Category Archives: Valentine’s Day Dash

2014 Resolution Run 5K: New year starts with a post-surgery PR

Happy New Year, everyone! I enjoy starting off each new year with the Resolution Run 5K, a race I’ve done for eight of the last 10 years. Call me chicken though, because this event at Seattle’s Magnuson Park includes an optional … Continue reading

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Chilly Hilly 2013: Tough hills seem more manageable with my new Trek

I’ve only ridden my new Trek 1.1 bike four times now, but Sunday was a day where I felt I got to know it much better. There’s still lots to learn, but I had a good ride at the 33-mile … Continue reading

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2013 Valentine’s Day Dash: Got beat by a running Hershey’s chocolate

It’s true. As I was hustling in my limp/run-gingerly style through the last mile of Saturday’s Valentine’s Day Dash 5K at Green Lake Park in Seattle, I passed a runner dressed as a huge, silver wrapped Hershey’s chocolate going the … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Dash 2012: Fun, weird weather, and baby steps

The St. Patrick’s Day Dash is almost always done in wet, cold weather, and the 3.6-mile course was changed a few years ago to add an annoying uphill climb through the first half. There are certainly more runner-friendly races to do. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: My first post-surgery running is slow and careful

My post-surgery 5K time improved again yesterday when I did the Valentine’s Day Dash race in Seattle’s Green Lake area. But that wasn’t the biggest deal to me. Neither was the fact that it was my 140th race since 2001. … Continue reading

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Gee, I did a 5K walk in under an hour (progress!)

My, how times have changed. I used to stress out about being able to run 5K races in less than 26 minutes. Then, after a hamstring injury, I lowered my standards to trying to beat 30 minutes. Today, I’m happy … Continue reading

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Walking rocks — but not always in a good way

In the three-plus weeks since I did the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K and ran about two of the 3.1 miles before my ankle gave out, I’ve not run at all. But I have walked distances of four to seven miles … Continue reading

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