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Erik’s Rio Del Lago Recap

November 14th, 2013

As runners, we experience both highs and lows. Sometimes, in the midst of training and getting ready for a race, our health takes priority, and the race needs to take a back seat. Our footwear buyer, Erik, faced one of those times prior to his target race this past weekend. We took some time to check up with him and get his feedback on what happened and his future plans.

So we hear that race weekend did not go exactly as planned.  What happened?
A: Two weeks out from my target race (Rio del Lago 100) I started showing symptoms of a cold (stuffy nose, cough, etc.). I had already started my taper, so my training was already cut back. I focused on resting a little more, hydrating, and taking different supplements to fight off the illness. After a couple bad days I started feeling better and thought I was in the clear. The Monday before my race, after a relaxing weekend, I thought I was going to be fine, but by mid-day I was feeling a little worse than the previous day. By Tuesday I realized that a trip to the doctor was definitely in order. A quick trip revealed a case of bronchitis and a dose of antibiotics, along with a warning to not attempt my upcoming race.

At what point did you decide it was best to not run in the race?
A: I think deep down I knew that once I went to the doctor on Tuesday and got a prescription, that the race was not going to happen. I talked to a couple friends with running/medical backgrounds to get additional input, and by Thursday I made the final decision to not race.

It was a tough decision since it was my first DNS (Did Not Start) in 15 years of ultra racing. Also, knowing that I was fit and that it was going to be a great day at the race (which it was) didn’t help make the decision any easier.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering doing a race while sick?
A: I think it really comes down to two factors, how sick are you and what are your performance goals. A stuffy nose may not prevent you from starting and may have no real performance impact. But, on the other end of things, if you are really sick and looking to race, you may compromise your future health and have no realistic chance of finishing. In between those two extremes you have to decide what your level of sickness may be and what the potential results could be from racing. If you toe the line when sick you have to ask yourself if you are okay with a decreased performance and are you okay with the potential for a longer recovery period.

Do you have any futures races planned yet?
A: I’m taking a couple weeks off and then looking ahead to the Carlsbad half marathon in January. It will be nice to hit the roads for a couple months. After that I’ll be looking ahead to a full Spring/Summer racing season on the trails. That season will get fully planned after the Western States 100 lottery on December 7th (keeping my fingers crossed).

All of us here at RW are wishing Erik a speedy recovery and good luck in his future races!

Allie Uncategorized

Running Warehouse Cyber Monday & Black Friday 2013

November 13th, 2013

There's No Need to Camp Out for Our Cyber Monday Deals...

Attention all RW shoppers: Holiday savings are on the way! If you plan your holiday shopping schedule like you’re training for your next PR, you should be well on the way to mapping out all the goodies you’ll score for family and friends. (And of course, the deals you’ll snag for yourself!) With that in mind, we wanted to give you a heads up about a few sales coming up in just a few short weeks.

Shop Cyber Monday here:
Men’s Sale
Women’s Sale

2 Days to Save
As we’ve done for the past few years now, we’ll have sales on Black Friday (November 29) and Cyber Monday (December 2). If you only have one day to shop our site, Monday’s definitely the day. Our Black Friday sale will be fairly limited and focused on a select list of products. The big deals will hit by 3:00 am Eastern on Cyber Monday, with all sale items priced at least 30% off MSRP. There should be something for every runner on your list!

How to Find the Sales
Links to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will be posted on our homepage (www.runningwarehouse.com) as soon as the sales are live. We’ll also announce them on Facebook and our other social channels. If you have any questions about the sale or need any help, you can reach out to us at 800-606-9598 or info@runningwarehouse.com.

More Savings
If you still haven’t had your fill after these upcoming sales, keep an eye out for our annual 12 Days of Savings, starting this year on Friday, December 6 and running through December 18.

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Zensah ‘Dress to Compress’ Giveaway

July 16th, 2013

Zensah is a leading brand in compression and support running apparel. We’re giving you a chance to ‘dress to compress’ in some of the brand’s popular calf/leg sleeves – for free! Added bonus – check out all the great colors we stock:

How do you win? Just complete the entry form below and tell us what color you want. We’re giving away 6 pairs of sleeves on Friday.

