In my 20 years of running in wild places, I’ve encountered countless gorgeous, wild rivers but none of those made me younger by dipping my water filter in the cold mountain waters. I have, however, found a few strategies that have helped me continue to excel in ultramarathons and remain competitive with folks half my age.
The mountainous Tillamook Rainforest in Northwestern Oregon is steeped in history, most notably, the legendary “Tillamook Burn” forest fires that consumed 355,000 acres of colossal old growth forest from 1933-1951.
The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation today announced that the 44th Annual SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle, scheduled to take place May 16, 2020, has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
I know, it feels like a chore, it feels silly, it feels awkward and kinda pointless. You’re not spiritual, you’re not flexible, you’re not a hippy. You don’t know what all those Sanskrit words mean. You’re already strong, you’re already disciplined.
The all-volunteer-run Capital City Marathon, now in its 39th year, is one of the most well-regarded, best-supported road race events in the Pacific Northwest and includes a marathon, half marathon, 5-mile run and 1.2-mile kids run.
If you haven't tried obstacle racing, maybe this is the year, or decade, to give it a whirl. Your options are plentiful as there are a handful of Spartan events in the Pacific Northwest this year. Events kickoff in early April as Seattle plays hosts to a Spartan Super and a Spartan Sprint event at the Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish, WA.
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