Max King imparts his trail running wisdom

Written on May 23rd, 2018 By
Category Blogs, Features, Trail Running

  By Kyle Almekinder RunWenatchee.com WENATCHEE — Max King is becoming somewhat of a regular in Wenatchee. The world renowned Bend, Ore., ultra runner made his second trip to the Apple Capital in as many years in mid-May, this time for a trail running clinic in Dry Gulch one night and a talk and Salomon shoe…

Track coaches serve as unsung heroes

Written on May 23rd, 2018 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training

  By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Track and field can be a gateway into lifelong running. Many runners, like me, dabbled in it as teenagers. Some took it seriously, aiming to smash personal or school records. Now that my son is in middle school, he’s giving it a try. Middle school track is ubiquitous now, and…

Speaking of feet

Written on Mar 3rd, 2018 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com To run well and run far requires applying my body, making it work for me to achieve a goal. I try to take care of the tools that help me train and race. As mileage increases, my quads, hamstrings and calves might yelp in pain, so I foam roll to unwind…

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…