Get ready for a scenic run that honestly, isn’t even that hilly! This week’s Portland Marathon Clinic run offers up 16 miles from Lululemon Pearl at 1231 NW Couch. The route is an out-and-back course that will run along the waterfront on the west side to the Sellwood Bridge and then tour the amazing Eastmoreland neighborhood. You can check out the route here, but keep in mind you’re only going out 8 miles.
As usual, be smart about wearing sunscreen, dressing appropriately, and carrying hydration and nutrition. Even though PMC organizes aid stations for these long runs, it’s a good idea to carry your own in case your nutrition schedule doesn’t line up with the aid station placement.
After this week there are only six runs left … the Portland Marathon is drawing near! Stay healthy, make good choices about what you eat and how much sleep you get, stretch, and practice positive thinking.
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.
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