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5 Reasons to Start Running (and Continue Running)

January 1st, 2015

It almost goes without saying that it is socially expected for you to create a New Year’s resolution. Of course, there are always the cynics who pledge to eat more Cheetos and play more video games than the previous year. Some even take their apathy towards resolutions to a semi-sincere level by devoting the new year to avoiding road rage, accurately reporting their taxes and tipping better at their local coffee shops. But for every cynic, there is an avid proselytizer that can’t wait to let the whole world know about their resolution. However committed one is to this social phenomena of New Year’s resolutions, eventually the rubber meets the road and one must put their money where their mouth is. Enough idioms? It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Chew on that.

Many people turn their resolution efforts towards exercise because they know that inherently, exercise is good for you. Of the long list of exercise methods, running is among the most popular choice. It is a great way to become healthier, happier and help anyone who watched their last pair of pants slowly turn into skinny jeans, make their way back to their desired physique. So, if you find yourself in the camp of resolving to run more in 2015, here are 5 reasons why your new commitment is a great choice. If you are already a dedicated runner, we hope this provides you with some additional ammunition for your next soap box speech to your non-running friends.

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Mizuno Wave Rider 18 #PowerWithin Instagram Contest

October 15th, 2014

Hado is the life-force energy that exists in all living things which has the ability to create powerful transformations. This same energy was infused into the creation of the Wave Rider 18, inspiring runners to embrace their runs as opportunities to develop, grow, and improve. In support of these powerful transitions, we have an opportunity for you to transform your running shoe inventory by adding a free pair of Wave Rider 18’s! Running Warehouse is giving away 7 pairs of the new shoe. Yes, you read that correctly…7 pairs of the Rider 18! Here are the details:

  1. Follow us on Instagram (@runwiththehouse)
  2. Upload a picture of a time when you discovered that you had incredible power within. This could be setting a PR, a personal running victory or simply a revelatory moment on your daily run.
  3. In the caption, tell us where it happened, and tag it with #WaveRider 18 and #PowerWithin. Oh, and be sure to mention @MizunoRunning and @runwiththehouse in the caption.

Contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! -RW Staff

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If you haven’t seen the new Wave Rider 18, we encourage you to take an in-depth look at the evolution of the model here.

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Saucony Triumph ISO | First Look

October 2nd, 2014

Available November 2014 – MSRP $150.00

A new ISOFIT upper, new PWRGRID+ cushioning technology and 3 additional millimeters of midsole foam come together in the Triumph to deliver an improved, premium neutral running shoe.


  • ISOFIT upper combines a plush sock liner with a flexible internal cage to allow the foot freedom to move as it pleases.
  • PWRGRID+ is a one-piece platform that uses grid shaped cushioning materials to aid in shock absorption and durability while adding 20% more cushioning.

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Salomon Trail Run Giveaway – September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

The heart behind Salomon’s vision as a brand is a pure love and obsession for being outdoors. With the alps as your landscape, it’s difficult not to be inspired by beauty and majesty of nature. In an effort to inspire all athletes, Salomon is calling us to get outside and start an adventure. One way to start an adventure is to enter to win a free pair of Salomon shoes. Sounds awesome? It is!

First off, if you are located in the central coast of California, we would like to personally invite you to join Running Warehouse tonight, September 29, 2014 for a group trail run hosted by our friends at Salomon. The event will begin at 6:00 P.M. at Johnson Ranch trail head. Salomon will be providing demo shoes to take on the trail for a 3 mile run. Our generous friends will also be giving away two pairs of Salomon shoes after the run so please consider stopping by.

For those of you who are unable to make the run, have no fear, we did not forget you! During the hours 9 AM PST – 5 PM PST, you can enter to win a free pair of Salomon shoes by commenting on Facebook and sharing your most epic trail run experience with us.

Contest is now closed.

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Pozo 5K 2014 Race Results

July 9th, 2014

What a wonderful day at the Pozo Saloon! We had the most participants in the history of the race. While we did not have any records broken, there were some speedy times. I will let you look at the results to see who ran what (see results below). We would like to thank all of our friends, who woke up extremely early on a holiday and drove out to the middle of nowhere, to help make this event such a success. We honestly could not have done it without your help. So thank you very much!

Another big thank you to all of the participants! You helped us raise over $4000 for Jack’s Helping Hand. That is amazing! For more detailed information on Jack’s Helping Hand, check out our blog post here.

Thank you to the Pozo Saloon for their continued support of the 5K. We really appreciate you support.

Thanks to Josh at J. Carroll for the screaming deal on the awesome T-shirts! They were very popular.

