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Five Main Muscle Groups for Stronger Running

If you are smart runner, you will already be aware of the fact that targeted strength and sharpening routines as a part of the training program will help in reducing injury. This, in turn, will improve your running performance, allowing you to increase the odds of winning races, almost like using WSOP promo code. There are several options you have …

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Trail Running B.C.’s Howe Sound Crest Trail

One week last summer, my husband and I, both avid trail runners constantly looking to challenge ourselves, decided to summit a peak every day. Because we live in Bellingham, WA., our first few runs took us to local mountains like Stewart, Oyster Dome, and Lookout before we decided to venture to longer routes across the border. Howe Sound Crest, nestled …

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Surviving the Orcas Island 100

For the past five years, my husband, Nick, and I have made every excuse to visit the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, we ran the Sea to Summit Trail on British Columbia’s North Shore and shopped for ripe peaches and sun-warmed tomatoes at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. In 2015 we hiked the West Coast Trail, then I crewed for Nick when …

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Trail Running: A Celebration of Body and Soul – An Interview with Abram Dickerson

Two years ago Abram Dickerson had a big idea. The previous autumn he had completed a 34 mile run on the Copper Ridge Loop —a spectacularly scenic trail in North Cascades National Park — and the experience had left him wanting more. So Dickerson, a transplant to the Pacific Northwest from northern California, created Aspire Adventure Running, an organization dedicated …

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Going the Distance: Bellingham Bay to Baker – and Back

The journey really began nearly a year ago when I didn’t complete the 108-mile never-been-done-before run from Bellingham Bay to the summit of Mount Baker and back on foot. Bad weather didn’t permit a summit attempt that day but three runners had success a few weeks later. Dan Probst, who has spent the better part of the last three years …

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Running in the Rain

If you live in the Northwest, especially on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, you get used to rain. When I was a teenager, I used to love strolling the mile between my house and my best friend’s house when it was pouring outside. There was something so gloriously messy about walking unconcerned through puddles and arriving at her …

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A Sense of Belonging: In Praise of Running Clubs

There’s nothing quite like the adventure of falling in love. Several years ago, while living in Seattle, I fell in love with Bill, a runner who lived in Bellingham. And love, sweet love, makes miles feel short and a freeway feel like a very happy road to travel, indeed. For a couple of years, we shuffled between our two homes …

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Some Sage Running Advice

My eyes focused solely on the next step – to glance away could mean a sprained ankle, or worse, a tumble off the goat trail carved into the canyon wall. I had spent much of the last mile navigating the vertical canyon walls at breakneck speeds as it dwindled to nothing more than a rutted, rock-strewn cattle trail high above …

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8 Runners, 108 Miles, 1 Vision – The Revival Of The Mount Baker Marathon

This summer, eight runners will run from Bellingham Bay to Mount Baker and back – a total of 108 miles. Their route follows a proposed National Recreation Trail that winds from downtown Bellingham to the new Lake Whatcom Park and into the town of Acme, eventually linking up with the trail system that was used by the original mountain runners, …

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The Return of the Mountain Runners

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” –Henry David Thoreau Where does inspiration come from? Some people find it in the books they read. Others find it through their dreams or during conversations with friends. I’m no stranger to sudden inspiration. I once had an idea to run a marathon on every continent (after completing …

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