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2654 Industrial BlvdAbileneTX 79605, United States   |  +1.3257887383  |  joe@abilenerunning.com

Established in 2014, Abilene Running Co. was created to fulfill the needs of Big Country Runners.   Why buy a pair of shoes off the shelf at a big box retailer or a website from someone you have never met?  If you want running to be enjoyable, having the proper gear makes all of the difference.  As a runner myself, I understand why this is important.  As a penny pincher, I understand the importance of value and want the best deal possible.  I am not a fan of spending my hard earned money on a product that doesn't work.  This is why Abilene Running Co. only carries products from companies that were created by runners, for runners, and that I would  use when I run.  

Who am I?

Joe Cook - I started running at the age of 25 after my aunt asked me to run a half marathon with her.  Having never run before, except those mandatory runs in gym class, and having asthma, I was intrigued, but extremely nervous.  I began running in my store bought shoes, but quickly discovered the agony of shin splints.  After visiting a running store, they informed me that I over pronated and my shoes weren't helping me.  They fitted me into a pair of Asics which helped stabilize my stride.  I trained for 4 months getting ready for my first half marathon.  Ran the OKC Half Marathon in 1:58:26.  I was hooked...and sore.  Hello IT Bands!  I just assumed this was part of it.  Ran 7 more half marathons over the next several years.  Same results, IT Band swelling = painful recovery.  I loved running, but this was getting old.  I wore enough KT Tape on my legs, I looked like a robot. Not to mention the chiropractor adjustments on my back and neck.  At a race expo, fate stepped in and I was introduced to Newton Running.  These guys changed my running life.  They looked at my stride and saw that I was heel striking on every stride.  They put me in a pair of Sir Issac's.  These shoes trained me to run more on the front part of my foot, landing more center, thus reducing impact on my body.  I noticed a difference almost immediately.  Next 2 Half Marathons were my best ever.  No IT Band issues, no back issues, no shin splints!  I  was convinced.  Proper gear makes all of the difference. Now I am training for full marathons and loving every mile of it. 

​by George Sheehan is "The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more 
and more life."