This contest is now closed. Congrats to our Zensah Leg Sleeves winners!

  • Ken in Missouri
  • Matan in Illinois
  • Jeff in Pennsylvania
  • Amanda in Florida
  • Noah in Michigan
  • Kathy in Wisconsin

Thanks everyone for entering and look for our next contest soon!

Matt Uncategorized

Team Lifeline Promotion

July 2nd, 2010

image004Team Lifeline is a great organization that raises money for Chai Lifeline which is the international children’s health support organization that provides crucial emotional, social, and financial assistance to seriously ill children, their families, and communities.

Running Warehouse is partnering up with Team Lifeline by providing a free pair of running shoes for those that sign up and complete the program by raising the minimum fund needed to earn a free trip to the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon December 5, 2010 or the ING Miami Marathon January 30, 2011.  Online coaching is provided to help reach your goals.

Details of the organization and the program can be found here:  http://www.teamlifeline.org/

You need to enter RW10” in the coupon field to identify yourself as a Running Warehouse customer and thus eligible for the free pair of shoes.  Additionally, entering this code will grant you a $25 discount off the normal $75 registration fee. The offer is only available to new Team Lifeline Participants and expires July 31, 2010.

Additional questions about the program or this promotion can be directed to info@teamlifeline.org

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New Balance Blow Out Sale

February 5th, 2010

Just in, 3 of our most popular New Balance men’s and women’s trainers from last season at a very nice price.  Widths are available as is our free 2-Day Shipping and Free Returns on orders shipped to the 48 Contiguous States.  As an added bonus, if you buy 2 or more pair at the same time, we’ll knock $10 off each pair.  Hurry, supplies are limited.

The 769 is an excellent combination of support and cushioning, usually one of out best sellers regardless of brand.  The 769 normally lists for $100, we have available at $59.88.

New Balance Men’s 769 in Widths

New Balance Women’s 769 in Widths

The New Balance 1011 is a heavy duty motion control model that provides maximum support.  A high quality, full feature motion control shoe is extremely difficult to find under $100 and in fact, the New Balance 1011 lists for $120.  We have it available for $69.88 each.

New Balance Men’s 1011 in Widths

New Balance Women’s 1011 in Widths

The 1063 is New Balance’s neutral cushioning model that has the top bells and whistles in New Balance’s stable of technologies.  This maximum featured shoe normally lists for $120, we have it available for $69.88 each.

New Balance Men’s 1063 in Widths

New Balance Women’s 1063 in Widths

Joe Uncategorized

Doing Good with the Miles You Run

January 5th, 2010

We at Running Warehouse are always looking for ways to be motivated to keep running every day.

We recently joined up with the folks at Plus 3 Network who do an unusual thing – they turn every run, every day, all year long, into a charity run.  That’s right, every run you log on their site raises money for a Charitable Cause.  How do they do this, you might ask.  Well that’s where we come in.

Logging your runs can be as easy as filling out web form on the website, or uploading from Garmin Forerunner, or even using their Free iPhone app, Plus 3 Mobile, available for download from the Apple store (click here for download).

We believe in supporting the community, and while we often make donations to various non profits, we have never involved YOU, our customers, in the process.  Until now.  With Plus 3 we make the donation based on YOU.  For every mile YOU log a run, Running Warehouse will pay the City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department up to $0.21 a mile. You can learn more on the rates and the other sports (like walking, tennis, biking, skating) that we pay here on the Plus 3 site, but it’s

·      a pretty cool way for US to donate money,

·      a pretty cool way for YOU to move money for Good via your fitness, and

·      a pretty cool way for the San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation Department to get funds that they turn into more programs and facilities that let people be active.

It’s all free to you.  You may even find it fun, checking out the leader boards, seeing how your exercise raises money, and you can even get discounts and earn prizes on the Plus 3 site.

