Tuesday, July 27, 2010

5 FREE Clinics for Minnesota Runners

Anyone who doubts that supporting your local running stores and local event management companies is a good thing, need look no further than this list of upcoming events and clinics at local running stores or put on by local event management companies in the Twin Cities. Shopping local does bring benefits back to the local running community. And the best part? These are all FREE clinics.

First, TONIGHT, July 27, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Marathon Sports
2312 W. 50th St
Minneapolis, MN, 55410

Dr. Paul Langer, podiatrist with Minnesota Orthopaedic Specialists, and Movement Specialist Chris Leisz, M.D. will be in the store to answer questions and give advice. This event is first come, first served so get there early.

Next up will be a nutrition clinic in Saint Paul this coming Saturday.

Nutrition Clinic
Saturday, July 31, 2010
9:00 AM
Run N Fun - St. Paul
868 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102

University of Minnesota graduates Reed Steele (masters, psychology) and Rebekah Yetzer (nutrition) will talk about nutrition tips for pre-exercise, during races and runs, and post-exercise. They will discuss what types of things to eat before you exercise, during your run so you don’t run out of glycogen, and what fuels you need for optimum recovery.

Clinic attendees will receive 25% off all nutrition products.

Then, next Thursday evening, August 5, 2010 there will be events on both ends of the metro.

Introduction to ChiRunning and ChiWalking
Thursday, August 5, 2010
6:30-7:30 p.m.
The North Face
799 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

This workshop will be led by Chris Fuller, president of The Sporting Life and the only certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking instructor in Minnesota.

Good Form Running clinic
Thursday, August 5, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Marathon Sports
2312 W. 50th St
Minneapolis, MN, 55410

Led by NCAA champion and US Olympian Grant Robison, this clinic will teach the benefits and techniques of Good Form Running.

Event is limited to 15 people in order to ensure a more in-depth, personal experience for the attendees. You need to RSVP for this event: (please put GFR in your subject line.)

Finally, on Saturday, August 14, 2010
Institute for Athletic Medicine Foot Analysis and Shoe Screen
10:30-11:30 a.m.
STARTLINE Running Store
12979 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Registered physical therapists from the Institute for Athletic Medicine's Running Program evaluate your foot structure and current running shoe, making shoe recommendations that work to reduce your injury risk and improve foot comfort. Use their expertise and the STARTLINE staff's knowledge and customer service to pick out your next great running, trail or walking shoe.


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