A Running Store Like No Other

We carry state-of-the-art shoes and gear, but old fashioned customer service is still what sets us apart. Come visit us for all of your running, walking and triathlon needs.

Coming Soon: Clifton 4

Are you as excited about the new Clifton 4 as we are?  We’ll have it in stock here at the Balanced athlete, so stay tuned!  Meanwhile, go ahead and daydream about running in the sweetest cushion.

Marissa’s 50k Adventure- Week 3

Week 3 Remember when we talked about training never going exactly how you want it to? This week was a prime example. I pushed myself too hard the past 2 weeks and I injured myself….SIGH. Nothing that can’t be fixed, but sucks none the less. I basically strained...
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Marissa’s 50k adventure- Week 2

Week 2 Week 2 was…shall we say, interesting. I’m going to be honest. This week was fairly brutal on my body. I ran the same mileage as last week, but I think my body is having a hard time adjusting to the mileage and time spent on my feet. I also am working full-time...
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Marissa’s 50k adventure – Week 1

Week 1 Training What a week it has been! I will be giving updates on Sundays about my weekly progress since my training cycle goes from Monday-Sunday. Let me start by saying that I am SORE. I ramped up my miles this week and I am feeling it! (Everywhere…) My...
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Precisely Measured

Part of providing superior customer service is making sure you leave with the right running shoes for you. The Balanced Athlete way of shoe fitting looks beyond mere shoe size to match you with the pair that lets you to get the most out of your run.  Check out this article by Runner’s World for more insight from our owner, Eric Sach.

Free Group Runs

Tired of running solo? Join us for our weekly group runs! Enjoy the camaraderie of other runners, release the stress of your busy week, and get tips on improving your form and speed. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm or Sunday at 8am.

Unique Brands

We feature innovative and up-and-coming brands that are dedicated to maximizing your running efficiency. Beyond this, the brands we carry have been personally tested by our staff who can attest to their quality and durability first-hand.

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This store is great, the best running store in the Renton area for sure. The selection is excellent, probably the biggest I’ve seen. The employees are really good and knowledgable and can get you what you need.
I HIGHLY recommend the Crazy Tuesday night runs. They’re Huuuge and come with runners and walkers of all varieties with a great course, especially in the summer, through the great park I previously didn’t know existed and along the water.

Nelson L.

The balanced athlete is more than a mere running store, its full of accomplished athletes in all aspects of the sport. They understand your needs as an athlete, and help get you where you want to go. If its footware, apparel, or training and run groups, you will find passion and love of the sport. Eric and his staff are here to fit you, and run along side you! the balanced athlete is part of my journey, make it yours too, and change your life as well!

Robert C.

This Week’s Tuesday Night Run