The ice should be all gone by the time this Saturday rolls around, adding one more item to the list of reasons why Coach Jim's free half marathon and marathon training runs are spectacular. Other reasons: the runs are led by experienced pace group leaders, the runners who attend are welcoming and supportive, the start/finish location sells delicious food, the routes are mapped out ahead of time to include restroom breaks, and the routes are usually split into two loops, so you can choose your mileage according to your racing plans and goals!
This week's run from Grand Central Bakery on NE Fremont will consist of two 8-mile routes. The links will be posted later this week at the Coach Jim facebook group here. The first loop heads up Fremont to 57th and then returns via the Hollywood district. The second loop follows Willamette Boulevard to Columbia Annex for a scenic out-and-back.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016
What time: The run starts at 8a. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so the run can start on time.
Where: Grand Central Bakery at 714 N. Fremont St.
How far & how fast: Two 8-mile routes for a total of 16 miles. Paces usually range from 8 min/mile to 12:30 min/mile.
Please be sure to use street parking as opposed to the business parking lot. This will keep spots for Grand Central’s regular customers; just a nice way to thank them for letting Coach Jim’s group meet there and use their restrooms.
Questions? Visit Coach Jim’s facebook group!