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…

Results for the 2018 Horse Lake Trail Runs

Written on Apr 29th, 2018 By
Category News, Race Results, Races, Training

For half-marathon results, please click here. For 7-mile results, please click here. For 5-mile results, please click here.  

‘Yin and Yang’ ultra-running duo visits Wenatchee

Written on Apr 24th, 2018 By
Category Features, Trail Running, Training

By Kyle Almekinder In ongoing efforts to help promote Wenatchee Valley trails and the sport of trail running, Run Wenatchee played host to Portland-based ultra runners Yassine Diboun and Willie McBride on April 20-22. Diboun and McBride, co-founders of Portland’s Wy’east Wolfpack running club, offered a slideshow and chat session on the sport 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…

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…