Running 26.2 miles in over 80 degrees

Originally posted on runninaftersmoke:
Danya Crawford – ran the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012 with a finishing time of 3:21:00 “I don’t blog and very rarely post on Facebook but I ran a marathon today, the temperatures were in the high 80s the entire time. I feel like it would be fun to share…

Bellingham Bay Marathon 2014

My marathon finish results were still pleasant despite coming up short! This year the Bellingham Bay Marathon was near perfect conditions for each of the 5K, half marathon and full marathon courses.  I had personal set a goal to run the full marathon under four hours.  The day shaped up with an excellent temperature and […]


– Crossing the Finish Line It was a day for Course Records and PR’s!  This year Max King had a 3:35:42 finish, setting a new course record by four and a half minutes. Temperatures in the upper 40s Fahrenheit, overcast skies, no precipitation, and tacky trails made ideal conditions. I ran the course with a […]

Chuckanut 50K

Pre-Race T-Minus 17 Days (Race: March 15, 2014; Start: 8:00 am) Approximately 24 hours after the Chuckanut 50K (the Chuck or Chuck) opened on Ultrasignups, I discovered that the race was full. I decided to add my name to the waitlist, hoping a spot would open up. What a bummer it was to have this […]

Really?? #YouWillNotBeTakenSeriouslyIf

iPhonics: You’re singing louder than you think you are while running in a race, belting out the chorus from your playlists. Because I’m still relatively new to the sport of long distance running, I find myself taking my performance gains pretty seriously. I collect and study as much data and information as possible in order […]

My Next 5K PR? Haggen to Haggen 2013

My Next 5K Race was the “Haggen to Haggen” The start was at the south end of Bellingham at the Sehome Haggen store and the course zig zagged through the streets of Bellingham to the north end Meridian Haggen store. There’s a good mile at the beginning of the course that is downhill. It was […]

Chuckanut 50K – March 16, 2013

BETTER THAN NOT BEING ABLE TO Wow, this event was bigger than I thought! I parked in the annexed field surrounded of freshly mowed tall grass, and knew the parking lot must have resembled a can of sardines from an aerial view. The field’s new driveways or throughways were beginning to look more like a […]