Tip of the Week: Baby Steps
While running through a very icy Forest Park this past weekend, we were reminded of just how careful you have to be when running on frozen ground. The best thing you can do to prevent slips, spills, and potentially serious injury is to take the advice of Leo Marvin, M.D., Ph.D., and take baby steps. This is especially important when rounding corners or crossing streets where passing cars have packed a dusting of snow into a thin sheet of ice. Take small steps on slippery surfaces and stay on your feet! (12/09/13)
On December 16, join PRC and scores of runners and walkers in the holiday spirit for a jaunt through the sparkling lights of Peacock Lane. A Portland tradition since the 1920s, homes on this tidy SE Portland street are adorned with elaborate Christmas displays every year. We'll take an easy 4–5 mile jog or walk to view the lights, and follow it up with holiday-themed refreshments and an awesome raffle back at our store. Meet at PRC at 800 SE Grand Ave. by 6:15 on the evening of Monday, Dec. 16.
Stars Come Out in West Linn Did you run the star-studded 2013 West Linn Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day? Turkey Trot Photos by Evan Pilchik are available now for viewing and purchase. And even though it's an untimed, family fun-run, we do record your finish place. Those results can be found online at runwithpaula.com. Happy Holidays to you and yours from PRC!
Make your next step your best step. We host group runs nearly every day of the week. We are slow. We are fast. We are quiet. We are funny. Mostly, we are committed. Come join us. Whether you are training for your next marathon or just trying to get fit, you can do it - we can help.
Read a great review of a recent Monday-night group run at our Portland store featuring Nike shoe trials, shoe and clothing giveaways, and free beer: Another Great Night with PRC!
12.5.13: Find Them Only at PRC
Excuses Melt Away
Step out boldly this winter in a new pair of Nike shoes featuring Shield technology to keep the elements in check. Effective water-resistance, warm microfleece collars, and brilliant all-over reflectivity make the new Nike Air Pegasus 30 Shield (top) and Zoom Structure 17 Shield stand out as your best choice for staying comfortable and safe outside in the weeks and months to come. Neutral runners and walkers own the night in the Pegasus; the mildly overpronating among us will love the smooth ride of the Structure.
Nike Air Pegasus 30 Shield: $115 @PRC
Nike Zoom Structure 17 Shield: $130 @PRC
Your New Coach Is Calling
With the release of the new Forerunner 620, Garmin has taken GPS training partners to the next level. Use this amazing new tool right, and you can elevate your running, too! The new HRM-Run Monitor paired with the 620 gives you a new dimension of analysis on top of pace and distance. The HRM-Monitor can track your current fitness level and make predictions about your rate of recovery and your readiness to smash a new PR. The FR620/HRM pairing can also help you find and maintain your most efficient form by measuring your cadence, ground-contact time, and vertical oscillation. Awesome Garmin features like virtual partner, vibration alerts, and advanced workouts are standard. The big bold color touchsreen belies the FR620's lithe carriage. It's surprisingly light and slim against the wrist. Get yours now. These will be hot this holiday season.
Garmin Forerunner 620 + HRM-Run Monitor: $450 @PRC
Quick. Easy. And always appreciated. When gift-shopping for the athlete in your life, look no further than a PRC gift card. The Portland Running Company gift card never expires, it has no fees, and it's backed by our long-standing commitment to you, our customer. One-size fits all. Available online or in-store.
Readers of Competitor Magazine selected Portland Running Company as the Best Specialty Running Shop in the Pacific Northwest in 2012. View the complete list of best races & places in our region.
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