Running Shoe Stores Opelika AL

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Bettys Uniform Center
(334) 749-3195
2211 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Rack Room Shoes
(334) 737-0595
2594 Enterprise Dr
Opelika, AL
 
Rack Room Shoes
(334) 741-8900
1220 Fox Run Ave Ste B1
Opelika, AL
 
Alabama Artificial Limb Co Inc
(334) 737-3000
1703 Westend Ct
Opelika, AL
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc
(334) 741-8261
3000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Harveys Orthopedic Service
(334) 745-4691
2202 Executive Park Dr
Opelika, AL
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc
(334) 705-0096
2205 Tiger Town Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Bonners Uniforms
(334) 705-0999
2109 Frederick Rd
Opelika, AL
 
Shoe Show
(334) 705-0700
2384 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Shoe Department
(334) 737-1987
2111 Tiger Town Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 

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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BankTrust First Light Marathon
January
Mobile, AL
firstlightmarathon@hotmail.com
http://www.firstlightmarathon.com
To attract a field of runners and walkers to participate in the First Light Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and 1.2 Mile Fun Run on a competitive and scenic course. The course layout and volunteer structure are designed to encourage community-wide participation and to recognize and highlight the diversity of the neighborhoods in our city. The BankTrust First Light Marathon will benefit the L'Arche Mobile community.
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Marathon
February
Birmingham, AL
info@mercedesmarathon.com
http://www.mercedesmarathon.com
The Mercedes Marathon hosted the 2003 USA Men's Marathon Championships in preparation for hosting the 2004 USA Men's Marathon Olympic Trials. Using a multi-loop course proved to be an exciting venue for both athletes and spectators alike. The loop course idea was so successful, that both the New York and Boston Marathons used loop courses for the recent 2008 USA Men's & Women's Marathon Olympic Trials. the Mercedes Marathon weekend of events has become a Birmingham tradition. The event has helped to raise more than $1.5 million for local charities. The 2009 event included more than 9,000 runners and walkers of all ages, shapes and sizes and was used by participants to raise a record $534,000.
Rocket City Marathon
December
Hunstville, AL
runstrong@fleetfeethuntsville.com
http://www.runrocketcity.com/
The Rocket City Marathon is more than just a race. It is an "event" built around the race. We work just as hard creating exciting activities to make your trip to the Rocket City fun as we do conducting a flawless race on a fast course to produce an enjoyable race that should yield your maximum performance. The carbo supper is excellent and we feed about 500 each year so be sure to give it a try. These and the other Friday activities are provided to encourage you to run your best.