Race Report: 2010 White Salmon Backyard Half

OK, right up front I’ll say this was a great race, much better organized than many I’ve run that weren’t free. Which this one was. Free, I mean. I don’t know how or why the Columbia Gorge Running Club and race director Allan Dushan do it, but I sure hope they do it again nextContinue reading “Race Report: 2010 White Salmon Backyard Half”

Free Half Marathon in the gorge: White Salmon Backyard Half

This year I’m going to make it to the White Salmon Backyard Half. The 3rd Annual White Salmon Backyard Half trail run is happening again Saturday, June 19th at 9 am. And once again, it is FREE to enter! White Salmon Columbia High School is putting together a cross country team this year! They are inContinue reading “Free Half Marathon in the gorge: White Salmon Backyard Half”

“Race” Report: 2010 Timberline Marathon

My alarm woke me at five in the morning and I threw on all my carefully laid out running clothes, had some cereal, and headed out. Timothy Lake is about a two hour drive from Portland. On the way there, I kept a sharp eye out for a place that would sell me a cupContinue reading ““Race” Report: 2010 Timberline Marathon”

Two days until Timberline Marathon

Two days from now I’ll be getting up at five in the morning to drive two hours to a lake south of Mount Hood, where I’ll spend the next four or five (probably more like five) hours slogging through the sure-to-be-muddy trails for 26.2 miles of training. Then I’ll drive those two hours back home again. WhenContinue reading “Two days until Timberline Marathon”