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Runner vs. Nature: Spider Webs

Posted on August 5, 2015 in Run Life


  While our Runner vs. Nature blog series is generally geared toward helping you navigate some of the more dangerous aspects of the great outdoors, we feel that some issues are just too important to discount, even if they don’t present any grave danger. One of those issues is spider webs. This situation may not […]

Runner vs. Nature: Lightning

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Run Life


It was the great summer thunderstorm of 2015. You see, we here in Central California don’t see many storms, let alone a day-long thunderstorm that produces over 35,000 lightning strikes and nearly an inch of rain. If you’re familiar with the drought we are going through here on the west coast, you’ll understand that we […]

Runner vs. Nature: Rain

Posted on February 11, 2015 in Run Life


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Living in San Luis Obispo, CA is rough. I know, I know…who am I to complain about a sunny, 75 degree, ocean-in-my-backyard paradise? Hear me out. How in the world is one supposed to write blogs about inclement weather while living in a place like this? Inspiration level = zero. No firsthand experience, no rain-soaked […]


Runner vs. Nature: Mountains

Posted on December 23, 2014 in Run Life


If you’re a regular on our blog, you are well aware that a runner vs. nature post means that we will be offering helpful tips about how runners can best interact with some form of wildlife or force of nature. Sometimes our interactions are precarious and other times they are awe-inspiring, but they are always […]


Runner vs. Nature: Ticks

Posted on November 16, 2014 in Run Life


As many of you hopefully know by now, our culture seems to be infatuated with obscenely large portions of food. Supersized meals, lattes the size of a human head, and the looming tryptophan coma that most Americans will experience later this month are all evidence of this pervasive lifestyle. Over-indulgence in food is a topic […]


Runner vs. Nature: Mountain Lions

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Run Life


You’re running (duh!). And that automatically puts you on a mountain lion’s hit list. Not because these big cats love human snacks, or that they are innately vicious creatures, but rather because they have a mad instinct to chase. Most road runners won’t come across this natural hazard (and I say most because sometimes wild […]


Runner vs. Nature: Sting Like a Bee

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Run Life


I’m not sure who struck first, but I have a contentious relationship with bees. Generally, we try to avoid each other, but sometimes things get ugly. I suppose we have some overlapping interests: sweet things, summer, and parks. I’m not sure where everything got out of hand, but I’m prepared to call a truce. Apparently […]


Runner vs Nature: Poison Oak and Ivy

Posted on August 1, 2014 in Run Life


Running Warehouse’s home is a truly beautiful place to be a runner. San Luis Obispo County is full of open space covered in countless miles of trails. Within the immediate area one can run on the beach or up to 3000 feet of elevation within a 15 minute of drive from this office. We are […]


Runner vs. Nature: Dealing With Bears While Running

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Run Life


Perhaps one of the more exciting forms of fauna a runner can come across while on the trails is the mighty bear. In our hometown of San Luis Obispo, California, we have our share of bear sightings, including one that recently terrorized the student population of our nearby university for several days. (Incidentally, this university […]


Runner vs. Nature: How To Deal With Snakes While Running

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Run Life

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Here on the Central Coast of California, the warmer days are upon us as the seasons turn towards summer. While this is a great thing for us runners who prefer a little heat, it also means that we will be sharing our trails with a few slithery friends.

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