2009 Eugene Marathon Course Preview

A little course guide for those who are running the Eugene Marathon this year. Miles 1-10 The first 10 miles are all in neighborhoods around the University of Oregon and in south Eugene. They’re mostly on city streets, though mile eight is on bike paths through Amazon Park. All the hills on the course areContinue reading “2009 Eugene Marathon Course Preview”

Waiting for the taper to kick in

The first few days of a marathon taper are kind of silly. I normally run three or four times a week, with weekday runs of six miles or less and then a long run on the weekend. During the first four days of taper… I’m still on the same schedule. I ran five miles onContinue reading “Waiting for the taper to kick in”

Race Report: 2009 Reason to Run Spring 10K

This morning’s 10K race was on the paths and trails in and around Cook Park in Tigard. Actually, it’s a three-city race, going through Tualatin Community Park and Durham City Park as well. (And no, I wasn’t sure if Durham was really an incorporated city until I looked it up.) Since I work in Tualatin, I’ve runContinue reading “Race Report: 2009 Reason to Run Spring 10K”


I’ve been a bit sore since my half-marathon + six extra miles Sunday, but it’s a nice pleasant symmetric muscle soreness, not anything worrying. Coming up, I’m running in a 10K on Saturday then I’ll do my last long run before Eugene — 22 to 24 miles — the weekend after that. Checking the runningContinue reading “Update”

Race Report: 2009 Race for the Roses half marathon

The Race for the Roses starts way too early. I got up at 5:30, ate a little, drank some water, and headed downtown to the convention center, arriving around 6:15 to pick up my race packet and do the bag check thing. (The only contents of my checked bag was the stuff in my raceContinue reading “Race Report: 2009 Race for the Roses half marathon”