Louisville’s Best Selection of Insoles/Over the counter Orthotic

When it comes to customizing and increasing your foot experience we here at Ken Combs Running Store have the best selection and expertise than any place in town. From these great insole companies.

  • Sole (Edge Marketing)
  • Spenco
  • Kneed
  • Superfeet
  • Powerstep

From now until Christmas 2017 bring in this ad for $5 off any of those brands. (excluding items under $20) .

Most of these orthosis/ insoles are $35 – $50 and in most cases work as well as custom $400 ones. Before you plop down the bucks for those talk to us and see how one of these do. From cushion to moderate support  to mac daddy of support and from slim, to 3/4, to thick we have the selection you are looking for. Come here first and avoid driving all over the city.


Santa Sprint Crescent Hill Ministries 2017, Dec 2nd

“Reindeer, Take Your Marks!”

The 22nd Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll is right around the corner! This merry 5k Run/ Walk is presented by the Frankfort Avenue Business Association, to benefit the work of United Crescent Hill Ministries.

The work of UCHM is vital to this community, which is why we’re asking for your family to join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017 for this festive event. We kick off at 9:00 am at Barret Traditional Middle School, 2561 Grinstead Drive. Registration begins at 8:00am.

Information About the Event: 

  • 5 kilometer (3.1 mile)
  • Flat and fast course running along historic Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill and Clifton
  • Begins at at 9:00 am – rain, snow, or shine (In case of severe icy weather, check website for cancellation. No refunds given.)
  • Refreshments served after the race
  • Age Group Awards for Top 3 Finishers
  • Photos with SANTA
  • Pre-Registration must be made online or postmarked on or by Nov. 24h and mailed or delivered to UCHM at 150 S. State Street, 40206.

Registration and Fees 

  • “YOUTH” (13 & Under): $15
  • “ADULT” (14 & Over): $25
  • Participants in strollers: FREE
  • Only PRE-registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt.
  • DAY-OF Registration & Fees (Dec. 2): Add $5 to the fees listed above, for all participants.

Registration begins at 8:00 am in the gym of Barret, 2561 Grinstead Drive (enter from Peterson Avenue).

We look forward to some healthy merry-making with you, so don’t miss out on meeting SANTA himself–at our 22nd Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll on December 2nd!

HO, HO, HOPE to see you there!

Special Thanks to our 2016 Rudolph Sponsors!

Why Hammer Nutrion isn’t on Amazon


As consumers, most of us don’t think much about the origin or background of the products we buy. We go to the store (or pull out our phones), make our selections, and move on. We lead busy lives, after all, and there are more important things to do.

But at Hammer Nutrition, we’ve spent the last 30 years making sure the way we do business leaves customers feeling good— not just by making the most healthful and effective endurance fuels and supplements on the planet, but by doing business right. In the last issue of Endurance News, I described the history of this approach, and how the elimination of online profiteers became the logical next step in this journey. (For more information and description of the values that drove this decision, please see “Principals Before Profits, in the last issue of Endurance News #105.) In the last three months, we’ve marched forward with this mission, vanquishing unscrupulous e-commerce schemes and reuniting athletes with the products, education, and local shop support that they deserve. We couldn’t feel better about the results. Every day, because of this policy, we hear more happy stories of customers well served, local shops’ businesses growing, and the web of our sporting communities growing stronger.

Of course, it wasn’t all roses. I could go on at length about the internet banditry working to separate unsuspecting consumers from their hard-earned money: A race director we’d generously sponsored selling leftover (and now expired) product through a masked storefront, another black-marketing product from across the border, and even someone selling our free educational resources at exorbitant prices to overseas buyers that couldn’t readily access them… Not to mention the software programs perpetuating the “race to the bottom” by automatically lowering prices to undercut competitors, or Amazon sellers raising prices to three times their value (relying on “one-click-ordering” patterns to take advantage of inattentive buyers.) But for every one of these horror stories, there are ten happy endings.

Our fire is fueled by serving customers like “Jane,” whose arthritis was so bad she’d thought she’d have to hang up her bike forever. Luckily, she was using Endurolytes to combat night cramps. No longer able to find Endurolytes online, she called us directly, connected with one of our client advisors and learned about Tissue Rejuvenator. After three weeks of regular use, she found could again pedal pain-free and has been at it ever since. We know this because when we called to check on her she told us her mileage had increased for the first time in ten years. In fact, she informed us that that she’d been repurchasing Tissue Rejuvenator locally, along with HEED and Hammer Gel. Not only was she riding again, but she was going long enough that she needed to reassess how she was fueling her workouts!

