Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why Run SLO?

Running in San Luis Obispo, you experience the best of what good running has to offer. As a long distance runner and triathlete myself, I know first-hand how lucky I am to be able to train here year-round. First off, the weather is ideal, never too hot and never cold. Our Spring season temperatures range from a night-time low of 45 degrees and daytime high of 70 degrees. Really perfect for long-distance training and some hiking for cross-training. County-wide the variety of …


San Luis Obispo – How do you pronounce that again?

The name has been butchered several times over. It is hard to understand. Every time I tell someone where I live they get a weird look on their face and ask “where is that?” or “say that again.” Of course it was ceremoniously mis-pronounced by the former Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yeah, like his name is a piece of cake. It is pronounced San Louis (not Louie) O-bis-po. Here is the history, the town was named by Father Junipero Serra who established the …


Team In Training Helped Me Complete My First Marathon and Inspired So Much More

I always had on my list of “things to do” in my lifetime a marathon. So, at the ripe age of 45, I decided I would give it a go. But, I didn’t want to do it just for myself, for the accomplishment. I wanted it to be bigger than me. That’s why I decided to sign up for Team In Training. I had heard that their training would prepare me to finish the distance and I would be raising funds for …