This weekend is the last run – only 8 miles – in the 2014 PMC. Resist the urge to run faster; sticking to the plan is always the best strategy at this point in marathon training.
Hopefully you have met some other wonderful people during the Clinic and maybe you will even meet up with them on race day to work together towards your goals! But if not, be sure to exchange email addresses or at least find each other on facebook so that if you decide to run a spring marathon, you can try and recruit some training partners.
Speaking of training for a spring marathon … even though the PMC runs are done for this year after Saturday, Coach Jim’s runs continue through the winter until the 2015 PMC.
Coach Jim’s runs are very similar to the PMC: free and open to everyone (whether or not you’re training for a marathon). Coach Jim’s runs are also led by experienced pace group leaders and are designed with a bathroom break. Longer runs are split into two loops so that those needing less distance can still join in and not have to do their entire return run solo.
The full schedule will be posted soon right here on the Run Oregon blog! Coach Jim’s first run will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
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.
September 27, 2014: 8 miles from Lululemon Bridgeport in Tigard