Current News & Features

Performance Nutrition: Is Stress Ruining Your Diet?

February 18, 2015

From our archives I recently received an email from a colleague who happens to be the CEO of a wellness consulting firm, a certified strength and conditioning coach, and a competitive runner. He said, “Lately my eating seems like it is all over the place. I feel out of control.” He went on to ask if I could recommend a diet or a cookbook to help him. He also added that he had taken time …more »

Stanwood, WA Selected as Host City for POWERMAN North America Duathlon

February 13, 2015

From Press Release – With less than two months to go, athletes are registering to run and bike in Stanwood, WA for the West Coast’s only qualifying event for the Powerman USA duathlon. The run-bike-run event will be held on Saturday, April 11, in North Snohomish County. This is Powerman USA’s first West Coast qualifying event for the national championships in Florida. The qualifying event takes runners on a 10k run from downtown Stanwood near …more »

The Endurance Athlete Weight-Gain Paradox

February 12, 2015

“My scale must be broken!” my sister screamed at me over the phone. She was frantic. “The scale must be broken, right?” She had just finished her third month of training for her first sprint triathlon, and she was not losing weight. In fact, she was gaining weight. To calm her down, I explained my own experience with this phenomenon. In 2006 I was riding upwards of 400 miles a week on my bike — …more »

Black Diamond Triathlon Returns in 2015 for a 13th Year

February 10, 2015

The Black Diamond Triathlon will return in 2015 for a 13th year on Sunday, September 13th offering a Long Course Triathlon and Half Marathon. The Long Course Tri has been a popular end-of-season event for athletes in Washington and Oregon.  The swim is a 1.2 mile 2-loop course in Deep Lake at Nolte State Park in Enumclaw.  Athletes exit the water and ride along the base of the Cascade Foothills on gently rolling rural roads with generous …more »

Bend, Oregon picked to host 2016-17 USATF Cross Country Championships

February 4, 2015

BEND, OREGON — USA Track and Field announced this week that Bend, Oregon has been chosen as the host city for the 2016 and 2017 USATF Cross Country Championships. “Bend proved to be a wonderful host when the city staged the Club Cross Country Championships in 2013,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “Our athletes had a great experience and we’re happy to introduce Bend to another group of elite athletes who will be competing at …more »

Breaking Out and Forging Ahead: Stress and Adaptation

January 28, 2015

This year I want to challenge you to do something a little different. Break out of your comfort zone and embrace your New Year’s motivation. I’m talking to everyone out there. I bet you can find an area of your active life that tends to fall into a rut. Perform a little inner reflection. Dig deep, and the regularity is there. Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t always a bad thing to stick with a …more »

RaceCenter Event Expo Returns to Portland on Feb. 14, 2015

January 28, 2015

From Press Release – Get ready for the 2015 running/walking season at the 8th annual RaceCenter Event Expo! One fantastic event featuring the region’s TOP events & race directors offering exclusive discounts for one day only! Foot Traffic will have its first big sale for the NE Portland store with HUGE savings on TONS of running/walking gear! 8th Annual RaceCenter Event Expo When: February 14th, 2015 Time: 10AM – 4PM Where: Northeast Foot Traffic (4020 NE Fremont …more »