Northwest News & Features

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 »




3,000 Runners/Walkers To Participate in the 9th Annual Cascade Lakes Relay

July 28, 2016

Bend, July 26th, 2016 – Cascade Relays will produce the 9th Annual Cascade Lakes Relay Friday, July 29th – Saturday, July 30th. Cascade Lakes Relay (CLR) is Central Oregon’s largest sporting event with over 3,000 participants and thousands of spectators traveling here from over 32 states and 3 countries.  280 teams of 6-12 runners/walkers are registered to participate in the 216 mile or 132 mile relay.  The scenic course begins at Diamond Lake or Silver Lake on …more »




RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – August/September 2016 Issue Now Available

July 28, 2016

The current (August/September 2016) issue of RaceCenter Northwest 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 Northwest Magazine is also available DIGITALLY — Click here to check out the current issue online. FEATURE ARTICLES MAINTAINING A …more »




Epic Adventurers

July 21, 2016

  “Success is not the absence of failure. Success is persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler On Christof Teuscher’s blog, you can find a list of his “Selected Epic Failures.”  Teuscher does not hide this list.  In fact, he highlights it at the top of his ultrarunning page, just above his long list of Fastest Known Times (FKT), which is above his extensive list of Only Known Times (OKT), which is above his massive list …more »




Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Why Haven’t You Tried It?

July 13, 2016

  Of course it was “The Duke.”  Really, could it have been anyone else? If you do a little internet research into the origins of the hottest new sport of the last decade – yes, that would be stand up paddle boarding – you’ll soon discover a video from 1939.  In that video you’ll see none other than Duke Kahanamoku, the man who basically brought surfing to the world and made it the coolest sport …more »