Tag Archives: Half-Marathons

2017 Washington Beer Run 5K: The slackers’ alternative?

My boss asked me last week if I was doing any runs on the weekend. I said, yes, I am doing the Beer Run. “I mean where you actually run,” he responded with a laugh. He thought I meant I was … Continue reading

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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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2017 Chilly Hilly: Equal parts great fun and sheer misery

My sixth Chilly Hilly ride last Sunday (Feb. 26) was probably my wettest one yet. I continued to hope (pray) into the late stages of the 33-mile ride around Bainbridge Island that it would … Just. Stop. Raining. It didn’t — until after I … 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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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 Seattle Rivalry Clash 10K: A colorful but timeless event for most

The Dawg Dash 5K/10K, where you run with purple-clad people around the University of Washington campus, typically takes place this past weekend in late October. But I’ve done that race seven times, and the Huskies annihilated my Ducks in Eugene a few weeks … Continue reading

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2016 Labor Day Half-Marathon: Leg cramps and all, I conquer race No. 200

The minute I finished this race, I realized I need to do the Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half-Marathon again next year. It’s a flat, familiar course, near where I work and where I log Fitbit steps every day. It’s also a … Continue reading

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