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Running Injuries

I had to withdraw from the Eugene Marathon. Over the past year and a half, I’ve been battling an ache in my knee. Now, I’m no newbie to running injuries – I’ve definitely had my fair share. I knew what it was from the...
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Running Injuries

Birthday Ultras

Back when I signed up for my Eugene blog posts last fall, I assumed I would be running an ultra for my birthday this month. When I turned 30 two years ago, I decided to run 30 races, and a birthday 30 miler. Always the...
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Birthday Ultras

Hills Need Love Too!

If you were a high school athlete and your school campus had any kind of land that would be geographically defined as a hill, you probably hate hills. Too bad coaches often forgot to explain why hill-training is not punishment, but rather an important...
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Hills Need Love Too!

Eugene Marathon Changes Direction; Will Now Be Emerald Valley Triathlon

Having established itself as one of the premier running events in the Northwest, the Eugene Marathon will transition to the Emerald Valley Triathlon starting in 2017. Participants scheduled for the half and full marathons on Sunday, May 7, 2017 will automatically be registered for...
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Eugene Marathon Changes Direction; Will Now Be Emerald Valley Triathlon

How to Balance Running and Life

For most of us, it is almost too easy to justify missing that run due to work, family, or unexpected obligations. It always feels like the easy way out, but often leaves us feeling guilty, lethargic, and maybe even antsy from the excess energy...
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How to Balance Running and Life

Let’s Get Training!

Happy Almost-Spring, running peeps! For me, the start of March is always so hopeful! Even if we are buried in snow here in Boulder, Colorado, I know that Spring is on its way, eventually! I’ve noticed that we don’t need our headlamps for the...
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Let’s Get Training!

Meet our Team!

Are you curious about who’s behind the magic of the Eugene Marathon? From our Race Director to our interns, each Eugene Marathon team member plays a supporting role in making the Eugene Marathon “run” smoothly. Get to know the 2017 Team by reading the Q&A...
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Meet our Team!

Living and Running on the Outskirts of Tracktown, USA

One area of town the Eugene Marathon Route won’t take you through is Santa Clara. If you are running the full 26.2 you will get pretty close once you cross the Owosso Bike Bridge on the northernmost section of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail...
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Living and Running on the Outskirts of Tracktown, USA

Volunteering In Your Racing Community

This past fall I had the opportunity to be a part of a few local organizations, Active4Youth & Skyhawks, who offers no cost cross country programs at elementary schools throughout our school districts. My team consisted of 20-30 kids participating in one hour practices...
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Volunteering In Your Racing Community

Visualizing Your Way to Success

“Running is 80 percent mental.” ~ Joan Benoit Samuelson, American marathon runner, gold medal at 1984 Summer Olympics If you have ever watched a sporting event, live or on television, you have probably seen visualization techniques at work. Gymnasts, figure skaters, and downhill skiers...
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Visualizing Your Way to Success