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The Boston Marathon, 50 Years Ago

April 21st, 2014

As you likely know, the 118th Boston Marathon took place today, resulting in the first American victory since 1985 (congrats, Meb!). You’ve probably seen your fair share of images from the race, or maybe even tuned into the livestream that captured the spectacle that causes the entire running world to stop and look every Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. The crowds, the production, and the glory of it all make the Boston Marathon a truly remarkable event.

It wasn’t always like this though. Rewind just 50 years to 1964, and the scenes of the Boston Marathon consisted of little more than an underground gathering of the sport’s hardcore. Sure, there were crowds to witness the top runners, but many were limited to running through traffic and finishing on a deserted street with only a line painted on the ground to greet them, all for their own sense of accomplishment.

If anything else it’s a cool video for you running nerds, well worth the 30 minutes. Footage from the race itself starts around 13:30.

[via Let’s Run]

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Salomon CityTrail: An Opportunity For Discovery

April 17th, 2014

(Turn on the subtitles. Unless you speak both English and French. And if so, très bien!)

One of the joys of running is exploration. It’s a great way to see new things, take new paths and to take in new sights and sounds. But exploration isn’t just about going somewhere new. It’s about seeing something in a new light, in a way that you wouldn’t notice just in everyday passing. Running provides us with the opportunity to gain a new perspective on our surroundings and ourselves, and to fulfill the human need for discovery.

With its new CityTrail collection, Salomon, a brand deeply embedded in the mountains, turns its eye towards an entirely different kind of trail: those laid out in the city around us. Taking to the streets of Paris, Salomon explores the urban environment, showing us that sometimes all it takes to get away from things is to embrace and to rediscover the things around you.

Be sure to check out our selection of Salomon shoes, apparel and accessories for Men and Women.

[video via Salomon]

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Employee Spotlight: Juli Gears Up For Boston

April 16th, 2014

Juli after finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon

As you’re undoubtedly aware, the 118th running of the Boston Marathon occurs this Monday. Juli, ultramarathon veteran and a key member of the customer service team here at the ‘House, will be making her way to Beantown again this year, running the race for the second time after making her Boston Marathon debut last year. We were lucky enough to pull Juli aside for a few minutes to capture some thoughts going into the race. Read more…

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Running Warehouse At The Mt. SAC Relays

April 15th, 2014

The Mt. SAC Relays are a lasting tradition in track & field. Dubbed as the meet “where the world’s best athletes compete”, the meet brings top high school, college, and elite talent to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA to what is one of the largest and most prestigious invitational track & field meets in the country. The 56th annual running of the event will occur this Thursday through Saturday (April 17-19), and Running Warehouse will be in attendance. Read more…

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For Your Enjoyment: Taking On The Brazil 135

April 10th, 2014

The Brazil 135 is one of four events within the Badwater World Cup. The 135-mile race covers the part of the Caminho da Fé (Walk of Faith) in São Paulo every January.

41-year-old Josh Spector took on the Brazil 135 this year, and he brought his GoPro along to document the journey.

In his narration, Spector explains the struggles of taking on a race of such distance, both physical – the blistering, the fatigue, the wear and tear on the body – and psychological – the loneliness and battling the will to just stop. Yet Spector endures on, and he does so for a simple reason – his love of running.

To this love, I think all of us runners can relate.

[via Buzzfeed]

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Bring Back The Mile is Revitalizing America’s Distance, One Mile At A Time

April 9th, 2014

Those of you who follow us at the ‘House closely will know our support of Bring Back The Mile (BBTM), a movement to promote and celebrate one of the most iconic, yet forgotten, events in track and field, the mile – 1609.34 meters of pure running glory (and no, not those Meters).

Though the mile is one of the most recognized races in American culture (c’mon, like EVERYBODY knows about Roger Bannister being the first to break 4 minutes in the mile), the event has been overshadowed by the more…convenient…1600m and the internationally competed 1500m. BBTM seeks to change this, putting what is perhaps the most relatable distance to the American public, back in the spotlight.

