Category Archives: Marathons

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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2016 Mustache Dache 5K: A hairy race before an even hairier election

Last Sunday’s Mustache Dache 5K — “Seattle’s hairiest race” and part of a national road-race series to support men’s health — started the week off right. The Seahawks’ game against Buffalo on Monday Night Football followed and was agonizing, but it was a … Continue reading

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2016 Washington Beer Run 5K: Perfect excuse to drink beer on Father’s Day

My expectations were low for the inaugural Washington Beer Run 5K — especially after I was one of the first three runners to arrive for the race at Redmond’s Marymoor Park last Sunday (Father’s Day, June 19). I am never one … Continue reading

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2015 Seattle Half-Marathon: Boy, I needed that chicken soup

In all my years of running, I have always favored icy cold but dry weather over steady rain and drizzle, even if the latter meant the temperatures were a tad warmer. I am beginning to rethink that, however, after another … Continue reading

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2015 Issaquah Run with the Fishes 5K: Popular run that organizers would like to keep small

I almost didn’t do the Issaquah Run with the Fishes 5K this year because I thought the race might have been scrapped. I saw no advertising or promotion of it in local publications, and didn’t get an email suggesting I sign up … Continue reading

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2015 Labor Day Half 4-Mile Run: Running this trail for nearly 20 years

I’ve been running regularly for more than 18 years, and one of my earliest training venues was the Sammamish River Trail. I got the chance to do another race on this flat, popular former railroad bed on Labor Day 2015, … Continue reading

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2015 Seattle Marathon 10K: Politely rejected an offer of a knee brace

This was my first time doing the Seattle Marathon 10K — a race held three months ahead of the main Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon races in late November. Despite being tied to one of Seattle’s largest and most prestigious … Continue reading

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