Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Saturday 1/2 Group Run

On Saturday Jan. 2nd, we will meet at the Buck Forest parking area of Dupont Forest @ 9am for the Trail 1/2 Marathon Course Preview. The run will be 6-7 miles (not the whole course. Greg Walker (Race Director) will be available to answer questions on the course. To get to Buck Forest...

Hooker Falls Parking Area (Closest access to Little River Waterfalls):
From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east to the exit for Asheville Airport (exit 9). Head south (right) on NC 280 (4-lane highway) toward Brevard for 16 miles. Turn left on US 64 East and drive 3.7 miles. Turn right on Crab Creek Road. Drive 4.3 miles and turn right on Dupont Road. The road will climb and then begin a long downhill, at the bottom of which is the bridge over the Little River. The parking area is on the right just before the bridge. The trail to Triple and High Falls starts on the other side of the bridge.

Buck Forest Parking Area:
Continue past the Hooker Falls parking area (above) about 1 mile to the parking area on the left.

With the chance of inclement weather upon us we will make a final decision on Friday. But that is the plan for now!!

Looking forward to runnign the trails with you all
Foot Rx

Holiday Hours

On Thursday Dec. 31st we will be open from 10am-3pm. We will be closed on Friday Jan. 1st, & reopen Saturday Jan. 2nd from 10am to 6pm.
Happy New Years!

Friday, December 18, 2009

CONGRATS!

A big congratulations to Erik & Karen Ostergaard, Wanda Burnette, Rebecca Mayernick, & Bart Smith for their outstanding performances this year on the Asheville Track Clubs Grand Prix Circuit.

Erik & Karen won the overall Grand Prix. Wanda was 2nd, & Rebecca 3rd overall. Bart won the master's division & smoked the Jingle Bell 5k Run in 17:49 as a 64 year old. We have no excuses thanks to Bart!

Also, congrats to Foot Rx Team Member Loic LaForet for his 4th place finish at the Kiawah Island 1/2 Marathon.

We're proud of every one!

Southside Track Workouts Update

We've been trying to find a venue for a South-Side track workout night, but have been unsuccessful thus far as local High Schools have too busy a schedule for us to be permitted on their tracks on a consistent basis.

We will keep trying. Our next efforts will be to ask the Middle Schools in the area, but these tracks are mostly paved surfaces. We'll see what we can do.

If any one has another idea, feel free to e-mail aaron@footrx.com

Blackjack/Trail Run Dec. 19th Canceled

Due to the weather outside, the Blackjack Run/Trail Run scheduled for Dec. 19th at Jackson park has been canceled. We will try to reschedule the event.

A reminder that the Dupont Trail 1/2 Marathon course preview is set for Jan. 2nd.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Trail Run 12/12 Turkey Pen

Sat. Dec. 12th we'll meet @ Turkey Pen Trail Head @ 8am.

Trailhead: Take I26 East from Asheville, NC Turn Right onto Airport Rd (280 West). You will come to an intersection which divides 191 & 280 (Mills River), stay on 280 for approximately 7 miles. At the Henderson/Transylvania County line, just past Boyleston Creek Baptist Church, Turn right onto Turkey Pen Rd. This is a really rough road. Go approximately 2.3 miles to the end. You will see the parking for Turkey Pen trail head. Begin on the Turkey Pen Trail


It is supposed to be cold, so dress appropriately!

This will be an out & back course.

Questions, e-mail robert@footrx.com

December Group Runs

Hey everybody! Time to pull out the hats and gloves and hit the trails. This December we will be meeting on the following Saturday's:

December 5- Hard Times Trail Head

December 12- Turkey Pen

December 19- 5k Black Jack Run at Jackson Park... come run and gamble!
The Black Jack 5k has a 5 dollar entry fee that will be entered into the "pot." Each competitor will be given a card at the start, aid station, and finish. Whoever is closest to 21 wins Black Jack... and all the money! Tied winners will split the pot. Due to Gambling ordinances, the pot will be a Foot Rx Gift Certificate

December 16- Mountains to Sea Trail- Park on north side of 25 headed north

January 2- Sandy Bottom Parking Lot

Hope to see you all there!

Blackjack 5k Runs

We will host a Blackjack 5k series which will take place on the following dates:

Dec. 19th - Jackson Park
Jan. 16th - Fletcher Park
Jan. 30th - Jackson Park
Feb. 6th - Fletcher Park

Registration starts at 7:30am near the Brick House parking lot which serves as Henderson County Parks & Rec Dept, and near the last parking lot in Fletcher Park.

Start time is 8am.

Distance for each is 5k Cross Country Style Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Shine unless we're told otherwise by the Parks Dept.

Cost is $5, which goes to the pot. Runners receive a playing card at the start, aide station, & at the finish if they so desire. Whoever hits Blackjack or closest to 21 wins the pot. Due to Gambling Regulations, the pot will be converted to a Foot Rx Gift Certificate. If there is a tie, the pot will be split between the winners.

Questions, please e-mail aaron@footrx.com

December Sale

Our special this month is buy one piece of apparel, get 50% off a second apparel item of equal or lesser value (cannot be combined with any coupon).

We'll continue to accept gently used shoes in return for a 15% discount on a purchase of new shoes (cannot be combined with any coupon).

Dupont 1/2 Marathon Course Preview Postponed

The Dupont 1/2 Marathon Course preview on Dec. 19th has been postponed until Jan. 2nd. We will carpool from Foot Rx if any one is interested. Times TBA

Dec. 19th we will use the Blackjack 5k Run @ Jackson Park as our trail run on Dec. 19th.

Any questions, please contact robert@footrx.com

Foot Rx Bucks

Some of you may have received Foot Rx Bucks in your race packet for the Asheville Jingle Bell 5k on Dec. 5th.

Any one who receives Foot Rx Bucks at an event is entitled to use ONE voucher from that event toward your purchase at the store. Customers may combine a voucher from one event with a voucher from another event. There is a five voucher limit per visit (5 separate event vouchers).

Friday, November 27, 2009

Trail Run 11/28 2 Folk Art Center

Foot Rx Group Trail Run Saturday at 8 am

This Saturday (11/28) we will meet at The Folk Art Center for our 8am Group Run. (Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)

All abilities/paces are welcome!

If you have any questions, contact Aaron. aaron@footrx.com

Hope to see you tomorrow!!

Check out our blog for updates on our trail runs
and other exciting Foot Rx news.

