Increase your Sleep to Bring Down Your Time

We talk a lot in the running community about the importance of nutrition and of hydration in our recover plans, but we often neglect talking about the importance of sleep. With daylight savings taking place last weekend and the hour gain (temporarily) in sleep, you may find your sleep pattern suffering. You may even be one of the lucky ones who isn’t having any difficulty adjusting to the new time. Consider that a blessing!

Studies show that sleep effects the body’s perceptions of physical and mental stress. Sleep deprivation can cause the immune system to lag when it should be fighting infection and illness (welcome winter sniffles). That also means your body isn’t repairing the damage from the previous day’s workout.

Try to nudge the total time you spend asleep up by 15 minutes every 3-4 days until you wake up with the alarm in the morning without the constant need to snooze it (let’s be honest though, you’ll still snooze it here and there). You’ll notice that your training, performance, and productivity get noticeably better with the increase in sleep.

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Are you in the Right shoe?

A common misconception is that all shoes are created equal and therefore work for every runner.  When in reality there are three major categories: neutral, structured,  and motion controlled. Do you know what category you should be in? Each member of our staff is educated in gait analysis, and are here to help you find the right fit.

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Saucony Winter Trail Runners

Winter is coming!  Get ready for the snow and ice this winter with the RUNSHIELD updates to Saucony’s Peregrine 6 and Xodus ISO.

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Peregrine 6 ICE+

  • 4mm off set
  • FLEX shell upper is water resistant to protect against the elements
  • Vibram Arctic Grip outsole with Ice Trek technology, this trail shoe offers high traction grip designed specifically for running in icy conditions

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Xodus RUNSHIELD

  • 4 mm offset
  • FLEX shell upper to is water resistant to protect against the elements
  • PWRTRAC rubber provides 3x better traction then standard rubber
  • ISOFIT creates a dynamic fit system by adapting to the shape of your foot
  • Engineered for optimal grip and to shed mud

 

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