Thanks to San Luis Ambulance for providing medical response and care on the course.

It seems that this little race is quite popular, as we continue to see many of the same names year after year. A few of the names are Ivan Huff and his group from Paso Robles High School, the Hungerford Family, the Mackinga Family, Kevin and Mary Cooper, the Wilson Family, Matt Ruane, and Carol Sinsheimer.

Thank you also to many of the employees of Running Warehouse and Tennis Warehouse. Your help and enthusiasm was wonderful!

Erik and Marissa Dube, father and daughter tandem

I hope that everyone involved had a good time, and I truly appreciate all of your help in raising money for a wonderful cause!

See you next year!

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QUICKSTART Shoe Donation Program: Need Schools and Organizations

June 24th, 2014

It should go without saying that we at Running Warehouse love running. Runners with the goal of providing as many people as possible the tools to get out and run founded the company. With that same ethos in mind, we have started the QUICKSTART shoe donation program to provide gently used shoes to schools and organizations that encourage youth running.

Where do the shoes come from?

When their first home doesn’t work out, Running Warehouse willfully accepts the returned shoes back in our warehouse and collects them for donation. Every shoe is inspected upon return and the shoes selected for donation show slight wear and tear. We believe every shoe selected is still deserving of many more miles in the future.

How can you be involved?

Running Warehouse needs more schools and organizations to be involved! We believe there is great need for programs like this and we are blessed to be able to give back to the running community. Whether the shoes are going to the next generation track stars or simply kids who wouldn’t otherwise exercise, we want these shoes on their feet. So tell your friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, strangers, teachers and coaches about our program. We truly understand the value of a pair of shoes and we want to share the love.

As of right now we are only looking for schools and youth programs to donate to and are not accepting additional donated shoes.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Recipients must be a state or nationally recognized educational institution or registered 501(c) non profit organization which:

  • Has an official program which encourages running in the Middle to High School age group
  • Is seeking between 5-25 pairs of shoes per year
  • Is based in the United States

Please visit our website to fill out an application if you are interested in joining the QUICKSTART program

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Week in Review: May 17-23

May 23rd, 2014

Final Standings. Photo Credit: Emma Coburn

Emma Coburn wins Steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League meet

Many are calling the victory surprising and unexpected as an American has never won the steeplechase event at a Diamond League event. Running Warehouse is calling it electric! Emma Coburn showcased her talent on the world stage by posting a scorching 9:19.80 in the steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League meet this week. Her performance places her second in the all-time American record book, behind her training partner and fellow New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson (9:12.50). She finished nearly 6 seconds ahead of the second place finisher, Sofia Assefo of Ethiopia. How did she do it? She got off the line quick to avoid getting stuck in the pack and then focused on the coaching plan set to hit the 200 and 400 split times discussed in practice. What’s next for Coburn? Hear what she has to say about her future in this interview with

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Week in Review: May 10-16

May 16th, 2014

Week in Review: May 10-16: Volcanoes, Records and Relays

Welcome to our second installment of Week in Review. It was a fast week for the running world, covering distances from 800m to 84km. Whatever distance you prefer, it is certainly getting exciting as racing season begins to blossom. Let’s jump right in.

Luis Alberto Hernando and Anna Frost take first at Transvulcania 2014

This legendary ultramarathon race covers 83km and over 4,000m of elevation up and over volcanoes on the beautiful Canary Islands. The race begins early in the morning before the sun rises and the participants begin their ascent in the dark, relying on their headlamps and creating a sea of swirling lights that illuminate the country-side.

A sea of headlamps lights up the country-side as the race begins early in the morning

Photo credit: Saul Santos (

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Week In Review: May 3-9

May 9th, 2014

Welcome to Running Warehouse’s first-ever week in review. We are excited to implement a new tradition here at the House and we hope it assists you in staying up on the latest running news. If you are unfamiliar with how this works, essentially, we provide an overview of notable happenings in the running world over the last week. We can’t promise the review will be comprehensive but content will be running specific and hopefully, informative. Don’t get me wrong, we love the latest LOLcats photos or trending hashtags, but this blog is dedicated to running and nothing else. So with no further delay, let’s begin.

The 60 year anniversary of Sir Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile barrier

In an interview with the Guardian, Mr. Bannister stated “more people have climbed Everest than have run a four-minute mile.” Although both achievements are incredibly impressive, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. However, even for the avid runner, breaking 4 minutes is noteworthy.  Since Mr. Bannister’s day, this standard still holds weight in measuring the prowess of runners. Sir Roger, we pay you homage for your victory and forever changing the sport of running.

Commemorative plaque at Iffley Road Track, Oxford, England

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