Tips for Choosing the Right Shoe

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Choosing the right shoe can be tough – But not always. Actually, getting fitted by an expert can save time and money by being led to choose the right fit the first time. Typically, however, customers are faced with deciding between 2 or 3 supportive running shoes because all the recommended options feel good! Here are some fast tips on … Read More

4 Race Prep Tips for Every Runner

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Spring racing season is upon us! Whether you are gearing up for the Chattanooga Marathon or have a St. Patrick’s Day race on the horizon, check out these tips every runner should adopt before pinning on their bib. Best of luck on your 5K, half marathon, or full marathon from Chattanooga’s favorite running store – Front Runner Athletics! Share your pre … Read More

5 Tests for Replacing Running Shoes

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At Front Runner we not only assess your running gait but we also help you determine when it’s time for new shoes! Did you know? Some shoes need to be replaced even when they still appear new! Luckily, we have a few tests to determine when it’s time for new running or walking shoes. If your shoes don’t pass at … Read More

Top Halloween Costumes for Runners & Local Races – Chattanooga, TN

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By Shelby Deering, Runner’s World As fall weekends lead up to Halloween, chances are that there’s at least one or two Halloween-themed races slated for your area. And if you’re a runner who loves a great costume paired with an equally-great race time, you’ll likely do your homework to find a disguise that looks amazing, has major crowd appeal, and … Read More

Top Triathlon Tips

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The last thing you want is river water sloshing around in your goggles. Get fitted at Front Runner for the perfect Speedo goggle. Consider using a mirrored goggle to block the sun. Speedo also makes a defogging solution that retails for $15. We have seen our fair share of chafing and blisters to know it is better to be safe … Read More

Future of Running Shoes – Andrew Dorn

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The past eight years have been host to a ‘running shoe renaissance’ of sorts, where, more than ever before, footwear manufacturers began challenging traditional beliefs of how running shoes should function, and how they should serve the runner. One of the coolest parts of my job is getting to witness the development and evolution of running shoe technology. Over the … Read More

5 Best Running Routes in Chattanooga

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Ahh, the Riverwalk! With 13 miles of paved path (and expanding!), the Riverwalk is a runner’s dream. We can’t promise you won’t have to dodge a few cyclist, or even squirrels, but we can guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself. With water fountains (turned off during the winter), numerous restrooms along the path, lighting in some areas, and well-kept landscaping, the Riverwalk … Read More

Top 11 Gifts under $40

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The GRID foam roller is for anybody who wants to move better. Use the GRID for a self-massage and roll through the tight muscles, knots and kinks that prevent feeling good and moving well. This is the perfect gift for runners who need a deeper stretching routine than just using a standard foam roller. Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves help provide … Read More

5 Guaranteed Products for Plantar Fasciitis Relief

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Plantar fasciitis is known as inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. If you have experienced it, you know it is a pain that can not be ignored. Whether you’re an active runner or standing for long periods of time, there is a good chance you have experienced some type of fascia. … Read More

4 Tips for Longer Lasting Shoes

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There is nothing quite like new running shoes; don’t you just wish they could stay that way forever? Although that may not be possible (unless of course you are not running in them), we made a list of a few ways you can enjoy that new shoe feeling a little bit longer. Have a tip to add? Leave us a … Read More