Jul 28

Hardrock 100

imageCome join us for a night of amazing tales and feats as told by local Ultrarunners Dennis Ahern, Wayne Rancourt, and Uli Kamm. Dennis is fresh off of his Hard rock 100 finish and he will take us on his amazing journey of completing one of the most notably difficult ultras of all time. Both Uli and Wayne have completed this amazing feat and will add their perspective and experiences to the evening as well.

The fun takes place at The Pulse on Thursday July 31st at 6pm. Feel free to bring a drink of your choosing… We will provide snacks.

Jul 17

Registrations now open…

catchJoin us for the 7th annual CATCH Me If You Can 5K on September 13th, 2014, presented this year by Kendall Ford of Meridian. The 3.1 mile course will start at the Village at Meridian’s Fountain Square and finish at Julius Kleiner Park near the bandshell. All race participants will receive race t-shirts, gourmet Lilly Jane’s cupcakes, and sandwiches from Chick Fil A. And thanks to the Idaho Steelheads, every registered participant will also receive one (1) ticket to the Steelheads home opener on October 18th! Awards will be presented to the overall top three male and female finishers overall, as well as “15 and under”.

All proceeds support CATCH programs in the Treasure Valley. This year, AXIOM will give away two 12 month memberships ($449 value) for those who register for the race in July and August. So sign up today and be entered into the drawing!  For more info and to register visit: http://www.catchprogram.org/catch-5k.php


spdimage14The Pulse Kids Splash Pedal N Dash is held at Storey Park in Meridian. All Kids ages 3-12 are welcome to join us to PEDAL around the speedway track, DASH to the finish line, and then SPLASH down a 16-ft inflatable waterslide.  (Training Wheels & Big Wheels welcome.  Parent(s) may join kids on foot)  There is now an optional swim that takes place at Meridian Pool.

Ages 3-8: 20- yd swim (option) ,3/4 Mile Bike, 1/3 Mile Run–Ages 9-12: 50-yd swim (option), 1 1/2 Mile Bike, 3/4 Mile Run–16-ft waterslide at the finish!

Visit: Pulsespd.com for more info. and to get registered.


Jul 07

What’s happening in July!

It’s hard to believe but July has already arrived!!  What do you have planned? Here’s some events that we can suggest to help round out your summer!

ynottrilogoThe YMCA’s Y Not Tri is happening this weekend!  July 12th, the fun kicks off at 10am.  It’s not too late to get registered!  You have 3 triathlon distances to choose from, super sprint for the most beginner, sprint for those who want to do a little bit more, and the double sprint for the all or nothing crowd!  This years venue has been changed to Quinns Pond and will utilize the new Whitewater Blvd as well as the greenbelt!




Trailrunning-Logo-FINAL cropThe McCall Trailrunning Classic  is going on up at Jug Mountain this weekend, Saturday July 12th.  While registration has closed it is a great event to get out and watch or even volunteer at!  If you happen to be spending the weekend up there or looking for an excuse to get out of town this mountain event will not disappoint with distances of 10, 20, & 40 miles…head on up the mountain to enjoy cooler temps and cheer on the runners!




WIFMER/WIHMER 2011The Wild Idaho Endurance Runs will be happening July 26th.  This is the 5th event of the Idaho Trail Ultra Series and includes a 50Mile, 50K, & 16Mile trail run. With the different distance options and being outside of Crouch this makes for a great weekend camping, running, family get away.  It also happens to be a qualifier for the North Face Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc.





spdimage14Looking for something fun to get the kids involved and active this summer…the Pulse Kids Splash Pedal & Dash Triathlon registration is open.  This triathlon is sure to please any kid from 3-12 years old, complete with finishers medal, ice cream, and a water slide afterward!  This event is Wednesday August 13th, starting at 6:30pm, utilizing the Meridian Pool & the Meridian Speedway!!



Jun 12

Upcoming events in June!

ronr06.21.14 River of No Return Endurance Runs:

Choose between distances of 25k, 50k, or 100k, where you’ll be challenged by varying terrain and awed by gorgeous scenery.

Cradled by the Salmon River to the south and the Frank Church Wilderness to the north, the RONR Endurance Runs provide participants the chance to see – among other sites – Blue Mountain, the Lombard Trail, Bayhorse Lake, and an old stage coach trail.  This is one of the eight races in the Scott Sports Idaho Trail Ultra Series Sponsored by The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop

MHS Dairy Days 5k06.21.14 Meridian Dairy Days Warrior Dash 5k &1M FUN runs

This family friendly event takes place in conjunction with Meridian Dairy Days.  This is a Fun run that the entire family can participate in.  There is a 5k for the adults and older kids ready to tackle it or a 1 mile run for the littler kids and some not so little kids just wanting to get out and get active!  The course starts and finishes on the famous Meridian Speedway where you will be welcomed to the finish with a barrage of cowbells!


