Owen Bard earns ticket to Junior Nationals

Written on Dec 7th, 2017 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, News

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com A lot of runners hang up their shoes in the winter, or at least pare their training back to a maintenance level. Younger runners wrapped up their cross country seasons weeks ago. Not so for Owen Bard. This wiry 14-year-old, who calls Leavenworth home after transplanting from Twisp two years ago,…

My romance with running

Written on Dec 3rd, 2017 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com My relationship with running changes over time. Sometimes I feel the height of passion, when running takes precedence and monopolizes my thoughts. Other times the relationship is very platonic, like I could take or leave it, and runs are a version of “going through the motions.” I can’t predict what will…

Sharing the trail with middle-school runners

Written on Oct 17th, 2017 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Coaching middle schoolers in cross country running requires a delicate hand. Every year Coach Eric and I have a band of thoroughbreds ready to hit a trail. They’ll run, with little wasted motion, on and on. The vast majority of these young runners, however, need guidance every step of the way….

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Running with Imelda

Written on Jun 29th, 2017 By
Category Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Running improves us in many ways. Some are visible like how our physiques evolve — lighter, with lean muscles for traveling far afoot. A lot of changes are at the microscopic level of our muscle cells, capillaries and the endorphins coursing through our brains. The transformations that are most powerful might…

Stirred by a storm

Written on Apr 14th, 2017 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

Habits of running are contagious

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Running as my Ariadne’s thread

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