To check out our Plus 3 page and see how much we’ve raised, click here.

Sign Up now and start turning you miles in to Money for San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation! (http://www.plus3network.com/signup/slo-rw)

Joe Uncategorized

New Insider Video Loaded: Asics Tempo Run Collection

December 4th, 2009

Check out the newest “Insider” Video up on the site featuring Terry Schalow, the Product Line Manager for Asics Footwear.  Terry is a long time industry leader who discusses the new Tempo Run Collection of footwear.  This lineup features shoes targeted directly at the Go-Fast crowd who tend to gravitate towards lighter weight, more responsive footwear. Terry talks about updates to classics such as the Gel Speedstar, the return of the Gel DS Racer and insight into new introductions like the Gel Tarther.  Terry also discusses future plans for the Tempo Run Collection.  Check it out exclusively from Running Warehouse.

Insider Video:  Asics Tempo Run Collection

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New Brands at Running Warehouse

November 20th, 2009

With the Holidays fast approaching I’m working hard to expand our Accessory offerings so you can make us a one-stop-shop for all your gift needs. Our trip to Austin for the Running Event provided me with a glimpse of several new lines I am rushing to bring into the store. The biggest area of expansion is with our compression line.  When it comes to arm sleeves, calf sleeves, and socks we are looking to provide a wide range of offerings. Already in stock are new items from Zensah, CEP, RecoFIT and Vitalsox. Most of these will be up on the site in the next 3-4 days so check it out.

An additional arm sleeve brand we will be brining in over the next couple of weeks are Moeben arm sleeves. I’ve had mine since 2007 and wore them for the entire distance of the San Diego 100 mile race this past June. Nothing but comfort. And if your tired of black, white and grey wait till you see the Argyle, Flame or Tye Dye patterns.

Also showing up in the next week will be a full assortment of running headlamps from Black Diamond. With the short days of winter in full force, proper lighting is even more important. We will carry the full running line from the compact Wiz to the sturdy Sprinter.

And finally, our watch line now includes Soleus watches. A new brand in the sport, Soleus watches offer 3 lines to choose from, the 262, the 131, and the 10k (just the names show they are dedicated to the runner) along with 2 basic heart rate monitors, the Surge and Surge X.

And those are just some of the items I have on the truck heading our way. More to come, so check back soon.

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Great Deal on Best Selling Shoes from ’09

November 18th, 2009

We have a great deal running currently on some of our best selling shoes from this past ’09 selling season.  We have men’s and women’s collections that include the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9, Mizuno Wave Rider 12, Saucony Triumph 6, Nike Structure Triax 12 and 4 hot models from Zoot.  For a limited time, we’re offering any of the shoes featured in these collections for $69.88 each.  If you buy 2 or more, the price drops to $59.88 each.

If you want to mix and match styles, that works.   If you want to get a men’s pair for yourself and a pair from the women’s collection for your wife, that’s OK too.  The same great deal applies. Of course this offer includes our World Famous Free 2 day shipping and Free returns on orders shipped within the 48 Contiguous States.

Act fast, quantities are limited and given the rate at which people are picking them up this morning, this offer will soon be gone.

Men’s Mix and Match Shoe Specials Selection

Women’s Mix and Match Shoe Specials Selection

Joe Uncategorized

Tight and Outerwear Specials

October 27th, 2009

Running Warehouse is running a special this week on tights and outerwear, just the right items to keep you comfortable as the time changes and cooler temps become the norm.  If you select two or more items from the men or women Mix and Match Outerwear and Tight Collections, you will receive an additional 15% off the items selected.  This is on top of our already everyday low prices which makes this an awfully appealing offer.

Featured items include outerwear from Asics, New Balance Brooks, Saucony (including Nightlife and VIZI PRO products), and tights from adidas, Asics Nike, CW-X and Sugoi.  Act soon, this offer will be around through the weekend, then like a bowl of candy after Halloween, it will disappear into thin air.

Men’s Outerwear and Tight Special

Women’s Outerwear and Tight Specials

Joe Uncategorized