Where we roll

July 7, 2014
Ted Timmons, Jan Schwarzburg and Tom Dozik pedal toward Pioneer Peak on the Old Glenn Highway. Courtesy Eric Nelius

These cycling alternatives can beat the training doldrums One of the challenges of road cycling in Alaska is beating boredom. Because long, paved sections of roadway are hard to come…

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Smart striding

July 4, 2014
Running tip No. 1: Always run faster than at least the slowest guy and have a running plan to stick to for better racing results. Courtesy Mike Halko

These race tips and tactics can make a difference It’s time for some self-disclosure: We all are a just a little competitive with our running. The foe may be our…

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Moving forward

July 3, 2014

Setbacks are only that – now, how to adjust It was a sunny afternoon in the spring of 2009 as I finished a long training ride and approached the school…

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Get out! Seriously

July 2, 2014
Bear Paw festival-goers enjoy sunny, clear skies last year in Eagle River. Courtesy Lilly Kelly

Outdoor festivals beckon us to enjoy the sun July is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy Anchorage. Even if you’re not the outdoorsy, hike-climb-bike type, much of the…

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Winning attitude

June 27, 2014
Christy Marvin was a rookie in the 2013 Mount Marathon race, but that didn’t stop her from winning the race, in a time of 53 minutes, 20 seconds. Alaska’s Focus Photography

Strabel back to defend his record-breaking title The first thing Eric Strabel asked after crossing the finish line in last year’s Mount Marathon was, “Is that clock right?” Not only…

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