At Potomac River Running, we are always on the lookout for the latest products and innovations that can help you take running and walking to new levels of comfort, performance and fun. We’ve narrowed down our latest new items to these five “game changers” that either break new ground in their respective categories, or are a new iteration of a trusted favorite.
When you stop in to check out these hot products, be sure to find any of our helpful =PR= staff members for assistance, product knowledge, and their own experiences with the item. We love bringing you the latest must-have gear!
UCAN Sports Performance Fuel
UCAN is a new take on sports performance hydration and carbohydrate nutrition powered by SuperStarch. SuperStarch is healthy, natural and gluten-free. It’s a complex carbohydrate derived from non-GMO corn that uniquely stabilized blood sugar and causes virtually no reaction from the fat storage hormone insulin. It’s backed by proven science and it’s a more efficient energy source than sugars, caffeine, or high-carb meals. Originally discovered for children with life-threatening energy imbalances, SuperStarch is a revolutionary fuel now used for energy, sports and fitness.
Running superstar and Boston Marathon Champion, Meb Keflezighi, says of UCAN, “It’s my secret weapon. It gives me two to three hours of sustained energy with no stomach issues.” UCAN is available at all of our Potomac River Running DTP (Distance Training Plan) sites: Ashburn, Reston, Burke and DC.
GARMIN Vivo Active
Why wait weeks for delivery when you can stop in at =PR= today and pick up one of the slickest multi-sport GPS devices we’ve ever seen? The highly anticipated Garmin Vivo Active will basically do everything but your dishes. It’s a touchscreen multi-sport GPS watch (swim/bike/run) with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Garmin. Its genius extends to the golf course, too, where you can download your local course and it will give you the distance to the front or back of the green from where you stand. There’s an activity tracker built in that reports steps taken, calories expended, and sleep patterns. (You can purchase the Vivo Active with or without the heart rate monitor.) Need more? It also synchronizes with your phone for text and incoming call alerts via Bluetooth.
Why do we love the Garmin Vivo Active? As if the “loaded” nature of this GPS watch was not enough, the new Vivo Active makes a sleek and fashionable statement on your wrist. Gone are the bulky, mini-laptop dimensions of previous GPS watch models.
GARMIN Forerunner 225
Go strapless with the latest Forerunner innovation from Garmin, the Forerunner 225. This is Garmin’s first strapless, built-in heart rate monitor, using a sensor on the back of the watch that touches the wrist to gather heart rate data. No waiting for delivery; stop in at any =PR= location and pick one up today.
Say goodbye to inadvertent pin sticks (ouch!) and tiny holes or tears in your nice running apparel when you use the innovative magnetic Race Dots to affix your race bib. Ultra-running legend Michael Wardian is a Race Dots fan, and now you can pick up a set of your own for one of our =PR= Races!
We’ve long been a fan of the ElliptiGO, a totally cool way to cross-train, enjoy powerful cardio sessions, put in some major miles without aggravating an injury, and just to mix things up and see our favorite routes in an entirely new way. The ElliptiGO 8C is the perfect blend of features that will allow you to climb the steepest hill or speed through 25mph sprints. It’s adjustable, allowing for multiple users. Part elliptical trainer, part cycle, the ElliptiGO can be a fantastic complement to any training program. We offer frequent test ride sessions at our =PR=Fairfax location, but all stores have more information on all ElliptiGO models. Check them out!