Friday, April 30, 2010

Boston Marathon

I'd like to thank every one for their concern & support for me after the Boston Marathon.

The experience was great even though the result was not what I had hoped for. I was 1:13:22 at the 1/2 Marathon, which is where I wanted to be. At 17 miles I started to feel an intense throb in my foot. By 18, I could not push off my forefoot and had to slow. My legs still felt fine (much to my surprise), but my foot was making finishing look less and less likely.

At mile 22 I saw my family & my wife encouraged me to finish, so on I pressed. I decided to enjoy the last few miles & take in my surroundings.

I will never forget coming down Bolyston St. to the finish. Crowds of people cheering, & a narrow strip of blue sky between the immense buildings that surrounded me.

The result is a stress fracture. I pressed too long & hard without rest, & the stress fracture is what came of it.

Once again, I thank every one for their kind words & support!


Four Seasons Running Club Greenway 5k

Mark your calendars for Friday June 4th, 2010 6:30pm at Fletcher Park. In celebration of National Running Month (May - I know we're doing it in June) & the formation of the Henderson County Four Seasons Running Club, the Club, Fletcher Parks & Rec, & ourselves will host a 5k on the new Greenway in Fletcher Park. Entry will be limited to the first 200 people. Cost will be $5 (no tee shirts). There will be overall awards to the top 3 males & females, as well as age group awards & raffle prizes.

Stay tuned for registration information.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dupont 1/2 Marathon Results Now Available Online!

Congratulations to all of you who participated in this weekend's Dupont 1/2 Marathon, especially top male finishers Kevin Lisska, Jay Curwen, and our very own Robert Comingore, and top female finishers Karen Ostergaard, Kim Masson, and Kim Sweetland! It was great day for a race and we were excited to see so many Foot RX jerseys out on the course! Results are now available on line at the following link:, and race photos will be available on Friday, 4/16 at

Happy training, and we look forward to seeing you at your next Asheville Area race!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Group Trail Run April 10th

This Sat., April 10th, is the Dupont Trail 1/2 Marathon, we'll be out there running the race & selling gear. If you didn't get in, go out there & go for a run on the course before or after the event. Its a beautiful place to run, & the course will be marked. Please do not try to run the race if you did not enter. We'll post where we will be April 17th a week or so from today (4-5-10). Good luck to those of you running the race this weekend! Enjoy!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Store Hours April 2nd & 3rd

We will be open from 10am to 4pm on Friday April 2nd & Sat. April 3rd. We will resume normal business hours on Mon. April 5th (10am-7pm).
Have a Happy Easter!