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Coach Jim’s free group long run: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Two loops: 11.5 miles and 8 miles.

This weekend’s Coach Jim run is going to be from the NW Portland Road Runner Sports at 29 NW 23rd Place. I am sure many of you are watching the weather, since freezing rain is forecast for tonight, but you should also keep an eye on Coach Jim’s facebook page. He will cancel the run if running conditions are not safe.

The run will start at 8a and will consist of two out-and-backs. The first one will be 11.5 miles up and over Terwilliger to the Barbur Shops (at Barbur and Terwilliger). The second will be 8 miles of out and back that winds through NW Portland to the Willamette and then along the waterfront on the westside, turning around near Riverplace.

As always, be prepared for whatever the weather may bring, and pack your hydration and nutrition. If you are running a spring marathon and haven’t determined what you’ll wear/carry for the race, you should be practicing and trying various gear out on these long runs.

Run Oregon thinks that what Coach Jim and his pacers do is simply wonderful: providing a welcoming, safe long run option for free is an important addition to our running community. Thanks, guys!

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About Kelly Barten (753 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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