Archive for the ‘Running Walking Blog’ Category

Galloway Training for the 2012 Missoula Marathon

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Marathon running gets more popular each year. Run Wild Missoula's Galloway Training Class uses Olympian Jeff Galloway’s run-walk-run method to finish a marathon injury-free. ... more

My New Year Running Goals

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - I've been thinking about what I want for 2012: My goal is to run a sub-20 minute 5K. There, I said it. It’s out to anyone reading this, so now I HAVE to work toward it.... more

How I Started Running

By WALT MAX - My non-runner friends ask, "How did you get started running?" And I tell them, "It was a '69 Kawasaki 500 H1."... more

My First Last Best Place Finish

By PAM GARDINER - As 2011 winds down, I review my year as a runner. One of the most recent and noteworthy memories was my first-ever experience of finishing last in a race.... more

The Art of Letting Go When Race Disaster Strikes

By ANNA RUSSELL - At some point or another, most runners have experienced a letdown in some form or another. The best thing to do is to learn from it and move on to the next race.... more

Dreams of Running and Running in Dreams – in Missoula

By MISTY GAUBATZ - Recently, I dreamt I was running. As I ran the Turkey Day 8k last week, I remembered the dream I had and I realized I was living the dream while I was running.... more

Diabetes and Running: A Beginner Runs the Missoula Half-Marathon

By GINA BROWN - I am a runner, and I happen to have type one diabetes. But I wasn't going to let that stop me from running the Missoula Half-Marathon.... more

Back of the Pack Runners Welcome New Members

By PAM GARDINER, Wellbuddies Coaching Run Wild Missoula’s Back of the Pack mailing list started up just a year ago. Since that time, more than 100 dedicated runners and walkers have gathered around the mot... more

‘Tis the Season for Cold Weather Running

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Kickstart the holiday season with the Turkey Day 8K and 3K Family Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day. The event will be on Thursday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m. Races start near Toole Park on the Ri... more

A Birthday Party Run Wild

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG When it came time to plan my son’s sixth birthday party, it only made sense that it would have a running theme. I eat, sleep, and breathe running, and Milo has become more enthusiasti... more

Galloway Training Welcomes Runners from the Back of the Pack

Pam Gardiner talks about how the Galloway Training method has helped her and other non-traditional runners train for and finish the Missoula Marathon and Half-Marathon.... more

Run Wild Missoula Beer Runs

By PAT CROSS. How did these Beer Runs start? They got their start a few weeks before the 2010 Missoula Marathon, a bunch of us had gathered on a warm Wednesday evening at the North Side Kettle House Brewery for... more

Run Wild Missoula Members Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. Run Wild Missoula members—all 1,250 of them, although different—are ALL inspiring in some way whether it’s taking their first steps to start training for a 5K, winning the Missoula Ma... more

Missoula All Women’s 5K Run on Diva Day, Oct. 8, 2011

By SUE FALSEY. For the fourth year in a row, the City of Missoula and Mayor Engen have proclaimed an early Saturday in October as Diva Day--to acknowledge and celebrate the central role of women in this commu... more

Who Will I Find at the Back of the Pack?

By PAM GARDINER. We have been writing about the BOP (Back of the Pack) for several months now, but we have not in the process made it clear who belongs in this group. That’s because the definition is, truly,... more

Missoula Celebrates “Runner Friendly Community” Designation

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. Most of us in who consider ourselves runners in Missoula already know that we are a runner friendly community, but last week those feelings were validated when the Road Runners Club of Amer... more

Missoula’s Mike Foote, the First American to Finish the 2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

By MIKE FOOTE. Missoula's Mike Foote recently ran the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc. One of 2300 runners to run the 108 mile race, Mike finished 11th overall with a time of about 24.5 hours and was the First Amer... more

Running with Co-workers

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. One of the best things I did when I started one of my first jobs out of college was to start running with my co-workers during my lunch hour. I was the only woman in my office and at least ... more

Ultra-marathons: Running to Find Stick Bee Guy

By KEVIN TWIDWELL. Some people run ultra-marathons for the physical challenge. Others run them for the endorphins. I run them for the Stick Bee Guy. In 2001, I signed up for my first 100-mile race, the Vermont ... more

Running Goals for the Back of the Pack

By PAM GARDINER. We learn, almost from birth, that running is about speed. What is running without the race? What is winning without the gold medal? There is, however, an obvious truth: only one person can b... more

Running While on Vacation

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. I’ve always found running while on vacation a challenge. As I mentally plan how I’m going to spend my days during an upcoming vacation to southeast Alaska I’ve started thinking about... more

Mind Over Matter: One Runner’s Struggle with Marathon-Induced Hypochondria

BY JENNIFER SAUER. Like its name suggests, marathon-induced hypochondria rears its ugly head as a big race nears, right around the time taper begins. After months of injury-free training, a phantom pain appear... more

2011 Missoula Marathon: Success in Many Forms

By PAM GARDINER. The warm glow of the Missoula Marathon and Half continues to pulsate within the running community. Nearly 4,000 of us lined up on June 10 and went the distance of our choice.... more

The Missoula Marathon – It’s More Than a Race

By ANDERS BROOKER. I know I want to write about this year’s Missoula Marathon, but I am struggling with where to start. There are stories of amazing volunteers, months of training and sacrifice, support from... more

Tackling the Pengelly Double Dip Race: Part Two

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. When I found myself huffing and puffing even before I got on the M Trail I worried, how was I going to make it up 2,700 feet if I was out of breath in the first few hundred yards?... more

Tackling the Pengelly Double Dip Race: Part One

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. Those of us in the running world have our “dream races”— a mental list of the races we want to run. One of the races on my list has been the Pengelly Double Dip, a 13.5 mile trail ru... more

Missoula Marathon 2011 – Bragging Rights to #5

By WALTER MAX. The Missoula Marathon has remained my favorite race and I’ve managed to run, hobble, or limp through all four of them to date.... more

Missoula Back-of-the-Pack Runners Rock n’ Roll

By PAM GARDINER. Runners were arranged in order of pace, the racehorses and the plowhorses. We were running the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon. I asked myself, "Why have I done 13 miles 13 times, and why am I look... more

Missoula Running Buddies

By JENNIFER SAUER. Last year, I suffered one of the most tragic fates to befall a runner: My training partner moved away. A new job took him away a few weeks after we ran our second marathon together. I knew t... more

Missoulians Appreciate the Prefontaine Classic!

By ANDERS BROOKER. This year’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, OR was full of Olympic stars and world record holders! If you're a track and field fan, there's not a better venue or a better experience in the ... more

Run Wild Missoula Creates Running Friendships

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. I witnessed a friendship influenced by running a few weeks ago at the Run Wild Missoula Trail Running Class—all because I was late.... more

Follow Your Dreams

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. The night before important cross-country meets my college coach would show us a short documentary about 1964 Olympian Billy Mills. ... more

Penguins: “Adult-Onset Athletes” Who Run Slowly

By PAM GARDINER. I'm a Penguin. Penguins are “adult-onset athletes” who run slowly. We waddle. We are, nevertheless, passionate about our sport—at whatever pace.... more

When Do You Run?

By ANDERS BROOKER. My life is running. I don’t know how else to put it. And although it’s my passion, I still struggle to fit in my own runs everyday. Whether you are the runner who is out the door ever... more

I Love That My Son Loves Running

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG. ALL NEW RUN/WALK IT BLOG. We hope our kids will find something in the world that they are passionate about, but when we can share that “thing” with them it’s like winning an Olympic... more