2015 News & Features

Seattle Hosting USA Triathlon Winter Seminar for Coaches & Athletes

December 21, 2015

The Pacific Northwest Region of USAT is sponsoring the 2016 Winter Seminar at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle on Saturday, January 9th. Keynote speakers will be Ironman North American Champion Matt Hanson and 4x Xterra World Champion Melanie McQuaid. Additional supporting speakers include Julie Vieselmeyer, Ben Bigglestone, and Erik Moen who’ll be discussing mental conditioning, open water swim technique, bike fit, injury prevention, and nutrition. Coaches earn 6 USAT CE credits for attendance. Beginning …more »

Trails and Tarmac: New Coaching Service for Road and Trail Runners

December 7, 2015

David Laney and Ryan Ghelfi have teamed up to create a new online coaching service for runners of all abilities with goals from 5k to 100 miles.  Coaches at Trails and Tarmac use science based training ideas combined with personal experience to help athletes run stronger, smoother and faster.  Ryan Ghelfi, who runs on the Nike Trail Team emphasizes, “We are focused on helping our athletes have the resources to get the best out of …more »

Revolution Running Launches Bellingham, WA Group

November 24, 2015

From Press Release Revolution Running, Colorado’s premier running training club is launching its first out-of state venture in Bellingham, Washington. Why Bellingham? Revolution Running founders, Ewen and Heather North spent some time in Bellingham ahead of a group trip to the Whidbey Island Marathon and Half in April 2015, and loved it! As chance would have it, they then connected with ultra running sensation Krissy Moehl, who is from the Bellingham area, and proposed the …more »

Cascade Relays announces the 3rd annual Bend Beer Chase

November 19, 2015

Bend, November 19th, 2015: Cascade Relays announces the 3rd annual Bend Beer Chase will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. The Bend Beer Chase is one-day, six person running relay that showcases the best of the Central Oregon craft brewery scene. The organizers expect more than 1500 runners in the third running of BBC, with 75% of the runners coming from outside of Central Oregon to enjoy a weekend of running and beer tasting. …more »

Beating the Holiday Rush – Athlete’s Guide to Good Eating

November 19, 2015

Christmas sugar cookies. Cranberry-pecan cheese balls. Bacon cheddar spread with crackers. Good eats and the holidays go hand-in-hand. Late November through December can be one of the most challenging times of the year to stay on track with diet and training goals. It’s dark. Cold. Rainy. And then there is the food. Maintaining a healthy diet throughout the holidays can pay back royally when January 1 rolls around and you did not lose six weeks …more »

Winter Running Tactics for a Successful Upcoming Season

November 12, 2015

Laying the groundwork for a successful running racing season next year will require strategy and planning this winter. It is important to honestly assess what you have done this past year and identify what your goals are for the upcoming year. Let’s look at how to create an attainable plan and how to build a training program to achieve your goals. Where are you now? It’s important to give yourself an honest assessment of where …more »

Nutrition for Female Athletes: Facts, Myths and Psychology

November 5, 2015

Each year since the passage of Title IX, greater numbers of women from all age groups have been competing in endurance sports. Like their male competitors, they share many of the same nutrition-based concerns: maintaining energy, optimizing body composition, and improving performance. Although their goals may be similar, there’s one important fact women must remember when it comes to nutrition: Women are not just small men. As a sports nutritionist, I often think female athletes …more »

Registration Open for the Second Annual Bend Marathon and Half Marathon

November 4, 2015

Picky Bars returns as Presenting Sponsor (Bend, Ore.) – Registration has opened for the 2016 Bend Marathon and Half, presented by Picky Bars. It will take place April 24, 2016. Bend, Oregon is nationally known as a premier destination for outdoor sports, breathtaking scenery, and 300 days of sunshine. Bend has been named Best Trail Running Town in the nation in the past, but until last year did not have an annual road marathon. In …more »

Tribute to the Trails Calendar Project

November 3, 2015

In its eleventh year, the “Tribute to the Trails” Calendar Project was established as a fundraiser for the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA is a non-profit organization which creates, preserves, enhances and advocates for the trails we love to play on. With your support, ALL proceeds will be donated to WTA. Our drawing of free race entries continues to grow with 45 entries this year! For each calendar you purchase, there is an entry form …more »

Eugene Marathon: 10 Years Running

November 1, 2015

One of the Northwest’s premier marathons returns on May 1, 2016 with the 10th running of the Eugene Marathon. Named a “perfect race” by Runner’s World magazine, you’ll enjoy a scenic, USATF-certified course known for its flat route as it passes through beautiful parks and tree-lined paths that crisscross the picturesque Willamette River. In a nod to the history and tradition of being held in “TrackTown USA”, the Eugene Marathon features a full weekend of …more »