The camaraderie of the Upper Valley Running Club

Written on Aug 28th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com On a boat at anchor in a rain-dappled bay at the tip of Washington I was thinking about the Upper Valley Running Club’s Tuesday group runs. For me, they are a short jog from my Leavenworth home to Sleeping Lady where I greet new and old friends and sign in at…

On the trail with young harriers

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

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Sixteen pounds of flour was all we really needed for the last trail running practice. We had a little more than an hour to use it all before we had to meet the kids as they rushed out of Leavenworth’s Osborn Elementary. We weren’t baking a huge batch of cookies for…

Preparing yourself mentally for a trail run race

Written on Apr 25th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Trail Running

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Trail running is sublime right now with soft dirt under our feet, flowers scenting the air and a feeling of lightness in the balmy temperatures. Many of us have signed up for a trail race. Gaining in popularity, trail races are still less common than the ubiquitous road race. Training for…

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A stranger’s gift

Written on Mar 13th, 2016 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com If you run frequently enough, through downtown streets or neighborhoods, you’re bound to receive a gift — the spontaneous praise of a stranger. Maybe you’re flying, your feet barely touching the pavement. But it’s just as likely to occur when you’re plodding through the rain, calculating the minutes until your run…

To run or to ski, that is the question

Written on Dec 14th, 2015 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training

Foul weather running

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A truth in the wild

Written on Oct 2nd, 2015 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog