Walking and Running – The Basics of Biomechanics Seminar 2-8-14

Yesterday at the Grand Opening of the Rail Trail Run Shop as part of the activities and something that I really enjoyed was the presentation that Amy’s husband Jared (a local chiropractor who treats running injuries) gave on:

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I know I am a running nerd and I love to talk, read and learn about stuff related to running.

These learning opportunities are also part of the reason that I am so glad that there is a specialty running store opening in Augusta, Maine. That is one of the services that specialty running shops bring to an area, seminars, talks and opportunities to listen to guest speakers on a variety of subjects related to running.

This was only supposed to last about 1/2 an hour, but ended up going for 68 minutes according to one of  Jared’s friends who busted his chops a little, so it was a very informal and very informative lecture/presentation. For his “first” powerpoint presentation, he did good.

He went against the prevailing “thoughts” of many in the running press, blogs, books or what you hear so much online of that heel striking is bad, bad, bad – according to him and a lot of the research that he has read and his experience in his practice it is not. Continue reading “Walking and Running – The Basics of Biomechanics Seminar 2-8-14”

The Rail Trail Run Shop Opens In Augusta Maine 2-8-14

Augusta, Maine finally has a specialty running store. Yeah, yippeee and all that other joyous noise.

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The Rail Trail Run Shop had its Grand Opening Yesterday!!!!

Amy - owner of the Rail Trail Running Shop at the Grand Opening on 2-8-14
Amy – owner of the Rail Trail Running Shop at the Grand Opening on 2-8-14

FTC Disclosure: I have no material or other connections to the Rail Trail Run Shop or Kennebec Valley Coaching. I have not received any compensation to write this article, they are simply my thoughts on a new business that has opened locally and I strongly believe in supporting local businesses when I can.

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