Posts Tagged ‘Half Marathon’

Finish Line Friday: Just Keep Running

January 2nd, 2015

Our goal is to help inspire you to keep going, train harder, dig a little deeper and cross the finish line. For this week’s FLF, Nicole will be sharing her personal sources of inspiration.


Nicole at her first RnR marathon

Current Position: Logistics Manager

Favorite Part of the Job: Finding ways to make our processes more efficient and problem solving – for the benefit of our customer service representatives! I love the people I work with. And on the other side, partaking in up-and-coming projects that benefit our customers. I guess I’m always looking for ways to improve things for everyone involved.

Running Background: I only ran as it was necessary for sports in high school. And I actually dreaded the running aspect. After college I needed something to fill my spare time so I signed up for the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon with Team in Training. Between their training regime and a whole lot of snowboarding I was in the best shape of my life and got hooked on running. That first marathon was a fantastic and rewarding experience. I have run several more half marathons since then, and now I really just enjoy anything off the road: beach, trail, running or hiking. I do some fun runs here and there, and would like to do a competitive trail run some day. But for now I just enjoy the outdoors and the company that joins me to stay moderately in shape.

Bishops Peak, Nicole and her husband

At the top of Bishop's Peak

What inspires you?
Most of the races or events I have run benefited something. I ran my first marathon with Team in Training in honor of a good friend (a now healthy cancer survivor!), the second for Team in Training to benefit ALS, and branched out from there. The people we run for are a huge inspiration, along with all the fantastic people running together for a cause. When I need simple thoughts for a long training run, I channel Dory – just keep (swimming) running, just keep runn-ing runn-ing runn-ing…  On an daily basis, my coworkers’ encouragement and the beautiful central coast of California inspire me to get out and run.

What do you refuel with post workout?
Ice cold milk and Chocolate Fluid. This is about the only time I ever drink chocolate milk. I’m a picky person, and its normally gross, but after a long run my body craves it!

Thanks, Nicole!

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Finish Line Friday: Competition

November 14th, 2014

Our goal is to help inspire you to keep going, train harder, dig a little deeper and cross the finish line. For this week’s FLF, Scott will be sharing his personal sources of inspiration.


Current Position: Marketing Manager

Favorite Part of the Job: Running with coworkers at lunch!

Running Background:
I started running competitively when I was 10 years old. After that, I ran for San Ramon Valley High School, Chico State, Mammoth Track Club, New York Athletic Club and now the ASICS Aggies. I’ve won a few races, recorded some fast times, and had a variety of really amazing experiences along the way.

Highlights: Three NCAA Division II titles, member of four World Championship Teams (two cross country, one half marathon, one track), personal bests of 3:59 mile, 13:28 5k, 27:48 10k, and 1:01:30 half marathon.

What inspires you?
I’m inspired anytime I think about my parents piling a bunch of smelly, annoying and skinny kids into a minivan to get to and from races throughout the state. My career kept going because I had the ability to race awesome people and travel the world. I don’t want to take for granted that I get to compete in a sport that I love, while also having a job that encourages me to keep getting better and improving in the sport.

What are you training for now, and what do you refuel with post workout?
I am currently training for a variety of races building up to a spring marathon next year. Long term, I would like to give my legs their best shot at getting me to the Rio Olympics in the Marathon. I’m not on anyone’s short list for the team at the moment but a lot can change in a year and a half!

Post workout refuel:
Ideally: Morning workout – Breakfast Burrito, Evening workout – Normal Burrito!

Thanks, Scott! We are rooting for you!

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Race of the Month: City to the Sea Half Marathon

October 2nd, 2012

Hoofin' it toward the coastline at last year's "City to the Sea"

We have some serious superfans who would love to come visit us here on the Central Coast. You know who you are! We’re really not sure what you’re waiting for, but we decided to give you one more reason to venture to Cali. We’re presenting the City to the Sea half marathon and 5k again this year. The race will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Here’s what to look for:

The Course

The half marathon course travels from the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo (or “SLO”) to the coastline of Pismo Beach, approximately 13.1 miles south. The course is USATF certified, and is open to runners and walkers. It’s a point-to-point race, but City to the Sea organizers will be providing free shuttle service back to San Luis Obispo for race entrants after the race.

The half marathon has five aid stations with water and sports drinks. Running Warehouse staffers will be cheering you on at the mile 10 aid station to help you push through the wall and keep running strong.

The Weather

Here in SLO-town, we lead a tough life. On race day, participants will likely face temps in the 50s to start, and it may even get into the 70s by the end of the race. We have to slog through those temps almost year-round (with 300+ sunny days to boot), but you’ll only have to deal for one day. Note that it is typically a little bit cooler on the coast, so you might want to bring a light layer, at least for the post-race festivities.


The promise of food always puts a little more bounce in our step (PR, anyone?), so we are definitely excited for the post-race breakfast in Pismo put on by Scotty’s Bar and Grill. Breakfast is complimentary for race entrants, and extra meals can be purchased for $10 each for your cheering department.

Summing up: a beautiful race course, amazing weather, delicious food and the chance to hang out with the RW crew… if we haven’t convinced you to visit yet, check out the City to the Sea website for more info. We’ll see you on the course!

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