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garland has written 6 posts for Red Lizard Running Club

2021 Portland Marathon Pacing

Different Approach for Different Type of Year It wasn’t long ago that in-person events were the norm. Of course, more recently in-person events weren’t happening. As of now, most of you know that the 2021 Portland Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3rd. Pacing for the 2021 Portland Marathon is going to include TRL although [...]

200 Half Marathons Run! by Gregg LeBlanc

As 2020 got underway, I was at 190 Half Marathons tracking to achieve my 200th by April. Running a few in early 2020, I got to 196 by Mid-March. We all know what happened next. Covid shut things down for the rest of 2020 and into 2021. Once in-person events resumed in the Spring of [...]

Returning to Running After Smoke By Rick Lovett

Like all of us, I’ve been obsessively watching the air quality index, more or less willing it to improve…as if that’s possible. And like many of us, I’ve learned a lot about air quality levels we never before dreamed of. I used to think 175 was bad. Now I am a connoisseur of the difference [...]

Portland Marathon Pacing Update by Gregg LeBlanc – Pacing Director

Portland Pacing – to be or not to be? That was the question. If you were operating on the premise that the majority of major fall marathons would be canceled, you were right. The Portland Race Director, Brooksee, was monitoring and evaluating the local health guidance before making the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Portland [...]

Meet Masters Superstar Jeannie Groesz

Coming off impressive second place finishes in the 2020 Summer Stumptown 10K, 5K, and Uphill mile, Jeannie Groesz is a superstar masters runner who has been a member of TRL for over 10 years. Originally from Eugene and based in Redmond, Jeannie has competed in masters running events throughout America and internationally for many years. [...]

Being Black in America: a personal story by Garland Days

I love my life, my job, and my family. I enjoy participating in TRL running events and being on the TRL Board. Do I like being Black in America? Eh…not always. Like most Blacks, I constantly live with the fear that I will be unfairly judged because of the color of my skin, which means [...]

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