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A Run in the Hoods Part 2: South Perry and Rockwood

It took almost a decade of living within a couple of miles to successfully navigate the eastern side of Spokane’s South Hill. Streets run in all directions and then suddenly dead-end. Little gravel connectors appear at random. Before you know ...

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Training for a 30 Minute Bloomsday

Photo of a para athlete as they climb Doomsday Hill.

A snowy day in January doesn’t deter Isaac Rigo, Spencer Kimbro and Michael Hoyt from a tough interval workout. The three are members of the team ParaSport Spokane and are training for Bloomsday. While the roads may be impassable for ...

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Liberty Lake Trail Run (April 29)

This is a fun little 8-mile run if you and your quads are locked in a death-feud. The starting line is at a pastoral grassy spot near the shore at Liberty Lake Regional Park. Apparently this location was chosen, I ...

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Out There Challenge

Team OTM at the end of the Spokane 2 Sandpoint Relay Run.

I sat more and moved less this winter than just about any other time in my life. A hefty work load, learning to be a parent, and an endless plague of family colds meant way less time outside. I joked ...

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Spokane River Run (April 23)

2017 marks my fifth year running the Spokane River Run. We are blessed with unpredictable winters here in the Inland Northwest, and I have been using this event as training motivation for the last five years. The Spokane River Run ...

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Centennial Beer Chase Switches Directions

Centennial Beer Chase Logo

Last year the Centennial Beer Chase launched as a one-day, six-person running relay of approximately 50 miles with a start in Coeur d’Alene and finish in Spokane. This year, the celebrated event that includes teams of runners completing 12 legs ...

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Fat Ass Runs: A Brief History

Photo of Trail Maniac runners.

In spring 2012, I had raced a couple of trail runs on the west side, and I wanted to bring that energy to the Inland Northwest. I was looking for ways to help build the local trail running community, so ...

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A Run in the ’Hoods: Browne’s Addition and Peaceful Valley

It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday morning as my wife Rachelle, 15-year-old son Evan, and I park near the roundabout at Pacific Avenue and Cannon Street in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition neighborhood. Although we live only a mile and a half away, ...

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For Best Results, Hire a Local Coach

If you really want to qualify for the Boston Marathon, complete an Ironman, win your age group, or set a new personal record, then you should hire a coach. Admittedly, there are dozens of great ways to improve your fitness ...

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Three Complaints Every Race Director Hates

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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