Category Archives: Seattle Marathon

2016 Lake Union 10K: Fun run that includes a post-race breakfast

Last weekend could have been a great one for bicycling. Both the RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party!) and Obliteride rides took place, but I took a pass on both. RSVP would have been fantastic, but I couldn’t find … 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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2015 12Ks of Christmas 12K: Flatter course now, but hills still grueling

Merry Christmas, everyone! Adding the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the 12Ks of Christmas 12K course made it a flatter and better run last Sunday (Dec. 20). But it still took every ounce of energy I had to get to the finish … 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 Mustache Dache 5K: Skipped race benefitting men’s health to get healthy

The Mustache Dache 5K is a flat, fun race in November that I always like to run. Many of my former colleagues at Zones do it, so it’s a chance to see them and catch up. It’s also a course … Continue reading

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2015 Dawg Dash 10K: Big Ducks’ win leaves me little left for this run

Morning came early for me last Sunday, the day after my Oregon Ducks won for the 12th straight year over the Washington Huskies. Though I am a Duck, I do support Seattle races and causes. So I’d signed up earlier … 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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