Don't forget to stop by the store today and tomorrow for huge savings on everything in the store!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Overall Results

Open
Place Name
1 Dave Workman
2 Geoff Harris
3 Duncan Sharrits

Master's
Place Name
1 Mark Ryan
2 Ron Wyant
3 Larry Boyer

30-39
Place Name
1Shawn Bagley
2Dave Raulerson

50-59
Place Name
1 Hank Caplan

60-69
Place Name
1 Alan Cameron
2 Rick Cochran
3 Jim Semon

Teams

1 Alan Cameron Rick Cochran Jim Semon



Women's Overall
1. Katherine Neville
2. Christy Traylor

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #8 Montreat College 8k

That was fun! That's all I can say about that. We had 15 brave soles run with headlamps through the dark of Montreat Colleges' 8k Cross Country Course. There were no casualties, & only a few wrong turns.
Congrats to Dave Workman & Susan Dannenberg who won the men's & women's races respectively.
We will be doing this again next year. I hope every one had a good time.
If you paid your $50 or did 4 or more races, please come out for the awards ceremony & get a shirt. The awards ceremony will take place at Flat Rock Village Bakery in the heart of Flat Rock at 3pm on Saturday Nov. 21st. Pizza will be provided. Significant others & kids are more than welcome!
I will save the overall results until after the awards ceremony.
The following are results from yesterdays race:

Men's
Place Name Time
1 Dave Workman 31:58:00
2 Geoff Harris 34:34:00
3 Shawn Bagley 35:40:00
4 Duncan Sharrits 37:25:00
5 Mark Ryan 39:46:00
6 David Raulerson 42:08:00
7 Larry Boyer 42:27:00
8 Ron Wyant 43:35:53
9 Bill Sauber 43:35:83
10 Hank Caplan 48:20:00
11 Rick Cochran 49:47:00
12 Jim Semon 49:48:00
13 Jim Anderson 1:03:56



Women's
Place Name Time
1 Susan Dannenberg 50:16:00
2 Katherine Neville 50:17:00

Thank you to all our sponsors & hosts!
Montreat College
Henderson County Park & Rec
Fletcher Parks & Rec
The Asheville School
Camp Rockmont
Timex
Drymax Socks
Inov-8
Adidas
Mizuno
Saucony

We'll be starting our Blackjack series real soon.
Stay tuned.
Until next time...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Black Friday (& Saturday) Sale!

Come in Friday & Saturday Nov. 27th & 28th 10am-6pm for our Post Thanksgiving Sale!

Apparel 30%

Shoes 15-50%

Accessories & Nutrition 15%

Sale Rack 60%

Call us if you can't make it. We'll put it aside or ship it for you.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Boston Marathon

Registration for The Boston Marathon has officially closed. This is a new record for filling the event. Registration filled on Nov. 14th. If you were planning to do Boston, but did not register, I might suggest one of the following marathons:

March 21 - Shamrock Marathon Virginia Beach, VA www.shamrockmarathon.com
March 21 - Atlanta ING Marathon www.inggeorgiamarathon.com
March 28 - Knoxville Covenant Health Marathon www.knoxvillemarathon.com
April 24 - Country Music Marathon Nashville, TN http://nashville.competitor.com
May 2 - Flying Pigs Marathon Cincinnati, OH www.flyingpigmarathon.com

USAT&F Trail Marathon National Championships

On Nov. 7th, Aaron Saft raced the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon in Ashland, OR, which served as the USAT&F Trail Marathon National Championships. The race climber 3800' in the first 8 miles up to 5000+' of elevation. The race continued for 12 miles above 5000' and was snowing at that elevation. At 20 miles, the race descended 3000' for the last 6 miles. Max King of Bend, OR won the race in 2:40 after placing 19th the previous weekend in the New York City Marathon in a stellar time of 2:19. Sam Robinson of Berkley, CA was 2nd in 2:42 followed in 3rd by Aaron in 2:48. Fourth place was Coach Greg McMillan (first Masters) in 2:54, & fifth was Jim Johnson of NH. A beautiful course & Hal Koerner & Ian Torrence did a great job of putting on a great event!

On a side note, Aaron got to meet Erik Skaggs, who we sent donations to after his kidney failure from racing the Where's Waldo 100k. Erik is doing great! He sends his thanks for the donations. Erik is happy to be back to running. Thank you to all who contributed.

Nike

Nike is in. We've received our initial shipment of Nike Shoes. The Women's Pegasus is here. We are awaiting the Men's Pegasus, the Structure Triax, the Equalon, & the Vomero. We'll also be receiving Nike apparel within a week or two. So if there is a Nike shoe or piece of apparel you like, if it is available, we can get it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

FInal Cross Country Grand Prix Series Race

Due to the heavy rain, we have postponed our final cross country race originally scheduled for Thursday the 12th until Thursday the 19th. All other details of the race will remain the same. We apologize for the late change, but feel this is the best move for Montreat and our runners. We look forward to seeing everyone out there next week!
Our final race of the season has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 19th and will be held at Montreat College Athletic Fields. Registration opens at 5pm, with the race starting at 6pm. Cost is $10. This will be an 8k race.

BRING YOUR HEADLAMP! IT WILL BE DARK! COME PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THE WEATHER MAY BRING.

Directions:
Take the Montreat/Black Mountain Exit off I-40 (exit 64). Go towards Downtown Black Mountain. Just before you enter downtown proper, make a left onto Vance Ave. Follow Vance Ave. till it dead ends. You'll see a sign for race parking on your right. Follow the signs to Parking. Registration & parking will be on the right as you enter the athletic fields. THE RACE DOES NOT TAKE PLACE ON MONTREAT'S ACADEMIC CAMPUS. THIS IS A SEPARATE FACILITY.

Cross Country Series Awards Ceremony will take place on November 21st at 3 pm at Flatrock Village Bakery.

Please call the store with any questions 277-5151.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Trail Runs

Hi all!
Thanks for to those who were able to join us for the rainy trail run at Bent Creek.

This month I have a rotation set. SO for:

Nov 7th:Montreat College Cross Country Course
We will meet at the Black Mtn location. I40 to Exit 64. Left at the exit. Turn Left onto Vance, right after the shell station. Take this until you see the gates for the campus. Follow the gravel road until it t's. Turn Right and park. We will meet near the soccer fields.

Nov. 14th: Bent Creek
We will meet at the Rice Pinnacle Parking Area . This is on Bent Creek Rd. across from the Arboretum Service Entrance.


Nov. 21st: N. Mills
We will meet at the Trace Ridge Parking Area

Nov. 28th: Mountain To Sea Trail
We will meet/park at the Folk Art Center

Hope to see you all this Saturday!!!
RC

Any questions email Robert Robert@footrx.com
thanks

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

FInal Cross Country Grand Prix Series Race

Our final race of the season will be at Montreat College Athletic Fields on Nov. 12th. Registration opens at 5pm, & race starts at 6pm. Cost is $10. This will be an 8k race.

BRING YOUR HEADLAMP! IT WILL BE DARK! COME PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THE WEATHER MAY BRING.