Another favorite is “Al,” a single dad who had been buying HEED from an internet seller for two years. He called the bluff on overpriced HEED from Amazon.com and placed his first direct order. As we got to know him, he explained that he could only run twice a week while maintaining the energy he needed to uphold the rest of his life responsibilities. We helped him make some changes to his diet and he started regular use of Recoverite and Race Caps Supreme. He is now running twice as often and feeling better than ever. In fact, “Al” is now taking part in a weekend training group at the local run shop and plans to complete his first half marathon next month.

These are just a few of the countless stories we hear from hundreds of former marketplace buyers we talk to each week. And we know that for every one we talk to, countless more are returning their purchases and dollars to the local shops in their areas.

Given my background in retail and love of the local shop, these are the stories that make me happiest. Unable to find products on discount sites, the customer heads to the local shop. There they find the Hammer Nutrition items they are looking for and a community they didn’t realize they’d lost. The shop takes care of them, builds a relationship and sees them again the following Saturday— when they jump into the group ride, make friends, and reignite their fire for group riding and racing.

While unearthing the underworld of marketplace websites has brought up some ugly aspects of humanity, the light always shines through. The hard work is paying off with each of the thousands of customers we’ve happily served, educated and released back to the world— happier, healthier and better performing. Bit by bit, the Amazon crooks are falling away, and the business web we believe in is being restored. When the next wave of online schemes emerges, we’ll beat that one too, knowing that due to this hard work, customers are winning, so shops are winning. So we are happily serving them both, and will be for decades to come!

Garmin Forerunner 935

Forerunner® 935 $499.99



Who cares that Forerunner® 935 gives you dialed-in data such as dynamics1 for running, cycling and swimming, wrist-based heart rate2, training status, FTP and VO2 max? A dedicated athlete like you who’s ready to beat yesterday. This premium GPS running/triathlon watch helps you fine-tune your training and recovery to be a better athlete. For the competitor in you, it features Strava Live Segments so you can turn every run or ride into a virtual competition. For the “looks count, too” in you, interchangeable bands let you quickly change bands for a new sport or style. Forerunner 935 also has smart notifications3, automatic uploads3 and Connect IQ™ compatibility for custom watch faces and apps.

1When used with running pod (sold separately) or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others


Premium GPS running/triathlon watch

  • Offers advanced running and multisport features in a comfortable watch you can wear all day, and it only weighs 49 grams
  • Battery life: up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ mode
  • Measures heart rate1 at the wrist so you can run freer on race day
  • Provides advanced dynamics2 for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Turns every run or ride into a virtual competition with Strava Live Segments
  • Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overtraining and offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Connected features3 include smart notifications, automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ app, live tracking, group tracking and more
  • TrainingPeaks app brings your workout directly to your watch, then lets you view immediate feedback and detailed analysis on the website afterwards
  • Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from the Connect IQ™ app, which lets you know when your Uber is arriving or when the rain will stop
  • Includes activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming and more; has built-in altimeter, barometer and compass for real-time elevation and directional changes

2When used with running pod (sold separately) or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others

3When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble

The New Garmin Forerunner 935 is in stock now $499.99

Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Watch with Wrist-based Heart Rate¹

  • Offers advanced running and multisport features in a comfortable watch you can wear all day, and it only weighs 49 grams
  • Provides elevation changes with a built-in barometer; altimeter and electronic compass help you keep your bearings
  • Evaluates your training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it and offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Provides advanced dynamics² for running, cycling and swimming, including ground contact time balance, stride length and more
  • Battery life: up to 2 weeks in watch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ mode (with wrist-based heart rate), or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode (without wrist-based heart rate)

At a Glance

Who cares that Forerunner 935 gives you rich data like running dynamics, wrist-based heart rate, training status, FTP and VO2 max? A dedicated athlete like you who’s ready to beat yesterday. This premium GPS running/triathlon watch helps you fine-tune your training and recovery to be a better athlete.

Fits Your Wrist and Your Fashion Sense

Forerunner 935 GPS running/triathlon watch features a lightweight, comfortable design you’ll be happy to wear all day. The 935 is compatible with our line of easy-to-swap QuickFit™ bands. With a band to suit every event, you can easily change from sporty silicone to classic leather and even high-end metal.

QuickFit bands

Monitor Your Performance, Training and Recovery

Just how effective is your current training plan? Forerunner 935 will help you monitor your training and recovery so you can better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status is a new performance monitoring tool that automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. The new anaerobic training effect metric opens a window of insight to a critical dimension of training, telling you how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

Training Status

Analyze Your Technique

We’re making it easier to get the data you need to improve your form. Let Forerunner 935 measure crucial running metrics² that you can use to analyze your performance. Biomechanical measurements such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio are the key to understanding your form so you can bring your best on race day. These metrics are available with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap² or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband. Also, take advantage of feature sets to help with cycling and even swim training. In the water, Forerunner 935 will track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.

