Book Review: The Feed Zone Table Cookbook: Family Style Meals to Nourish Life and Sport

It’s been a while since RunOregon has posted some recipes from our Test Kitchen. So, fellow RunOregon blogger Kelly and I decided to try out the latest from The Feed Zone family of cookbooks with their third installment, titled The Feed Zone Table Cookbook: Family Style Meals to Nourish Life and Sport by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim.This gorgeously bound collection of recipes have simple to follow directions to create some pretty amazingly healthy meals with simple, whole ingredients.

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Race Preview: 2016 Baerlic Brewing Company Beer Run

– Photo courtesy of Baerlic Brewing Facebook page

I half-jokingly say that my two hobbies are simple – running and doing brewery tours. My Untapped account (909 total and 715 unique beers) would tend to agree with this. I also just went to my 229th brewery this past weekend.

Yeah.

So combining my two favorite “pastimes” is super awesome, and the 2016 Baerlic Brewing Company Beer Run does just that. I have been to Baerlic before, and it is a pretty sweet location – just west of Ladd’s Addition and in the heart of awesome restaurants and breweries. The event is more “fun” than competitive (no timing and no closed course), but that’s not a reason why you can’t work hard at a 5k(ish) race before taking in some beers.  Continue reading

Strava Segment of the Week: Glendoveer Loop

For this week’s Strava Segment of the Week, we head to NE Portland and the Glendoveer Golf Course. The Glendoveer Loop segment, which has been logged 615 times by 129 people, is exactly 2 miles and has some minor rollers along with one swift decline of nearly 80 feet followed a half-mile later by a staggered incline to the finish.

First thought, let’s check in on our SSOTW from two weeks ago, the Tilikum Eastbound, brought to you by NAC. Melissa Cox and David Harmon still hold the records for this course – but keep trying!
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Race Preview: Aurora Colony Days 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1k Fun Run – 8/13/2016 (Aurora, OR)

Aurora Colony Days is coming up next month, and so is their Aurora Colony Days 5k Run/Walk and Kids 1k Fun Run! While I haven’t had the chance to visit Aurora yet, I’ve heard the town is full of small-town charm and history, and Aurora Colony Days sounds like the perfect time to do it. Last year’s Colony Days 5k event brought out about 75 adults, including Run Oregon’s Matt (read his recap of the 2015 race here!) Continue reading

Race Preview: 2016 Timberline Mt Run

If you like a challenging, high-altitude run with wonderful views, the Timberline Mt Run is the event for you!  The race starts and finishes at the Wy’East Day Lodge and the entire course is above the 5,000 foot elevation mark.  Covering trail, mountain slope and just a tiny bit of road, the 7-mile course with nearly 4,000 feet of elevation change was featured in the August 2014 edition of Runner’s World Magazine.

There will be 2 aid stations along the course – one at mile 4.1 and the other at mile 5.4. Hot dogs, beer and soda (as well as other items) will be available for purchase at the Wy’East Day Lodge.

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Small Race Preview: 2016 Tillamook Bay Run 5K/10K on August 13th

Tillamook Bay Run on Saturday, August 13th starts at 10:00am and offers a little bit of everything we love about the Oregon Coast. With a 10K or 5K option, it takes full advantage of the beach. The course travels along a scenic trail next to the Bay Ocean Split, along the bay, through forested sections and down the beach. This is a genuine all-terrain race has gravel, wet and dry sand, hills and flats, so there’s a little something for everyone to love. Continue reading

What Run Oregon is Wearing: Terramar Sports gear

Run Oregon sometimes receives products to review. In this post, Run Oregon’s bloggers provide a review of some pieces from Terramar.

Company: Terramar Sports

Description: 

In 1971 Terramar Sports was established with one goal in mind. To provide outdoor enthusiasts with products that offer the perfect combination of form, fit and function. We firmly believe the key to staying warm, dry and comfortable in all conditions and activities starts at the base layer. For over forty years Terramar has been dedicated to utilizing the finest natural and synthetic fibers, fabrics and technologies to deliver what the customer needs. From the inside out.

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