, reduce injury, and improve balance. We understand that most aren't thinking about stronger feet for your running, but you probably should be. If your feet are functioning and firing your going to be a more efficient runner. Anyway, we all loved her clinic and she's kind enough to come and do one for all of you! This Saturday, May 22nd at 9am join Deb here at FootZone for a free foot strengthening clinic. Staying healthy long-term as an active person is a bit of a puzzle and this is one of the pieces. Come and check it out!

Monday, May 17, 2010

INOV-8 Wear Testing Tomorrow

If you're interested in trying out some Inov-8’s tomorrow night, here’s the skinny:

This is for folks who are interested in purchasing a pair of Inov-8’s. The whole idea is that Inov-8’s really are a little different than other shoes so this will give you that chance to try them out before you buy. If you try them and don’t like them, we get to send them off to Inov-8 for wear testing. If you try them and do like them, you buy them and enjoy your new shoes. We want everyone to try the shoes but out of respect for Inov-8, we ask that you do so in good faith.

If you are interested, try to be at FootZone around 5:15 to get sized up and ready to go. Stock is limited so first come, first serve. We're doing this in conjunction with the Tuesday workout but you don't have to do the workout in order to try the shoes. You can just go for a run if you'd rather.

Plus… We’ll have some Inov-8 goodies and a pair of shoes to raffle off. YeeHaw!!!

We have several different styles including…

Talon 212 – This thing is super light with great traction and a surprising amount of cushioning (for how light it is). Great minimalist trail shoe, trail racing shoe or TPG Drake Park shoe. Built on the Inov-8 2 arrow midsole which is the lowest, lightest one they offer. This is Teague’s favorite and gaining traction as possibly the premier minimalist trail shoe out there.

Roclite 295 - You get a touch more shoe here (83 grams more to be exact). The 295 is built on the 3 arrow midsole giving it a little more protection under foot. It has the sticky rubber outsole and a more accommodating fit in the forefoot. Lots of folks could use the 295 as a lighter trail option, an everyday trail runner, or a racing shoe.

Roclite 268- This is the women’s fit of the shoe above. Most of Inov-8’s shoes are unisex so it’s good that they came out with a women’s specific option.

Terroc 330 – Our beefiest Inov-8, the 330 is still pretty low to the ground and nimble but has a lot of protection underfoot. This is a great running shoe for many and doubles as a solid hiker for the low profile, nimble crowd.

F-Lite 220 - This is basically the same as the 212 but with a different outsole. Unfortunately, Inov-8 is out of stock in this shoe so our sizes are a little spotty but it’s one to keep in mind if you want a minimalist offering without aggressive tread or a great low profile workout shoe.

If anyone has any questions feel free to contact

Friday, May 14, 2010

Brooks Symposium

Sorry for the pitiful blogging of late. Busy Spring which is great... but that's no excuse. Colleen and I are in Seattle right now for the Brooks Symposium. They bring about 50 specialty running stores up for the weekend to learn and have some fun. We just spent the day at the Brooks HQ and had a ball seeing new product (for Spring 11), learning more about biomechanics, seeing all our friends at Brooks and drinking some of the kool aid.

Brooks is a cool company in many ways. Great work place, good people but most importantly, they make great shoes. The new product looks great and it's fun to see some of their development process. It's very involved and shows why they consistently execute such great product. Lot's of great product but I'm most excited about a new Cascadia that's a full ounce lighter with a phenomenal fit. I hear it's beautful in Bend, hope you're enjoying it.

Run Happy! (Brooks catch phrase)-Teague