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Selecting the Properly Fitting Athletic Shoe – go to the right place

Wellness Tip: Select Properly Fitting Athletic Shoes

Many of us will choose fashion over function when purchasing athletic shoes. Because footwear is important for musculoskeletal function—especially for athletes and others who spend a lot of time on their feet—choosing the right shoe can help prevent pain in the back, hips, knees, and feet. The following points will help you choose properly fitting athletic shoes.

                                                          Find the Right Shoe

  • Choose your athletic shoes carefully. There is no such thing as the best shoe, as every pair of feet is different and overall comfort is a very personal decision.
  • I personally like the Mizuno brand of running shoes, but they are not for everyone.
  • For people with normal feet, stability shoes with a slightly curved shape are usually recommended.
  • If you have flat feet, consider motion-control or high-stability shoes with firm midsoles, which don’t twist or bend easily. Stay away from highly cushioned, highly curved shoes.
  • For those with high-arched feet, the best choice is flexible, cushioned shoes. Avoid purchasing motion-control or stability shoes, which reduce foot mobility.

                                                                                      Shoe Purchasing Tips

·        Match the shoe to the activity. Running shoes are primarily made to absorb shock as the heel strikes the ground. In contrast, tennis shoes provide more side-to-side stability. Walking shoes allow the foot to roll and push off naturally during walking, and they usually have a fairly rigid arch, a well-cushioned sole and a stiff heel support for stability.

  • If possible, shop at a specialty store. We are lucky here on the Big Island as we have the Big Island Running Company in Kailua Kona,
  •  Employees at the BIRC are trained to recommend a shoe that best matches your foot type and stride pattern.
  • Shop late in the day or after a workout, when your feet are at their largest. Wear the type of socks you usually wear during exercise, and if you use orthotic devices for postural support, make sure you wear them when trying on shoes.
  • Have your feet measured every time. Foot size often changes with age, and most people have one foot that is larger than the other. Measure your feet while standing in a weight-bearing position because the foot elongates and flattens when you stand, affecting the measurement and the fit of the shoe.
  • Choose shoes for their fit, not by the size you’ve worn in the past. The shoe should fit with an index finger’s width between the end of the shoe and the longest toe. The toe box should not feel tight. The heel of your foot should fit snugly against the back of the shoe without sliding up or down as you walk or run. Keep the shoe on for 10 minutes to make sure it remains comfortable.
  • Once you have purchased athletic shoes, don’t run them into the ground. Once shoes show wear, especially in the cushioning layer, they also begin to lose their shock absorption. Worn shoes may cause injuries like shin splints, heel spurs, and plantar fasciitis.

                                                                                Correct with Orthotics

·        Feet are to the skeletal system what a foundation is to a house. If the foot has a structural abnormality, the body must compensate—often to the detriment of the legs, low back, or other areas.

·        To correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, consider custom-designed shoe inserts, called orthotics. They alter the angle at which the foot strikes the ground, improving foot function, and often reducing pain

 

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June 21, 2012 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , | 1 Comment

Hilo to Volcano Relay team Results

Big Island Road Runners  full results here:
https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/hilo-to-volcano-ultramarathon-results-david-carlsson-wins-again/Hilo to Volcano 50k Ultramarathon / Relay
January 21, 2012
Volcano, Hawaii
6:30 am
 
