If you're like us, there were races you've read about or your friends ran and you're thinking, "I REALLY want to run that race next year!". For the past few weeks, the Running Lushes have been in planning mode for our 2019 race year, and we want to share our secrets for planning a good … Continue reading Race Planning for Runners 2019
The Running Lushes came and conquered Ragnar Tahoe Trail on July 20-21. Like so many things, it did not go exactly as planned. In some ways it exceeded our expectations, but it also included some tough spots for the team. Read on for our recap of the race weekend including highlights and low spots. Our … Continue reading Race recap: Ragnar Tahoe Trail
Looking for an incredibly fun late summer race? We are featuring one of our favorites and one of the our signature races, The Santa Rosa Marathon on August 25-26th! In the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning...Santa Rosa Marathon, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 1. Flat, fast and very scenic course through … Continue reading Race Spotlight – The Santa Rosa Marathon
The Represent Running East Bay 510k is a 5k or 10k race that takes place on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Berkley, CA. It is an awesome course with sweeping views of San Francisco! It is also the third race in the 2018 Run the Bay Challenge so you earn the challenge medal if you ran the … Continue reading East Bay 510k Race Spotlight
If you are like us, Mother's Day has totally snuck up on you this year and you are frantically trying to decide between the edible bouquet or just go with the homemade cards your kids made. Don't do it! Try one of these instead and be the #gifthero! 1. We may be moms, but we … Continue reading How to Thank your #motherrunner on Mother’s Day
The Running Lushes joined forces with Represent Running last year and really respected their mission of bringing the "local" back to Bay Area races. After running the 408k, we had high expectations for this past weekend's inaugural Silicon Valley Half Marathon and Food Truck 5k race festival. It did not disappoint! Buckle your seat belt … Continue reading Represent Running Inaugural Silicon Valley Half Marathon
Like many people do with the arrival of a new year, the Running Lushes have been self-reflecting and taking stock of running goals and motivation. One thing that we hear quite often from our followers, is that we look like we are always having fun. Not only is this true, but we realized "Running Fun" … Continue reading Is Your Running Fun?
When your team name is "Running Lushes", you should know a thing or two about the post-run food and drinks. We often plan the end of our runs to finish at bars that have Bloody Marys, sliders and tator tots. Here are the top picks! Underdogs - The Taco Shop, San Francisco, CA - this sports … Continue reading Best Post-Run Bloody Marys and Tator Tots
In 2017, The Running Lushes ran several trail races of various distances, including the the Rattlesnake Ramble 5k and 10k, Honey Badger 10k and Half Marathon, and Krampus Cross Country 10k (all Sasquatch Racing events) in the Bay Area. While we are accomplished half marathon road race finishers, trail racing is fairly new in the … Continue reading Trail Running – a different kind of animal
We don't know about you, but we've been REALLY good boys and girls this year! The Running Lushes launched a website, hit some PRs, were first time pacers and now Represent Running Ambassadors! We made a list and checked it twice and think these would be perfect for our stocking... or gifts for any runner. … Continue reading Running Lushes Christmas List aka what every runner wants!