Monday, June 28, 2010

Three Summer Essentials

There’s nothing quite like summer running. Whether you’re stumbling out your door to squeeze in some miles before work in the mild morning temperatures , braving the heat on your afternoon break, or lacing up to enjoy the long summer evenings; it’s running, with a little hint of summer magic.

That is until the little aches and pains creep up on you, your shoes give out, or your socks get holes. You can’t afford this! You’ve got road races to get ready for! 5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons, full marathons, mud runs, relays, ultras! Even just Saturday’s long run seems daunting now.

This is where we come in. 26.2 has what it takes to keep your summer training going strong! Here’s just a few of the many ways we make you smile through the miles.

1. The Foam Roller- sure you’ve heard of The Stick (we have that too…) but what about The Foam Roller? Don’t be fooled by the “foam” part, this roller will grind out the toughest of knots. The Stick is ideal for lower leg pain, but try the roller for your quads, IT, hamstrings, glutes, calves too, even your back! Don’t think you’re having pain in these muscles? How are the sides of your knees? IT tightness. How are your shins? Calf tightness. What about the top of your knee? Quad tightness. The back of your knee? Hamstring tightness. Hips? Try rolling your glutes. Feeling out of alignment? Get those knots in your lower back without seeing a specialist. All this treatment for purchasing a foam roller at 26.2 Running Co for $24.95!

2. Shot Blocks- Tired of the typical Gu? Try a new way to refuel with Shot Blocks, made by Clif Bar. Like super packed fruit snacks, 2 or 3 of these blocks will keep you energized through the last few miles. Take as many squares as your run requires in your water bottle belt, running pouch, or shorts pocket, and pop them in every 45 minutes to 1 hour. They’re also perfect for a pre and/or post run snack. Try refrigerating them prior to your run for a cool summer treat. And don’t forget we’ve got Hammer Gel, Carb Boom, Jelly Belly Sport Beans, Gu, Gu Brew, and Gu Chomps as well!

3. Asics Core Shirts and Tanks- Your favorite old cotton t-shirt just not cutting it anymore through the summer heat? Come in and try on an Asics Core shirt or tank top. Their special moisture wicking Core technology combined with a light mesh material will keep you feeling cool until the last mile. Available for both men and women in a variety of colors, you’ll be stylin’ and comfortable on every run.

So come in and kick start your summer running right with 26.2! Don’t forget to keep checking our blog for more helpful tips and updates; and as always, “Run with the Best!”

Runnin' and Bloggin'

It's almost July and that means the weather is ripe for some sweet summer training! We decided that we needed a way to let everyone keep in touch with all the great things that are happening here at 26.2 Running Co; and boy are we busy with our Summer running club, new products, races, and much more. Check back here at our blog for product reviews, training advice, and you might even find some video of you running in local races! Be sure to stop by this summer to say hey and "Run with the Best!"