We are excited to announce a new partnership with 361°! This award-winning manufacturer of performance athletic footwear and apparel is new to the US market and brings with it cutting edge footwear technology, where lightweight is not the opposite of cushion, and stability doesn't compromise responsiveness!
361° has pulled together industry experts to make performance gear that will take you through your day from your own workouts to running the kids around. Qu!kfoam™ provides long-lasting cushioning and comfort underfoot while QDP™ Quik Dynamic Performance fabrics keep you dry and covered with style. 361 Degrees has been providing athletes with superior products and services that encompass going one degree beyond. It’s the one degree beyond philosophy that invites athletes of every level to take a journey, dig deep and reflect on the experience of performing beyond their expectations.
Sounds wonderful, yes, but of course in order to sign on to the new partnership, our staff had to test them out! They've received only positive reviews from our first 4 staff members who have tried them. Our Founder and Head Mom Karissa loved her first run in her 361°s, noting that she felt like she was running on clouds! She says she hasn't had a soft shoe that is so light before. Roseville Moms on the Run owner and coach Victoria has been telling everyone about how much she loves her 361° shoes. She even got snagged in one of the race photos for Women Run the Cities - check her out in her MOTR Gear and 361° shoes below!
As part of their partnership with Moms on the Run, 361° will be giving our customers 20% off all shoes when you use promo code MOTR20. Or, check your 2017 season goody bag to find an extra special offer that combines your discount with a free gift! Thank you 361° for your support of Moms on the Run in 2017.
Being part of Moms on the Run is so much more than belonging to a running group. Your MOTR teammates become your inner circle. Your confidantes. Women supporting other women through their fitness (and other challenging life) journeys.
We've brought back our #MOTRstrong contest once again to challenge you to share what makes you feel connected, confident and STRONG. We want to see your Instagram posts this season showcasing your most meaningful moments with Moms on the Run for a chance to win some great prizes from our partners!
We’ve got four great categories that are meaningful to our signature 18-week training experience. Take a photo of one or more of these categories and post them to Instagram with #MOTRstrong and #MomsOnTheRun and the category hashtag to enter the contest. One winner will be announced at the end of each month for May, June, July and August. We’ll also highlight winning entries on our Facebook page.
Here’s what we’re looking for:
We've got some awesome prizes from our sponsors!
Training Tip Tuesday is our new weekly series to provide education and motivation throughout your running season. Enjoy!
Stronger, Healthier Shins
Runners often have such tight shins and lower legs due to the constant flexion at the ankle joint. Toe Flicks to the rescue! Every so often as you push your foot off the ground, concentrate on flicking toes back to stretch out the front of the leg and keep blood flow to the joint. Not only will it help prevent shin splints, but it will leave your legs feeling better after long runs.
-Kristina Ticknor, Head Coach and Franchise Owner
Woodbury Moms on the Run
This training tip is sponsored by Women Run the Cities. WRTC is known as one of the top 10 all women's races in the country, and we are proud to be their official training partner! Join us this September at one of our favorite events of the year - Registration just opened today! Join team Moms on the Run to save $2 and help us claim largest team award for the 5th year in a row. Learn more and sign up here.
This training tip is the first in a new weekly series we are doing to provide education and motivation throughout your running season. Enjoy!
Don't Forget to Breathe
Improving cardiovascular fitness for an easier time breathing through workouts is often a slow and gradual process for new runners, but it is worth the patience and dedication and will lead to more enjoyable runs. Start by spending 30 minutes, 5 times per week with your heart rate and breathing increased above your sedentary rate. Focus on slow deep inhales and exhales that expand your belly as you breathe in. The pace is not important during this building period, which means walking or using walk/run intervals can be an effective way to strengthen your lungs and heart. Be patient and consistent in your training, and breathing will get easier!
-Steph VanHeel, Head Coach and Franchise Owner
Blaine, Coon Rapids Dam, Coon Rapids Bunker Hills, Fridley, Lino Lakes & New Brighton/St. Anthony Moms on the Run
This training tip is sponsored by Unleash the She. We are proud to be their official training partner! Join us this April and October at Unleash the She, and support MOCA! It's not too late to join us in Rochester this month. Learn more and sign up here.