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Strava Segment of the Week: 2 from Run With Paula’s Winter 5k Series route in Beaverton!

This weekend kicks off the first 5k of three as part of Run With Paula’s Winter 5k Series! Coming up on December 11, January 15, and February 12th, runners can register for the events at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. This is a great opportunity to break the winter blues and run alongside some likeminded people. The race course can be found here or you can elect to run virtually as well.

Socialize and stay fit over the winter months. Set a goal for each race and try to improve each time, even if it’s only by one second! Challenge your neighbors, your college roommate in Redmond, or your brother in Boston.

We believe that exercise and fitness is a major part of the BIG picture. And to those of you who have dusted off your high school PE uniforms, and busted out your old sneakers to give running or walking a second chance, WELCOME BACK! Rediscovering fitness is a silver lining of the challenges we have all faced in the past couple of years and we applaud each and every one of you.

The full route can be found below:

Michael Biedebach of Monterey, CA is the current leader of this segment (which has been ran 445 times) and is coming up on the 2 year anniversary of his leading 5:06/mi pace. Another great segment is saving up your energy up front to gear up for the final ~1 mile finish. The Home Stretch of the PRC Winter 5k Course has been run over 1300 times and will definitely push you! Lydia McRae of Jacksonville, FL holds the record on this segment from her participation in the January 2018 event. Let’s get some Oregonians leading these!

Remember, you can still register for the Winter 5k Series for $39 per race (10% off if you register for all three).

Also, if you use Strava (or want to get started – it’s free!) please join the Run Oregon club! We currently have over 720 members! It’s a fun way to keep track of your miles and see how others in the area are doing.

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

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Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (609) and wineries (148) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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