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CONTENTS FEBRUARY • 2014

DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITOR’S NOTE

Weather, what weather?

8 STARTING LINES Volunteers cheerfully stir chili to feed the runners at this year’s CNW Reso Run. They must stir continually (for three hours!) to avoid burning it. martin rudow photo.

Washingtonian makes Hall of Fame, the NW loses a runner, local high schooler makes national news, and Eugene wins again.

11 BEST TIMES LIST

See where you stand on the final List for 2013. compiled by jennifer benner

13 BEST TIMES PROFILE

Meet Super Hawk Amber Morrison, a seriously dedicated Seahawks fan, and a serious runner. by heather romano

15 TECH TALK

Prevent injuries with the right shoe. by jeff bauknecht

16 REAL RUNNING

Stop overthinking your running. by greg van belle

18 CLUB REPORT

Give back to the next generation of runners, join a Bloomsday training group – or one of these clubs. by craig romano

20 WINNING NUTRITION

The right way to lose weight in the off season. by heather nakamura

22 TRI COACHING

‘Tri’ for your full potential with the Olympic Distance. by wade praeger

38 RACE AND EVENT SCHEDULE compiled by jennifer benner

46 RACE RESULTS

FEATURES 24 THE HEALTHY RUNNER The power of the core – maximize your performance with strong muscles. by allison rushing, pt

28 THE NEW “SEATTLE’S TEAM” The Brooks Beasts are training to take Seattle, and the world, by storm. by martin rudow

32 CROSS COUNTRY WRAPS UP Highlights from championship races around the US – from club and youth national events, to high school post-season meets. by john o’hearn, tom donlea and craig howard

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NORTHWEST RUNNER

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Kent Christmas Rush 5K & 10K Seattle’s Jingle Bell Run 5K 12K’s of Christmas 12K & 5K CNW Reso Run & Polar Dip FSRC Reso Run #1 – 5K & 5 Miles

50 AD INDEX

COVER PHOTO: It’s not all seriousness and hard training for the Brooks Beasts team. Top row, left to right: Cas Loxsom, Jordan Horn (no longer with team), Matt Scherer, Riley Masters, Mark Wiezcerok. Bottom row, left to right: Angela Bizzarri, Katie Mackey, Deborah Maier, Jessica Tebo, Jamie Cheever. Front: Coach Danny Mackey. courtesy brooks running . Northwest Runner (ISSN 0883-7945) February 2014, Volume 42, Number 2, is published monthly by Road Runners Club of America Club Northwest, 6310 NE 74th, #245, Seattle, WA 98115. Periodical postage paid at Seattle, WA. Postmaster: send address changes to Northwest Runner, 6310 NE 74th St #245, Seattle, WA 98115.


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