Directions:
Take the Montreat/Black Mountain Exit off I-40 (exit 64). Go towards Downtown Black Mountain. Just before you enter downtown proper, make a left onto Vance Ave. Follow Vance Ave. till it dead ends. You'll see a sign for race parking on your right. Follow the signs to parking. Registration & parking will be on the right as you enter the athletic fields. THE RACE DOES NOT TAKE PLACE ON MONTREAT'S ACADEMIC CAMPUS. THIS IS A SEPARATE FACILITY.

REMINDER THAT AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE NOV. 21ST AT FLATROCK VILLAGE BAKERY @ 3PM.

Please call the store with any questions 277-5151

Friday, October 30, 2009

Asics GT-2150 & Kayano 16

The wait is over. After months of struggling to find 2140's, the 2150's have arrived. Fresh off the delivery trucks are the new Asics GT-2150's & Gel-Kayano 16's. Come & Git 'em!

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #7 Camp Rockmont

Race #7 of our Cross COuntry Grand Prix Series is in the books. Every one made it to the finish line before complete darkness. David Workman continued his streak, and smoked the 4 mile course in a time of 24:38. Congrats to Dave! Duncan Sharrits took 2nd overall & Geoff after making a late wrong turn finished just behind Duncan in 3rd.

Want to say a special welcome back to Bill Sauber. After a long layoff due to injury, Bill was back in action last night, smiles and all. Good to see you again Bill!

In the ladies race, Katherine Neville continued her dominance and won in a time of 37:55. Coming in 2nd was Susan Dannenburg, followed in 3rd by Angie Dorsey.

Congrats to all!

Our next (and final) race will be at Montreat College on Nov. 12th at 6pm. BRING YOUR HEADLAMPS! This should be fun.

Overall results were as follows:

Males
Place Name Time
1 David Workman 24:38:00
2 Duncan Sharrits 27:58:00
3 Geoff Harris 28:07:00
4 John Murphy 29:08:00
5 Mark Ryan 29:27:00
6 Larry Boyer 31:12:00
7 Rick Cochran 31:35:00
8 Lex Nahers 31:39:00
9 Bill Sauber 31:48:00
10 Ron Wyant 32:28:00
11 Phil Otterness 32:51:00
12 Hank Caplan 35:03:00



Females
Place Name Time
1 Katherine Neville 37:55:00
2 Susan Dannenburg 40:25:00
3 Angie Dorsey 48:36:00

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #7 @ Camp Rockmont

Hello Race Fans! This Thursday, Oct. 29th, we'll be racing 4 miles of Cross Country Bliss at Camp Rockmont. Cost is $10 for the race. Registration opens at 5pm, & the race will start @ 6pm.

ADVISORY! - BRING A HEADLAMP!

Directions:
Follow this link:
http://www.sewisewomen.com/womens_herbal_conference/pdfs/directions.pdf

Please follow signs for parking.

Registration will take place near the Dining Hall or Birch Lodge (They are next to one another).

Please contact aaron@footrx.com with questions.

Group Trail Run Sat. Oct. 31st

This Saturday, Oct. 31st, we'll be heading to Bent Creek. We'll meet at the Hardtimes Trail Head at 8am. The route will be 5.5 miles. Of course, you are welcome to go shorter or further. A handy dandy trail guide will be provided for your running pleasure. We will be running the Pine Tree & Explorer Loop Trails. Runners & walkers are welcome.

ADVISORY! PLEASE WEAR BRIGHT COLORS AS HUNTERS MAY BE OUT THERE!

Directions to Hardtimes Trail Head:
From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east and get off on exit 2, NC 191. Turn left, pass the Biltmore Square Mall, and head south on NC 191 for 2 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Bent Creek Ranch Road, following the brown signs to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area (bear left at fork after 0.2 mi on this road). The paved, signed Hardtimes trailhead parking area is just over 2 miles down this road on the left.

Please contact robert@footrx.com with questions.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cross COuntry Grand Prix Race #6 Fletcher Park 6k Results

We had a beautiful day for a race yesterday, & we beat the darkness. I don't think we'll be so lucky next week at Camp Rockmont, but it should be fun!

Congrats to David Workman who finished 1st overall (21:18), followed by Erik Ostergaard in 2nd, & Geoff Harris in 3rd.

Katherine Neville finished 1st for the women in a time of 33:47. Great job to Katherine!

Here are the complete results:

Men
Place Name Time
1 David Workman 21:18
2 Erik Ostergaard 23:28
3 Geoff Harris 23:31
4 Shawn Bagley 24:18:00
5 Duncan Sharrits 25:54:00
6 Dave Raulerson 26:59:00
7 Mark Ryan 27:25:00
8 Alan Cameron 29:27:00
9 Ron Wyant 29:36:00
10 Larry Boyer 29:57:00
11 Dennis Duffy 30:26:00
12 Jean-Marie LaForet 31:08:00
13 Rick Cochran 31:19:00
14 Hank Caplan 35:40:00
15 Jim Anderson 40:31:00



Women
Place Name Time
1 Katherine Neville 33:47:00

I hope to see every one out at Camp Rockmont next Thursday Oct. 29th at 6pm.
BRING YOUR HEADLAMPS!
This will be a 4 mile race.

Nuun Hydration Now Available

We brought in Nuun hydration tablets in many different flavors (cola being the only caffeinated flavor). Nuun is an effervescent tab that you drop in 16 oz of water and let dissolve. It carries needed electrolytes for hydrating, BUT it does not contain sugar. Nuun only has 6 calories per serving. The tablets come in a tube. Each tube contains 16 tablets. We have samples on the counter if you would like to try Nuun. For more information on Nuun, please visit their website at www.nuun.com

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pictures from Oct. 10th Group Run




Thanks to all for coming out!

Group Run Sat. Oct. 24th

This Sat., Oct. 24th, we will meet at the Trace Ridge Parking area in North Mills River Recreation Area. We will be running an out & back on the Fletcher Creek Trail. This trail is relatively flat given its surroundings. We will meet at 8am.

Directions:
From Airport Rd., continue on Hwy 280 towards Brevard. Make a right onto North Mills River Rd. Continue for 5 miles. Make a right onto FR 5000. Continue on for 1.5 miles & make a left across concrete bridge. Follow for .5 miles to parking area.

Please contact robert@footrx.com with questions.

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #6 Fletcher Park 6k

Race number 6 of the Grand Prix Cross Country Series is this Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 6pm at Fletcher Park. Registration starts at 5pm. Cost is $10. This weeks distance is 6k (~3.8 miles). Registration will take place at the end of the last parking lot in the park.

Directions:
On Hwy 25S from Asheville, make a left on Howard's Gap Rd. On Hwy 25N from Hendersonville, make a right on Howard's Gap Rd. The park entrance will be a 1/4 mile on the left.

