Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Mercer Island Half-Marathon: Modest improvement but still back of the pack

I’ve long subscribed to the theory that if you run an entire race end-to-end, you will never finish last. I’m talking about local races here, not the Boston Marathon. According to this theory, there will always be a handful of people … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Chocolate 5K: Marketing dollars (and chocolate) draw women runners

After skipping it during its first two years in Seattle, I finally ran the Hot Chocolate 5K last Sunday (March 6), and was surprised by the large turnout. I had underestimated the power of a well-funded national race promoter to market to … Continue reading

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2016 Chilly Hilly: This ride would be so much better in the summer

Even though I conquered nearly all of the tough hills, the 2016 Chilly Hilly last Sunday (Feb. 28) on Bainbridge Island will go down as one of my least favorite rides. The off-and-on heavy rains, the strong winds along the Puget … Continue reading

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