Northwest News & Features

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – October-December 2016 Issue Now Available

September 27, 2016

The current (October-December 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 compliments of the EUGENE MARATHON — Click here to check out the current issue …more »

Maintaining a Lifetime of Runner’s Highs

September 26, 2016

  A runner’s worst nightmare is to be told by his or her doctor “no more running.” There is good news though, for those of us whose drug of choice results in a “runner’s high.” We can extend our running life and maybe even be pain free most of the time with a simple activity called cross training. As runners, we often think we need to simply run to stay in shape or get faster. …more »

Fuel: Eat Real Food

September 19, 2016

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. —Michael Pollan For simple, honest food rules to live by, Michael Pollan says it best. We used to eat real food. Many years ago, if our ancestors wanted food they would have to hunt, gather, or grow their foods. Food grew out of or walked on the ground, and wasn’t found in a factory before being wrapped up in a colorful package. It was found in its natural …more »

A Streak By Any Other Name

September 9, 2016

  It seems genuinely human to observe superstar athletes with a touch of reverence.  We enjoy gazing upward at those more talented, simultaneously in awe and envy.  It’s slightly different on the endurance sports side of the world, especially with runners.  We love to celebrate the more experienced – those that are more willing to endure pain – maybe not the toughest, but surely the most stubborn. As such, is there a higher pedestal than …more »

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 »