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Go the distance in 2016: Now is the time to set your goals

January 27, 2016
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Go the distance in 2016: Now is the time to set your goals

Go the Distance” is a whisper, a call to action, uttered to Kevin Costner in the 1989 film “Field of Dreams.” Courtesy Mike HalkoIf you “go the distance” in 2016,…

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Could this rural runner be the next Allie O?

November 13, 2015
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Could this rural runner be the next Allie O?

Mike HalkoLook out Allie Ostrander: Middle-schooler Sadie Tuckwood runs to a 17:15 first-place finish at the Dillingham Invitational cross-country meet on Sept. 19. The fastest high school boy at the…

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Transition training: As temperatures dip, don’t let the running slip

October 14, 2015
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Transition training: As temperatures dip, don’t let the running slip

Mike HalkoConsistent training will keep the Troll of Apathy at bay.   Every October, the days begin to be squeezed shorter and shorter. Daylight slips away incrementally, and the temperature…

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Age: It’s only a number

September 21, 2015
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Age: It’s only a number

Every year we log countless miles on roads and trails and add one more digit to our body’s clock. Running is clearly in our DNA. It was not long after…

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Bear scare

April 22, 2015
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Illustration by: Ty Jordan

Santa and friend hit an ursine snag Long before the advent of reality TV shows, Alaskans were already pitting themselves against each other and the environment in a variety of…

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Power of the plank

March 19, 2015
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Don’t underestimate the importance of a strong core. Planks are one of the best ways to achieve it. 
MIKE HALKO

Enhance your training with strength and flexibility drills March is the perfect time to incorporate a few strength and flexibility drills to your running program. The power and flexibility gained…

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