Coach Jim’s free marathon training for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Coach Jim at the Bridgeport Lululemon in April 2013. Photo from the group’s facebook page.

Run with Coach Jim and his helper elves – er, his pace group leaders – to get you miles in this weekend. The run will take you on a tour of Tualatin with a total distance of 16 miles, split into two routes so those training for a half marathon can also get the correct mileage in. As this is the last run before the Christmas holiday, be aware that some runners may be there “with bells on.”

Where: Lululemon at Bridgeport Village

What time: The run will start at 8a, so be there by 7:45 to use the potty and find your pace group. (Note there is only one bathroom at the store!)

Distance: 16 miles

Click here to see the event on facebook and RSVP.

First up is a run of 6 miles, which will run up SW Boones Ferry to Durham Road. You’ll run on the wide sidewalks past Tigard High School and nice residential areas to Highway 99, where you’ll hit three miles and turn around to head back the way you came.

After that run, the group will head out again for their longer route of 10 miles. Starting out, your pace group volunteer leaders will lead you south through Tualatin to SW Avery and then back north on SW Teton. From there, you’ll head back east, pass the Tualatin Country Club, and join the path at Tualatin Community Park. After about two miles in Cook Park (where there are many bathrooms), you’ll climb back up to Durham and return to Bridgeport Village.

Come prepared with your own water and other hydratation, as well as your running nutrition such as Gu, Sport Beans, orange slices … whatever works for you. If you are training for your first half marathon or marathon, you should talk with the other runners about what works for them to get ideas to try out! The people who go to Coach Jim’s run are very supportive and enjoy meeting new runners and helping them reach their goals!

You can RSVP and meet other runners through Coach Jim’s facebook page, too.



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