Compression: You have probably seen people at races or running around the streets that have compression socks or sleeves on. Maybe you have thought to yourself, “Do those really work?” or “I wonder if those would help my shin splints or calf cramps?” Here are some benefits of what compression socks and sleeves do to help the body.
Recovery Tips: While most new runners get excited about the running and the racing, the savvy runner will tell you that the time when you are not running is equally important. But, contrary to conventional wisdom, recovery is more than just drinking the right ratio of carbs to protein after a hard workout. Here are some simple yet very effective ways to make sure you are recovering properly.
Recovery Tools: While it's necessary to work hard during your workouts, it's equally as important to make sure your body gets the recovery it needs. Here are some tutorials from our friends at Trigger Point and Addaday. And don't forget that Fleet Feet offers free massage tutorials every month in our Mobility Seminars- February's class is tonight, 7pm. RSVP Now!
Brooks "Run Happy" Tip: Proper fueling isn't just about what you consume during your workouts, but also means having something within 30 minutes afterwards. There are many great ways to get in the right recovery fuel, like bars or powders to mix with water or milk. Some of our Fleet Feet staff favorites include Hammer Recoverite or Probar. Grab one of these great options for your next workout and fuel right to feel right!
Halfway Celebration and Potluck: Don't forget that this weekend, February 13th/14th, is our Halfway Celebration and Potluck. 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!
Road Map to Weight Loss: No matter if you are knee-deep in your own weight loss journey, have already lost the weight or just feel completely overwhelmed, local psychologist and academic therapist Dr. Mondo can help you focus on discovering your own mental and emotional road blocks to life-long weight loss. Please join us for the Road Map to Weight Loss, a FREE seminar with Dr. Mondo on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm. RSVP here. Space is limited.
Discounted Cooking Classes at SNFC: We are super excited to announce that the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has offered our trainees discounted rates for selected cooking classes! They are currently offering 4 classes at $25 each (that's almost 1/2 off!). To sign up you will need to call their registration line and let them know you are a Fleet Feet Sacramento Trainee. Click here for class dates and times.
Free Clinics and Seminars: Fleet Feet Sacramento hosts a myriad of free clinics and seminars throughout the month. Take a look at our calendar to RSVP for everything from Mobility Clinics to Good Form Running to Injury Assessments by Results Physical Therapy and so much more!