CIM 2021 was a fun race with lots of participants from the Portland area. A number of us decided to give it another go. Unlike 2021, the weather was mostly cooperative in November, so running on roads wasn’t as hazardous as the previous year. CIM is billed as a net-downhill… Read More »Race Recap: 2022 California International Marathon
We have one more holiday group run before we say goodbye to 2022. Purge and Splurge will take place on Saturday, December 31, at 9 am. The run will start at 9am from the Newberry Road end of the Wildwood Trail. Depending on the distance you plan to run, you will meet ahead of… Read More »Purge & Splurge 2022
By Rick Lovett This year’s USATF Club Cross Country Championships was the type of race people will be telling their grandchildren about. The venue was Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. It’s hosted the race before and is a classic course: challenging, but not outrageous, with a short, steep hill… Read More »Lizards Fight Weather in San Francisco…and Bring back Medals
By Rick Lovett How much can you walk in a pair of running shoes that has outlived their usefulness for running? One hundred miles? Two hundred miles? Five hundred miles? Most of us probably don’t know, but as someone who’s been forced to transition (mostly) from running to walking and… Read More »TRL Shoe Drive Hits 9th Year
By Rick Lovett A couple of weeks ago, USADA invited me to take a continuing education session on doping control for masters athletes. Given the success of TRL in masters championships and the fact that USADA has developed a new, inexpensive blood testing protocol expected to vastly expand the number… Read More »Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Pre-Check for Runners
Every 2 years, Team Red Lizard has an election for the 4 officer positions on the board – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. For the March 2022 elections, we have candidates willing to run for each of those positions. The following are the statements they submitted for members to… Read More »Board Candidate Statements
First posted in 2021. Being on a “board” – if you have ever thought that sounded important, well, it is. But being on the TRL board doesn’t require you to have special training or credentials; it simply requires that you enjoy running and being a part of the Lizard community.… Read More »The TRL Board Needs You!
By Rick Lovett “What I did on vacation” is something you’d think every grade school kid had to write about someday. But if I ever did, I can’t remember it. So how could I resist assigning the topic to myself? What I did (some of it in October and November)… Read More »What I Did on My Christmas Vacation (and what I learned from it)
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!