Trail run! Leif Erickson! 12 miles!
Now that I have your attention … Coach Jim’s group will be climbing the hills of SW Portland up to Forest Park this Saturday for a 12-mile out-and-back this Saturday. Take a look at the route here; this shows you how to get to the Thurman Gate on Leif, and then you’ll stay on Leif until the mile 4 marker and head back. As always, this is a free group run open to everyone. Bring your own hydration and nutrition.
When: Saturday, December 5, 2015
What time: The run starts at 8a. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so the run can start on time.
Where: Road Runner Sports at 29 NW 23rd Place in Portland (just off Burnside and NW 23rd)
How far & how fast: 12 miles at paces between about 8:00/mile to 12:30/mile … keeping in mind that you run about 30 seconds per mile slower on trail than you would on road for the same distance.