Category Archives: 8K

2019 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: New course means parade-goers see a gaggle of runners twice

For the first time since I began running the Seafair Torchlight 8K Run in 2003, the course on Saturday night (July 27) did not include a stretch on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The aging viaduct is now being torn down, … Continue reading

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2019 Redmond Derby Dash 5K: Hot, humid race but fun time seeing former teammates

My fourth time running the Redmond Derby Dash 5K was a bit nostalgic. Like the other three years, I ran with one or more teammates from Allytics. This time, they were former teammates. I’ve missed them, and it was great … Continue reading

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2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5K and Woodinville Wine Ride: Museum running, wining on a bike, and more

I didn’t get to sleep in at all last weekend, but my near-triathlon spread over two days otherwise went pretty well. The back-to-back events, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5K on Saturday (June 8) and the 24-mile Woodinville Wine Ride … Continue reading

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2019 Hot Chocolate 5K: It’s official — I will run for chocolate

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K event in Seattle last Sunday (March 3) was, by all signs, another rousing success. More than 9,800 runners and walkers did either the 5K (3.1 miles) or 15K (9.3 miles). That’s a slight decline from the … Continue reading

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Hello, tunnel; goodbye, viaduct! Two days to obsess about both

Even after the big snow dumps this week, the run and bicycle ride through downtown Seattle’s new tunnel last weekend is still memorable. It won’t be easy to forget joining a thousand other runners from Corral 6 as we first … Continue reading

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2019 Resolution Run 5K: Brisk, cold, puddle-jumping run to launch the new year

My resolutions for 2019 are hardly radical or game-changing. I will try to lose at least five pounds, to make up for those I gained post-surgery in 2018. I will try to exercise every day. I will continue to cut back on … Continue reading

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2018 12Ks of Christmas: Elves, reindeer and Grinches among the 2,100 runners

After a year off for ankle surgery, I was back running the popular 12Ks of Christmas last Sunday (Dec. 16). I’ve done this event 14 times and usually run the 12K. But I ran the 5K race this time, largely because I … Continue reading

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