Monthly Archives: March 2012

My 30th half-marathon: I’ll train better for No. 31

I’ll keep this short and (hopefully, for you) sweet. I did the Mercer Island Half-Marathon Walk today, the ninth time I’ve done either this run or the walk around Mercer Island. I’m not sure why I keep doing this event … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Dash 2012: Fun, weird weather, and baby steps

The St. Patrick’s Day Dash is almost always done in wet, cold weather, and the 3.6-mile course was changed a few years ago to add an annoying uphill climb through the first half. There are certainly more runner-friendly races to do. … Continue reading

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Chilly Hilly 2012: Hard climbs, fast descents, snow, sun and chili

The Puget Sound-area running community generally considers the Mercer Island Half-Marathon in late March the first big race of the year. For the bicycling community, it’s the Chilly Hilly, a 33-mile loop around Bainbridge Island. I’ve done the former eight … Continue reading

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