Cyclocross racing was my thing in my mid 30's and early 40's, while at the time I didn't quite realize why, I have now come to the realization that it was part of the beginning of my decline. That isn't completely accurate as the word "decline" is too negative. My speed [...]
The Marathon is a beast. The beastly part of the event isn't so much the distance as it is the expectation of the time it should take you to run that distance. I have run races much farther than the marathon many times yet I have only raced marathon distance 3 [...]
Overview: Where - Benson State Park, about 45 minutes east of Portland, OR When - April 9th, 2017 Lottery: Yes Distance - 50 km Vertical - 6000'+ (1800m+) of both climbing & descending Overall… Rainshadow Running has many years of races in their bag, and it shows. [...]
This past weekend I spent two days at the GVOC Sprint Camp. This was not what you might think...there was no track and the spikes we wore were far from what Andre Degrasse would wear. This was a Sprint Orienteering Camp and it included training sessions and 5 races over [...]
When we opened our doors on February 9th, 2012 we knew we were charting new ground for run specialty stores. There was no template on building a successful running store without dealing with the big name shoe companies. Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Brooks and Asics all stayed away because [...]
Is there a perfect workout for a 10km race? I think so and this is it… Full + Half + Power Hill repeats This is one of my favorite workouts. It doesn’t take very long. It helps you with your form. It helps you with your speed. It helps you with your strength. All this in one [...]
What a great way to get your hill training in. Join us for a series of focused hill sessions gear to get you ready for cross country season or just more efficient and strong on any hill you find. Details here.