Category Archives: Marathons

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 Mercer Island Half-Marathon: It’s my 40th half-marathon, and it felt like it

I achieved my goal last Sunday (March 24) of running at least 40 half-marathons. It was fitting that my 40th was the Mercer Island Half-Marathon, a demanding race I’ve done 14 times now, including before, between, and after my two … 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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2018 Seattle Half-Marathon: Cool new course for my half No. 39

For more than a decade, the Seattle Marathon or Half-Marathon has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for me. Last Sunday (Nov. 25), I resumed this tradition after a two-year break by running the Seattle Half-Marathon. It was my longest run of … Continue reading

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2018 Issaquah Run with the Fishes 5K: Gilman Boulevard becomes a favorite place to run

For the fourth time in the last five years, I helped Issaquahians celebrate their annual community festival by running in the Run with the Fishes 5K last Sunday (October 7). It used to be the Issaquah Salmon Days Run, which had … Continue reading

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2018 Rave Green Run 5.4K: Small run with a big dose of Sounders pride

In looking over September race possibilities, I chose running the Seattle Sounders’ Rave Green Run a second time, three years after doing it the first time. This year’s run, held last Saturday (September 15), was in a different community and seemed … Continue reading

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2018 Big Backyard 5K: Fundraiser for King County Parks is well worth the entry fee

The Seattle area has two major parks that can host “backyard” races and enable runners to avoid cars, large potholes and hills: Magnuson Park in Seattle and Marymoor Park just south of Redmond. Thank goodness for both of them. While Magnuson … Continue reading

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