Northwest News & Features

Traveling for Trails

June 14, 2018

I’m currently sitting in a dark, though not seedy, bar on Broadway in Tucson, AZ. In front of me on the heavy, wood slab table is my notebook, pen and pint of a tapped and locally brewed Mexican amber beer. Reggae is playing on the overhead speakers and ESPN is silently illuminating the screens above the bar. There are less than a handful of people in the joint, but it is early. The streets are …more »

The 2018 Edition of Onionman

June 11, 2018

Sunday June 3rd in Walla Walla, Washington saw the 25th edition of one of the classic grassroots Olympic distance races of the northwest. This year’s edition was particularly special for many people who’ve kept this race on their calendar for many seasons because it is scheduled to be the last running of the race under the direction of race founders Dan and Paula Elsom. The Elsom’s have poured their hearts into this event over the …more »

Pick Your Perfect Running Mate

June 5, 2018

If you’ve ever done a stage race with a partner, adventure race or relay, you’ve undoubtedly seen a couple screaming at each other over something gone wrong. So, this begs the question, what makes a good partnership between runners and how do you avoid getting into an argument with your training/racing companion?  To answer this question (with no definitive conclusion, mind you) I relied on a lot of experience and asked the interwebs (because that …more »

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 »