Brooks Ravenna 10 is Here!

Brooks Ravenna 10 is Here!

The great new Brooks Ravenna 10 is here just in time for spring running.

A fantastic update to a franchise shoe. Stop in and try on a new pair and see how you

can make the new running season even better!

Brooks Men’s Ravenna 10

Brooks Women’s Ravenna 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New

  1. New GuideRails holistic support system
  2. Updated midsole with additional foam under the forefoot offers a longer-lasting energizing run experience
  3. New internal bootie offers improved close-to-foot fit

MIDSOLE DROP: 10mm       WEIGHT: 9.4oz / 266.5g

 

Stores Closed-Thurs 1/31/19

 

Due to the continued extreme weather, we will be closed Thurs 1/31/19.

We anticipate being open for regular business hours Fri 2/1/19.

Wilmette:  847-853-8531

Libertyville:  847-549-1108

Gifts for Cold Weather Runner 2018

It is the most wonderful time (to run) of the year; If you are prepared to run in the cold, snow, sleet, dark and beyond.

Our staff of running elves (yep, we all run) are prepared to help you pick out the perfect gifts for your cold weather runner.

Did you know that we keep a purchase history for each of our customers? It’s true! It comes in handy for times like these. Tell us a name, and we can provide their shoe and apparel sizes, brand preference, favorite sock style and more. Check back all month long for gift guides.

The following staff approved suggestions are perfect for your cold weather runner:

THE RUNNER'S EDGE GIFT GUIDE FOR RUNNERS 2018 2019

 

Moji is a local company based in Northbrook, Il. If you are looking for the latest recovery tools check them out. The Runner’s Edge carries a variety of Moji products including the Moji Heat line. You simply microwave, roll and quickly release muscle tension. Perfect stocking stuffer or gifts!

Goodr sunglasses are a running gifts idea hit! We carry all three models in a variety of colors. Get ’em quick. New colors tend to sell out online and in store.

Check out The Runner’s Edge inventory for Wilmette or Libertyville herePowered by Locally.
Not all inventory is listed, but will give you a general idea. We can do in-store transfers and save you a trip!

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

running turkey   The Runner’s Edge will have the following hours for the

   Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend:

Weds Nov 21   10am-5pm

Thurs Nov22     Closed (Happy Running and Feasting

Fri    Nov 23      10am-7pm

Sat Nov 24         9:30a – 6pm

Sun Nov 25        11am-5pm

Orange Theory @ Runner’s Edge| Sat Nov 3rd 11a-2p

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Come over to meet an Orange Theory staff member this Saturday November 3rd to get your questions answered about training at Orange Theory! Get committed before the New Years Resolution season!

Orange Theory Staff will be at Runner’s Edge from 11a-2pm

The Runner’s Edge-Wilmette

1515 Sheridan Road

Wilmette, IL

Race Day Kit Preparation

Lay out exactly what you need for race day.

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This includes what you need before, during and after the race. See what you are missing, need, and need to replace now. Beat the crowds who wait only to find the essentials are out of stock.
Remember, everything that goes into your bag should be tested before race day to avoid unnecessary problems. We suggest preparing Plan A and Plan B kits. You’ve trained in heat and humidity all summer, but what will you do if it’s cold, windy, raining or snowing?

Simple Race Day Kit

Pre Race
Throw Away Clothes
(Keep warm until race, then ditch them)
During
  • Top
  • Bottoms
  • Undergarments
  • Hat
  • Nutrition
  • Carrier for nutrition (belt, pockets)
  • Watch, Phone (Earbuds)
  • Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Body Glide
Post Race
  • Change of Clothes
  • Slides/Sandals
  • Compression Socks
  • Healthy Snack, Drink
  • Cash, I.D., Insurance card
  • NSAID, Biofreeze, BandAids

 

Recovery Ready

It’s high time to evaluate your recovery process. What does your recovery look like after a run? Whatever your plan is (or is not), it can generally be improved. Here are 5 quick tips to try or remind yourself:

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Tip 1

Drink water. Lot’s of it. Recovery starts with replenishing your body and in turn you’ll ward off muscle injuries.

Tip 2

Eat well. You run how you fuel. You have heard those phrases before. However, we want to encourage you to pay attention to what you consume post-run. Ideally, you want to take in a general 4:1 carb to protein ratio within 30 minutes of your run like chocolate milk. That is the best window to encourage recovery because your muscles are the most receptive to glycogen. If chocolate milk (cow, almond, cashew, coconut, soy etc.) equates to less stiff or sore muscles- how could you pass?

