The Arduous Task of Creating Your Race Calendar

I remember a time when I was a younger and doing a lot of road races, when you simply planned out your racing calendar on the fly as you went through the year. For better or worse, those days are over.

6 Month Marathon Training Plan, Part 2

Welcome to the second part of a 6-month marathon training plan. At this point you’ve put in a good amount of work on your legs and they’re primed and ready for the next step.

6 Month Marathon Training Plan, Part 1

If you want to do a marathon it’s helpful to find a good training plan that works for you and use it during your next training cycle.

Getting the Most Out of Your Training: Creativity and Flexibility

“Doing more with less” should be a motto of us hearty Northwest endurance athletes. I asked four of the busiest (and most dedicated) people I know how they balance family (kids), work (full time and then some), and high-level running.

Marathon Training: Balancing Trail and Road

In training for a marathon, much of your goal is just to get your mileage up so that the distance isn’t as daunting.

Learning With Age: How to Maintain Fitness Past Your Peak and Beyond

Several of the best masters runners from the mile to the 100K distance live in the Northwest. Lucky for us, they were willing to share some of their secrets.

Fastpacking the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon

I took up fastpacking a few years ago as a way to meld my running fitness with a desire to be in the wilderness for longer periods of time.

Efficient Workouts for the Time-Crunched

We’ve all been there, that race on the horizon that we signed up for 9 months ago looms and there’s just not enough time in the day to fit in all the training we want or feel like we need to do in order to be ready for it.

Transitioning from Trail to Road

I love the trail, and I’d much rather run a trail race than a road race just for aesthetic reasons. Over the past several years I’ve focused on trail racing because of the variety of courses and all the new challenges they present, which is why I train primarily on trails.

Traveling the World Without Feeling Guilty About It

Traveling around the world to race I’ve had time to contemplate a…