How to Pay for SBRR

1. Use the Paypal button on the right-hand column and pay $125 for your yearly membership.
2. Then select which type of coaching you want (general coaching $40/month or personal coaching $120/month).

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday 12/12/17

Hi Tuesday AM and PM are cancelled tomorrow due to very poor air conditions. See you next Tuesday. Our thoughts are with everyone who has had to evacuate. Stay safe.
See you soon,
Mike and Rusty

Friday, December 8, 2017

Saturday 12/9/17 and Holiday plans as well as make your plans to qualify for The Boston marathon 2019

Hi All, SBRR is making history tomorrow by cancelling practice. The air quality is too dangerous to run outside.  We are planning on practice Tuesday, but please check the blog for updates on Monday night in case the air quality hasn't improved. We recommend heading to the gym for a treadmill workout...for those doing 8-10miles, do a 3mile warmup, the 3 miles starting 40sec per mile slower than you most recent 5k race pace (or 20sec per mile slower than 10k race pace or your most recent half marathon race pace:) and increase pace .1mph every .25mi until you reach 3miles, then cool down 3-4miles. If you are doing 14-16 miles total or more then do 4-5miles like this but when you get to 3miles, slow the pace down every .25 by .1mph (ex: 8mph, 8.1mph, 8.2mph, 8.1mph, 8.0mph ....)

For the Holidays:

we have practice:
Tuesday 12/12
Tuesday 12/19

Our Holiday Break is from after practice on Dec 19th through the new year resuming practice Saturday January 6th.

**Lastly, We are planning on having a HUGE SBRR group qualifying for and running the 2019 Boston Marathon. We have chosen the Mountains to Beach Marathon in Ojai to use as a qualifier. We will be posting a discount code to enter the M2B Marathon for SBRR members in January. Mike and Rusty will be training for and racing Boston with you as well!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Saturday 12/2/17

Hi, We will be meeting at Mountain Drive/Gibraltar rd tomorrow at 6:30am. Reminder to see the prior post...Ralph Philbricks memorial is tomorrow at 2:30pm Botanic Gardens.
See you all tomorrow!
Rusty/Mike

Saturday, November 25, 2017

RALPH PHILBRICK MEMORIAL SATURDAY 12/2/17

​Hi, Ralph's memorial info is below from his daughter and she would love to have as many from  Ralph's running community be there:
 
 
Ralph Philbrick's memorial is coming up soon.
2:30 PM Saturday, December 2, 2017
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Pritzlaff Conservation Center above the main parking lot with lovely island views
Please RSVP to me here or Ed at ralphphilbrickmemorial@cox.net
Of course we will take you at last minute even if you didn't RSVP.

Use the main parking lot and enjoy the short walk up to the site. Let us know if you need golf cart ride.
Consider coming with a memory to share. The mike will be opened to all. Your stories will be priceless.
This will be a rain or shine mostly outdoor event, as Dad wished. There is indoor and cover to retreat to if need be, but come prepared....

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saturday 11/25

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 am at handlebar coffee downtown.  Hope to see you all there

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday 11/18/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 am  at foothill school, we'll see you all there

Friday, November 10, 2017

Saturday 11/11/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at the Fairview Montessori school at 6:30 a.m.  See you all there

Friday, November 3, 2017

Saturday 11/4/2017

hi everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 am at vieja valley school.  See you all there!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Saturday 10/28

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at DPHS at 6:30 a.m.  See you all there.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Saturday 10/21/17

Hi Everyone
Rusty and Mike will be out of town for Saturday practice, the workout will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Goleta Beach in the parking lot next to the Beachside.  the workout will be 40 minute warm-up towards UCSB, Lagoon followed by a 4 mile tempo run from the parking lot to the 4 mile mark on the bike path.  Cool-down will then be the 4 mile return trip to the start.  Those training for the upcoming CIM marathon will do 8 miles of marathon pace running finishing back at the start followed by their cool-down.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Saturday 10/14/17

Hi, We will be meeting at The Breakfast Culture Club tomorrow at 6:30am.....http://www.breakfastcultureclub.com/711chapala/

See you then!

Rusty and Mike

Friday, October 6, 2017

10/6/17

Hi everyone,


We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at Vieja Valley school, see you all there.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday 9/30/2017

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 am at Dos Pueblos High School.  See you all there!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday 6/23/17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at handlebar coffee.   Good luck to those racing the She is Beautiful race, and we'll see everyone else in the morning.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at Ledbetter Beach at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. We hope to see you all there, and once again don't forget about 6:00 pm Wednesday Sept 20 at Draughtsman aleworks, our SBRR celebration. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Saturday 9/9/17 and Wed Sept 20th at Draughtsman Aleworks

Hi, We will see you at the Vieja Valley School tomorrow at 6:30am.

