This weekend’s run is the Brunch Run! If you have your ticket, great – be at Willamette Park in the John’s Landing neighborhood before 8a. If not, sorry friend, you are out of luck.
This is really all I can tell you about the course, because the route is TOP SECRET. The year I was a pace group leader for PMC it was an amazing run, starting at a park in far North Portland and meandering through cute neighborhoods. The run is well-planned so there are restrooms; there is also aid on the course. Your pace group leaders will get you through what can be a mentally challenging run, since you don’t know the route.
Sunscreen is a must – when you properly apply sunscreen you are doing yourself and your family a huge favor! Organizers also recommend you bring your own hydration and nutrition, in case you need to eat or drink and are away from the aid station.
After this weekend there are only three PMC runs left for 2014. You’ll notice that your mileage drops to just 8 miles for the last run; if you are itching to run more … DON’T DO IT. Talk with your pace group leader about the best tapering strategies and continuing to eat healthy as you cut back on mileage. Remember that as you taper, you need less calories so make them count with lean protein, iron, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and water.
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
Note: (Thanks Mark Wilkinson) Be at the Brunch Run bust location at Willamette Park by 7:15a … the busses pull onto the road at 7:30a sharp.
All other 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.
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.
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