Current News & Features

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – April/May 2015 Issue Now Available

March 27, 2015

The current (April/May 2015) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our popular event calendar. 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 9 WAYS TO …more »

From Walking to Running

March 24, 2015

“Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.” – Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion Looking at Newton’s First Law of Motion, one can conclude that a couch potato will remain a couch potato unless he or she is motivated to change. Likewise, it is safe to assume that a person who only walks will never truly experience the …more »

Three Washington State Marathons Announce New Series, Offer Prize Purse

March 20, 2015

From Press Release – The Whidbey Island Marathon (“WIM”), North Olympic Discovery Marathon (“NODM”), and Bellingham Bay Marathon (“BBM”) have partnered to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series. Individuals who register for any of these three events are now automatically eligible for discounts on the other two, and there are two official series options for 2015: 1.    Ladder series: WIM’s 5K (April 19), NODM’s 10K (June 7), and BBM’s half marathon (September 27) 2.   …more »

Can Healthy Fats Improve Performance?

March 18, 2015

Endurance athletes are always looking for ways to maximize their energy. Traditionally, the emphasis for fueling exercise has been on carbohydrates, and for good reason. Who hasn’t been in a race and felt the beast of a bonk about to take over when, with shaking hands, you ripped open a package of energy gel, squeezed, and, oh my gosh, power surge. You’re off! Unlike carbohydrate, fat does not raise blood sugar, and for the most …more »

Weight Training for Endurance Sports

March 11, 2015

As an endurance athlete, it is likely strength training (ST) is not a part of your workout routine. Traditionally, ST has been left out of endurance training programs at both the elite and recreational level. Common wisdom suggests that if you want to be a great runner, you should run a lot; if you want to be a great cyclist, you should ride a lot. In recent years, however, adding ST to endurance training routines …more »

Keeping Nutrition Resolutions on Track

March 5, 2015

Diet has a tremendous impact on an athlete’s life. Fueling up on nutrient poor foods can short circuit hours of dedicated training. Not only can performance be lackluster, nutrient deficiencies can result in a host of problems that frequent exercise does not prevent, such as a depressed immune system, anemia, bone fractures, heart disease and cancer. If you were one of the many athletes who made a resolution to change your eating habits on January …more »

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 »