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.
Reflect on the offseason

Using the Off-Season as a Time to Rest, Reflect and Refocus

Endurance athletes are stubborn. And if you told them so, they’d most likely take it as a compliment. If you asked them to take a little break from training, they’d take it as an insult.

Weekend Getaway: Moses Lake, Washington

Smack in the middle of the state of Washington is a little oasis known as Moses Lake. Located between Seattle (175 miles) and Spokane (105 miles) on I-90, the almost 19-square mile city of Moses Lake is a great weekend getaway because of the lake, dry weather and flat terrain.

5 Half Marathons Worth A Road Trip

With summer in full swing, race schedules are being locked into place.…

Balancing Act: Managing Family Life and Training

My oldest son was born just three weeks after the 2002 Western…

The Best PNW Marathons for Newbies

It’s a new year and many of us have our eyes on…

Race for the Winter Sun

When the temperatures start to drop, the rain starts to fall and snow begins to dust the mountains and trails in the Pacific Northwest.

Weekend Getaway: A Taste of Bavaria… Washington Style

How does a weekend trip to Bavaria, the Free State south of Germany, sound? Well, realistically, it might be easier to settle for a weekend car ride to Leavenworth.

Why They Run

I asked a handful of elite runners in the Pacific Northwest why they run. In doing so, I discovered that while I may not intentionally seek out a connection with others through running, the sport may have its own agenda.

On the Origins of Steve Prefontaine: New Pre’s People Documentary

Forty-five years after his untimely death, Steve Prefontaine’s hold on the running world’s imagination is still unrivaled.