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Welcome to Fit to Run, the SHOES-n-FEET Blog!

We are eager to share what we know about active living and healthy feet with you and aim to be a trusted resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We strive to help you achieve your goals and be a place that you visit often to feel inspired.

Why Compression?

In the store, we frequently suggest compression socks and sleeves for customers with soft tissue injuries. And just as frequently, we are met with the same question: “why compression?” 

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Happy 20th Anniversary, SHOES-n-FEET!

It’s the 20th Anniversary of SHOES-n-FEET! Here at the store, we can’t believe we’ve been helping great customers find comfort for 20 years. With such a big birthday, we’ve been thinking back on our illustrious and international history. 

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Northwest Winter Challenge Prize Winners!

This blog page is devoted to announcing Northwest Winter Challenge prize winners! You can also find video announcements of each winner on the Facebook event page

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Northwest Winter Challenge Final Instructions

The Northwest Winter Challenge starts tomorrow! Parts of this email was sent out previously, BUT there is NEW information.  Please read this email carefully to get all the details.  

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A How-To Guide for Conquering Winter Running

 

Every winter, I find myself shocked by the rain and the darkness that encompasses the Pacific Northwest. It is a struggle for me to maintain fitness when the warmth of my bed seems much more inviting than a cold, blustery run. Here are 5 tips to help you train through the winter months.
 

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Six Race Prep Tips

Race day is coming.  You have trained for this and you want to maximize your effort. However, race day can come with lots of distractions and logistics. You want to be able to focus on the race without distraction.  Here’s a list of six race prep tips.

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The Sock Talk: Why Materials Matter

One of the more easily preventable foot ailment are blisters.  Blisters form from a combination of heat, sweat and friction in your socks.  Poorly fitting shoes are also a factor, but problems related to poorly fitting shoes can be eased by a good sock and exacerbated by a poor sock.  At SHOES-n-FEET we recommend both polyester and wool socks. Those materials perform the best when it comes to four key areas: softness, absorption, moisture transfer and temperature regulation.  

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NEW Ghost 10 Review

The new Ghost 10 continues the tradition of being a moderate-weight to lightweight neutral cushioned trainer.  The 10-version is not much of a departure from the 9-version, but Brooks has made changes that can positively or negatively impact the specific user.

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Why does running have to hurt?

Even with experience it can be difficult to tell the difference between being sore and being injured enough to stop.

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Why interval training works

Interval training has long be lauded by endurance athletes, but we are just starting to learn about why interval training, and particularly HIIT, is so effective in improving many signs of fitness that range from burning fat and toning muscles to making changes on the cellular level. 

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VBLOG: Three methods to carry water

Check out Kristin and Adam's review of three water carrying devices to help you stay hydrated this summer.

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