Please e-mail aaron@footrx.com with any questions.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great showing for Foot Rx at Black & Blue Trail Race

Even though there were cold temps this morning, the Black & Blue Classic had a great turn out this morning. It was great to see so many faces I know. Every one I talked to had a great time and enjoyed the course at the South Cliffs Private Community. Great job to Greg Duff, Glory Hound Events, & Setup Events on a great race. The Black course (6.5 miles) was Hard & FUN! The race climbs for just over 3 miles & then comes down for the rest. The Blue course (suppose to be 2.8, but thanks to my wife who mislead ALL the runners, it was probably closer to 3). Beth Saft ended up winning the Blue race bringing home an Adirondack Table. Awesome job to her.

In the Black race, I (Aaron Saft) won the men's race & brought home the Saft household another table, Mark Lundblad 2nd, Victor McHenry 3rd, Jerad Crave 4th, & Jay Curwen 5th. Jay's wife Monica won the females Black race. Official results will be posted at www.gloryhoundevents.com

Congrats to All who finished Dennis Duffy, Frank C., Donald (Enka HS Coach), Lloyd (Mr. Amazing), Rick Baker, Ms. Martha, Canadian Andrea (spelling?), Gary, Mrs. Mielke, Bob, Mike Tinsley, Nicole, & 2 x Keith (nice to meet you both!). Gosh I'm sorry if I missed any one!

Great to meet some new faces!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CW-X & Mizuno Breath Thermo Clothes Are IN!

We've received our next shipment of CW-X tights. This stuff has been going fast. Come in and check it out. Amazing technology is put into these tights. Not only are they compression, but they have a kinesio technology that helps tract muscle, tendons, & fascia, as well as stabilize the knee & support the lower back. Come try it on!

Our line of Mizuno Breath Thermo Clothing just came in. The base layer top stays warm as you sweat. There are micro fibers which are a part of the material that actual heat up as you sweat so your clothes stay warm instead of getting cold as the material become wet. These pieces have been are best sellers over the past 2 years. We've got a sample of the material on the counter for you to check out. This stuff is truly great for cold weather running.

Also, we've received new apparel from Saucony as well.

We have gloves & hats in abundance. Don't be cold this winter. Come in & check out what we have.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday Oct. 18th Inov-8 Demo Day

Come out to Sandy Bottoms parking lot on Sunday Oct. 18th at 9am and do a run in a pair of Inov-8 shoes we carry in stock. You are under no obligation to buy, but if you like the shoes, you will be able to purchase the shoes after the run. We'll bring out the Roclite 260, 268, 295, & 305 as well as the Flite 300 & X-Talon 212. We'll have giveaways from Inov-8 as well as a free gift with every purchase from Inov-8. Mark Lundblad will be present to answer any questions about the shoes.

The Sandy Bottoms parking area is located outside the Arboretum, and we will run up the Shut-In trail from the trail head.

If you have any questions, please contact the store (277-5151) or e-mail aaron@footrx.com

More info on Inov-8 shoes can be found at:
www.inov-8.com

Hope you can come out!

Group Run Sat. 10/17

We're going to be out racing the Black & Blue Trail Run on Sat. Oct. 17th at the South Cliffs Community. The Black course is 6.5 miles, & the Blue course is 2.5 miles. Registration can & more information can be found at:

http://www.southcliffasheville.com/index2.aspx

We will resume our normal trail running schedule on Oct. 24th. Robert is out of town this weekend, so this race will take the place of our usual group run.
Hope to see you out there.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #5 Results

What a beautiful day we had at Jackson Park yesterday! I'd like to thank every one for coming out yesterday. We had 19 finishers in all. Kudos to Duncan Sharrits who came in 4th overall for the males and who is running the Hartford Marathon tomorrow. Also to those doing Bethel 1/2 Marathon tomorrow, hope that didn't hurt you for the race! Good times were had. The runners ran an approximately 2.5k loop 2.5 times for a total of 6k. I'd like to thank Mother Nature for the HUGE tree that fell over the trail which the runners had to traverse THREE TIMES! A big thank you to Greg Walker for coming out to help with the finish line. Congrats to Dave Workman who finished 1st overall and plans on running the Bethel 1/2 tomorrow. What a warrior! Also, a shout out to Erik Ostergaard for running the race with a bum tendon in his ankle. Hope that heals soon! Congrats to Beth Saft for winning the Female's race. She's so speedy. Thanks once again to all. We've really enjoyed putting this on!

Here are the results:
Men's
1 David Workman 23:36
2 Erik Ostergaard 26:02:00
3 Shawn Bagley 26:16:00
4 Duncan Sharrits 28:03:00
5 David Rawlerson 30:59:00
6 Mark Ryan 31:06:00
7 Alan Cameron 31:44:00
8 Ron Wyant 32:10:00
9 John Blexrud 34:02:00
10 Jim Semon 34:34:00
11 Rich Cochran 34:42:00
12 Larry Boyer 35:40:00
13 Robert Goodwin 36:18:00
14 Hank Caplan 36:43:00
15 Jim Anderson 44:44:00
16 Ben Eaton 58:01:00



Women's
1 Beth Saft 27:05:00
2 Katherine Neville 37:41:00
3 Christy Traylor 58:00:00

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunday Oct. 18th Inov-8 Demo Day

On Sunday, Oct. 18th at 9am we will meet at the Sandy Bottoms Parking Area outside the Arboretum. Inov-8 Team Members Mark Lundblad, Amber Moran, & Aaron Saft will be on hand to run with while you try some Inov-8 shoes on a trail run. We'll be heading up the Shut-In Trail from the Trail Head. You can try a pair of Men's Roclite 295's or Women's Roclite 268's without the obligation to buy them. Of course if you do want to purchase them, they'll be available to purchase on site with a free gift from Inov-8. We'll also have some free Inov-8 giveaways on hand for those who attend. Please e-mail aaron@footrx.com with any questions or comments.

Saturday 10/10 Group Run

This Saturday we will meet at Warren Wilson College for our 8am Group Run. All abilities/paces are welcome.

Contact robert@footrx.com for length, details, or any other questions you may have.

Directions:
Exit 55 from I-40 - Turn toward HWY 70 - Make Right onto HWY 70 East - Left at Shell Station onto Warren Wilson Road - Cross Swannanoa River Bridge and park on left.

