Half Marathon Race Day Tips

The Iron Horse Half Marathon is coming up this Sunday. Whether this is your first half marathon or your hundredth, here are a few things to keep in mind leading up to race day. Enjoy the taper. You have trained hard and consistent up until this week. We can all […]

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Cross Train with Pilates at John’s Run/Walk Shop Palomar   Recently updated !

Pilates is a series of nonimpact exercises designed to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness. Pilates puts a focus on breath, alignment, and building a stronger core. The class is taught to encourage movement with precision, control, and concentration. Many people of different levels of fitness can feel physical improvements from […]

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New on the Website : JRWS Event Calendar

You know about our Race Calendar, but do you know about our new Event Calendar? All you have to do to get there is click the NEWS/Read More tab from our home page. This link will take you to our News page. You’ll see a list of special events and […]

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JRWS Partners with the Woodford Humane Society

    Over the years, John’s Walk/Run Shop has created a relationship with the Woodford Humane Society. WHS is one of the charities that receives benefits from the Iron Horse Half Marathon. Friends of the Woodford Humane Society also make up a huge portion of the volunteers for the Iron […]

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Where to Run: Woodland Park

Woodland Park is located between downtown and John’s Run/Walk Shop on South Ashland. This 19-acre park sits on High Street between Kentucky Avenue and Clay Avenue. The park is just a 1/4 mile walk from our South Ashland Shop and the loop within the park measures about .62 miles.     […]

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New Running and Walking Groups from The Shops

Some days, it can be hard to motivate ourselves to get outside. It is so early! I’d rather stay on the couch. I had a long day at work. I think there might be a little twinge in my foot (but I know there isn’t). I don’t want to drive […]

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Volunteers Needed for the Iron Horse Half Marathon

  Race days are important for runners. They train for months to achieve a milestone pace or distance. The early mornings, the sweat, and sometimes the tears all come together on race day. They fret over weather forecasts and clothing choices and how they will fuel and drink. Race days […]

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Foam Rolling Clinic Announced

A foam roller is a great addition to your running toolbox. Foam rolling is a way to achieve myofascial release in your own home. By finding trigger points and focusing pressure there, you can relax your tight muscles. Over time and with continued use, you can improve soft tissue extension […]

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