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… Read More »Portland Lizards Migrate to Sacramento
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… Read More »Why I ran for the TRL Board – and why you should, too!
Cover image: By Sebleouf – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82942182 (not one of the races in this article). 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… Read More »200 Half Marathons Run! by Gregg LeBlanc
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… Read More »Returning to Running After Smoke By Rick Lovett
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… Read More »Portland Marathon Pacing Update by Gregg LeBlanc – Pacing Director
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… Read More »Meet Masters Superstar Jeannie Groesz
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… Read More »Being Black in America: a personal story by Garland Days