Please see last weeks post below about SBRR Celebration and Honoring Ralph and Sandy. Please pass the word to anyone who has run with SBRR and or family and Friends of Ralph or Sandy as they are all welcome!

Friday, September 1, 2017

LIFE CELEBRATIONS OF SANDY AND RALPH...PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR

Hi All, Please put Wednesday Sept 20th from 6pm-9pm  at Draughtsman Aleworks, 53 Santa Felicia Dr, Goleta  on your calendars as we will be celebrating the lives of both Sandy Roberts and Ralph Philbrick as well as honoring the select few SBRR runners that have been running with us since the beginning in 2004-2005. Please spread the word to all friends and Family who would like to be a part of this celebration. We will have a food truck as well as music, incredible beer and lots of inspiration!
Rusty and Mike

Saturday Sept 2nd

Hi All, We will be meeting at Shoreline Cafe tomorrow at 6:30am! Gonna be warm so bring your fluids:)
Rusty and Mike

Friday, August 25, 2017

Saturday 8.26.17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at the Montessori school off of Fairview avenue at 6:30 a.m.  Hope to see you all there.  Good luck to those running in Santa Rosa this weekend as well as the Santa Barbara Triathlon!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Saturday August 19

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at Handlebar coffee Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m.  Hope to see you all there.
Rusty/Mike

Friday, August 11, 2017

Saturday August 12

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at Ledbetter beach parking lot at 6:30 a.m., hope to see you all there.

Rusty/Mike

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Saturday August 5th Practice

Hi, We are meeting at San Roque Park (see the map above) Saturday 8/5. There should be plenty of on street parking around the park. We will be warming up out and back through Stevens Park on the trails before our workout (which will not be on the trails).

Friday, July 28, 2017

Saturday 7/29/17

Hi all,
We are meeting On Mountain Drive tomorrow (intersection of Mountain Dr/Gibraltar rd) at 6:30am.
See you there!
Rusty/Mike

Friday, July 21, 2017

Saturday 7/22/17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m at foothill school.  See you all There!  Rusty/Mike

Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday 7/15/17

Hi everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at Handlebar coffee.  See you all there.  Rusty/Mike

Friday, July 7, 2017

Saturday 7/8/17

Hi All, We will be meeting at the Vieja Valley School tomorrow at 6:30am. See You there!
Rusty/Mike

Friday, June 30, 2017

Saturday 7/1/2017

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at Vieja Valley school at 6:30 a.m.  Hope to see you all there.  There will be no Tuesday track practices this week as it is July 4th, and we encourage everyone to either race or volunteer at the race in Elings Park.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday June24

We will be previewing the 4th of July course in Elings park.  We will meet in the park at the top of the main hill at the entrance, there is a small lot on the left

Friday, June 16, 2017

Saturday 4/17/17

Hi, We are meeting at Mountain and Gibraltar Roads tomorrow at 6:30am. We will have someone filming our practice and conducting short interviews as We produce a short promotional clip. If you have any SBRR clothing, please wear it.
See you in the AM!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Saturday 4/10/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at Westmont college at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow.  We are planning on everyone running in the Vicki's 3k races, so will begin with a warmup prior to the event.  The first heat begins at 7:30 and start times are posted on the SBAA website.  We will meet in the parking lot near the track, see you all there

Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday 6/3/17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. in front of Handlebar coffee.  Hope to see you all there.

One quick note, Tuesday evening practice will meet at Lake Los Larneros park, in the parking lot near the Stow house off los carneros at 5:45 and run to DPHS.  The run to DP from Deckers was too congested with traffic, so we will meet at Lake Los Carneros instead and be a the track around 6:10

Friday, May 26, 2017

Saturday 5/26/18

Hi everyone,
Good luck to all those running the mountains to beach marathon on Sunday. Practice will meet at Shoreline beach cafe/ Ledbetter.  Rusty and Mike are both out of town,  so the workout is as follows: warmup 40 minutes, 4 mile tempo run starting at the entrance to the harbor, 2 miles up to the intersection with Elise way and back to the start. For those doing state street mile, following the tempo run, jog up to shoreline park to the end of the first parking lot, and do 1 effort at mile effort downhill to the mite moves finish area which is about 600+ m.  See everyone next week.  A reminder that evening group will meet at 5:45 at the deckers parking lot and warmup to the track at DP.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Saturday 5/20

Hi everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 am at vieja valley school.  We will see you all there.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Saturday 5/13

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at the Zizzo's coffee on storke road across from girsh park at 6:30 a.m.  hope to see you all there

Friday, May 5, 2017

Saturday 5/6

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at the Montessori school on Fairview avenue.  Hope to see you all there.  For those that are interested there will be a group running in Santa Ynez on the wine country course.  That group should meet at 7:00 a.m. at the starting line of the wine country race in Santa ynez.  Warm up for 4 miles along the early miles of the course, run from miles 4-10 at half marathon pace, continue to the finish area for the cooldown as well as the remaining 1.5 miles back to santa ynez along hwy 246 for an approximately 15 mile day.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sat 4/29/17

Hi, We will meet at Goleta Beach tomorrow at 6:30am. For those that would like to use the Gaucho Gallop at 9am to honor Sandy Roberts' life, they may do that.   



