Northwest News & Features

Fuel: Lessons From A Year Not Running. Part II: The Psyche

July 11, 2017

In my last article I chronicled what I learned about my body after a year off from running. This issue, I’m diving into the inner-workings of my psyche and how I managed my mind without running. The Grey The internal battle. The voices in my head. The rollercoaster of emotions. Even in my most stable of days I still experienced the grey. It’s not like I had all that much to be upset about. Sure …more »

Recharge Sport: Athletic Recovery and Performance Training for Life

July 5, 2017

Walk into Recharge Sport and you’ll probably find owners, Renee and Austin, either chatting with customers or taking care of routine maintenance around the gym.  As athletes, Renee and Austin have combined their experience, education and training to build a business model around their vision of an ideal recovery facility in Bend, Oregon. Most runners tend to focus on their training mileage, speed work and long runs. While paying attention to stretching, nutrition and sleep …more »

Eugene Marathon Announces Date for 2018 Race

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Marathon is pleased to announce that the 2018 race will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018. The 2018 Marathon will mark the twelfth consecutive running of the race and returns to the original 2007 race date—April 29. Runners will finish on the track at Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the twelfth Eugene Marathon …more »

RaceCenter Magazine – SUMMER 2017 Issue Now Available

June 27, 2017

The current (SUMMER 2017) 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 AN OLYMPIAN …more »

Help Obliterate Cancer at the Obliteride

June 26, 2017

On August 12 – 13, riders will converge in Seattle, WA for the Obliteride, a bike ride that’s meant to help build awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Over the past four years, the ride has raised over $9.2 million with every rider-raised dollar going toward lifesaving cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. So what are you waiting for? Distance options include: 25 miles 50miles 100 miles 2-day ride 82 miles …more »

Why They Run

June 21, 2017

In the last issue I wrote about why I run, and the solitude and clarity that movement through nature brings. Running for me has never been about community, or seeking a sense of belonging. I enjoy having a running partner, either two or four-legged, but they’re not my reason for migrating towards the trails. In this issue, I continue to explore the question of, “Why?” So, I asked a handful of  elite runners in the …more »

Inaugural Race brings Triathlon back to Lake Sammamish

June 15, 2017

Raise the Bar Events brings triathlon back to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA, on July 9 with the Elton Home Team Eastside Tri. Athletes will swim a single-loop clockwise course of .75 miles from Sunset Beach, exit the water on a railed ramp, through outdoor showers, and into transition. The 22.8 mile near-flat bike course travels clockwise around Lake Sammamish and includes a ride through popular Marymoor Park. The race concludes with a …more »

5 Stellar Trail Races in the Northwest under 25K

June 15, 2017

Trail running has many legitimate benefits over running on roads. And although it isn’t always possible to run on dirt, it’s worth staying off busy thoroughfares. A 2004 pollution study conducted by the University of Brisbane, Australia found that during exercise in crowded urban areas, low concentrations of pollutants caused lung damage similar to the high concentrations people experienced when not working out at all. So even if you can’t get to a trailhead, it’s …more »

Fuel: Lessons From a Year Not Running, The Physical

June 6, 2017

A year is a long time to be separated from something you love. However, time away can offer a perspective that’s not otherwise accessible. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. December, 2015 A nagging pain in my left Achilles prompted me to seek out surgery to once and for all rid myself of the pain that had plagued me for over a year. I was so tired of it. Tired of limping everywhere, …more »