Relay       Pace  
Plc Name Division Runners Time (min/mi)  
1 Royal Flush <<Mens Open>> J. Pang, Z. Johnson, C. Gregory 3:22:33 6:31  
2 Big Island Running Co. Mens Open J. Braswell, T. Urbine, S. Salmi 3:41:05 7:07  
3 The Three Generations Mens Open S. Pavao, A. Langtry, L. Villena 3:51:58 7:28  
4 Warriors 4 Life Mens Open D. Sato, J. Halford, J. Imai 3:59:06 7:42  
5 Not Prepared But Kickass <<Mixed>> M. Romo, M. Dishman, A. Shiels 4:02:58 7:49  
6 Hilo High <<High School>> S. Hunter, C. Garson-Shumway,
K. Rapoza
4:14:17 8:11  
7 Mana Wahine <<Womens Open>> M. Caproni, S. Lyle, J. Jedlinsky 4:16:40 8:16  
8 Coastbusters Mens Open G. Muder, Z. Burley, J. Russell 4:22:12 8:26  
9 Maka Nui Womens Open L. Solodky, S. Kettwich,
S. Kettwich
4:24:34 8:31  
10 No Name Given Womens Open M. Aiona, E. Cordeiro, D. Aiona 4:25:55 8:34  
11 Makalakaz High School M. Cruz, R. Grothmann,
K. Grothmann
4:34:47 8:50  
12 The Prefontaines Womens Open J. Bledsoe, J. Lozano, S. Adams 4:37:41 8:56  
13 Tres Coaches Womens Open L. Hunter, M. Tominaga,
D. Wong Yuen
4:39:27 8:59  
14 Where’s the Lava? Super Team S. Pratt, P. Ferrington, K. Winters,
J. Kirkwood
4:39:39 9:00  
15 Angry Birds Mens Open C. LaBrie, M. Daly, K. Fuchigami 4:40:47 9:02  
16 Kitty Super Team D. Rances, S. Rances, G. Wilson,
S. Ombac, T. Soares
4:42:59 9:07  
17 UHH W-XC #2 Womens Open J. Wood, D. Thornton,
N. Hagemann
4:45:52 9:12  
18 Old Goats <<Mens Masters>> D. Blinn, C. Bostwick, J. Tuscany 4:46:15 9:13  
19 Westfall Drywall Mens Open C. Westfall, C. Westfall,
R. Van Geen
4:47:02 9:14  
20 Tehero’s #1 Mixed C. Tehero, D. Tehero, R. Tehero 4:47:16 9:15  
21 Team Toe Jammers Mixed D. Partin, A. Partin, G. Loya 4:48:07 9:16  
22 Team Corona Mixed J. Natividad, L. Natividad,
T. Kawahara
4:50:40 9:22  
23 Volcano Girls Womens Open S. Bakken, D. Ohoru, J. Orr 4:51:23 9:23  
24 Diva Sistaz <<Womens Masters>> F. Lerand, A. Hess, M. Cooke 5:00:44 9:41  
25 K-Town Haoles Mixed N. Mailhot, B. Mailhot, T. Reed 5:05:54 9:51  
26 Team Hoku Mixed W. Minor, S. Nixon, B. Greineisen 5:06:05 9:51  
27 Team Blue Mens Masters D. Berman, J. Nixon, M. Gordon 5:06:51 9:53  
28 Team Hale Mixed D. Hale, K. Hale 5:11:41 10:02  
29 2 Tehero’s and 1 Pacheco Mixed F. Tehero, T. Tehero, D. Pacheco 5:19:27 10:17  
30 Four Seasons Super Team C. Conway, G. Pavey,
R. Puaokalani, S. Chamberlain
5:21:57 10:22  
31 Bayfront Babes Womens Masters D. Crutchfield, L. Otani,
K. Furumo
5:24:26 10:26  
32 We R 174 Proof Womens Masters L. Deehr, P. Everett, M. Anderson 5:25:06 10:28  
33 Team Elliot Mixed J. Elliot, S. Elliot 5:30:04 10:37  
34 SWAT Super Team L. Vos, M. Drutar, F. Rhoads,
P. Henderson
5:33:59 10:45  
35 Hot Lava Ladies Womens Open L. Englund, B. Anderson 5:42:04 11:01  
36 Go! 155! Womens Masters S. Shepherd, R. Hale, J. Crawford 5:44:51 11:06  
37 Kona Wahines Womens Open M. Leite, L. Reed, M. Braswell 5:49:29 11:15  
38 Two Beauties and a Beast Mixed L. Montizor, Z. Montizor,
K. Galloway
6:03:06 11:41  
     

January 22, 2012 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Things Happen to Nice People – Congratulations Melissa Braswell

Jason & Melissa

They say that good things happen to nice people and that is very true when it comes to the Braswell’s, Melissa and Jason, who are owners of the Big Island Running Company.

Since arriving on the Big Island the Braswell’s have donated much of their time and resources to promoting the great sport of running.

Melissa Braswell of Kailua-Kona won lifetime entry into the annual Honolulu Marathon as well as their half-marathon, which will debut March 11, by entering the marathon’s Facebook trivia contest.

