The New Balance 880v5 is a high cushion neutral running shoe available at 605 Running Company. I think this shoe is perfect for the Sioux Falls bike path or any other city running. My favorite feature of this shoe was the padded tongue and elastic laces. The ride was very stable and smooth during my test run.
Greg “PEPSI” Koch
In case you weren't aware, the World Championships in Beijing (specifically track and field) are starting today as the men's marathon is scheduled to go off at 6:35pm tonight. The World Championships are essentially the Olympics with a little less fanfare and prestige. However, for someone who cannot get enough media coverage of the sport, I am looking forward to this next week where the best athletes of the United States will compete; especially given all the media attention given to positive tests for illegal supplements over the past few months.
I really enjoy watching TV coverage of the marathon or any track and field event, but it is really difficult to do this without having to pay extra. This week's events, for example, are only airing on Universal Sports, which under my current TV package would cost an extra $10/month. Although it's not extremely prohibitive, it is enough of a pain that I decided just to read about the results rather than watching live. Why is it that it is so difficult to watch a sport that I love?
There is an online streaming option, but without subscribing, I'm not sure how exactly it will work. If you are one of the lucky people to have access to Universal Sports (or would just like to follow the results as they come about), you can find the schedule HERE.
For the rest of us who want to figure out if Usain Bolt still has "it" in the 100/200 or if Evan Jager can outrun the African continent who typically dominates the 3000 Steeplechase or how sprinter Allyson Felix responds from a hamstring injury, we will either have to head to a friend's who has the channel or track live results from Beijing. I doubt it will replace MLB or preseason football at Rookie's on Louise. Either way, as long as running results are in the news, it's a good week.
Happy running (and happy Beijing 2015 week)!
Whether it's through our social media, this blog, the Argus or any number of different televisions outlets, you might have heard about Karl (see left) and the 605 Running Co. race chair. While Karl's journey is amazing in and of itself, today I wanted to share with the 605 community a little bit about the 605 Running Club.
There have been variations of running activities related to the 605 Running Company that have all operated independently up to this point. Those activities include a 605 Racing team with time goal standards, the 605 Running Club (a group that gets together for social and philanthropic purposes...all related to running) and then the fundraising offshoot of that is led by Ryan Wanless (pictured above) to raise funds for race chairs. As of this week, all of these activities will now be organized under the 605 Running Club entity.
Separate from the 605 Running Company and operating independently of the store, the 605 Running Club will be a 501c3 (application pending), meaning that any contributions made (i.e., to raise money for additional race chairs) is tax-deductible. Board members for the 605 Running Club are currently Ryan Wanless, Nichole Townsend, Karen Scaletta, Jacqui Meadors, Jeri Light, and Sara Lefebvre.
We hope this is just another step to seeing additional race chairs out on the streets and in races, allowing for individuals who may not be able to participate in race otherwise, to enjoy the sport that we all might take for granted.
The mission of the 605 Running Club is to develop opportunities in the running community throughout the state of South Dakota, and we hope you will partner with us through one of our options to make this a reality!
I get asked this question a lot; “My hamstrings hurt when I run, what can I do about it?” First off, I’m not a medical professional, and for all injuries see the folks at Active Spine. They have a tremendous staff. However, I do have a good idea for how the body moves. The body’s main hip extender are the glutes, and then the hamstrings assist in this function. For a lot of us, our glutes are not working properly and the hamstrings have taking over this role. For that reason, one of things that worry me from a distance running perspective is hamstring issues. Force production in distance running is pretty low compared to that as a sprinter, so these injuries should be pretty rare if things are working correctly.
Here’s a quick circuit to help. All you need is an exercise ball. Perform the three exercises one after another before resting. In the video I’m only demonstrating one set of 5 for each exercise, but building up to doing three sets of fifteen to twenty would be ideal. Give it a try, it’s way more challenging than it looks.
Wayne Earney MS, CSCS, PES, CES
Greetings 605 Running Friends,
Today I thought it would be prudent to review some running safety tips in the big city. I’d like to start by saying I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of our law enforcement officers here in town and they are wonderful service workers that are here to keep all of us safe. I personally have witnessed members of the SFPD on mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATV’s, and foot-patrol both on the streets of downtown and on the bike trail.
At the 605 Running Company we host a group run every Wednesday evening at 6pm and every Saturday morning at 9am. Come on out and safely enjoy this wonderful wellness sport.