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Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014

Fitness Tips & Trends

A month into the New Year gyms start becoming less crowded and the line at the local burger joint gets noticeably longer, even if you’ve fallen off the wagon here are some tips to help you stay on top or get back into the game:

  1. Set small realistic goals: Don’t expect to run a marathon tomorrow. Have a long term goal that you want to work up to while mentally working towards smaller, short term goals. Smaller more immediate goals that are possible to accomplish provide psychological satisfaction when they are completed and help keep you on track to get to where you want.
  2. Set reminders: Studies have shown that reminders, such as alarms and alerts on your phone, help to facilitate changes in habits. Setting a reminder at lunch just might suggest that you should have just one cookie instead of two.
  3. Try a class: Most people who don’t exercise regularly already spring forward and drop big bucks on a membership, money that often does not pay off when the membership goes unused. Gyms can be intimidating for novices, instead try classes where trainers are there to help you help yourself. Classes, especially when taken with other people, have a much higher return rate.
  4. If you fall, get up: We’re not perfect, no one is. An all or nothing mentality is not conducive to fostering great change in your life. If you miss a few days or even a week of your routine, it’s ok! Just keep on trying and know that each step brings you closer to your resolution.
  5. Have the right gear: Be sure you're exercising in proper shoes with support to abate any painful injuries. In addition compression socks and sleeves will keep your muscles and prevent any excess soreness
  6. Have fun! Making a positive change in your life is something to be proud of. Whether it’s pledging to eat healthier or running a few miles everyday, know that it should be a rewarding and exciting experience.

 

We love challenging ourselves and our bodies each and everyday and we support you in whatever resolution you set this year. You can do it!

A month into the New Year gyms start becoming less crowded and the line at the local burger joint gets noticeably longer, even if you’ve fallen off the wagon here are some tips to help you stay on top or get back into the game:

  1. Set small realistic goals: Don’t expect to run a marathon tomorrow. Have a long term goal that you want to work up to while mentally working towards smaller, short term goals. Smaller more immediate goals that are possible to accomplish provide psychological satisfaction when they are completed and help keep you on track to get to where you want.
  2. Set reminders: Studies have shown that reminders, such as alarms and alerts on your phone, help to facilitate changes in habits. Setting a reminder at lunch just might suggest that you should have just one cookie instead of two.
  3. Try a class: Most people who don’t exercise regularly already spring forward and drop big bucks on a membership, money that often does not pay off when the membership goes unused. Gyms can be intimidating for novices, instead try classes where trainers are there to help you help yourself. Classes, especially when taken with other people, have a much higher return rate.
  4. If you fall, get up: We’re not perfect, no one is. An all or nothing mentality is not conducive to fostering great change in your life. If you miss a few days or even a week of your routine, it’s ok! Just keep on trying and know that each step brings you closer to your resolution.
  5. Have the right gear: Be sure you're exercising in proper shoes with support to abate any painful injuries. In addition compression socks and sleeves will keep your muscles and prevent any excess soreness
  6. Have fun! Making a positive change in your life is something to be proud of. Whether it’s pledging to eat healthier or running a few miles everyday, know that it should be a rewarding and exciting experience.

 

We love challenging ourselves and our bodies each and everyday and we support you in whatever resolution you set this year. You can do it!

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Meet Heath Ferry, our newest brand ambassador! Heath ran out of necessity while serving in the Army during the Gulf War and later in Afghanistan, but had to stop due to various injuries.

When suddenly falling on hard times “My wife was diagnosed with lung cancer that was found "by accident" and was undergoing chemo and radiation in late 2013-early 2014. My father was diagnosed with cancer and died a few months later. Right after All of that, our house was almost destroyed by a major water leak that did $30,000 or so worth of damage.”, Heath decided, on a whim, to participate in his local church’s 5k training program as a way to get into better shape both physically and mentally. That program jump started a new passion for outdoor exercise and in the past year alone, Heath and run over 500 miles and cycled almost 1500. “I had good shoes, but I needed better support for my feet and legs. That’s where Thirty48 came in” We’ll be following Heath on his training journey and supporting him through his races so look out for future updates!