“I have to come back now,” the 33-year-old Braswell said.

Marathon officials conducted a daily race-related trivia contest during the past week, with the winners receiving a marathon tee-shirt. The prize was upgraded on the Friday before the race with a more difficult question.

That question was to guess the race winner’s finish time. Braswell came within one second of the two hour, 14 minutes and 55 seconds time of winner Nicholas Chelimo of Kenya. Race officials used their own Website to track Braswell on the course and give her the good news when she crossed the finish line.

Braswell said she has trained for previous Honolulu Marathons but didn’t run because of injuries. This was the first year she was injury free, she said, and ran the race in just under four hours.

The final challenge in the contest is to guess the finish time of the slowest participant. That winner also will receive lifetime marathon entry, but the marathon has yet to announce the winner.

Congratulations to Melissa Braswell for winning the Honolulu Marathon contest and here’s wishing the entire Braswell ohana the happiest of Holidays from the Big Dog and his ohana.

December 17, 2011 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , | 1 Comment

Wobble and Gobble 1-mile, 5K, 10K results from Kailua-Kona

Wobble and Gobble results  7th Annual Wobble Gobble Run/Walk presented by Big Island Running Company   24-Nov-11

6.4 Mile Run  Records  Men Jesse Thomas 36:05 (2009)  Women Erica Braswell 40:58 (2009)

1 Jon Jokiel 42:18  2 Allin Franco 45:21

3 Dan Gampon 45:51  4 Brad Parker 46:32  5 John Hagerty 47:01

6 Daniel Hodel 47:49  7 Maggie Newman (dog) 48:24  8 Robin Arellano 49:47

9 Zach Wigzell 50:23  10 Chico Orestes 50:48  11 Luke Roberts 53:11

12 Mark Curry 53:24  13 Zoe Sims 54:24  14 Neil Sims 54:25

15 Bailey Byrne 54:57  16 Dar Kmeat 55:04  17 Christian Hamilton 56:02

18 Raul Ramirez 56:10  19 Dick Campbell 56:26  20 Megan Livingston 56:55

21 Randy Wrighthouse 57:35  22 Jeff Curran 58:18  23 Greg Pinn 58:18

24 Lawrence Barrett 59:26  25 Chuck Wigzell 59:31  26 Brian Shiroma 1:00:53

27 Silvia Duncan 1:01:10  28 Sam Newman 1:01:13  29 Steve Gould 1:01:15

30 Steve Sheffield 1:01:54  31 Jodi Pinn 1:02:43  32 Abby Holden 1:04:11

33 Ryan Sass 1:07:50  34 Matt Sutherland 1:09:44  35 Allyson Prater 1:10:55

36 Koa Texeira 1:11:48  37 Helen Frederickson 1:12:32  38 Rammell Transfiguracion 1:12:41

39 Aidan Soderstrom 1:12:47  40 Joe Loschiavo 1:13:18  41 Lava People One 1:14:15

42 Irene Transfiguracion 1:14:40  43 Nicky Leong 1:15:30  44 Lily Tabbada 1:16:47

45 Jack Averill 1:18:19  46 Kyla Rowe 1:19:58  47 Rachel Rowe 1:19:58

48 Chaice Soderstrom 1:21:16  49 Russell Transfiguracion 1:21:21  50 Brad Transfiguracion 1:21:22

51 Daniel Texeira 1:25:24  52 Jeff Glass 1:26:01  53 Keala Texeira 1:27:38

54 Sanya Texeira 1:27:39  55 Heidi Simanjuntak 1:29:20  56 Krista Montgomery 1:29:21

57 Renate Weinhold 1:32:45  58 Gilagan 1:33:15  59 James Texeira 1:34:52