XC Grand Prix Race #5 - Jackson Park

Grand Prix Race #5 will take place tomorrow (10/8) at Jackson Park in Hendersonville at 6pm. Registration will open at 5pm. Cost is $10. The course is 6k and will involve a loop done 3.5 times to avoid road crossings & running on pavement for extended periods (YUCK!).
Registration will take place in the parking lot of the Henderson County Parks & Rec Brick Building.
Directions:
From HWY 25, take the HWY 64 Exit towards Hendersonville. Make a left off HWY 64 onto Harris St. Then make a left @ 4th St. into the Park. Registration will be up the hill on the left.
Questions, please contact aaron@footrx.com or call the store at 277.5151

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday 10/3 Group Run

We will meet at Hardtimes Trail Head once again at 8am. This time we will be doing a loop involving Ledford Gap Rd. The loop is 5.5 miles long. Directions & maps will be provided upon arrival. Make sure to bring fluids to drink during & after. Come prepared for any weather.

All abilities are welcome!

Directions to Hardtimes Trail Head:
From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east and get off on exit 2, NC 191. Turn left, pass the Biltmore Square Mall, and head south on NC 191 for 2 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Bent Creek Ranch Road, following the brown signs to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area (bear left at fork after 0.2 mi on this road). The paved, signed Hardtimes trailhead parking area is just over 2 miles down this road on the left.

Sports Bra fitting

We've now been trained to help size & fit sports bras. Ask for Erin or Monica when you come in.

We've started to carry CW-X bras. These are very supportive & comfortable.

An interesting fact about sports bras is that you should replace your sports bra every time you replace your running shoes. Just as your shoes wear out, so does the support of your sports bra. Try a new bra on and feel the difference in support. Sports Bras last 6-9 months when used constantly. These should never be washed in warm water or put in the dryer. Sports wash can be used to thoroughly clean your bras.

Please let us know if there is a bra that you wished we carried.

Cold weather gear is filtering in!

We've started to receive our cold weather gear. Light jackets, long sleeve shirts, pants, & tights have been coming in.

Apparel for night time running is also now available. We've got lots of different styles to check out.

Compression socks & tights are in & arriving daily. Come check this stuff out! Ask some one in the store about the advantages of wearing this gear!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Saturday 9/26 Group Run Location

We will be running on the Mountains to Sea Trail on Saturday Sept. 26th at 8am. We will meet on the South side of the Blue Ridge Parkway off of Highway 25. This will be an out & back, so runners are free to go as short or as far as they desire.
Call us at 277.5151 with any questions.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #4 Montreat College 5k




Race #4 is in the bag. Thank you to Montreat College & Coach Larios for letting us use their beautiful facilities! The weather held up for us, and the course was awesome! We ran two 2.5k loops yesterday. Shiloh Mielke was the overall winner of the 5k in a time of 17:23. Rounding out the top three were Dave Workman 18:30, & Geoff Harris in 20:09.
On the women's side, Beth Saft took top female honors in 20:46 followed by Shiyrah Mielke in 23:45 & Diane Wilson in 24:02.
Lot's of new faces out there thanks to Katherine Neville for recruiting most of the Owen HS Cross Country teams parents. Great to have every one out!
Our next race will be Oct. 8th at Jackson Park in Hendersonville at 6pm. We will be running 6k.
I may also suggest, for those of you planning to run to the end of the series, a purchase of a headlamp, as it may be getting darker while we race as we wind up the series.
Results are as follows:
Men's:
1 Shiloh Mielke 17:23
2 Dave Workman 18:30
3 Geoff Harris 20:09
4 Duncan Sharitts 20:55
5 John Murphy 21:47
6 Robert Travers 22:34
7 Mark Ryan 23:55
8 Philip Otterness 27:19:00
9 Hank Caplan 29:23:00
10 Ben Eaton 30:03:00



Women's:
1 Beth Saft 20:46
2 Shiyrah Mielke 23:45
3 Diane Wilson 24:02:00
4 Katherine Neville 29:08:00
5 Kate Shirey 31:30:00
6 Susan Danneburg 31:36:00
7 Christy Traylor 36:18:00
8 Betsy Murphy 36:39:00

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Group Trail Run This Sat. 9/19

This Sat., 9/19, we will have our 1st group run. It will take place at 8am meeting at the Hardtimes Trail Head off of Bent Creek Ranch Rd. We have a 4 mile route planned. Maps will be provided. Robert will be leading the group.

From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east and get off on exit 2, NC 191. Turn left, pass the Biltmore Square Mall, and head south on NC 191 for 2 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Bent Creek Ranch Road, following the brown signs to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area (bear left at fork after 0.2 mi on this road). The paved, signed Hardtimes trailhead parking area is just over 2 miles down this road on the left.

Monday, September 14, 2009

9-12 - Blue Ridge Relay Experience

This passed weekend, Jerad Crave & Aaron Saft competed on the Mizuno Team in the Blue Ridge Relay. Aaron ran legs 2, 14, & 26. A total of 24.5 miles over the two-day race. Jerad ran legs 4,16, & 28 for a total of 18.2 miles. Our team was comprised of runners from all over the South. Including runners from Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, & Virginia. These were Mizuno Employees and retail stores who sell Mizuno. A great bunch of gentlemen. We had a great time racing Norm's Maggots. The Maggots & our Mizuno team went back & forth, but had a great time cheering each other on along the way. Wrong turns were taken & mistakes were made by both teams. In the end, The Maggots triumphed. Our hats off to a hard fought race!

More importantly, congrats to Scott Hayward. He finished all 211 miles in about 57 hours BY HIMSELF! Amazing!

Send Aaron your stories from the Relay or the Asheville 1/2, so we can share them on the blog! aaron@footrx.com

Congrats to all who raced this weekend!

XC Series Race #4 Information

We're starting to increase the distance of each race for the series as Thursday's race will be a 5k race on the Montreat College Cross Country Course. Registration will open at 5pm. Start time is 6pm. We will race rain or shine. Cost is $10.

Please e-mail Aaron with questions at aaron@footrx.com or call the store at 277.5151

The race will start & finish on the soccer fields. A WORD OF WARNING -A HIGH SCHOOL MEET WILL TAKE PLACE THE DAY BEFORE WITH DIFFERENT COURSE MARKINGS. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO REMARK THE COURSE.

Directions to the start:

From the East:
Take Exit 64 (Black Mtn/Montreat) off I-40W
Turn Right onto NC-9/Broadway St.
At 1st Traffic Light, make left onto Vance Ave.
At 4-Way Stop, continue straight
Entrance for College on Right at 510 Vance Ave.
Follow Signs to the Parking area.
Soccer fields will be just beyond parking area on right.

From the West:
Take Exit 64 (Black Mtn/Monteat) off I-40E
Turn Left onto NC-9/Broadway
At 1st Traffic Light, make left onto Vance Ave.
At 4-Way Stop, continue straight
Entrance for College on Right at 510 Vance Ave.
Follow Signs to the Parking area.
Soccer fields will be just beyond parking area on right.


