Tag Archives: Green Lake

2020 Chilly Hilly: A brotherly ride with a bit of sun

Hardcore bicycle riders, for some odd reason, seem attracted to rides featuring tough hills and rotten weather. That’s got to be the reason why rides such as the 7 Hills of Kirkland, the Stinky Spoke, and the Worst Day of … Continue reading

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2020 Resolution Run 5K: 2020s off to a Rosy start!

The best way for me to start off a new year — or even a new decade — is to get up and do the Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive at Seattle’s Magnuson Park on January 1. That’s … Continue reading

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2019 Green Lake Gobble 5K: Over the jet lag and into the holiday spirit

Two days after a cross-country flight back home, I joined 1,000-plus other runners and walkers for the Green Lake Gobble 5K/10K at Seattle’s Green Lake Park last Sunday (November 17). It was good to put thoughts of airports and airplanes … Continue reading

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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 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 Green Lake Gobble 5K: I’m thankful to still be able to run

It’s Thanksgiving Week. I’ve survived another birthday, another crazy, unreal year of Trump, and another excruciating, maddening, but ultimately winning Oregon Ducks football season. Like most people, I’m thankful at this time of year for a lot of things — for a … 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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2017 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Happy to run dry and watch others take the plunge

Call me whatever you want, but I consider a brisk 5K run in icy cold weather a good way to start a new year. So I’ve run the Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive 11 times now, including January … Continue reading

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2016 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Low turnout or ebb in the local running boom?

For another year, I was surrounded for a half-hour mostly by sweating, panting women. It was Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. And this was the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K, where women participants outnumber men by about 2-to-1. However, the more noticeable thing about … Continue reading

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2014 Bellevue 10K Run: A chance to get reacquainted with the 10K

I rarely get talked into doing road runs, but the Bellevue 10K in my hometown last Sunday was a first. I was not planning to do it this year. A fellow Oregon Duck, John Uppendahl, urged me to run it … Continue reading

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