Running Shoe Stores Godfrey IL

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Foot Locker
(618) 465-1146
104 Alton Sq
Alton, IL
 
Famous Footwear
122 Alton Sq
Alton, IL
 
Payless Shoesource
(618) 462-2824
2861 E Beltline Pky
Alton, IL
 
Underground Station
(314) 741-7376
125 Jamestown Mall
Florissant, MO
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc
(314) 438-8020
110 Jamestown Mall
Florissant, MO
 
Supermarket Of Shoes
(618) 465-8107
122 Alton Sq
Alton, IL
 
Payless Shoesource
(618) 462-8093
106 Alton Sq Alton Square
Alton, IL
 
Clearys Shoes & Boots
(618) 254-0276
48 E Ferguson Ave
Wood River, IL
 
Foot Locker
(314) 355-5690
356 Jamestown Mall
Florissant, MO
 
Shoe Department
(618) 258-7216
620 Wesley Dr
Wood River, IL
 

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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Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October
Chicago, IL
office@chicagomarathon.com
http://www.chicagomarathon.com
Fox Valley Marathon
September
St. Charles, IL
info@foxvalleymarathon.com
http://www.foxvalleymarathon.com
Join us for the inaugural Fox Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Fall Final 20 runs on September 19, 2010 in what promises to be one of the premier fall running events in the western suburbs of Chicago. The Dick Pond Athletics Fox Valley Marathon is an ideal marathon for both veterans looking for a fast course to qualify for the Boston Marathon as well as first time marathoners looking for an uncrowded, family-friendly race setting. With a date specifically chosen to punctuate a long summer's training program or augment your training for the Chicago Marathon, the three courses wind along flat, tree lined roads and paths overlooking the scenic Fox River.
Illinois Marathon
May
Champaign/Urbana, IL
Mark@casmarevents.com
http://www.illinoismarathon.com
In just two short years, the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has become one of the most popular spring running events in the Midwest- and arguably, the country. With over 9,000 participants in our inaugural year and over 14,000 in 2010, the Illinois Marathon has quickly become a destination race for people from all over!Flat and fast courses- A beautiful, scenic tour of revitalized downtown streets, tree-lined residential neighborhoods and awesome, paved park trails
Quad Cities Marathon
September
Moline, IL
runqcm@yahoo.com
http://www.qcmarathon.org/
For the last 12 years, The Quad Cities Marathon, a USATF certified course and Boston Marathon qualifier, has been held annually in September. The event covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 Island, all along the mighty Mississippi River.The 26.2 mile run starts and ends in downtown Moline, IL. This year we are giving away our Best Finishers Medal in our 12 year history to all marathon finishers. If you're a marathon veteran or a first time runner you'll love the Quad Cities area. We are a race organized by friendly Midwest people who love to run. We are the only place on the Mississippi river where the river runs East and West. Come join us...
Rockford Marathon
May
Rockford, IL
jruston@chicagoevents.com
http://www.rockfordmarathon.com
Established on September 17, 1968, The Rockford Road Runners club's prime objective is the promotion and encouragement of long distance running and the education of the public as to its benefits. In furtherance of that objective the club holds races, fun runs, educational activities, lectures, demonstrations, clinics, and social events, makes awards, and other things that may be conducive to the encouragement of running.