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"My plan after finishing Ironman Florida 2015 was to begin training to qualify for Boston in 2016 (M65-69). One week after Ironman Florida, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. That put the kibosh on training for three months as I had to have my left kidney removed and heal from surgery. But my efforts for 2017 and 2018 were frustrated by (probably training too hard) and coming down with a cold/sinus infection/bronchitis eights weeks out from the qualifying events, which I had planned for early October. Both maladies saw me through two courses of antibiotics. Oh, and I didn’t mention the two kidney stone surgeries...

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In high school, Ariel wanted to be on the track team but didn’t want to run, and so tried out for pole vault. She liked it enough and was good enough that it took her to college at a Division 1 school, Seattle University. But, after graduation she was left with a big competitive hole in her life because, as she says “you cannot just go to the track and play a pickup game of pole vault.” After a few years focusing on career and moving from Seattle to Boise she met her now husband who was into Triathlons. In...

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The Tunnel Marathon course has a unique history. From 1908 until 1980 several railroad lines, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroads, operated on this section of the course. The Department of Natural Resources purchased the land from the railroad for recreational use. The smooth, gravel-surfaced rail trail is never more than a 2.2% downhill grade as it follows the old railroad line down to the finish in North Bend. The footing is firm enough that if you look you can catch glimpses of the Snoqualmie Valley to the west.  What other marathon course takes you through...

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This year Robert Olsen, at age 79, completed his 101st marathon at Tunnel Light in August. Running wasn’t a thing for Robert until he was 36 and it wasn’t until he was 45 that he completed his first marathon.

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Race day hydration is something to be considering long before the day of the race. It is something that needs to be practiced and fine tuned so that when race day comes you don’t drink too much and feel water logged, but drink enough that you aren’t extremely dehydrated halfway through or by the end of the marathon. Have you been training with hydration in mind and practicing exactly how you will hydrate come race day? Continue reading to find out what things you should be practicing now so that you are fully prepared and hydrating is easy come race day.

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