Red Devil: From the runners themselves

Written on Jun 10th, 2018 By
Category Features, Marlene Farrell Blog, Races, Trail Running

                        By Marlene Farrell Red Devil is a coming together of fastidious race organizers and us athletes, all with a personal goal in mind, whether it’s our first race or our 100th, whether we’re about to sprint a 10K or slog it out…

Track coaches serve as unsung heroes

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

  By Marlene Farrell 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 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 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 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…