Tip 3

Ice ice, baby. We prefer freezing water in small size paper cups. Peel it like a popsicle for your very own ice targeted massage. (No more frozen bags of vegetables people!!)

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Tip 4

Vitamins and blood analysis. (Ask a doctor!) Did you know you can ask your doctor for a blood test? Learn about the 7 Health Tests Runners Should Take to check for deficiencies like anemia or even vitamin D. Also, check out this quick list of vitamins that are beneficial to athletes. It also includes different food sources you can get them from. Check it out.

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Tip 5

Roll out and stretch. Most runners- beginner to experienced- know to stretch their calves, hamstrings and quads. But do you know how important it is to stretch or roll out your hip flexors? Tight hips can cause knee pain, Achilles tendinitis, IT band syndrome (ouch) and tight hamstrings.  Here are 7  Hip Flexor Exercises with photos and/or videos we recommend from Runners Blue Print. Pigeon pose is popular with our staff!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for tips, tricks and in-store products we carry to aid in recovery.

 

Best Roller Ever Roll 8 Recovery

***Don’t forget to enter our Roll 8 Recovery contest. Stop into your The Runner’s Edge location, take a photo with the logo cutout and post to Instagram. You’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card from Roll 8 Recovery. We have officially had one winner (M. Pawlak of Vernon Hills, but they are announcing one winner every day in August.*** 

 

We’re Hiring! Join our Runner’s Edge staff

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Sales Associates

Full-time (full-time sales position-wilmette)

Part Time (part-time sales position page)

We are a dynamic Run Specialty Retail company with two locations in Wilmette and Libertyville, IL that offers its sales associates the chance to work with motivated customers and amazing products while prioritizing running and fitness goals.

The Company:

The Runner’s Edge, Inc. is a company with 25 years of experience making the lives of runners easier and their miles more enjoyable and rewarding.  We are actively changing our business model to include more opportunities for staff of all experience levels to contribute to the success of the company.  We are known for the connections we make with our staff and customers.

Our stores are lively environments with great opportunities to work closely with customers and your team.

We believe in the Importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balance of achievement, enjoyment, and community and in the role we play in helping each one of our customers to get the best from their running.

Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to use your sales experience and love of running to help others reach their running and fitness goals.
  • You want an opportunity to improve your sales skills with the support of a variety of sales training opportunities
  • You want to work with a team that prioritizes health and fitness for themselves and their customers.
  • You want to work in an environment that will incorporate your ideas in the business framework and is open to new and innovative approaches to the marketplace.

Part-time Sales position link for Wilmette and Libertyville: (part-time sales position page)

Full-time Sales position link for Wilmette: (full-time sales position-wilmette)

 

Sales Associate/ Full-time-Wilmette

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Sales Associate

Full Time

We are a dynamic Run Specialty Retail company with two locations in Wilmette and Libertyville, IL that offers its sales associates the chance to work with motivated customers and amazing products while prioritizing running and fitness goals.

The Company:

The Runner’s Edge, Inc. is a company with 25 years of experience making the lives of runners easier and their miles more enjoyable and rewarding.  We are actively changing our business model to include more opportunities for staff of all experience levels to contribute to the success of the company.  We are known for the connections we make with our staff and customers.

Our stores are lively environments with great opportunities to work closely with customers and your team.

We believe in the Importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balance of achievement, enjoyment, and community and in the role we play in helping each one of our customers to get the best from their running.

The Position:

We’re looking for a sales associate with a warm, welcoming approach, education of at least 1-2 years of college, 1 or more years sales experience, but most of all the initiative and drive to grow in the position.  We offer competitive wages with paid vacation time.

Responsibilities:

  • Driving sales results
  • Providing outstanding customer service.
  • Operating our cash registers, managing financial transactions, and balancing drawers.
  • Achieving established goals.
  • Superior product knowledge.
  • Maintaining an orderly appearance throughout the sales floor.
  • Introducing promotions and opportunities to customers.
  • Cross-selling products to increase purchase amounts.

Requirements:

  • Retail sales experience.
  • A professional appearance.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and focus on customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

The Location:

Our original location is in Wilmette, IL. This is a great place to work with easy access, great parking, and amazing running and cycling right outside our door.

Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to use your sales experience and love of running to help others reach their running and fitness goals.
  • You want an opportunity to improve your sales skills with the support of a variety of sales training opportunities
  • You want the opportunity to be trained in supply chain management and to contribute to the success of the company beyond your sales skills.
  • You want to work with a team that prioritizes health and fitness for themselves and their customers.
  • You want to work in an environment that will incorporate your ideas in the business framework and is open to new and innovative approaches to the marketplace.

Please send a resume and cover letter to: runnersedgeil@gmail.com

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