Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Apply now for the 2012 Foot Rx Running Ambassador Program

Apply now to be a part of the 2012
What does being an Ambassador Entail?
  • Spreading the word about Foot Rx to runners & walkers alike.
  • Wearing Foot Rx Screened Apparel (provided) to races & events
  • Enjoying walking and/or running

Who is eligible to become an Ambassador?
  • Any one who runs or walks with a positive/social attitude

How does one apply?
  • e-mail a personal bio bragging about yourself & what a great person you are. Can include running accomplishments and future plans

Free Talk Series by Physical Therapist Wes Miller

Run, run, fast as you can - unless you CAN'T - 70% of runners lose at least one training day a year to injury. At Foot Rx, we have built our reputation on helping those who are injured return to the track or trails. But footwear is only one ingredient in the recipe for staying healthy so the other folks can't catch you. So we invited one of the experts who has helped take care of US to teach YOU how to take care of you this winter.

We'll help you rise from a gooey, gumdrop-buttoned dough ball to a tempered, ginger warrior ready to break the mold by the time spring rolls around.

Join us at our NEW 1979-A Hendersonville Rd location at 6pm for a 4-session, interactive, bring-your-mat-and-roll-around-on-the-floor series to really break notions about everything connected to your fitness routine. Q&A and help with modifications based on your specific needs will be part of every session to help you get the most out of every session.

Limited space is available (15 spots). Please RSVP to

SESSION #1 Jan. 10: What does FLEXIBILITY mean anyway? (and why does everyone keep telling me I need it?)

SESSION #2 Jan. 24: The CORE is the key to efficient running (and why you're probably training it wrong)

SESSION #3 Feb. 7: Anaerobic training for an aerobic sport (why STRENGTH TRAINING with heavy weights improves your endurance )

SESSION #4 Feb. 21: Jumping back into spring (What can PLYOMETRICS do for me?)

Wesley Miller, PT, FAAOMPT has been addressing the sports medicine needs of the Asheville community for nearly a decade. His physcial therapy expertise is in chronic, hard-to-treat conditions and is a sucker for a challenging patient. Endurance trail running, 24-hour mountain bike racing, barefoot and minimalist footwear, and brevets have helped him appreciate the needs of the outdoor athlete. Having ankle surgery helped him appreciate the recovery process and honed his treatment approach to maximize your potential. He currently practices at Cornerstone Physical Therapy in Arden.

Movie Night - "Unbreakable" Jan. 9 6pm

Must RSVP to - limited to the 1st 30 people to RSVP

Please bring a camping chair to sit on!

In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in the world.

'Unbreakable: The Western States 100' follows the four lead men on this amazing journey. Hal Koerner, two time defending Western States champion, and running store entrepreneur from Ashland, Oregon. Geoff Roes, undefeated at the 100-mile distance, an organic chef from Juneau, Alaska. Anton Krupicka, undefeated in every ultramarathon he has ever started, a graduate student living in Boulder, Colorado. Kilian Jornet, the young mountain runner and two time Ultra-trail du Mont-Blanc champion, from Spain.

While their lives may be quite different, the goal is the same: win the Western States 100-mile run. A win will require breaking the course record and running the fastest time in the history of the race. An epic showdown ensues, from Squaw Valley, CA in Lake Tahoe, up though the high snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains, down through the extreme heat of the American River Canyons and finishing in Auburn, CA.

Though all four are undefeated, three must break and only one can remain Unbreakable.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Black Jack 5k at Fletcher Park this Saturday!

Come out and take a chance at winning the jackpot! This is for walkers & runners alike!

Dates: Dec. 17, 2011
Cost: $10
Registration DAY OF ONLY @ 7:30AM!
Race @ 8:30am
Distance: 5k

How it works:
You'll receive a playing card at registration, and a card at midway. You can take one more card at the finish if you so choose. The object is to hit 21. Number cards are worth their face value. Jacks, queens, and kings are worth 10, and aces can be used as 1's or 11's. However many entries we have determines the jackpot, which will be given away in Foot Rx Gift Certificates. If there are multiple winners, we will split the pot amongst the winners. Your finishing place does not matter in this race, so go as fast or as slow as you like!

Hope to see you out there!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Race Report from Dec. 10 & 11

Curtis Rowe Strikes Again! At the Kiawah 1/2 Marathon, Curtis PR'd by 3 minutes finishing in 1:23:50. Kate Seng had the goal of finishing in under 2 hours & did so!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Race Report from Dec. 3 & 4

Rebecca Mayernick was 24th overall in Saturday's Shanghai 1/2 Marathon in 1:36:08.

Duncan 4:12 & Ann-Marie Sharrits 4:53 ran the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon on Sunday completing their 23rd state if the 50 state marathon goal.

Jingle Bell 5K, Asheville, NC
Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dennis Duffy 3rd Age Group - 24:01

Melissa McCulloch was 3rd in her Age Group.

Age group, 75+
1st - Don McMahill - 32:51
2nd - Charlie Dotson - 33:17
3rd - Dawson Hunter - 35:21
1st - W, 70+
Barbara Hunter - 1:07

Shawn Bagley was 3rd Overall in 18:47 at the Reindeer Run 5k in Fletcher on Sat.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Frosty Foot Trail Race

8k and 30k at the frosty foot trail race are now full. The 50k is still open. Sign up soon so you can reserve your spot.