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Tribute to the Trails Calendar Launch

November 21, 2014

In its tenth year, the “Tribute to the Trails” Calendar Project was established as a fundraiser for the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA is a non-profit organization which creates, preserves, enhances and advocates for the trails we love to play on. With your support, ALL proceeds will be donated to WTA. Our drawing of free race entries continues to grow with 35 entries this year! For each calendar you purchase, there is an entry form …more »

Getting the Most Out of Your Training: Creativity and Flexibility

November 6, 2014

We all have our excuses as to why we can’t get out the door — especially this time of year. It’s dark and cold. I’ve got to get the kids to soccer. I have too much work. Who’s going to get dinner ready if I go out for a run? Whether it’s family, work, or sometimes just a lack of motivation, there’s always going to be something tugging us back to the couch. So, what’s …more »

Sugar: Friend or Foe?

October 30, 2014

Added sugar is everywhere in the foods we consume. Just look at the back of any package of food and chances are you will find sugar as an added ingredient. Lately sugar, which is a form of carbohydrate, has got a bad rap. But is sugar really a bad thing? Well, the answer is: it depends. Sugar in its composition is a simple form of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are an important nutrient, especially for endurance athletes. …more »

Laying the Foundation for the Best Season Yet

October 22, 2014

Fall is here. With the exception of the cyclocross season, most cycling, running, and triathlon races are in the 2014 record books. For the majority of us, it is time to put our training schedule away and just swim, bike, and/or run to our hearts content. This is the time to take a month or so to just chill out and enjoy exercise. Your mind and body will get the time they need to regenerate …more »

Eugene Marathon Announces 2015 Date – Moves to May 8-10

October 13, 2014

From Press Release – The Eugene Marathon has scheduled its 9th annual race weekend for May 8-10, 2015. Race organizers announced today that a three-day celebration of running will be held Mother’s Day weekend at historic Hayward Field, highlighted by the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon. Those races will start at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 with runners, once again, finishing on the track at Hayward Field. Details and times will be announced soon …more »

Taking Time Off

October 7, 2014

Written by Shannon Simmons Across the country, autumn means that marathon season is at its peak, and notably, near 90 percent of all runners who are training for a marathon incur some type of sports-related injury. Women are most likely to have knee injuries related to improper movement patterns that are exacerbated by repetitive movements while men usually have pulled hamstrings from a lack of flexibility. Our bodies are in desperate need of rest. Without …more »

19th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival On Tap – June 26-28, 2015

October 2, 2014

From AA Sports Press Release – AA Sports is proud to announce dates for the 19th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival presented by Sunriver Vacations, which will take place June 26-28, 2015 in Sunriver, Oregon. Pacific Crest is rated among the most scenic events in the country and typically attracts many top athletes from around the nation, as well as international competitors. The weekend is filled with music, food, entertainment and a Sport and …more »