COACH'S CORNER

Insights and wisdom from lifelong runners with a mission to educate and motivate individuals to make small changes each day to live healthier lives and to have fun while doing it.

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Do you want to race?

Whether you’re a newcomer to racing or a seasoned runner, late winter/early spring is an ideal time to kickstart or refresh your training regimen toward a race goal. Planning to…

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12 Powerful Tips for Running Up Hills

Not many folks LIKE running up hills. But if you are one of those people or you want to be more like that, here are a few good thoughts on…

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How to fly down hills…(or at least become more confident & capable with your downhill trail running skills)

Genevie: Personally, my favorite way of making it down a particularly steep and gnarly trail section is to get on my butt and either slide down or crab walk. All…

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How, at 63, I Finally Finished an Ultramarathon after a 13 Year Gap

 In June I ran a 53k trail race with 6500 feet of climbing and rugged terrain on the south coast of Iceland and it turned out to be a fantastic…

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Trail shoes for hiking

Common question – Is it okay to hike or backpack using a trail running shoe instead of boots? The answer is yes! With caveats of course. I am going to…

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Steve’s Top Ten Ways to Stay Motivated

I admit, I think my wife, Genevie, thinks I’m off my rocker now and then. “Could you NOT do pushups in my view while I’m trying to relax on the…

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Canceled, But Still Running

The Chuckanut 50k is a race that I have cherished since moving here in 1998. After running it in 1999, I had the desire to run it every year, but…

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Ski to Sea. Racing the Running Leg Well!

If you’ve ever been at the end of the Ski to Sea race and watched the team members hurry toward the finish line to meet their kayaker, you have a…

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Staying the course

My friend was feeling on top of the world.  She had just hiked up Pine and Cedar Lakes Trail and was running back down feeling exuberant, so exuberant in fact,…

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Fall/Winter Running Tips

Self-massage (try The Stick) on cold muscles before heading out Range of motion exercises (leg swinging, arm swinging, etc.) Longer warmup run or walk than usual Dress knowing you will…

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Midnight Run

Overnight running relays – they’re all the rage. You and some of your most adventurous (or craziest…kind of a fine line) friends pile into two vans and tag team, running…

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Tips for Racing

What are you racing for? Fun? Fast time? Beat people? Dig deep and see what’s inside? Test fitness? To beat the clock or other folks–train better, race smarter, pace evenly. Decide on your race goal…

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Renewal

So, what is it going to take? You know, to get fired up this year! What and where is the spark for your flame, your fire? Bill and Cami got…

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