Marathon Clinic News 04/15/2018


DeeAnn began running over 40 years ago. She has run personal bests of 2:51 in the marathon and 35:53 for 10k, and set a Masters American Record in the 2000 meter steeplechase. DeeAnn, a physical therapist, started coaching runners in 1996 and has been a coach and director with the Portland Marathon Clinic since 2000. She is a certified coach through USA Track and Field (Level II) and Road Runners Club of America. DeeAnn specializes in the biomechanical evaluation and treatment of distance runners at Connect Physical Therapy in Lake Oswego. She also teaches yoga at Gudmestad Yoga Studio in Southwest Portland.


1) Training Run April 21
2) Aid Station Volunteers
3) Training Run April 28
4) PMC Coaching
5) Training Tips


This weekends' training run meets at Kelley Point Park off Marine drive at 8 am and will feature a 6, 8 or 10 mile double out and back along Marine Dr. The training run is open to anyone wishing to run with the group. Please leave your headphones, dogs and baby joggers at home. Please bring your water bottle.

For driving directions see There is plenty of parking at the park. There are bathrooms at the park. For a map of the course, see
For more information about the runs, go to Pace groups are by marathon goal times, see the finding your pace group chart in the run information. If you have raced, go to and get your marathon goal based on your race times. Groups are led by volunteer experienced marathoners. Groups range from those able to run a marathon under 3 hours to those wanting to run 5+ hours.


To keep with the Portland Marathon spirit of volunteering, we ask runners training for free to volunteer to help with aid stations at the training runs. We ask you to volunteer one time during the six month training period. The marathon provides all the supplies, but runners sometimes bring treats like jelly beans and gummi bears. The training runs will have aid stations starting in May mostly supplied by the sponsors. The first volunteers needed are for June 2. Please don't wait to sign up, believe us, we need your help.To volunteer, go to . You will be reminded early in the week before your turn.


This 7, 9 or 10 mile run will at 8 am at Athleta Brewery Blocks, Portland . For directions to the start see . The doors will be open at 7:30 am. This weeks run will be the first 3.5 - 5 miles of . Please carry water for the best hydration. Please leave your headphones, dogs and baby joggers at home


The $150 marathon clinic package includes the Saturday long run, a midweek coached run or track session , the new edition of "Marathoning Start to Finish", a personalized online training schedule and log and a micro fiber Portland Marathon Training Clinic shirt . The midweek runs will meet Thursdays 6pm starting in June. Runs will include fartlek, hill runs and track workouts to prepare runners to run or race the marathon. All clinic participants can learn all about marathoning through the "on demand" video webcasts. Topics include training plans, nutrition, physiology, psychology, flexibility/strength and speedwork. You can register online at


Want to know more about some of the rules of training. Check out


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