Running Shoe Stores Ames IA

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Sports Page
(515) 232-4111
2801 Grand Ave
Ames, IA
 
Western Edge
(515) 232-0620
2920 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA
 
Campus Book Store
(515) 292-1616
2300 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Tradehome Shoes
(515) 232-5742
2801 Grand Ave
Ames, IA
 
Lazy M Shoes
(515) 232-1664
232 Main St
Ames, IA
 
Browns Shoe Fit Co
(515) 232-6633
306 Main St
Ames, IA
 
Jax Outdoor Gear
(515) 292-2276
4723 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Archies Goodyear Shoe Repair
(515) 292-8535
107 Welch Ave
Ames, IA
 
Foot Locker
(515) 233-6769
2801 Grand Ave # 23
Ames, IA
 
Emerhoffs Footwear
(515) 232-3473
215 Main St
Ames, IA
 

Runners, Your Shoes Make a Difference

They may not make you run faster or jump higher. Yet the material in the running shoe you wear does seem to make a difference. This study tested different shoes to shed some light on the mechanics of running.

When you run, your foot hits the ground with high impact. This study helps prove that the muscles of the leg adjust to this impact through a process called muscle tuning. Muscle tuning lessens the effects of impact on the tissues of the leg.

The midsole of running shoes also helps lessen the effects of impact. These researchers tested two different midsoles on six different runners. They found major differences in the muscle tuning between different shoes. And muscle tuning was significantly different between individual runners. Some runners did better with a hard midsole, while others benefitted from a softer one.

A better understanding of how our legs work when we run may help researchers find ways to treat or prevent conditions caused by the wear and tear of impact on the body. And who knows, maybe it will spur shoe companies to develop a "super shoe" that really makes us run faster.

Reference: 

James M. Wakeling, et al. Altering Muscle Activity in the Lower Extremities by Running with Different Shoes. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. September 2002. Vol. 34. No. 9. Pp. 1529-1532.

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Des Moines Marathon
October
Des Moines, IA
info@desmoinesmarathon.com
http://www.desmoinesmarathon.com
"Iowa road races scatter the calendar, but there's nothing like the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Winding through downtown Des Moines, the race draws thousands of runners and walkers from near and far. This event isn't just about the race though; the all-day event has a speaker series, sports and fitness expo, pasta dinner and plenty of other activities. This year's IMT Des Moines Marathon is slated for October 17
Marathon-to-Marathon
June
Marathon, IA
slc@stormlake.org
http://www.marathon2marathon.com
In 1994, Lois and LeRoy Lind were given the opportunity to make suggestions for the Buena Vista County Sesquicentennial. LeRoy brought out his dream that he had been working on since 1983. His vision was to hold a sanctioned marathon to the town of Marathon. The suggestion was happily accepted and the committee's started to get the information together. LeRoy researched through many different marathons including the Boston Marathon, the Duluth, Minnesota Marathon, and the Okoboji University Marathon. Within weeks, the registration forms were being returned with entry fees.In late December of 1995, LeRoy, Al Pierce, and Mike Behrens decided to get the marathon sanctioned. To get the marathon sanctioned, someone had to ride the route on a bike that was fitted with the OrthJones meter.Lois helped LeRoy organize his ideas until LeRoy passed away in January of 1996. The Marathon was LeRoy's vision, but he passed away before the first Marathon to Marathon was run. The Marathon to Marathon has been a great success and is now over its ten year mark.
On the Road for Education
October
Mason City, IA
ontheroad4edu@yahoo.com
http://www.ontheroad4edu.org
University of Okoboji Marathon
July
Okoboji, IA
sales@threesons.com
http://www.threesons.com/