Running Shoe Stores Blacksburg VA

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Sole Mate Inc
(540) 552-4991
1400 S Main St # B
Blacksburg, VA
 
Journeys
(540) 381-0493
782 New River Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 
Shermans
(540) 382-3182
106 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Shoe Department
(540) 381-5611
810 New River Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 
Super Shoe Stores
(540) 381-4107
2870 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Alligator Alley
(540) 552-4287
401 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Foot Locker
(540) 382-6626
630 New River Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 
Payless Shoesource
(540) 382-5484
175 Conston Avenue Spradlin Farms Sc
Christiansburg, VA
 
A & N Stores
(540) 382-9402
2587 Market St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Lady Foot Locker
(540) 381-1594
100 New River Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 

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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National College Blue Ridge Marathon on the Parkway
April
Roanoke, VA
racedirector@blueridgemarathon.com
http://www.blueridgemarathon.com
The Blue Ridge Marathon course is not for the faint of heart. The course begins and ends in downtown Roanoke. In between, runners will enter the Blue Ridge Parkway, where they will make three significant climbs and descents.Runners will start in the heart of the city in front of the magnificent Taubman Museum of Art. The course begins easily with one mile of rolling hills, before taking its first turn upward as runners begin the 2-mile climb up Mill Mountain. At the top of the day's initial climb, the race enters the Blue Ridge Parkway, where there are several lengthy and challenging hills over the next two-plus miles. Then runners will encounter the most beautiful but challenging portion of the course – the climb up Roanoke Mountain.The 2011 course will be modified to include additional elevation changes and more time along the Roanoke River Greenway – check back soon for an updated version.
Charlottesville Running Company Charlottesville Marathon
April
Charlottesville, VA
info@charlottesvillemarathon.com
http://www.charlottesvillemarathon.com
Allow about two weeks to acclimate to the heat. Once acclimated, make sure to take fluids along with you on any run over 90 minutes. Make sure you take in enough sodium along the way. A passion driven lifestyle best describes Gill and Francesca's roles as professional runners. Their active lives include beiing featured in the Discovery Channel program "Architecture and Design of Man and Woman" VIEW CLIP , owning Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports and Charlottesville Running Company , hosting the radio show "Get Moving Charlottesville" on 106.1 "The Corner" , Corporate Speaking and regularly Coaching runners and walkers of all backgrounds. Above all, they love and enjoy the elemental simplicity and austerity of nature and have made their life's mission to share this passion with others.
Odyssey Trail Marathon
September
Millboro, VA
info@oarevents.com
http://www.oarevents.com
Odyssey Adventure Racing has been best known since its inception 12 years ago for producing the toughest and best organized adventure races in the country. We offer a wide range of competitions from 4-hour Sprint events to 6-day expedition-style races. We also have an Adventure Racing Academy, Skills Clinics and Leadership Training for those who are new to the sport and those who want to further develop their skills.
SunTrust Richmond Marathon
November
Richmond, VA
marathon@sportsbackers.org
http://www.richmondmarathon.com/
The SunTrust Richmond Marathon has again been selected as a site for the Runner's World Challenge. Whether you're overbooked, injury-prone, seeking a PR, or just looking to finish your first marathon or half marathon, this program will provide the guidance you need so that you can run your best. Take the Runner's World Challenge, an exclusive opportunity to get coached by Bart Yasso, RW's Chief Running Officer, run the SunTrust Richmond Marathon or McDonald's Half Marathon with some of the editors of Runner's World, and enjoy VIP treatment on race weekend.
Virginia Creeper Marathon
March
Abingdon, VA
runfrankrun@hotmail.com
http://www.runtricities.org/creepermarathon
This USATF certified course (VA98035RT) is pleasantly scenic. The race starts and finishes at the junction of Watauga Road (St. Rt. 677) and the Virginia Creeper Trail, near Abingdon, Virginia. Following an out-and-back first two miles on gently rolling Watauga Road, the rest of the race is run on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former railroad bed. The Trail is flat to gentle grade, with a soft running surface (plus the occasional wooden trestle).One of the two out-and-back segments on the Trail is repeated, as is a short portion of the other segment. Runners pass the start/finish area at 2, 9, 18 and 25 miles.Aid stations (water/sports drink) every 2 - 2.5 miles, with refreshments and homemade goodies at the finish.
Yuengling Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon
March
Virginia Beach, VA
info@shamrockmarathon.com
http://www.shamrockmarathon.com
Enjoy the course as you pass by the beautiful resort area of Virginia Beach and then continue through Fort Story where you will pass Cape Henry Light House, the oldest in the country. Times will be recorded for 7 hours (16:02 min. per mile pace). You must be at least 16 years old on March 20, 2011 in order to participate. This is a 2012 Boston Qualifier. Course Certification No: VA07002MS. Go the distance this year by completing Whale Challenge! Each finisher of the Whale Challenge (8k and Marathon) will be mailed a commemorative Whale pin to recognize your accomplishment. Save $5.00 by signing up for both. Grab some friends and sign up to compete in the Shamrock races as a team. Assign a team captain, come up with a creative team name, and don't forget...every team member must sign up! The three fastest times will count as your team score. Click here for instructions on how to create a team and how to join a team online!
The North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington DC
June
Sterling, VA
endurancechallenge@hawkeyeww.com
http://www.thenorthface.com/endurancechallenge/races/2010/dc