Tag Archives: Portland

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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2014 Harvest Century: A pleasant ride with my wine

My last organized bicycle ride of 2014 — the Harvest Century 45-mile route through Washington County’s wine country west of Portland on Sunday, Sept. 28 — was one of the year’s best. A year ago, this event was canceled due … Continue reading

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2013 Run with the Fishes: Football stress delays this post

This post couldn’t get written last week. It’s because I was too preoccupied with worrying about how my alma mater and favorite team, the Oregon Ducks, would do against its rival Washington Huskies in Seattle. Well, the game was Saturday … Continue reading

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9/11 Heroes 5K Run: a great cause to support

I only heard about the 9/11 Heroes Run on Mercer Island a couple of weeks before it took place on Sept. 14. But I decided right away to put it on my calendar, because of the cause it benefitted. This … Continue reading

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2013 Labor Day Half (4-Mile Run): My fastest pace yet

Every so often, runners need to have a completely flat course, just to see how fast they can go. I got that opportunity on Labor Day, at the 2013 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half. I did the 4-mile run … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks 2012: First century feels a lot like first marathon

I remember well my first marathon. It was October 2003 at the Portland Marathon, and I’d waited for this chance for several months of painstaking training. Only a heart attack or serious injury was going to keep me from crossing … Continue reading

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Chilly Hilly 2012: Hard climbs, fast descents, snow, sun and chili

The Puget Sound-area running community generally considers the Mercer Island Half-Marathon in late March the first big race of the year. For the bicycling community, it’s the Chilly Hilly, a 33-mile loop around Bainbridge Island. I’ve done the former eight … Continue reading

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