See below for a Sandy Celebration:
Sunday, 4/30 (1:00 PM) – Celebration of Life organized by Sandy’s family, Cabrillo Arts Pavillion.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday 4/21/17

Hi All, We will be meeting at Shoreline cafe tomorrow at 6:30am! Congrats to all the Boston Marathoners who competed Monday...Super job in the heat!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saturday April 15, 2017

Hi Everyone
Great luck to all those running Boston, as well as the Chardonnay 10 miler this weekend.  Rusty and Mike are both out of town this weekend, the group will be meeting at Vieja valley school at 6:30 a.m.  After a 40 minute warmup, meet at the 4 mile mark along Nueces.  The bulk of the group will do a 4 mile tempo run to the parking lot of Goleta beach in front of the west bathrooms, then cooldown back to Vieja Valley.  Those training for Mountains to Beach marathon will do an 8 mile marathon pace run turning around at Goleta beach and returning to the 4 mile mark. 
See you all again on Tuesday

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saturday 4/8/17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at DP high school in the parking lot near the tennis courts.  See you all there!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Saturday 4/1/17

Hi All, We are meeting at Handlebar Coffee downtown Santa Barbara tomorrow at 6:30am.
See you all there!
Rusty/Mike

Friday, March 24, 2017

Saturday March 25

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting on mountain drive at our usual spot near the intersection with Gibralter road at 6:30 a.m.  we'll hope to see you all there.
A reminder for  those who ordered SBRR uniforms, they are available for pick up at the downtown SB running company store.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saturday 3/18/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at Ledbetter beach/shoreline beach café area.  Happy St. Patrick's day and see you all there.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Saturday March 11, 2017

Hi everyone,
We will be meeting at Vieja Valley School at 6:30 a.m.  See you all there.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at mountain drive/Gibraltar intersection at 6:30 am, We will see you all there.

Friday, February 24, 2017

saturday 2/25/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at Ledbetter beach, near the shoreline beach café.  See you all there



Friday, February 17, 2017

Saturday 2/18/17

Hi, we will be meeting at the Foothill Elementary School again tomorrow but will be running a different hilly loop designed for the folks training for Boston as well as everyone else except those racing in Tokyo next week. Bike path for Tokyo folks. See you tomorrow.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Saturday 2/11/17

Hi Everyone,

We will be meeting at 6:30 a.m. at foothill school.  Hope to see you all there!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Saturday 2/4/17

Hi, We are meeting at Vieja Valley Elementary School tomorrow at 6:30am.
See you all there!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Saturday 1/28/17

Hi Everyone,


We will be meeting at Mountain drive at 6:30 a.m., the usual location at the corner of Mountain and Gibralter.  See you all there.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Saturday 1/21/17 and CONGRATS!

Hi, We will be meeting at handlebar Coffee tomorrow at 6:30am! CONGRATULATIONS to Jill Deering for WINNING the Carlsbad Marathon in a PR 2:54 last Saturday! Reminder, if you have not yet paid the general coaching fee and yearly fee, please do so on th paypal link to the right. Thanks!
See you all tomorrow!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Saturday 1/14/17

Hi Everyone,
We will be meeting at Dos Pueblos HS at 6:30 in the morning.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Saturday January 7th, 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR!


 Hi All, We will be meeting at the Vieja Valley School tomorrow 6:30am.

And, since we've had a few questions about the new payment and rabbit kits, here is some info to clarify:


1. Everyone who pays their yearly SBRR dues gets a rabbit kit.  One rabbit kit is FREE with your annual membership. 


2. All you have to do is pay your annual fee (buttons to the right) and then select your uniform options on the rabbit website at

3. You must order your rabbit SBRR kit by JANUARY 13th.  They will arrive in late February. 


4.  The SBRR kit includes a race singlet and a pair of shorts - FREE with your annual dues.  You can also order hats or visors for $24.  Women can also order a pair of dark blue capris or bright green shorts to match the kit.  rabbit is offering women 40% off the retail price for the capris and bright green shorts if you order as part of your SBRR kit.  To get the 40% discount, use the code SBRR2017 at checkout.