Sharing the trail with middle-school runners

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

By Marlene Farrell 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….

Boston Marathon, by boat

Written on May 29th, 2017 By
Category RunWenatchee Blog, Training

By Emerson Peek The mid-December day blossomed with excitement, and it wasn’t even close to being over yet. I’d just completed my first skate skiing lesson in Leavenworth, and the thought of skate skiing becoming the backbone of my winter training plan enthralled me. My end goal? Running strong in my first Boston Marathon…

Stirred by a storm

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

  By Marlene Farrell 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…

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Racing a champion

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

  By Marlene Farrell 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…

Habits of running are contagious

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

Fire and rain greet Oktoberfest trail runners

Written on Oct 16th, 2016 By
Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running

Chelan brothers set to run entire length of Washington PCT

Written on Oct 13th, 2016 By
Category News, Steve Maher's Blog