Hope you can make it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #3 Results

After the storms rolled through yesterday, we had a cross country race at The Asheville School. On a muddy & wet course, we had a good time! Sixteen finishers this week. Leading the way was Shiloh Mielke in 14:24. I saw a few pairs of cross country spikes out there yesterday. I know Shiloh & Jim Semons were each sporting a pair. Good call fellas.
On the women's side, Beth Saft took another win in 17:32. Great job red!
A big thank you to The Asheville School for having us out there.
Next weeks race will take place on Thursday at Montreat College's Cross Country course. Details on directions & the course will be posted here on the blog early next week. E-mail aaron@footrx.com with questions or comments.

Here are the results from yesterday:

Race #3 2.65 Miles @ The Asheville School




Males


1 Shiloh Mielke 14:24
2 Erik Ostergaard 17:17
3 Duncan Sharrits 17:28
4 David Raulerson 18:50
5 Robert Travers 19:14
6 Mark Ryan 20:19
7 Alan Cameron 20:42
8 Ron Wyant 20:59
9 Jim Semon 22:43
10 Mike Tomkinson 22:48
11 Hank Caplan 25:28:00
12 Patrick Dorsey 28:00:00












Females


1 Beth Saft
17:32
2 Katie Larue 20:36
3 Christy Traylor 30:47:00
4 Angie Dorsey 30:49:00

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #3 @ The Asheville School

Race #3 of the Foot Rx Cross Country Grand Prix series will take place this Weds. Sept. 9th at the Asheville School at 6pm. Registration will be open at 5pm. Cost is $10 & $50 for all the remaining races of the series.
To get to The Asheville school from Asheville proper, get off Exit 44 from I-40 West. At the end of the off ramp, make a left at the light. Follow aproxiatemly 1.5 to 2 miles. You will see a sign that says "Asheville School Next Right". Make a right after this sign. Go up the hill and through the Gate House. Stay to the right at the top of the hill. Follow signs for Central Campus. Park either at Tennis Courts or at the track (near athletic building). We will be set up near the track.
Course crosses pavement twice (2 road crossings). Other than that, look forward to grass, dirt, rocks, & roots! Course will be just over 2.5 (2.6 I think).
Any questions, e-mail me at aaron@footrx.com
Hope you can make it out.

Apple Fest 8k

It was great to see some familiar faces out at the Apple Fest 8k! Foot Rx was well represented. Congrats to Loic Laforet & Beth Saft for their respective overall wins. Jerad Crave was 2nd, Victor McHenry 3rd, & Dave Workman was 4th.
Team Pardee Family Practice consisting of Beth Saft, Aaron Beck, Justin Price, & Daniel Yoder won the mixed team division.
The Team consisting of Loic Laforet, Dave Workman, & Greg Walker won the men's team division.
I believe Wanda Burnette won the Women's Master's division.
I haven't seen the overall results, so I'm going from memory. FORGIVE ME IF I HAVEN'T MENTIONED YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Over 300 finishers today! A great event.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Closed September 7 th.

We will be closed Monday Sept. 7th for Labor Day. We hope every one enjoys their Labor Day Weekend! We will reopen on Tues. Sept. 8th at 10am and resume our normal business hours.

September Specials

Come in through Sept. 30th to receive 25% off all sleeveless shirts & singlets. Also this month is buy 2 socks get one FREE!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This weekend 9-5

Don't miss out this weekend on some great races. Saturday is the Apple Fest 8k starting behind Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville at 8am.

For more information, call Chris Power at 692-7302 or e-mail chirs.power@pardeehospital.org or Joel Tipton at 698-4972 or e-mail joel.tipton@pardeehospital.org or visit www.pardeehospital.org/race.


Also this Sat. is the Zest Quest for your Best 5k & 10k in Travelers Rest, SC.

Information & registration can be found at www.setupevents.com

Action this Past Weekend 8-28 - 8-30

We had a great weekend from our Foot Rx racing crew. On Friday evening, Loic Laforet won the 5-mile Dam Run at the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad festival in 25:40.

Saturday, Aaron Saft placed 3rd at the Continental Divide Trail 10k National Championships. Aaron's wife, Beth was 12th overall in the women's race. We should also congratulate Amber Moran (4th) & Anne Lundblad (10th) for their outstanding finishes.

Sunday, Jerad Crave won the Race to the Rock 5k up Chimney Rock. Also, Aaron Saft ran the trail runner leg of Tsali Relay Challenge posting the fastest time of the day. His team finished 3rd overall.

A very successful weekend!

If you wear a Foot Rx jersey to a race, we want to let every one know your results. Send results to aaron@footrx.com

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #2

Grand Prix XC Race #2 was run under ideal conditions... cloudy skies & rain. The temperature dropped at least ten degrees for the start of the race. The turnout in the number of entrants was spectacular. We had 46 runners finish the 2 mile course, 13 of which were from the Carolina Day Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams.
Through the mud & puddles, Aaron Saft won the Men's race in 10:16 & his wife, Beth Saft, won the Feamle's race in 12:49. Rounding out the top three men were Tim Murray (11:20) & Trevor Sleight (11:24). Second in the women's race was Hannah Goss (15:04) & Chandler Tinsley (15:15).
Seventy-two year old Ben Eaton was the talk of the race finishing (running the entire race) in 25:38! I'm posting the overall results below.
Congrats & thank you to all who attended!
Race #3 is slated for Sept. 9th at The Asheville School. Stay tuned, this race maybe moved to another venue.

Race #2 Males

Place: Name:
Time:
1 Aaron Saft 10:16
2 Tim Murray 11:20
3 Trevor Slight 11:24
4 Dave Workman 11:34
5 Geoff Harris 11:48
6 Shawn Bagley 12:14
7 Will Graham 12:19
8 Duncan Sharrits 12:36
9 Cameron McMillan 12:59
10 Thomas Freeman 12:59
11 Justin Price 13:15
12 Matthew Ledford 13:37
13 Don Higgins 13:53
14 Daniel Yoder 14:17
15 Alan Cameron 14:36
16 Mark Ryan 14:55
17 Ron Wyant 15:11
18 Larry Boyer 15:20
19 Noah Graham 15:23
20 Mike Tinsley 15:33
21 Rich Cochran 15:38
22 Dennis Duffy 15:39
23 Jim Semon 15:45
24 Dylan Haske 15:47
25 Bobby Goodwin 15:50
26 Tomo Haske 15:54
27 Mike Tomkinson 15:56
28 Isaac Paul
16:58
29 Rob Medley 19:20
30 Henry Caplan 21:29
31 Ben Eaton 25:38:00

