Posts Tagged ‘Galen Rupp’

Nike Zoom Structure 18 Shoe Review

December 5th, 2014

At a Glance

  • 10.1 oz. (Men’s size 9.0) & 9.2 oz. (Women’s size 8.0).
  • 9 mm heel-to-toe drop: 27mm heel, 18mm forefoot.
  • The addition of a third density through a stock fit medial post provides increased pronation control for moderate overpronators.
  • Cushioning from a forefoot loaded zoom air unit creates a quick, springy toe off.
  • The debut of the Flymesh upper offers a snug fitting, breathable experience on top of the foot.


The Nike Zoom Structure 18 blends stability and cushioning together to create a versatile daily trainer for moderate overpronators. The Structure 18 utilizes a triple density material design in the heel and springy zoom air pockets in the forefoot to provide a supportive and responsive heel-to-toe transition. This model excels as a daily trainer but runners may find the springy underfoot feel suitable for tempo runs. The Structure 18 is a great option for runners looking for one of the most supportive midsoles in its class while offering a moderately firm underfoot feel throughout the gait cycle.

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Two Weeks in Running: June 1-13

June 13th, 2014

Running Warehouse may have skipped a week but the running world has certainly not slowed down with elite athletes taking to all corners of the globe.

Comrades Marathon

Zola Budd, Still Fast, Still Ruffling Feathers (Image: SA Times)

This blog begins about as far away from our San Luis Obispo office as possible with South Africa’s Comrades Marathon. The race, which links the 56 miles between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban is the oldest ultra marathon in the world. The course alternates directions each year and this years race was a “down run” meaning it finished in Durban, the lower altitude of the two cities resulting in a net downhill, but the competition was in no way down.

On the men’s side, South African Bongmusa Mthembu crossed the tape first in a time of 5:28:34 beating the defending “down” champion Ludwick Mamabolo by almost 5 minutes. The ladies’ competition was equally exciting with Brit Ellie Greenwood besting Russian twins Elena and Oleysa Nurglaieva, which is no small feet considering that the former of the twins is a defending 8 time champion. It was a slow year for the ladies as Ellie’s time of 6:18:15 was almost 24 minutes slower than Frith van der Merwe’s course record. I mention that mostly as an excuse to acknowledge the existence of someone named Frith van der Mewre.

Also competing was legend and barefoot-runner-before-it-was-cool Zola Budd (apparently the 56 miles is a bit long to go barefoot and she did cover her feet for this one). Of course, no Zola Budd race is complete without some controversy, and she was apparently stripped of her age group win for not wearing the right tags.

Galen Rupp Win and American Record at Pre Classic

Pre Classic

There was far too much track over the last two weeks to cover here, with major meets in the NetherlandsItaly, and Norway, and notable performances happening in countless smaller meets. Out of all the great meets, the one that garnered the most attention from Americans and from Running Warehouse was much closer to home in Eugene, Oregon.

The Prefontaine Classic featured mind-numbing races from 100m to 10,000m in this year’s rendition, undoubtedly living up to its reputation. Shannon Rowury and Galen Rupp set American records in the 2-mile (9:20.25) and in the 10,000m (26:44.36), respectively. To close out the meet, Ayanleh Souleiman ran the fastest mile ever run on American soil with his 3:47.32 to win the Bowerman, while former Buffaloes Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn continue to be fast with personal records in the 1500m and steeplechase, respectively.

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The 2010 Running Event

November 23rd, 2010

The RW Team just returned from a few days in Austin, Texas attending The Running Event, an annual trade show open to running specialty retailers from around the country. It features all of the top brands displaying many of their newest products and concepts.  Here’s an overview of some of the new products we found of particular interest.

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Payton Jordan Invitational

May 7th, 2010

For the past 10+ years, my wife and I have attended the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University the first weekend in May.  Over the years we have witnessed some outstanding performances.  Race such as Meb and Denna setting American Records in the 10k and Shalane Flanagan setting the AR in the women’s 5,000.  Additional highlights include Bob Kennedy’s 27:36 and Alan Webb’s 10k debut win, this on top of the great 1500’s, steeples and 5,000 that happen every year.  Even though this meet has some excellent distance events, the highlight of the evening are usually the 10,000’s.

Joe Rubio, Joe Vigil, Steve Boaz and Mando Siqueiros following the New Mens 10,000 AR at the 2010 Payton Jordan Invitational

Joe Rubio, Joe Vigil, Steve Boaz and Armando Siqueiros following the New American Record in the Men's 10,000 at the 2010 Payton Jordan Invitational

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