60 Joyce Transfiguracion 1:39:05  61 Clarissa Stevenson 1:43:09  62 Terry Stevenson 1:43:10

63 Claudia Edwards 1:43:27  64 Dick Wolf 1:43:28  65 Jennifer Wohlmuth 1:57:51

3.5 Mile Run  Records  Men Peter Oien 20:12 (2006)  Women Brooke Myers 25:50 (2007)

1 Cody Thompson 21:06  2 Blake Hill 23:54  3 Christopher Smith 24:39

4 Darrin Fossum 25:57  5 Brian Graff 26:09  6 Mark Daniel 27:16

7 Belinda Herd (1st Female) 27:27  8 Eddie Herd 27:30  9 Paul Weinfurter 27:45

10 Adrian Jones 28:01  11 Chanda Zavodny 28:04  13 Koren Kobayashi 28:49

14 Neil Johnson 29:04  15 Nathan Maracle 29:48  16 Seth Beach 30:10

17 Keith Adkin 30:23  18 Enjolique Hughes (bike) 30:53  19 Jenna Howery (bike) 31:05

20 Duke Becker 31:34  21 Danny Becker 31:38  22 Jeannette Vidgen 31:46

23 Rani Tanimoto 32:01  24 Tim Wiley 32:05  25 Karen Hale 32:10

26 Dylan and Peter Hale 32:11  27 Jenny Payne 32:28  28 Charlie Towse 32:38

30 Anna Johnson 32:54  32 Jason Zuker 33:23  33 Cody Adams 33:37

34 Shelby (dog) 33:49  35 Paul Weinfurter 33:51  36 Sidney Vermeulen 34:05

37 Elizabeth Roman 34:13  38 James Beach and Meli (dog) 34:16  40 Jonathan Kutsunai 34:38

41 Nolan Chock 34:49  42 Skye Ombac 34:53  43 Edward Ombac 34:53

44 Kainoa Doctor 34:55  45 Cindy Wild 34:57  46 Raka Barrett 34:59

47 Danny Keahey 35:10  48 Lori Oka 35:18  51 Lauren Mabuni 35:30

52 Robert Newman 35:31  53 Lauren’s Dad 35:41  54 Kei Takeda 35:55

55 Soren Petersen and William 36:00  56 Winter Dee Malaqui 36:08  57 Shelley Doctor 36:10

58 Mindy Fosum 36:43  59 Nori Becker 37:02  60 Jen McCord 37:06

61 Jaylynn Travis 37:07  63 Beverly Wigzell 37:21  64 Brandi Burgo 37:28

65 Lynn Howery 37:33  66 Charlie Young 37:38  67 Gwen Edwards 37:52

68 Keawe Strance 37:57  69 Zachary Vermeulen 37:59  70 Christina Large 38:42

71 Alyssa Jeremiah 39:02  72 Susan Brown 39:02  73 Lois Geddes 39:05

74 Patty Henderson and Tasha (dog) 39:06  75 Karen Wrighthouse 39:08  77 Becky Prater 39:26

78 Sharon Dual 39:29  79 Barb Young 39:39  80 Mark Bonke 40:01

81 Andrew Dunn 40:07  82 John Briggs 40:14  83 Drew Basque 40:28

84 Bodhi Olson 40:34  85 Rick Vidgen 40:47  86 Paloma Vidgen 40:48

87 Connie Baer 41:28  88 Sam Baer 41:29  89 Jessica Picasso 41:39

90 Elizabeth Motley 41:39  91 Papa Pea 41:54  92 Casey Tanimoto 42:07

93 Mike Panza 42:31  95 Maggie Leite 43:39  96 Emma McGrath 43:45

97 Matt McGrath 43:51  98 Maggie Foley 43:58  99 Gary Kiernan 44:04

100 Brian Soares 45:05  101 Lisa Osmanian 46:05  102 Jessica Soderstrom 46:13

103 Abbie Jeremiah 46:23  104 Nick Kittleman 47:24  105 Erin Kittleman 47:27

106 Mary Park 47:37  108 Jake Basque 47:58  109 Betsy 47:59

110 Natalia Mastarscusa 48:15  113 Kunzang Yuthok 49:24  114 Kelsie Wehren 49:39

115 Dominique Leite 49:41  116 Laura Kniffin 49:42  118 Andrea Cobb 49:50

119 Jason Heady 49:50  120 Simone White 49:56  121 Stacey Soares 51:42

122 Shelly Texeira 52:09  123 Linda Kiernan 52:13  124 Nicole Petersen 52:23

