This week’s run is at Vancouver Lake. Read: very little shade. It’s a beautiful run, with recorded Bald Eagle sightings … but it’s sunny. Plan accordingly with a hat or visor, sunscreen, and dress for the weather!
There are three distance options this week: 16, 18, and 20 miles.
After this run there are only nine runs left in the 2014 PMTC! When you put it that way, it doesn’t seem so far to the 2014 Portland Marathon. Be sure to have your race plan mapped out as far as when and with what to hydrate on course, know what you’ll be eating, and especially getting to know how your body feels at different points along the distance. It’s really valuable when you know the little things, such as how a dip in energy at mile 12 can be fought with a gel pack and some Gatorade, and you run more comfortably with a bathroom stop around mile 15.
Hang in there and get to the start line injury-free!
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
All runs are on Saturdays and start promptly at 8a, so be there by 7:45 at the very latest for instructions and to use the restroom before you start. Click on the location for a Google map showing you where to go. For directions, click on “Get Directions” and enter your starting address.
July 26: 16, 18 or 20 miles at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash.
August 2, 2014: 16 or 20 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
August 9, 2014: 20 miles on the Marathon Course starting at SW 4th and Main in Portland
August 16, 2014: 16 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
August 23, 2014: 20 miles from Mountain Hardwear in Portland
August 30, 2014: 16 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
September 6, 2014: 20 miles – Park at Willamette Park in Portland, the running route is top secret! This is the Brunch Run, which requires a ticket because runners are bused to a secret location and then served a delicious brunch after the run. If you plan to participate, don’t wait to buy your $10 ticket once they’re available in August. This sells out every year; and we’re not just saying that … it’s a hot ticket!
September 13, 2014: 16 or 20 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
September 20, 2014: 16 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
September 27, 2014: 8 miles from Lululemon Bridgeport in Tigard