Tag Archives: Half-Marathons

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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7 Hills of Kirkland 2018: Ranking these hills by level of agony

Another year, another challenging Memorial Day ride. I joined about 950 other riders in the 7 Hills of Kirkland bicycle ride last Monday (May 28), an event sponsored by EvergreenHealth to raise money to fight homelessness. I’ve done this ultra-hilly ride six … Continue reading

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2018 All in for Autism 5K: Great to return to the back of the pack

I’m back doing races again, and the situation when I’m running is all too familiar. I find myself at mid-race in the back of the pack alongside the people who both run and walk the race. They zip past me at a … Continue reading

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Back running again — doctor says, ‘You’re good to go’

It was a bit of a surprise. In my latest visit to my ankle surgeon on March 14, he pronounced my recovery virtually complete. He said he didn’t need to see me again until a three-month follow-up in June, but … Continue reading

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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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