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Holiday Nutrition with Stephanie Howe Violett, Ph.D

holiday nutrition

We’re lucky to have a nutrition Ph.D right here in Bend, and right here in the running community!  At a talk at FootZone on 11/30, Stephanie Howe Violett shared her tips for healthy eating through the holidays, and also her recipes for seasonal deliciousness that will keep you both happy and healthy.  Read on and


Cean Elliott’s Pilot Butte 100

~by Cean Elliott The best worst idea ever. Twenty loops, five miles each, 20 summits of Pilot Butte, 735 feet of elevation gain per lap, one runner. This is the PB100. When considering a hundred mile run you don’t often think of twenty laps in a state park in the middle of town but that’s


Max King Gets His Ass up the Pass

Pro runner Max King competed in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado on 7/30/17. In this hilarious interview, hear about his misbegotten race with Earl, his rented burro, and Max’s advice for fellow FootZoners contemplating their first burro race!  


Trail Snacks from Stephanie Howe, Ph.D

Stephanie Howe shared some summery trail recipes with us at a talk on 7/20.  If you couldn’t make it, here are the recipes!  Let us know what you think in the comments!


FootZone is on Strava!

by Meaghan McCluskey Not everyone is data obsessed, but at times it can be helpful to track progress as we build our miles and minutes into the summer. To mix it up, FootZone has started a little club on a popular tracking app called Strava. What is Strava, you might ask? It is a way


Many Miles to go Before She Sleeps – Jenn Smith Interview

Jenn Smith is an ordinary-extraordinary runner in Bend, Oregon, who ran 68 races in 2016 alone. Her current goal is to run 50 half marathons by her birthday in September 2017.  Despite these impressive numbers, Jenn is a runner just like most of us – out for the exercise, loves running with friends, isn’t followed


El Camino de Santiago Talk and Pack List

Big thanks to Bendites Barb Morris and Jed Holdorph for coming to speak at FootZone! Click here for their camino packing list and here for a link to their website.


Training for a Half Marathon

By Courtney Drewsen A half marathon is the sweet spot. It’s long enough to require those double digit training runs but short enough to not take over your life. Whether it’s your first half marathon or your 50th you probably have a goal in mind. Joining a training group can make those chances of achieving


Recipes for Training and Races

Dr. Stephanie Howe Violett joined us tonight to talk to our training group members about how to eat well while training, for anything from a 5K to a marathon.  The biggest challenge for most folks?  Finding the time to make good food!  If this is a familiar problem for you, download this free pdf of


Teens and the Female Athlete Triad

We are always grateful that the many experts we have in Bend are willing to share their particular area of expertise with FootZone and our customers.  Last night we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Stephanie Howe Violett for a talk about female high school athletes, nutrition, and the female athlete triad, a set of