May 2018 News

Embracing the Fat: The Road to Fat Adaptation

May 29, 2018

Fat. That tiny word has caused quite a stir as of late in the world of endurance sports. And with good reason. An increasing number of athletes are turning toward the previously shunned food group and experiencing big results. After multiple flare-ups of candida in 2015, I started to dig into the idea of cutting out sugar and grains in my everyday diet. Yeast feeds on sugar, so it made sense to quit feeding the …more »

Grab Your Spot in the Northwest’s Premier Fundraising Ride

May 22, 2018

Cyclists call the Fred Hutch Obliteride an awesome first-class event for good reason. There are three beautiful, well-supported routes to choose from and riders are treated to fantastic food and entertainment. This year, Obliteride has added a new 5k walk, so even your non-cyclist friends can participate. You won’t want to miss this summer’s event on August 11, 2018. Obliteride is a high-energy weekend that truly brings the community together. Curing cancer is the goal, …more »

9th Annual Big Backyard 5K

May 17, 2018

Join friends, family and fellow outdoors enthusiasts in a fun 5K run/walk to support King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, June 3 at Marymoor Park. The ninth-annual event starts at 9:00am. The flat and fast course follows the Marymoor Connector Trail and a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. This family-friendly event is chip timed and welcomes strollers and leashed dogs. After you tour the park, enjoy post …more »

Aluminum Man Triathlon/Duathlon Reaches 30-Year Mark

May 10, 2018

Every fall, the Aluminum Man tri/duathlon takes place in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.  This year marks the 30th year for the Aluminum Man, and organizers hope for their most exciting race thus far.  The race offers competitors options of competing in the Olympic Duathlon or Triathlon.  There is also a sprint triathlon course.  Triathletes also have the option to compete as individuals or in teams. The Aluminum Man begins at River Front Park in …more »

19-Time National Championship Coach Pete Magill Trains Leg Speed for Athletes in All Sports

May 8, 2018

SpeedRunner Offers Quicker Acceleration, Agility, and Higher Max Velocity in 4 Weeks Boulder, CO, USA — May 8, 2018 — In the all-new SpeedRunner, celebrated running coach Pete Magill creates a 4-week training program to develop speed for athletes in any sport that involves running. By adding the carefully designedSpeedRunner program to any sports training program, athletes will notice improved speed in a matter of weeks. SpeedRunner: 4 Weeks to Your Fastest Leg Speed in …more »

Get Ready To Test Yourself In 2018

May 2, 2018

The beginning of a new year brings with it plenty of promise and possibility by hitting our internal reset button. While a plan to start anew simmers just beneath the surface, a little inspiration might be the jumpstart you need. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate bike race, ultra marathon or triathlon, we’ve compiled a list of races both old and new that promise to test your mettle for the year ahead. Oregon Gravel Grinder …more »

RaceCenter Magazine – Spring/Summer 2018 Issue Now Available

May 2, 2018

The current (SPRING/SUMMER 2018) issue of RaceCenter Magazine is now available. This issue following features and departments along with hundreds of Northwest events listed inside. Visit your local specialty running store, triathlon shop or bike shop to pick up a copy, or find RaceCenter at select Jamba Juice locations throughout Oregon and Washington. RaceCenter Magazine is also available DIGITALLY — Click here to check out the current issue online. FEATURE ARTICLES A POWER METER FOR …more »