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Portland Lizards Migrate to Sacramento

California International Marathon 2021 By Janne Heinonen and Rohit Grover In early December, over 30 runners — Lizards and their human friends — from the Portland area ran the California International Marathon. The marathon, of course, involves much more than 26.2 miles of racing. This community was part of every step of the CIM marathon [...]

Why I ran for the TRL Board – and why you should, too! By Janne Heinonen

Four years ago, I was walking to my car, elated from the last Stumptown cross country race, contemplating the season and how much it meant to race with the Lizards. A teammate approached, suggesting that I consider running for the TRL Board. Over the past year, I had become a regular at Tuesday track workouts [...]

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 [...]

The Race that Wouldn’t End

By Rick Lovett My buddy and I called it the Twilight Zone Run. Not because it was run in the evening, but because it felt like an episode of the classic fantasy/science fiction TV show. Officially, it was the 1984 Rutabaga Run. It began beneath the steeple of a postcard-perfect church in small-town Wisconsin, descended [...]

A TRL pandemic marathon story

By Janne Heinonen and Chelsea Warren In late April, we ran the Virtual Eugene Marathon on Sauvie Island. In the before-times, this article might describe our training plans, our race strategies, our experience as first time marathoners (or first in a very long time). But these are pandemic times, and this marathon was so much [...]

2021 Summer Series

Are you ready for some summer racing? With the weather warming up, it’s time to get this year’s Summer Series underway! The series will be similar to past years. There will be a top ten list for men and women, with the top 5 being based on how members place in the events they run. [...]

Summer Series Planning

The Red Lizard Summer Series… our annual intra-club competition that has some elements of performance and participation.  The origins of the series go way back, with one of the goals being to have some friendly competition among club members.  The other more important goal was picking some events that members knew their teammates would be [...]

In-person 2021 XC Season?!?

While we aren’t yet out of the COVID woods, the current roll out of vaccinations is a cause for optimism that we might be able to enjoy some “normal” things by the time we get into mid-2021.  In case there is some reality to that optimism, plans are in motion to hold an in-person Stumptown [...]

Presidents Corner

By Angela Lindbo Running means different things to different people.  For me, I love my body’s ability to simply cover ground, getting out in nature and the sense of accomplishment this brings.  Running really is a celebration of life, as well as an extension of health.  This celebration is often best when shared with others.  [...]

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