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Meet Heath Ferry, our newest brand ambassador! Heath ran out of necessity while serving in the Army during the Gulf War and later in Afghanistan, but had to stop due to various injuries.

When suddenly falling on hard times “My wife was diagnosed with lung cancer that was found "by accident" and was undergoing chemo and radiation in late 2013-early 2014. My father was diagnosed with cancer and died a few months later. Right after All of that, our house was almost destroyed by a major water leak that did $30,000 or so worth of damage.”, Heath decided, on a whim, to participate in his local church’s 5k training program as a way to get into better shape both physically and mentally. That program jump started a new passion for outdoor exercise and in the past year alone, Heath and run over 500 miles and cycled almost 1500. “I had good shoes, but I needed better support for my feet and legs. That’s where Thirty48 came in” We’ll be following Heath on his training journey and supporting him through his races so look out for future updates!

trianthlon compression sleeve

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, a Spartan race or a local 5k for your favorite charity, training for a race...

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, a Spartan race or a local 5k for your favorite charity, training for a race, even your first one ever, is not difficult if you use some of the simple strategies below.

1. Do flexibility training. Considered one of the three pillars of fitness, flexibility training is the most often overlooked. The more flexible you are, the better your performance will be in any sort of athletic competition. Flexibility training also reduces your risk of injury and minimizes recovery time so you can train again as soon as possible.

2. Warm up properly. Make sure you do a full, dynamic workout the day of the race, as well as your full stretching routine. Rock compression sleeves and socks to help keep those muscles warm all the way until moment the race starts. 

3. Lights out. Strive to get adequate sleep while you’re training for a race, especially the night before. When you sleep, your body goes into an anabolic state that's optimal for building lean muscle and boosting your overall performance. Aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

4. Buddy up or train with a group. Often times, training with a partner or in a group environment can get you in a more competitive mode. Training with someone else makes you more accountable and naturally instils a competitive element. You may also want to have a certified trainer help design some workouts for you so that you’re training in the most efficient manner possible. You know what they say—train smart!

5. Get the right gear. Make sure you get the best running shoes for your feet. It’s best to go to a specialty running store where an expert can assess your gait and custom fit your shoe based on what which features will give you the best support. Invest in some good running socks and compression sleeves as well, to boost blood circulation and draw moisture away from your skin to keep your feet and legs cooler during your race.

image: westlimerickleisure.com

trianthlon compression sleeve

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, a Spartan race or a local 5k for your favorite charity, training for a race...

Whether you’re training for a triathlon, a Spartan race or a local 5k for your favorite charity, training for a race, even your first one ever, is not difficult if you use some of the simple strategies below.

1. Do flexibility training. Considered one of the three pillars of fitness, flexibility training is the most often overlooked. The more flexible you are, the better your performance will be in any sort of athletic competition. Flexibility training also reduces your risk of injury and minimizes recovery time so you can train again as soon as possible.

2. Warm up properly. Make sure you do a full, dynamic workout the day of the race, as well as your full stretching routine. Rock compression sleeves and socks to help keep those muscles warm all the way until moment the race starts. 

3. Lights out. Strive to get adequate sleep while you’re training for a race, especially the night before. When you sleep, your body goes into an anabolic state that's optimal for building lean muscle and boosting your overall performance. Aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep per night.

4. Buddy up or train with a group. Often times, training with a partner or in a group environment can get you in a more competitive mode. Training with someone else makes you more accountable and naturally instils a competitive element. You may also want to have a certified trainer help design some workouts for you so that you’re training in the most efficient manner possible. You know what they say—train smart!

5. Get the right gear. Make sure you get the best running shoes for your feet. It’s best to go to a specialty running store where an expert can assess your gait and custom fit your shoe based on what which features will give you the best support. Invest in some good running socks and compression sleeves as well, to boost blood circulation and draw moisture away from your skin to keep your feet and legs cooler during your race.

image: westlimerickleisure.com


 

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#3 Overall Ranked Compression Sleeves!

Rock Creek Runner | The Trail Runner’s Gear Guide: Summer 2014
It’s officially summer, which means tanned bodies, sweaty workouts, READ MORE >

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National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June READ MORE >

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