Congratulations to Meb and Bob

April 28th, 2014

Meb Keflezighi has undoubtedly been stuck in the middle of a whirlwind of cameras and microphones for the past seven days – a whirlwind that is likely to continue for weeks to come. This is one of the side effects of winning the Boston Marathon and while this storm may carry more fury than others that Meb has experienced, he will enjoy every minute of it. He is happy not only to grow his own brand but to give attention to the sport that has woven its way into every facet of his life. Read more…

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The Nike Zoom Streak 5: High Mileage Performance

April 24th, 2014

Look at the feet of any Nike-sponsored athlete at the starting line of a major marathon and you’ll likely see one of two shoes. The first is Nike’s Flyknit Racer, one of their innovative marvels of the past two years, a shoe that Nike has been sure to pump plenty of marketing dollars into. The other – a bit of a cult classic, a shoe that flies under the radar yet remains a contender for the podium. The Nike Zoom Streak has long been a favorite of competitive marathon runners, and for good reason. Read more…

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A Chat With Brendan Murray, Product Manager Of The New Balance 101 Re-Issue

April 23rd, 2014

New Balance 101 Trail Re-Issue

Brendan Murray is a product manager for New Balance, and is currently leading the charge on the re-issue of the now classic Trail 101, which is expected to become available in 2015. As some of you may remember, the NB 101 was one of the first lightweight trail shoes to hit the market. Originally released in 2010, the 101, along with its predecessor in the 100, helped pave the way for an entire movement of lightweight and low profile footwear, affecting how we envision trail-specific running shoes today.

We were lucky enough to get Brendan to answer a few questions about the upcoming re-issue of the Trail 101, the production process of the shoe, and about the design process of new footwear in general.

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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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Take A Closer Look At The Revamped Asics Natural33 Collection

April 14th, 2014

Asics recently rolled out their revamped 33 collection, now dubbed Natural33. If you haven’t tried out any of the shoes in the newest coming of the line, we highly recommend that you do. The shoes feel fantastic, giving you a sense of responsiveness and bounciness that really boosts your run.

In the past, the 33 collection has consisted of a scattered variety of footwear. Though the shoes were innovative, the collection lacked any real identity or any shared traits that defined the line. Now, the new Natural33 brings a coherent schema to the collection, defining it as a series of shoes designed to bring you a faster and more natural run. 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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