Marathon Mondays: Coaching

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be hard to stay motivated when running long distances alone, but it’s about finding the motivation, with the help of others, to step out and run. On a Saturday morning most people are relaxing from the work week or getting ready for weekend fun; but for some athletes, they’re up … Continue reading »

Marathon Monday: Making Time to Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners getting ready for this year’s Eugene Marathon or Half Marathon are hopefully running more than just a few miles a day. With less than eight weeks until race day, half marathon runners are running more than 20 miles a week, while marathon runners are running double that. Running those distances takes … Continue reading »

Marathon Monday: Finding Your Footing

EUGENE, Ore. — Signing up for a marathon or a half marathon is a big feat. Once you take the first step, and sign up, the training begins. There are many items out there to help runners train for great distances, but all you really need is a little heart and “sole”. “I found stretching … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon Dates Announced

EUGENE, Ore. — Start training, Track Town. We now know the official dates for the ninth annual Eugene Marathon. Organizers say next year’s marathon and half marathon will take place Sunday, May 10, 2015, kicking off at 7 a.m. They expect runners from around the world to participate. Details for the 1k Duck Dash and … Continue reading »

Thousands Run the Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — The 8th annual Eugene Marathon kicked off Sunday morning near Hayward Field. Fourty nine states and 17 countries were represented. Like all the runners stretching and anxiously awaiting for the Eugene Marathon to start, Loren Cushing trained for race day. “I probably got about 25 miles a week, slowly building up,” said … Continue reading »

Eugene Marathon 2014 Route

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday is a big day for Track Town U.S.A. Thousands of runners will hit the pavement at 6 a.m. for the Eugene Marathon. The Eugene Police Department says roads along the route will be closed, so avoid the area if you can. Click on the video to look at the course runners … Continue reading »

Organizers Prepare for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Marathon is just three days away and organizers are starting to feel the pressure. They want to make sure things go as smoothly as possible this Sunday. This time last week, the Eugene Marathon was calling all volunteers. Now preparations were well under way for the Eugene Marathon’s eighth year. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — Just 10 more days until the Eugene Marathon, and the race is on to find more volunteers. Organizers say they’re still short-handed and are hoping those who aren’t running will sign up to help out. They’re looking to fill a variety of positions, everything from course marshals, to helping out with packet … Continue reading »

Tracktown Tuesday – Introduction

EUGENE, Ore.  Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton kicks off coverage of the Eugene Marathon with some background on Hayward Field, the legend of Steve Prefontaine and Bill Bowerman and the impact they had on turning Eugene into Tracktown USA.

Tracktown Tuesday – Training

EUGENE, Ore.  — Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton talks to trainers at Oakway Fitness in Eugene about setting a plan for training whether it is your first or 40th marathon. Also, he talks to Ian Dobson, Olympic runner who details some alternatives to running with Team Run Eugene’s power circuit training sessions.

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