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Richmond: Upcoming Running and Walking Events

 There are some awesome running and walking events coming up in the Richmond area to keep you moving. Stay tuned to our events page or visit us on Facebook to stay up to date with running and walking events around Richmond.

Be sure to let us know of any upcoming running or walking events by posting a comment below.

Do you need new shoes for an upcoming event? Stop by and get a free gait analysis with purchase or just come in and say hi! Be sure to come in after the event to get your Lucky Foot magnet!

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Beat The Heat: Tips to Stay Cool During Your Run or Walk

As we approach a cool down to the heat wave of the past week, take a moment to enjoy a breeze or two. Temperatures are set to rise again next week and we wanted to give you a little reminder of the importance of staying cool and hydrated during a run or walk.

Hydrate – When it’s hot, you sweat. Our bodies cool themselves off by sweating, but they can’t do it effectively if we’re dehydrated. When you’re dehydrated your body will begin to store heat and cause your internal temperature to rise. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, and experts generally recommend drinking 6 to 8 ounces of fluid every 15 minutes while you’re on your walk or run. And don’t just stop there – it’s important to keep drinking when you’re done. You need to replenish the fluids you sweated off during your workout.

Cool It – whether it be a sports drink or water, drinking an icy cold beverage or wearing iced towels before you head outside are a good way to cool your body temperature …

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Our Favorite Running Apps

Smart phones play a key role in how we interact today and the fitness industry is no stranger to the smart phone world. There are thousands of apps out there to monitor everything from the food we eat to the exercises we perform. Deciphering between the best of the bunch can be a headache in itself! Not all apps are created equal, just like running shoes and the brand of athletic apparel you choose. The choice is personal and should fit your unique fitness needs.

Here are few we think are pretty awesome:

MapMyRun (free / paid version available, iphone | android | blackberry) Winner of Best Running App 2012 – This app helps runners calculate and track distance, pace, calories burned. It offers route navigation, food tracking and can even be enable to synch with your with optional power sensors to track your heart rate and cadence. MapMyRun even keeps a scoreboard of local runs so you can step up your game and scope out the competition.

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