Juli: I didn’t start running until college when I stopped playing soccer competitively. I ran my first full marathon in 2008, then took a break for about a year. Now I’ve got marathons and ultra-runs under my belt and I’ve found that I thrive when I’m sky racing. I’ve embraced the fact that I’ve converted from the road to the trails and enjoying my thrilling weekend adventures to the mountains.
Average weekly milage: 70+ miles
Favorite shoe: Salomon S-Lab Wings 8
Position at RW: Creative Project Coordinator
Connor: Running has always been a big part of my life. I grew up running local 5ks and eventually began competing in cross country and track in high school and college. Now as a post collegiate, I run for the HOKA ONE ONE Aggies and travel across California racing in anything from 5k to half marathons. I enjoy learning about different training philosophies and finding ways to improve my overall fitness.
Average Weekly Mileage: 80-90 miles
Favorite Shoe: Nike Zoom Elite 9
Position at RW: Content Marketing Specialist
Sierra: A California Bay Area native, I have been running since junior high school. I stopped running competitively when I was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome and couldn’t increase mileage or intensity without becoming injured. I have since developed the perfect collection of shoes, exercises, and stretches to keep it under control. I run six days a week, and enjoy a mix of road and trail running. I love to run because it reminds me how beautiful the world is and how strong I was built.
Average Weekly Mileage: 40-50 miles
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Peregrine 6
Position at RW: Digital Marketing Coordinator
Will: I started running seriously in high school, and from there, for better or worse, running became an integral part of my life. I ran competitively, as well as for the sheer joy of it, through college and continue to do so with a post-collegiate club. It is an addiction that I am happy to enable. My top 3 reasons to run are: getting to spend more time outdoors on trails, getting to spend more time not-quite-but-pretty-close-to-naked, and eating. When I’m not running, working, or eating I’m probably somewhere outdoors and/or reading.
Average Weekly Mileage: 60-80
Favorite Shoe: The New Balance MRC 5000 Racing Flat
Position at RW: Content Marketing Coordinator
Jenny: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I never considered being active work because it’s always been my passion. I lift weights, swim, and teach spin classes which keep me in shape for my favorite form of activity; running! I didn’t really start running competitively until I had kids and found that one sure way to keep them happy was to put them in a jogging stroller and get outside. Since then, I’ve competed in multiple half marathons, full marathons, Spartans, and triathlons. When I’m not being active, I’m out watching my kids be active.
Average Weekly Mileage: 35-45
Favorite Shoe: Nike Structure
Position at RW: Web Content Communications Coordinator
Alan: I have been in the game for 11 years, running cross country from high school through my years at Chico State. Now as our Footwear Marketing Coordinator, I put my expertise into practice, specializing in knowledge of daily trainers and performance running shoes.
Average Weekly Mileage: 40 – 50
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Kinvara
Position at RW: Footwear Marketing Coordinator