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Torrey

Torrey has written 76 posts for Red Lizard Running Club

Lizard Running Across Minnesota to Raise Funds and Awareness

By Aaron Coe I find that the busier I get, the more I think about the purpose and meaning of different activities as I attempt prioritize my days. So, I’ve been considering what running means in my life, and hoping that I can use it in ways that benefit people other than myself. Two months [...]

TRL Makes Shoe Drive an Official Project

TRL has a new way for runners to give back to the community. At its April 16 meeting, the TRL board unanimously approved making participation in Operation Nightwatch’s shoes-for-the-homeless drive an official TRL project. Operation Nightwatch (http://www.operationnightwatch.org) is a local service program primarily designed to provide after-hours hospitality to the homeless. “Aside from shelters, [we] [...]

Special Olympics Track Meet – June 7

Attention Lizard members, friends, family of members, or someone you know wishing to help – our biggest volunteer activity of the year is only a couple months away – and we need all hands on deck to pull this off. TRL will once again be organizing and putting the Special Olympics regional track meet, which [...]

TRL’s 2014 Summer Series Lineup Announced

Who’s ready for some summer fun?!? It’s time to pull out your calendar and start blocking off some dates, since TRL has announced their 2014 Summer Series lineup. Don’t know what the Summer Series is? The simple explanation: it is a friendly intra-club competition where we score member against member, depending who turns out for [...]

The Making of a Group Run

People who know me probably know that I ride my bike to work most days. And that bike ride is long enough that 1) I usually can’t get out of the office early enough to make it to any of the amazing evening group runs the club has going on, and 2) I’m so tired [...]

Lizards Rock Shamrock

Portland’s Shamrock Run is without a doubt the biggest running event in this town. With 35,000 people out to participate in one of the race options (5k, 8k or 15k), there is something for everybody, and anybody who runs seems to show up for this one. My two favorite aspects of big races: 1. The [...]

About Our Coach

In the 10-plus years he’s been coaching Team Red Lizard, Rick Lovett has managed the club’s Tuesday and Friday workouts, dispensed advice at First Friday and other club functions, and worked with runners ranging from 5K runners seeking PRs to Olympic Trials contenders to national champions. Along the way, he has co-authored two training books [...]

Lizard Spotlight – Kate Mactavish

By Joanna Harper Kate Mactavish, Ph.D. is a professor at Oregon State University, a mother of two daughters, a loving wife, and one of the few fifty year old women on the planet to have beaten Carmen Troncoso in a foot race. She was also just named as the USATF Oregon female master’s runner of [...]

Member Appreciation Group Runs

TRL members: In case you missed the FREE BEER Fulton last Wednesday, I wanted to make sure you were planning to join us for the remaining Member Appreciation Group Runs we have scheduled in the coming month. Jan 30—Thursday Goose. Join us at 6pm for the 6 mile run from the Goose Hollow Inn up [...]

My History as a Lizard

As I was sitting here thinking about the “next big thing” we needed to feature on the home page, I couldn’t decide whether it was talking about some of the upcoming group runs (including some of the winter trail runs, like Silver Falls this weekend or Purge & Splurge on New Years Eve), recapping the [...]

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