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Three Complaints Every Race Director Hates

Photo courtesy of the Kaniksu 50 and Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race.

Complaining about the weather is absurd. Not only does the race director have zero control over the weather, it also suggests that you failed to prepare for it. This doesn’t mean the weather wasn’t awful or the weather didn’t contribute ...

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Sweet Deals on Wheels

Your new bike is waiting for you at the Spokane Bike Swap! // Photo courtesy of The Spokane Bike Swap.

The Spokane Bike Swap on April 8 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center will bring together everything riders need to prepare for a year of biking. More than a thousand new and used bikes for sale priced anywhere ...

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How to Train for Your Race When You Can’t Train for Your Race

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Injuries happen. Overtime at work derails your training schedule. Maybe you have to curtail your workouts to care for a family member. There are dozens of reasons that might interfere with training for your upcoming race. But you can continue ...

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Confessions of a Reformed Race Bandit

Don't be a race bandit. // Photo courtesy of Hayden Lake Marathon.

I came to running as an adult, and it happened all at once after a lifetime of loathing the activity. That spring and summer, I discovered that there are dozens of footraces and fun runs in our area, and I ...

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Little Rippers: Inspiration from the Next Generation

Learning life's lessons on the ski slopes. // Photo: Natalya Torvik

We’ve all seen them. Super kid skiers swishing down runs, carving turns like it’s nobody’s business, out-skiing timid adults snowplowing down the mountain. Little rippers share a common backstory: They started alpine skiing with their parents at a young age ...

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Ski Bum Advice: Three People You Should Never Ski With

Photo: Shallan Knowles

As I close out my fortieth year on snow, I have come to some serious conclusions about this crazy sport we call skiing. First, my boots will never be comfortable. Like, ever. Second, I was wrong when I said I ...

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Mission Ridge: The Sun Valley of Washington

A signature sunny day at Mission Ridge. // Photo: Brad Northrup

The question came up while I was attending a party with my saner, better half not too long ago. The conversation revolved around skiing, and someone asked where I spent my formative years on skis. “Mission Ridge,” I said. Their ...

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Inland NW Race, Ride & Event Guide

Riding along Lake Pend Oreille in the Chafe 150.

The Inland Northwest has no shortage of amazing races, rides and outdoor events for runners, walkers, road and mountain bikers, and triathletes. Many support deserving causes and all offer fun, unique experiences that motivate us to be more active and ...

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