Running Shoe Stores Somerville MA

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Canaan Shoes
(617) 623-3388
131 Broadway
Somerville, MA
 
Lady Foot Locker
(617) 225-2245
100 Cambridgeside Pl
Cambridge, MA
 
Payless Shoe Source
(617) 225-0517
100 Cambridgeside Pl
Cambridge, MA
 
Teddy Shoes Inc
(617) 547-0443
548 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
 
Thomas Brown Of Boston Inc
(617) 374-9894
100 Cambridgeside Pl # E112
Cambridge, MA
 
Union Booth
(617) 666-1501
253 Washington St
Somerville, MA
 
World Foot Locker
(617) 621-0270
100 Cambridgeside Pl # 106
Cambridge, MA
 
Le Foot Sportif
(617) 547-1688
13 Dunster St
Cambridge, MA
 
Davids Shoes On First
(617) 354-3730
75 1st St
Cambridge, MA
 
Tannery
(617) 267-0899
4 Brattle St # 211
Cambridge, MA
 

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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Boston Marathon
April
Boston, MA
info@baa.org
www.baa.org/
After experiencing the spirit and majesty of the Olympic Marathon, B.A.A. member and inaugural US Olympic Team Manager John Graham was inspired to organize and conduct a marathon in the Boston area. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from Metcalf's Mill in Ashland to the Irvington Oval in Boston was eventually selected. On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York, emerged from a 15-member starting field and captured the first B.A.A. Marathon in 2:55:10, and, in the process, forever secured his name in sports history.The 1896 Olympic marathon distance of 24.8 miles was based on the distance run, according to famous Greek legend, in which the Greek foot-soldier Pheidippides was sent from the plains of Marathon to Athens with the news of the astounding victory over a superior Persian army. Exhausted as he approached the leaders of the City of Athens, he staggered and gasped, "Rejoice! We Conquer!" and then collapsed.The marathon distance was later changed as a result of the 1908 Olympic Games in London. That year, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandria wanted the marathon race to begin at Windsor Castle outside the city so that the Royal family could view the start. The distance between the castle and the Olympic Stadium in London proved to be 26 miles. Organizers added extra yards to the finish around a track, 385 to be exact, so the runners would finish in front of the king and queen's royal box. Every Olympic marathon run since the 1908 Games has been a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards.
Fat Ass Marathon
January
Topsfield, MA
gacman@verizon.net
http://gaconline.net/
Bay State Marathon
October
Lowell, MA
Glrrmc@aol.com
http://www.baystatemarathon.com
Dunkin' Donuts Cape Cod Marathon
October
Falmouth, MA
marathon@cape.com
http://www.capecodmarathon.com
The Cape Cod Marathon takes its participants on a twenty-six mile loop around the town, beginning in the historic Falmouth Village Green, past the picturesque Falmouth Inner Harbor, along the breathtaking Nantucket Sound vistas of Falmouth Heights and Menauhant, across Green Pond and through the rustic wooded areas of Davisville and past Falmouth's legendary Cranberry bogs in Hatchville. The race then turns west towards the Buzzards Bay villages of West Falmouth and Sippiwissett and south through the internationally famous scientific community of Woods Hole.
Walter Childs Memorial Race of Champions Marathon
May
West Springfield, MA
fastfeetinc@comcast.net
http://www.harriers.org/marathon
The Greater Springfield Harriers, Inc., is an athletic club focused on the specific sports of track and field, cross country, long distance running (particularly roadraces), and race walking. Founded in 1978, the club is incorporated as a notfor profit organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is based in the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts area. The Harriers have several hundredactive members, male and female, of all ages and abilities. Membership is open to all upon the payment of annual dues.
Hyannis Marathon
February
Hyannis, MA
BAEvents@aol.com
http://www.hyannismarathon.com
The course is extremely picturesque & historical along Craigville Beach, Kalus Beach, historic Hyannis Harbor, Lewis Bay, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Kennedy Family Compound, Officer Michael Aselton Memorial Park, and the charming Cape Cod villages of Hyannisport & Centerville. The course is paved and mostly flat and gentle with a few rolling areas ideal for a late winter/early spring PR. The Hyannis Marathon is a two loop course. The Hyannis Half Marathon is a one loop course and the 10Km course is a loop course that runs along the Half Marathon course. The 10Km course is not USATF certified but is fairly accurate by wheel and very fast. The course is not closed to traffic however the traffic is very light on most of the courses. The Course is well monitored by police and volunteers.
Memorial Day Marathon
May
Lenox, MA
info@memorialdaymarathon.com
http://www.memorialdaymarathon.com/
The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 28-29, 2011 with the start and finish at the iconic Tanglewood Music Center in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Come experience The Berkshires, a true slice of Americana featuring the quaint towns, beautiful views, and friendly people depicted in Norman Rockwell's art and James Taylor's music, as we celebrate running - a true American pastime - on the national holiday honoring our fallen soldiers.The weekend will feature The Memorial Day Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, The Berkshires 10K & 5K races and a Pre Race Expo at Tanglewood. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Somerville Road Runners Around the Lake Marathon
July
Wakefield, MA
24hour@srr.org
http://www.srr.org
Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time, too. Our club organizes several events a year and we welcome new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.
Curly's Trail Marathon
September
Pittsfield, MA
http://www.berkshiresports.org
This year we are adding a shorter race - 5k (just a tad longer according to my latest GPS track) all on trails! Half marathon course slightly changed from last year - got rid of the portion of ATV trail and added in a downhill and uphill. Starting from the Lulu Cascade area, runners will run in a counter clock-wise direction. Both races start at 9:30. 5Kers with run with the Half marathoners and before the "real climbing" starts they will finish. The half marathoners will continue up the mountain. Aid stations are located at approximately 3, 6, and 11. You can expect pretzels, crackers, cookies, candy, powerbars, hammergel, bananas, water and HEED at the stations.