Coach Jim’s free marathon training for Saturday, January 30, 2016

Runners at the Banks trailhead at a previous Coach Jim run.

This weekend's free spring marathon/half marathon training run is a 16-mile out-and-back on the Banks-Vernonia Trail. You may run the entire distance or turn back early, depending on your training schedule. There are permanent restrooms at the trailhead and two porta-potties near mile 4, which is are usually in good condition and stocked with hand sanitizer. This is not a supported run; bring your own nutrition and hydration. The path is somewhat sheltered from wind, but if it rains (and it looks like it will) you'll get wet. Prepare by bringing a set of warm clothes (including extra shoes) to change into when you're done so you don't get too cold. Bring a post-run snack too, as there aren't many places to stop until you get back towards Portland.

This weekend’s group run details:

Where: Vernonia-Banks Trail, Banks Trailhead – use “NW Banks Rd and NW Sellers Rd” for directions. The trailhead is at that intersection, with a small parking lot, a large signboard, and a permanent restroom structure.

What time: The run starts at 8a, be there by 7:45a at the latest

Distance: 16 miles

Click here to see the event on facebook and RSVP.

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




About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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