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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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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…
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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Nike sponsored decathlete Ashton Eaton has a fairly impressive resume. Gold medalist, world record holder, etc. It appears, though, that lately he’s been focusing on a title that will easily cast a shadow over his other accomplishments: World’s Fastest Shoe Lacer.
Ashton, seen with the soon-to-be-released Nike Flyknit Lunar2, has a lot of event shoes, and it makes sense that he wants to be able to switch these shoes quickly between events for efficiency’s sake. Therefore, his contention for the coveted shoe-lacing crown shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone.
What is surprising, though, is that being the world’s greatest athlete doesn’t mean you don’t have to tie your own shoes.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar2 will be available February 6th. For more about the shoe, check out this video featuring Nike’s Senior Design Director, Rob Dolan:
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Update 1/21: Those of you who follow this blog were undoubtedly caught up in a recent runner’s duel that took place between our enthusiastic New Balance sales rep, Jason, and Erik, our very own footwear buyer.
In an intense half marathon in Carlsbad on Sunday, Erik put up a swift-footed performance, finishing in an impressive 1 hour, 27 minutes. As quick as Erik’s time was, however, it was not enough to match the 1:20 clocked by our New Balance sales rep, Jason.
Congratulations to all who picked Jason, the New Balance rep to come out on top in this intensely contested footrace, and special congratulations to Tyson in TX, the winner of the New Balance Buyer Vs. Rep Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered! Read more…
Looking to come spend a weekend of running and funning on California’s beautiful Central Coast?
Our good friends at Fluid Sports Nutrition are giving you a chance to win a vacay weekend in our very own hometown of San Luis Obispo for the SLO Marathon and Half Marathon on April 26-27th.
Up for grabs is a prize package of 2 entries to the SLO Marathon or Half, hotel, dinner for 2, and wine tasting, all worth $1500.
Simply purchase either a 30-serving tub of Fluid Performance or a 16-serving tub of Fluid Recovery from Running Warehouse anytime between now and January 31st, and enter code FLUIDSM upon checkout. A winner will be drawn on February 14th.
Note that travel is not included within this promo.
For more info on the promotion and contest rules, please visit the SLO Marathon’s Promotions page.