Category Archives: Running

2017 Washington Beer Run 5K: The slackers’ alternative?

My boss asked me last week if I was doing any runs on the weekend. I said, yes, I am doing the Beer Run. “I mean where you actually run,” he responded with a laugh. He thought I meant I was … Continue reading

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2017 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Got through 100 miles with a little help from my friends

The heat of my bicycling season took place over the last six weeks, and it culminated last Saturday (June 10) with the Flying Wheels Summer Century. The century is bicycling’s version of the marathon (though not quite as hard on the body, … Continue reading

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2017 Memorial Day weekend: Back-to-back bike rides fun to do, but selfish to try

Unlike road runs, the Seattle area does not offer enough organized bicycle rides throughout the year for me to do. So when two rides I like to do each year were on the same weekend, such as the Memorial Day … Continue reading

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2017 Fiesta 5K Ole Run: Sidestepped all the potholes!

The city of Seattle was planning in late April or May to conduct what it calls a “Pothole Palooza” — a 10-day public works campaign to patch all the potholes and re-pave crumbled streets reported throughout the city. It appears that … Continue reading

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2017 Seahawks 12K Run: Seahawks’ involvement makes this event worth it

The Seattle Mariners don’t sponsor a road race in the area, and I wonder how popular it would be if they did. I’m a die-hard Mariners (dying hard these days), and I would sign up for it. But would thousands of … Continue reading

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2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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2017 Valentine’s Day Dash 10K: New 10K has limited appeal to Green Lake set

The Valentine’s Day Dash remains my favorite race for the month of February. After all, where can you find a woman at the starting line wrapped in a shower curtain with fake blood on it — and accompanied by a man … Continue reading

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