In an interview with the IAAF’s Spikes Magazine, BBTM founder Ryan Lamppa discusses the movement and the recent successes that his movement has experienced in its first two years of existence. Read more…

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What Does Your Running Route Say About You?

April 8th, 2014

Your go-to route may provide some deep insight into your psyche.

So apparently I’m a control freak.

At least that’s what my go-to running route says about me. I guess it kind of makes sense, as I do tend to like things the way I want and if I had a list of enemies, the unknown would be right near the top, maybe right behind those drivers who give you, like, absolutely no space while flying past you at 50+ miles per hour. Read more…

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Designboom interviews Tobie Hatfield, Designer of the Nike Free

March 26th, 2014

Perhaps one of the most iconic running footwear designs to come about in the past decade is Nike’s Free. The Free, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, helped catalyze a movement of footwear designed to help you run naturally, strengthen the muscles of your foot, and help reduce the occurrence of injury.

In an interview with Designboom, Free innovator Tobie Hatfield recalls a (now legendary) trip to Stanford University in which he witnessed coach Vin Lananna’s athletes training barefoot on grass. Seeing a challenge in recreating that barefoot experience in a running shoe, Hatfield drew inspiration from past projects such as the Nike Air Presto to create a new running shoe that would influence not only the running shoe world for the next decade, but footwear designs in all corners of sport.

Be sure to check out Hatfield’s interview on Designboom, and keep an eye out for new versions of the Nike Free, available soon at Running Warehouse.

[Banner via Designboom]

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It’s the Injinji St. Patty’s Day Toesock Giveaway!

March 6th, 2014


Hey, it’s March! The month of college basketball and the beginning of a slow progression out of the dark days of winter. Oh yeah, and St. Patrick’s Day! Break out that crock pot – it’s time to get some corned beef and cabbage going on in here!

In the spirit of this most joyful holiday, we’re giving away four pairs of Injinji’s special edition St. Patrick’s Day Toesocks! These socks are the perfect way to keep the blisters away during your St. Patty’s Day race, or for just keeping the pinchers at bay during your training run (or subsequent pub crawl). Yay! These will not be available on our website, so this will be your only chance to rock shamrocks on your socks. Read more…

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Brooks Beasts TC/Nick Symmonds Prediction Contest

February 5th, 2014

In case you haven’t heard of Nick Symmonds, he’s kind of a big deal. He’s the 2013 IAAF World Championships silver medalist, and the third-fastest American 800 meter runner, ever. He’s also a top notch beer miler.

In an attempt to add to his list of accomplishments, Symmonds will headline an attempt at the 4×800 meter relay World Record at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, this Saturday, February 8th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA.

Symmonds, who recently signed a sponsorship deal with Brooks, will lead a Brooks Beasts Track Club team also featuring Matt Scherer, Mark Wieczorek, and Cas Loxsom. Their time to beat: a swift 7:13.94, a record set at this very meet back in 2000 by a Global Athletcs & Marketing team of Joey Woody, Karl Paranya, Rich Kenah, and David Krummenacker.

So, Running Warehouse is teaming up with Brooks Running to host a prediction contest. Simply enter your predicted times for Nick Symmonds’ 800m split as well as the Brooks Beasts TC overall time for your chance to win!

Prizes are as follows:

  • 3 individuals with the closest guess to Symmond’s split time will win their choice of Brooks shoes featured at Running Warehouse.
  • 3 individuals with the closest guess to the overall team time will win their choice of Brooks shoes featured at Running Warehouse.
  • The individual who is closest to predicting both the total overall time as well as Symmonds’ split time will win a pair of Brooks shoes and a poster signed by Nick Symmonds.

Entries must be received by 5:00 PST on Friday, February 7, 2014.

View contest rules here.

This contest is now closed. Congrats to the following winners:

Adam from NY, Brandon from TX, and Adam from IL, who had the closest predictions to Symmonds’ 1:49.37
Ryan from IN, Leiba from NY, and Thomas from CA, who had the closest predictions to the Beasts’ 7:18.52
Matthew from WI, who was closest in predicting both Symmonds’ split and the Beasts’ overall time.

Thanks to all who entered! Be sure to keep an eye on this blog for future contests and giveaways.

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