Race #2 Females

Place: Name:
Time:
1 Beth Saft
12:49
2 Hannah Goss 15:04
3 Chandler Tinsley 15:15
4 Savannah Tinsley 15:33
5 Jenna Sharrits 15:46
6 Rachel Newcomb 16:14
7 Hannah Sleight 17:10
8 Katherine Neville 17:20
9 Jenny Turnipseed 18:49
10 Robyn Newcomb 18:50
11 Becky Highsmith 18:51
12 Eliza Vanwye 19:57
13 Christy Traylor 20:54
14 Angie Dorsey 20:55
15 Rose Caplan 21:27

Age Groups Races 1 & 2

Age Groups Males



10 & Under



1

1 Noah graham
2

2

3

3







11 to 14




1

1 Trevor Sleight
2

2 Cameron McMillan
3

3 Tomo Haske






15 to 19




1

1 Will Graham
2

2 Thomas Freeman
3

3 Dylan Haske



4 Isaac Paul






20 to 29




1

1 Justin Price
2

2 Daniel Yoder
3

3







30 to 39




1 Geoff Harris 1 Aaron Saft
2 Erik Ostergaard 2 Pat Murray
3 Shawn Bagley 3 Dave Workman
4 Dave Raulerson 4 Geoff Harris



5 Shawn Bagley












40 to 49




1 Duncan Sharrits 1 Duncan Sharrits
2 Matt Ledford 2 Mathew Ledford
3

3 Don Higgins



4 Mark Ryan



5 Ron Wyant



6 Mike Tinsley



7 Rob Medley






50 to 59




1 Larry Boyer 1 Larry Boyer
2

2 Dennis Duffy
3

3 Bobby Goodwin



4 Henry Caplan






60 to 69




1 Alan Cameron 1 Alan Cameron
2 Rich Cochran 2 Rich Cochran
3 Jim Semon 3 Jim Semon



4 Mike Tomkinson






70+

1 Ben Eaton

Age Groups Female



10 & Under



1




2




3










11 to 14




1 Savannah Tinsley 1 Chandler Tinsley
2

2 Savannah Tinsley
3

3 Jenna Sharrits



4 Robyn Newcomb



5 Becky Highsmith



6 Eliza Vanwye






15 to 19




1

1 Hannah Goss
2

2 Rachel Newcomb
3

3 Hannah Sleight






20 to 29




1




2




3










30 to 39




1 Christy Traylor 1 Beth Saft
2

2 Jenny Turnipseed
3

3 Christy Traylor
4










40 to 49




1 Angie Dorsey 1 Katherine Neville
2

2 Angie Dorsey
3










50 to 59




1

1 Rose Caplan

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Folkmoot 5k

Looking for a good 5k next week? Check out Waynesville's 4th Annual Folkmoot 5k.

Folkmoot 5k
Saturday, July 18th, 2009
8:00 AM

This USATF Certified course is a loop that starts at the Folkmoot Center and runs right through downtown.

Registration is $20 up to Friday and $25 on race day.

Happy racing!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two Year Anniversary Sale!

If you haven't already heard, this week at Foot Rx Asheville we are celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary by saying "Thank You" to our customers with huge savings store-wide.

From now until this Saturday, June 20:

20% Off Footwear
40% Off Apparel & Socks
15% Off Nutrition & Accessories

Come on by and take advantage of the sale.

Thank you for your support over the last two years!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Health Night at Foot Rx!

Please join us this Thursday Evening, May 14 for Health Night at Foot Rx Asheville!

We have some of the best health practitioners in Asheville lined up to speak about some of the therapy and services available to keep you healthy and keep you running.

6:00 - Thomas Minton, Physical Therapist, will discuss Stability Training Basics. He will be speaking on common problems he sees and how to remedy the situation by providing basic demonstrations of the exercises.

6:30 - Steve Mohrman, massage therapist and owner of Hands On Health, who is certified in Active Isolated Stretching, will be talking about stretches specific to runners using Active Isolated Stretching techniques.

7:00 - Dr. Brent Myers, chiropractor, will be talking about Active Release Therapy (ART) & Graston technique.


Did I mention the discount? All attendees will receive 20% off , store-wide!

Email aaron@footrx.com to sign up!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Nimbus & Cumulus Mania!

No, I ain't talking about clouds (although I am an avid cloud-watcher).

I think I see a bear, or a race car... no its Scott doing a yoga pose!

I am talking about the brand spanking new versions of Asics's wildly popular running shoes, the Nimbus 11 and the Cumulus 11. The delivery just arrived this past week and they've been selling like hot cakes. We are one of the only stores in the area to get them this early, so unless you want to wait until June (way too long), come grab yourself a pair (please pay for them before you leave!).

Both of these neutral shoes offer a great bang for your buck in terms of cushioning. The Cumulus has consistently been a great competitor to comparable models from other brands in the neutral category and the Nimbus has been the Rolls Royce of soft cushioned goodness for years. You gotta feel them for yourself. Come on down to the store, take in that new shoe smell (always perferrable to old shoe smell) and try on these brand new models.

Reminder!

Trail Night @ Foot Rx Asheville - Tomorrow!

Trail Night Info Session / Round Table Discussion / Open Forum
Thursday, April 23rd
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We have also added a new speaker to our lineup, local favorite - Shiloh Mielke. Shiloh is a 2 time member of the US Mountain Running Team with a high finish of 37th at the World Mountain Championships. Mielke is also a 4-time winner and course record holder of the Shut-In Trail Run.

Shiloh reppin' the good ol' USA @ World Mountain Champs

With Mark & Anne Lundblad, Aaron Saft and Shiloh Mielke leading the forum, this is a great opportunity to ask some questions, get some info and hear some great stories of racing and training on trails and mountains in WNC, North America, and all across the world!

... and don't forget - we are holding a special sale (15 - 50% off store-wide) for participants from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trail Night

Get out your blackberry/iphone/ol' fashioned calendar and mark off the next Foot Rx Asheville event...

Trail Night
Thursday, April 23rd
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event will be an information session / work shop / open forum / round table discussion regarding all things trail running. We will discuss trail locations, races, apparel and gear, etc.

New to trail running? Interested in tackling your first trail race? Questions about technique, form, proper footwear, trail races, new training routes? Come on over to the store on April 23rd for answers, advice and helpful info.

Our workshop will be held from 6:30 - 7:00, then we will have a special sale (15 - 50% off store-wide) for participants from 7:00 - 7:30 pm. With 15% off footwear, what better time is there to try out those new Inov-8 X-Talons you've been reading about?

Mark and Ann Lundblad will be on hand along with a few other special guests TBA. Mark is the team manager for Team Inov-8, as well as one of the nation's top trail & ultra racers. Anne has consistently been one of the best, if not the best, ultra & trail racers in the country - she was named the USATF Female Ultrarunner of the Year in 2005! Check out more about Mark here and more about Anne here and here.

