Potomac River Running is a family-owned, local business with eight area DC-area stores to serve you. Though our name says “running” you don’t have to love, or even like running to come see us! We offer a personalized fitting experience to help you select the right shoe for you — whether to stand at work, head to the gym, or run your first (or 101st) race. You’ll find apparel choices that work for your activity of choice too! So whether you walk the dog, run after the kids, workout for fitness or for brownies, or race every weekend, let us help make that experience better! more >>
Come out to =PR= Leesburg for our new “Get Fit in the Plaza” summer series, partnered with Village at Leesburg! This FREE EVENT will introduce all ages to running. You will gain some tips on stretching, running form, the correct shoes, and then head out for a short run. We will even have shoes to try on from different vendors. Great event for the whole family!
If you’d like to join us on Sunday, July 24th, please RSVP below!
Our vendors this summer include:
June 26: Nike
July 24: New Balance
Aug 28: Saucony
Although exercise physiology principles have been studied for years and have not changed much lately, our running society has begun to focus more on the principles of running economy, and recently-developed theories about proper technique may be leading to a revolution in running shoe design!
Training the body to execute precise, efficient movements will pay dividends for all sorts of races, with perhaps greatest impact on the longer distances – without getting fitter, you will be able to run faster with proper technique.
But good technique is not just for the racing set – improving your running technique can help you minimize the risk of injury and keep you making positive steps forward in your running. There are even a variety of new footwear designed to help you transition to a more efficient running form, although for many, better form may simply mean you come to require less “stability” in your running shoes than previously.
Running Fundamentals Program: “Back to Basics”
So, how do you get more efficient? Join =PR= for our FREE one-hour “Back to Basics” clinics. Come learn more about the key aspects of good running form, and how to implement them, including appropriate:
– head/shoulder/body position
– knee angle
– foot strike
– stride length
– stride frequency
You must RSVP to reserve your slot – clinics are limited to 25 participants each to ensure personal attention. Please RSVP below.
Team Z Run featured by Hoka One One and Tifosi Protect both your eyes and legs with =PR= Arlington! Join us on July 25th at 6:30pm as HOKA One One, the leader in maximal cushion shoes, and Tifosi, the #1 running sunglass company, sponsor our Monday group run led by local Triathlon group Team Z. Take a pair of Hoka Clifton 3’s or Clayton’s and Tifosi sunglasses on a 3-5 mile route around Arlington. All paces and ages welcome!
Join us on Monday, July 25 at 7:00 PM as we invite MedStar for an informative info session on Strength and Conditioning. This will be an interactive session led by a MedStar Physical Therapist, covering dynamic stretches and strength exercises to improve form and efficiency. In addition, some injury prevention techniques will be covered. We look forward to having you join us for this event!
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