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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

FootZone’s Moms Running Group Produces Super Moms!

moms running group

by Jenna Francis   “Super moms,” “you ladies are an inspiration,” and my personal favorite, “a force to be reckoned with” – these are just a few of the many things complete strangers yell to the moms as they run by during the Thursday morning FootZone Moms Running Group.   I started coming to the

Building a Brick House: Olympic Trials Training Continues


Collier Lawrence is our on-staff Olympic steeplechase hopeful.  She introduced herself and her Oiselle Little Wing compatriots in a previous post – but left us hanging just as they were leaving for altitude camp.  Read the latest installment below to find out what our finest athletes do in the months leading to the Olympic trials.

McDonald Forest 50K Review: Mind over Mud

Sarah at McDonald Forest 50k

by Sarah Graham “Hey Kraig, you lived in Eugene for a while right? How accurate are the weather forecasts in the valley?” The Monday before the McDonald Forest 50k, my favorite weather app showed plump sun icons all week leading up to a big gray scab of a rain cloud on race day. I guess

An Olympic Trials hopeful on FootZone’s staff!


The rest of us FootZoners might forgive you if you didn’t know that we have a rockstar Olympic Trials hopeful in our midst.  Collier Lawrence is a fixture in the shop, but probably one of the quietest and humblest amongst us, despite having BIG dreams. We thought it would be awesome for the FootZone and

Top Selling Trail Shoes for 2015

by Teague Hatfield At FootZone we’re fortunate to sell a lot of trail shoes.  If you’ve ever seen our trail wall, you know that we take the selection seriously and have always been willing to try a great shoe whether we actually need it or not.  Our staff is filled with trail runners, ultra runners,

I Like Pie Contest Winners’ Recipes!

The talented and generous winning bakers of the I Like Pie contest have shared their recipes here for you! Read on, and if you make one of these pies, let us know how it goes in the comments!  (And please deliver it to FootZone so we can evaluate.  Thank you.) Traditional Double Crust Cran-Apple Pie,

Savory fall recipes from Stephanie Howe

Stephanie Howe is our local nutrition guru, and always draws big crowds to her FootZone talks by bringing tons of delicious samples!  While we can’t yet dispense samples through our website, we can promise that the recipes she provided are DELICIOUS – especially the chocolate beet cake!  Check out Stephanie’s comments below, and click through