August 2016 News

Learning To Walk Again

August 24, 2016

  Learning to walk again, or, listening to your heart over your mind. It was a cold Saturday morning in January. Despite the air temperature being only 9 degrees, the sun was shining bright in the cloudless sky. I reluctantly put on my running tights, a base layer, wind breaker, and laced up my trail shoes all the while thinking the modern day warrior’s uniform leaves something to be desired. Climbing into my van I …more »




Trail Running for City Slickers

August 17, 2016

  There is nothing I despise more than city slicker runs. Pavement — my personal run of last resort. I relocated to Bend nearly two decades ago for a reason — the abundance of dirt. In my world, running trails is where it’s at. I love the mountains and all things dirt. Let’s face it though, sometimes business travel, family commitments, and careers don’t allow us to live in a locale that has tons of …more »




Post Race Blues

August 9, 2016

I’ve talked to a number of runners that have found running to be a good substitute for a previous drug addiction. Maybe this is just a coincidence but I have a hunch that endurance sports in general, running in particular, tend to attract those strong enough to break the bonds of drug addiction and need something to take it’s place.  They’ve told me that running has a way of filling the void of highs and …more »




Eric Lagerstrom from Portland and Taylor Knibb Claim First Career World Cup Medals in Montreal

August 9, 2016

MONTREAL, Quebec — One week after claiming a national title in the United States, junior triathlete Taylor Knibb finished on the podium with a bronze medal on Sunday in her ITU World Cup debut, while Eric Lagerstrom raced to bronze for his first World Cup podium finish. Knibb (Washington, D.C.) posted a time of 1:03:44 on the 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course. Knibb finished 44 seconds behind race winner Flora Duffy of Bermuda and …more »




Fuel: Listen to Your Body

August 1, 2016

  “Listen to your body.”  This is a phrase I’ve heard many times over the past few months as I recover from Achilles surgery. Heck, it’s even a phrase I’ve caught myself saying to clients. But what does that phrase even mean? Because if I’m honest, every time I hear “Listen to your body,” I’m kind of like, “yeah, right.” If I listened to my body, I would have never pushed myself or found my …more »