The Emergence of SwimRun

In the past decade, something changed in the endurance recreation landscape. As long-distance triathlon finished its journey from the outskirts of sanity to the firm mainstream, those participants who longed for the hardest, longest, strangest challenges began to search outside the swim-bike-run barriers for whatever was next.

Walk/Run for the Animals 2020

On the first Saturday in May each year, Esther Short Park is filled with the sounds of happy people, families and dogs. It is the most amazing sight to see more than 800 dogs happy to be with their people as they head out for a 5k run or 3-mile walk.

Weight Training for Endurance Sports

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.

Run Astoria’s Historic Riverwalk

Run the Historic Astoria Riverwalk trail along the Columbia River in the 7th Annual Run on the River, on Sunday, May 17. This 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is a fundraiser hosted by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation, sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and supported by local businesses.

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. Now we’re planning, developing, mulling over, and plopping down big bucks on those race calendars.

Get Ready To Test Yourself In 2020

The beginning of a new year brings with it plenty of promise and possibility by hitting our internal reset button. While a plan to start anew simmers just beneath the surface, a little inspiration might be the jumpstart you need. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate bike race, ultra marathon or triathlon, we’ve compiled a list of races both old and new that promise to test your mettle for the year ahead.