Smith Rock Ascent 50k

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by Maria Dalzot from The Journey of a Thousand Miles The last 6 miles of the Chuckanut 50k I told myself I never had to run again if I didn’t want to. My left leg was so tight I had to stop

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Orcas Island 25k

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by Maria Dalzot from The Journey of a Thousand Miles I usually kick off my racing season at Destination Trail’s Fragrance Lake Half Marathon in Bellingham in February, but I have been feeling back on track after my fall reset

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The Cutthroat Classic

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles The Cutthroat Classic is called a classic for a reason. The race is point-to-point 11 miles that goes 5 miles up and over Cutthroat Pass via the Pacific Crest Trail and then 6

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Europe Trip 2017: Marathon du Mont Blanc and the Stanserhorn Mountain Run

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles Two years ago, we stayed in Chamonix for a couple of days while en route to Zermatt for the World Long Distance Championships at the Zermatt Marathon. Coincidentally, we were there the same weekend

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Sun Mountain 25k

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles Friday afternoon we headed over to the east side of the Cascades for Rainshadow Running’s Sun Mountain 25k. The stoke was high that the highway 20 pass opened just days before, cutting our

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Return to the Rim

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles It was a cold and rainy Saturday morning about a month ago in the throes of the PNW late winter, and I was dragging my feet trying to get out the door for

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Ultra Debut: Chuckanut 50k

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles Since Krissy Moehl moved back to Bellingham she has become a dear friend of mine. Over the course of the past year, I have heard of the excitement building for the 25th anniversary

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2016 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

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From The Journey of a Thousand Miles I dropped out at mile 16 of the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Podbrdo, Slovenia. Mile 16 crossed over and through the small mountain village of Hudajuzna, the lowest elevation point

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Spring Setbacks: Training Update

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles In just over a month I will be running the 13th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Podbrdo, Slovenia. The Gorski Marathon has 9,000 feet of elevation gain and loss over 42

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Yakima Skyline Rim 25k

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles This weekend was Rainshadow Running’s 6th annual Yakima Skyline Rim 50k/25k. I have not run a Rainshadow Running event since the Deception Pass 25k in November of 2012, just shortly after we moved

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