Running Dynamics Pod

Go Longer Between Charges

Outlast your longest workout with a battery you can rely on, even in the middle of an iron-distance triathlon or ultramarathon. Forerunner 935 features up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 50 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode. When you’re just using it as your day-to-day smartwatch, you’ll get up to 2 weeks from a single charge.

Run, Sprint, Swim, Bike, Tri

Your routine is anything but routine. Forerunner 935 lets you change things up with ease thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running, hiking, strength training and many more.

For brick workouts and du/triathlon races, the auto multisport feature lets you switch sports with just one button press. The 935 is compatible with advanced workouts for running, cycling — and even pool swimming. Create your own custom workouts and download for free from Garmin Connect™ online fitness community. Then review your past efforts on the app or share them with family and friends for added motivation.

Training Status

Smarter Connections

Smart notifications delivered right to your wrist are just the beginning. When paired with your compatible smartphone3, Forerunner 935 also gives you access to automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, audio prompts, music controls and more. Let your loved ones follow your runs and rides in real time with LiveTrack — or use GroupTrack, which lets you keep tabs on your riding buddies as you go.  For getting your data to and from the cloud, if you like the quick connection Wi-Fi® provides, 935 can do that, too.

Follow Your Heart

Wrist-based heart rate might be an easy choice when you want to move without restrictions on race day, but Forerunner 935 gives you the option to tap into much more data with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap. A chest strap heart rate monitor (like HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™) unlocks advanced features such as lactate threshold and the HRV (heart rate variability) stress test.

Training Status

On Your Game, Off the Grid

With Forerunner 935, you’re free to go wherever your activities take you — thanks to GPS and GLONASS coverage, which can track better in more challenging environments than GPS alone. Also, a built-in barometer provides you with real-time elevation information. What activities can 935 track? More than you ever thought possible! The triathlon sports are just the beginning, because there is also built-in support for hiking, rowing, golf, skiing, stand-up paddle boarding and lots more.

Customize and Connect

Forerunner 935 GPS running/triathlon watch automatically syncs to Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community where you can review your progress and even share via social media. Log on to Garmin Connect via your desktop, or download the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app to your compatible smartphone. You can also customize your device with data fields, free watch faces from NUUN, and even apps like Uber and Accuweather, all available from Connect IQ™.

Garmin Connect Mobile   Garmin Connect Mobile   Garmin Connect Mobile

A Few More Extras

Just like you, Forerunner 935 goes hard, all day long. This watch becomes your partner in recovery with all-day activity tracking¹ that monitors steps, calories and sleep. It’s also compatible with our line of Varia™ cycling awareness devices, including rearview radarsmart bike lights and Varia Vision™ in-sight display. Complete your cycling suite with our pedal-based power meters, Vector™ 2 (dual-sensing) and 2S (single-sensing). Vector 2 pairs seamlessly with your Forerunner to show power, cadence, left/right balance and cycling dynamics, which show how and where you produce power.

Make Every Day a Competition

Get the extra push you need to beat yesterday with Strava Live Segments. Strava Premium members can sync running and cycling segments to their 935 for live feedback during their activities. Also get alerts for segment starts and finishes, view leaderboard rankings, and see how your current effort compares to your PR.

Strava Live Segments

From Plan to Performance with TrainingPeaks

There is nothing more satisfying than a workout performed to perfection. With the TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app, you can open your daily workout right on the Forerunner 935. Then, let the device guide you through your workout in real time, complete with intensity targets and interval durations straight from TrainingPeaks. After your session, automatically sync your completed workout back into TrainingPeaks for detailed analysis of your performance and to measure your progress toward your goals.

Your Watch, Your Peace of Mind

Be fearless when you hit the road or trail by customizing your 935 with a Road ID faceplate (sold separately). It attaches easily to your band and can contain your important medical information as well as emergency contact details in case you run into difficulties during your workout. It’s easy to help you and your loved ones feel a little more secure when you leave.

St. Matthews 5k Street Fest

5/20/17 St. Matthews Street Fest 5 k

Join us on Saturday morning, May 20th for the 5th Annual St. Matthews Street Festival 5K Walk/Run. Formerly the VBS 5K, this fun little race begins and ends in the parking lot of St. Matthews Baptist Church. There will be lots of prizes and walkers are welcome!

Awards will be presented in the parking lot following the race. A shuttle will be available to take you to the St. Matthews Street Festival which opens at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 10:00 p.m.


True Performance Meets True Style
Omni-directional stainless steel EXO™ antenna, with GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology¹ measures heart rate at the wrist
Fitness training features like advanced running dynamics with vertical oscillation and vertical ratio, VO2 max, recovery advisor and more¹
1.2-inch sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display™ with high-strength domed sapphire lens
Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer and TracBack® feature