barnsour06.28.14 The Meridian Barn Sour, benefitting Care Enough to Share

Meridian Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Meridian Barn Sour.  The race will begin at 8:30 a.m., on June 28th, 2014 in Meridian Settlers Park, which is where the race will end as well.  The course incorporates Meridian’s pathways and parks in this fun and challenging run through the City.  The post-race award ceremony will include food, drinks, and a raffle with prizes from several local businesses.  The pre-registration cost is $20 for the 10k and 6k races and $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run.  On-site registration is $25 and $15.


gridiron06.28.14 Gridiron Gauntlet + Games

Start your summer off right with this Family 5k fun run. It’s not just your basic fun run, there will be a kids mile run that includes fun obstacles like hay bale hurdles, noodle slalom, tire run, army crawl, and more. Fun for everyone in the family. The race takes place through out the Bridge Tower Neighborhood in Meridian, ID.

Date: Saturday June 28th, 2014 Start Time: 9:30AM Start Location: Gridiron Rehab and Athletic Fitness’s parking lot

After Run Games and Party: There will be an after party in the parking lot of Bridgetower Chiropractic. There will be multiple booths with games, prizes and food. Whether you run the race or not come celebrate your families health and learn about ways to stay active through out the summer!







May 29

Events Now Open for Registration!!

MHS Dairy Days 5kThe 2014 Meridian Dairy Days Warrior 5k is officially open for registration!  The race will be held Saturday June 21st with the 1 mile starting at 8:00am and the 5k starting at 8:30am.  You can sign up now at Active.com, sign up early to get that guaranteed T-Shirt to show off to all your friends and family that you got out of bed early on a summer morning to do something fun & active!!   Be sure to check out the entire schedule of Dairy Days activities at DairyDays.org.  We are very excited to have the Parade back this year!!



spdimage14The Pulse is happy to have the Kids Splash Pedal N Dash back again this year!  The race will be held Wednesday August 13th starting at 6:30pm  We are in our 5th year now and each year just keeps getting bigger and better than ever!!  The addition of the Meridian Pool the last couple years gives our kids such a great, real, triathlon experience.  For more information and to register visit the event page at pulsespd.com, be sure to sign up early!  Don’t forget if you have more than one child you get a price break for each additional child in your family!!  This event is to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Boise.  The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away from-home that families with ill or injured children can stay while tending to a child at St. Lukes Medical Center.  Take a moment to visit their webpage.  They are always looking for donations of all types to help make family stays as comfortable as they can.

May 23

Nutrition With Sparkle

proteinProtein powders come in various forms. The three common ones are whey, soy, and casein protein. How do you know which type of protein you can benefit from the most. When should you be taking it and how much? Join us Tuesday May 27th at 6:15pm at The Pulse with Sparkle Paterson of Vitality With Sparkle to discuss Protein. the class is $5.00 call ahead or stop by and sign up. This is a class you won’t want to miss!!

May 20

Meridian Dairy Days Warrior 5K

MHS Dairy Days 5kCome out and celebrate 85 Years of Dairy Days in Meridian this summer!  The nearly week long celebration and events start June 17th…you can check them out on the Dairy Days website. Part of the finale starts Saturday morning June 21st with the Meridian Dairy Days Warrior Dash 5K & 1 mile FUN RUNS!  We have teamed up the Meridian High School this year to make this event bigger & better than ever!!  You can visit Active.com and get signed up.  We are still offering the same incentives as last year…so you can earn a little cash for your school.  Any school with 50 or more participants will recieve $50.00, the school with the MOST participants will recieve $150.00!!  So grab your friends and family and sign up for this fun run!

May 14

Upcoming Events

ytriHave you ever thought about doing a Tri but weren’t quite sure you had what it takes to put together all 3 disciplines?  Maybe you’re a great runner but a so-so swimmer or cycling is your strong suit… Whatever has held you back you have no excuses any more!  The Pulse is proudly coaches a beggining triathlon training group.  We will take you through , the basics of swim, bike, run AND transitions!!  This is a great group with no intimidation factor.  Everyone has to start somewhere so Y NOT start with the Y Not Tri Together training group put on by The Pulse!!  Our first informational meet & greet, Q & A session is Monday May 19th at 6:15pm.  Training schedules will be put together based on info. gathered at this meeting.


TPAlogoIt’s time for our next video gait analysis clinic with Brian Weiderman, PT, DPT, OCS from Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, at The Pulse Running and Fitness Shop on Tuesday, May 20th 6:15 – 7:30 PM.  Strategies and drills to help you improve your running experience will be covered. Individual sessions last 15 minutes. Spots are filling rapidly so please contact the store to check availability and to sign up 208-884-1141.  All shoes are 20% off during the clinic so you can take advantage of recommendations resulting from your session.

yogaYoga for Runners with Caitlin Lanier returns next week on Wednesday May 21st!  6:15pm be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel, hydration, and a clear mind to relax.  The cost of this clinic is $5.00, please call the shop to get signed up!!