125 Diane Averill 52:50  126 Bill Hall 52:51  127 Jim Slipp 52:52

128 Roseanne Osmanian 53:18  129 Luci Leonard 54:30  130 Jeannie Kutsunai 55:32

131 Zac Panza 59:11  132 Eileen Panza 59:13  133 Quentin Ikeno 1:01:54

134 Scotty Hull 1:02:22  135 Val Sandall 1:02:24  136 Doug Sandall 1:02:25

137 Susie Glass 1:02:30  138 Rosemarie O’Connor 1:02:31  139 Cynthia Sheffield 1:02:35

144 Chelsea Kay-Wong 1:15:34  145 Lucas Kay-Wong 1:15:35

150 Alexander Kay-Wong 1:16:35  155 Clara Kelly 1:17:01  156 Ishael Hills 1:17:02

1 Mile Run

Records  Men Toby Olney 5:39 (2011)  Women Janet Higa-Miller 7:05 (2005)

Keiki Boy Silas Wiley 7:23 (2011)  Keiki Girl Madison Hauanio 7:42 (2007)  

1 Toby Olney 05:39.8 New Course Record

2 Jon Kunitake 07:03.8  3 Silas Wiley 07:23.4 New Keiki Course Record  4 Timmy Catanzaro 07:55.6

5 Kysaiah Self 08:02.9  6 Jackie Payne (1st Female) 08:16.3  7 Michael Catanzaro 08:21.0

8 Joe Catanzaro 08:22.4  9 Naomi Heuer 08:23.6  10 Julia Smith 08:25.4

11 Jack Jeremiah 08:59.4  12 Tayvhe-Lei Kaupu-Galon 09:05.5  13 Justyn Toyama 09:23.5

14 Nicholas White 09:25.6  15 Michelle Heuer 09:45.6  16 Alauna Thompson 09:53.9

17 Amber thompson 09:54.3  18 Kumi Smith 10:01.1  19 Samuel Smith 10:02.9

20 Hadley Beach 10:09.8  21 Kaye Levine 10:25.3  22 Nolan Pries 10:27.3

23 Makena Becker 10:29.1  24 Heather Pries 10:30.1  25 Dena Beach 10:41.5

26 Honey Kaupu 10:51.1  27 Katie Payne 10:56.8  28 Max Olney 11:13.8

29 Sienna Levine 11:27.8  30 Shiloh Pintor 11:30.2  31 Nophia Pintor 11:57.8

32 Paulina Castillo 12:11.6  33 Dominique Castillo 12:13.1  34 Kea Pintor 12:51.5

35 Malia Galon 12:55.9  36 Alaia Leighland 13:24.6  37 Evan Curry 13:56.3

38 Shauna Johnson 14:55.6  39 Joshua Johnson 14:55.9  40 Lava People Two 15:09.2

41 Jillian Withrow 15:16.0  42 Jen Withrow 15:16.4  43 Kamaehu Gaspar 16:22.1

44 Ron Peppler 16:25.1  45 Tomi Pepplar 16:55.9  46 Rose Lorica-Ombac 17:13.1

47 Adelene Jones 17:23.5  48 Reece Thompson 17:24.1  49 Ted Jones 17:25.3

50 Kimmy Parker 17:42.4  51 Cris Scoufos 17:42.8  52 Demetria Scoufos 17:43.3

53 Rosalisha Barrett 17:57.3  54 Michael Graff 18:03.5  55 Kenichi Furuto 18:27.4

56 Ryan Mears 18:27.9  57 Rich Mears 18:28.4  58 Lynne Nicola 18:29.2

59 Joel Furuto 18:30.2  60 Mika Furuto 18:32.3  61 Janice Furuto 18:33.3

62 Jenna Catanzaro 19:04.5  63 Beth Catanzaro 19:30.2  64 Kai Johnson 22:30.9

65 Anna Catanzaro 22:46.6  66 Derek Berges 33:59.9  67 Nick Mastarscusa 47:29.9

 

November 27, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Running BIG in Warsaw, Poland

Randee & Big Dog in Warsaw

Thanks to our friends at the Big Island Running Company in Kailua-Kona we are traveling by running & walking through Central Europe proudly wearing our shirts.

 Thanks Melissa & Jason Braswell!
Already have several people on our tour ask about the shirts.
 
Pictured are photos shot in the city of Warsaw.
 

June 22, 2011 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , | 1 Comment