Wednesday, June 1, 2011

National Running Day and more...

Every year the first Wednesday in June is National Running Day. Although most people that know about this ‘holiday’ celebrate running every day, it’s important for all runners to set aside some time to reminisce on why we run. Everyone will have a different reason or experience, including the staff here at The Balanced Athlete.

Cory, an avid runner who has been working at The Balanced Athlete for two years, says that his favorite part of running is the socialization and camaraderie during group runs and local races. The community atmosphere is amicable, vibrant, and in high-spirits regardless of the weather.

Eric, a triathlete, runner, and owner of The Balanced Athlete, enjoys coaching, training, and watching people achieve their goals through running. Setting goals is an important first step in any training program, from the recreational athlete to the elite athlete.

Visit our Facebook page, ‘Like’ the page and share why you run with us. The Balanced Athlete - Facebook

Stop by one of our weekly group runs and share your passion for running with The Balanced Athlete. For a schedule of our group runs visit our website, and click the link: ‘free group runs’ located on the left of the page.

When thinking about why you love to run it’s easy to venture forward a couple of days, weeks, and months to upcoming training runs, races, and PR’s (personal records). For a good number of runners in the Pacific Northwest the next major race will be the Seattle Rock-n-Roll Marathon & Half. In support of your training efforts stop by our booth at the expo wearing any Balanced Athlete t-shirt, share your goals, expectations and overall race excitement and receive a free pre-race gift from The Balanced Athlete.

If you’re looking to start a new and healthy lifestyle through running begin your running career with our Learn-To-Run six week training series, starting June 13. The Learn-To-Run program is designed around the concept that education is a key component to the success of all runners. The six week program will focus on how to set-up a proper running schedule, goal setting, basic running form, and training principles allowing each participant to customize their weekly training schedule to fit their busy every day life. Give us a call, or stop by the store, to sign-up or get more information.

Have a fun and mileage filled National Running Day!

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