Mark overcoming the wind/rain/snow/freezing temps to grab the win at the Mount Mitchell Challenge



Anne on the way to her 2nd win at the Black Mountain Marathon


Contact us with any suggestions or questions about Trail Night.

Stay tuned for more info as this event draws closer.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oh Yes, It's Ladies Night, And The Feeling's Right

Ladies - This Wednesday night, Foot Rx Asheville presents Ladies Night!



Grab your girlfriends and head over to the store for our special night... just for you, Sophisticated Mamas*.

Here are the details:

Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
20 % off all apparel
15% off all shoes
Wine Tasting by Erin from the Grove Corner Market

Please RSVP to moncia@footrx.com (limited to first 100 ladies)

*Note: This is a no dudes allowed event.

Running Nerds Rejoice!


"The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials"

Entertainment Weekly, of all places, has an interview up with John L. Parker Jr., author of the cult classic, Once a Runner. On April 7th, OAR, commonly referred to as "the runner's bible" (by me, at least) will be re-published after being out of print for years. Hooray!

It is also very exciting to hear that a prequel to OAR is in the works.

If you haven't already read and reread this story - stop what you are doing and go buy it (after you read the rest of this post, I mean).

You still aren't convinced that this is hard hitting news worth getting pumped about? Check out what Slate had to say about this work of genius. Then watch this sweet trailer for a fake movie that some other nerd (not me) made.

Ok - I'm off to go organize my race numbers chronologically. Keep running!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Volvo Wellness Warriors

If you did not already know, Volvo Construction here in Asheville has a phenomenal wellness and fitness program - the Wellness Warriors. Here at Foot Rx, we have a few great connections with this program and we love to see them out in races and events. Foot Rx staffer, Ellen, has played a pivotal in the program - acting as its wellness coordinator from the Reuter YMCA. Ellen is a supreme motivator... just being around her makes me want to bang out push-ups and go for a 10 miler. A few of the warriors themselves are staples on our Wednesday morning group run crew (6 AM @ Reuter YMCA - join us!) and we are lucky to call many more of these Volvo folks loyal customers.

Without further ado, here is a BIG shout out to the Volvo crew who braved the cold wind to put up some great performances at the Knoxville Half Marathon and Marathon.

Back row: Jennifer Culberson, Mona Saranathan, Steve Bratsch (all first-time half marathoners!) and Bill Sauber.
Front row: Todd Gothberg and Chris Clements.


Foot Rx favorite and Wednesday morning group run staple, "Hardcore" Bill Sauber summed up the races well:
Jennifer, Mona, Steve, and Chris all ran the half (Chris’s 2nd half, first for the others). Jennifer ran a 2:12, Mona ran a 2:40, Steve ran a 2:09 and Chris ran a 2:06

Todd and I ran the full marathon. Todd was 4th in his age group (7 seconds from 3rd) at 3:15. I ran a 3:38 for 1st in the Veterans (over 60) division which goes to show if you keep running long enough all your tough competition eventually gives up and lets you get an age group win. I think everyone was shod with FootRx shoes and at least 3 of us wore our FootRx shirts in the race.
Congrats to all who stepped on the line! (Thanks for reppin' Foot Rx!)

*For more info on the Wellness Warriors , check out this excellent article from the Citizen-Times (featuring another Wednesday morning group run regular, Chris Clements).

Until next time - keep logging the miles and staying fit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring!

Spring has arrived and it is glorious! (I am choosing to ignore the cold rain outside...)

With Spring comes blossoming flowers, chirping birds and new arrivals of short sleeve technical tees @ Foot Rx Asheville. I know I am not the only one sick of layering up to brave the elements. Be sure to stop by soon to check out the new gear from some great brands like GoLite, Brooks, Mizuno, Adidas, and Sugoi.

Fresh threads for the guys
















Only the finest pieces for the ladies















You want to know what else is so great about the arrival of fresh Springtime swag? The 50% off rack is now stacked with everything that used to be on the walls. There are some serious deals over there... and we aren't talking just winter clothes, either. Right this minute I am looking over at a few Brooks & Mizuno vests - perfect for the unpredictable Spring weather.

Raise your hand if you like saving money!



















OK - all this salesman talk is making me feel like I need to take a shower...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blue Ridge CrossFit

Acceleration Sports Institute in Arden has been a big Foot Rx supporter since day one. We wanted to give them a quick plug for their new program, Blue Ridge CrossFit. CrossFit is a well-rounded strength and conditioning fitness program. It focuses on 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.

If you are looking for a new program to supplement your running, definitely check it out. Blue Ridge CrossFit is offering free childcare for their 9 AM weekday classes - one more reason for those with young ones at home to give it a shot!

For more info, contact Acceleration Sports Institute's certified trainer, Eddie, at 828-329-9056.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Upcoming Races

Still planning your race calendar? Be sure to check out the Foot Rx Asheville race calendar. We are constantly updating it and adding new races, group runs, and events so check back often. If you are a race director, or have some info on a favorite race that you want to pass along, contact us!

Here are a few great races coming up in the next few weeks:

March 14, 2009
Shamrock Run 10k / 5k
Asheville, NC

March 14, 2009
Race For The World 5k
Cross Country Race
Jackson Park, Hendersonville, NC

March 21, 2009
Dupont Forest 12k - Trail Race
Brevard, NC

March 21, 2009
Flint Ridge 5-Miler
Wesser, NC

April 4th, 2009
Black Mountain Greenway Challenge
Black Mountain, NC


Pick a race (or 5) and take advantage of this beautiful weather!

Monday, March 2, 2009

( Not So) Breaking News!

This Just In!!! (Actually, its 2 days old, but who is counting?)

Foot RX favorites - Jerad Crave, Mark Lundblad and Ann Lundblad win titles at Black Mountain Marathon & Mount Mitchell Challenge in brutal conditions.



Nothing like sub 40 degree temps, freezing rain and snow to make a 26.2 mile or 40 mile race memorable, right? At least they are both flat... oh, wait - they aren't? Both courses go up and down MOUNTAINS, you say? Come on, now. That's just... wrong.

Right or wrong, everyone who competed this past weekend is a stud in our mind. Congrats to the winners and to ALL who stepped on the line.

For more on the races (and some great photos) check out this Citizen-Times article and the Team Inov-8 blog.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Good Luck, Jerad!


This weekend Jerad Crave (Foot Rx team member, Local 2nd grade teacher and all around good guy) will be defending his title at the Black Mountain Marathon. Good luck, Jerad!

The Black Mountain Marathon takes place Saturday, February 28th in conjunction with the Mount Mitchell Challenge in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. Both races are full this year, so if you were not able to sign up this time head over to Black Mountain, check out the course, cheer on Jerad and start training for next year's edition.

Good luck to all racers!