Stretching: Many experts agree that stretching reduces muscle soreness after running or walking and can result in better athletic performance. Here are some basic stretches for runners and walkers.
Managing The Long Workout: The long workout means different things to different people. Some people welcome the chance to go out for a long workout and to go at a very easy pace. Other people get overwhelmed with the distance (particularly first timer half marathoners). Here are some strategies that might be helpful to finding your way of coping with the increased mileage.
Blisters: Blisters are a common problem for runners and walkers caused primarily by improper gear choices. While most blisters don't pose a serious health risk, they should be treated with respect. Here some tips for preventing and treating blisters.
Wearing Identification During Workouts: Everyday, people leave their homes to go for a run or a walk without any form of identification. If you have an unexpected accident while running or walking you could be in bad shape - nobody would know who you were or who to contact. Whether you are running, cycling, or going for a walk we encourage you to wear some form of identification. Road ID has a variety of products and are quite popular with our staff - we even have coupons for free shipping under the training display in the store.
Brooks "Run Happy" Tip: Treat yourself to a new pair of socks before race day. Not only will it feel like an absolute luxury but it can help prevent blisters and chafing. Make sure you choose a sock made out of technical fiber that wicks moisture. There are many great brands out there with socks for every foot type, from super cushy to hyper-thin.
Yoga For Runners: Join Hillary Helt, certified yoga instructor and Fleet Feet Sacramento Fit Specialist on Thursday, February 4th for this 2-hour fun event. Learn why yoga is the perfect compliment to running and join in a 45 min long beginner yoga class designed to meet a runner's specific needs. Learn More and Register Here.
Halfway Celebration and Potluck: Mark your calendars for your Halfway Celebration and Potluck on February 13th/14th. Bring a yummy snack or drink to share with the group after your workout. Please be mindful of any possible food allergies - so if you prepare something from your kitchen be sure to put a note on it with any allergy causing ingredients (i.e. nuts, wheat, dairy, soy, etc).
Sign Up for Shamrock'n Half Marathon: Have you registered for the Shamrock'n Half Marathon yet? If not, there is still time. But don't wait too long as this race does sell out every year. Price increases February 12th!
Super Sunday Run Discount: Our friends at the Sacramento Running Association would like to provide our Shamrock'n Trainees a 10% Discount into the Super Sunday 5k or 10k on February 7th. This is a fantastic offer...but should not be used in place of our 8 mile workout. If you are in our Saturday group and would like to do an easy fun run on Super Bowl Sunday, use promo code: FFSTRAIN16SSR at registration. Please make sure to let your coach know so they can make any necessary adjustments.