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….

Stirred by a storm

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

  By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com After a day of mostly sitting (three hours in a car and all-day conference sessions), a window opened — a chance to leap away from my warm drowsy stillness. To run! The weather happened to be crazy. Gales were bombarding the Puget Sound. Being inland by about 15 miles as…

Racing a champion

Written on Mar 8th, 2017 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

  By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com My daughter, Alice, beat an Olympian the other day. It might be hard to imagine a girl just over a decade old trouncing a four-time Olympian, but that’s what she did. What does it matter that it was all in her head? That day we were at the Icicle River…

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Habits of running are contagious

Written on Dec 10th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Running gave me an early Christmas present. I unwrapped it on Nov. 1 and it kept growing and amazing me throughout the month. The gift had two parts. One was perseverance (or diligence or grit; it has so many wonderful names). I’ve been running daily for years, only missing a half…

Olympic Games vs. Backpacking

Written on Sep 1st, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

The camaraderie of the Upper Valley Running Club

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On the trail with young harriers

Written on May 16th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog