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Marathon Clinic News 4/14/14

GROUP LEADERS

The Portland Marathon Training Clinic relies on these valuable group leaders to keep the runners on pace and on course. These are some of the number of leaders who volunteer their time most weekends for the summer. We appreciate their commitment and efforts and will feature them individually throughout the training season.

IN THIS ISSUE

1) FREE Training Run April 19
2) Aid Station Volunteers
3) FREE Training Run April 26
4) PMC Coaching
5) Training Tips

TRAINING RUN APRIL 19

This weekends' training run meets at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego at 8 am and will feature a 6, 8 or 10 mile out and back to West Linn. The training run is open to anyone wishing to run with the group. Please leave your headphones, dogs and baby joggers at home. You might want to bring your water bottle.

For driving directions see http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/runs/georgerogersdir.htm There is plenty of parking at the park. There are bathrooms and a water fountain at the park. For a map of the course, see http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=144

For more information about the runs, go to http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/runs/trainrun.htm. Pace groups are by marathon goal times, see the finding your pace group chart in the run information. If you have raced, go to http://www.teamoregon.com/publication/online/wizard.php 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.

AID STATION VOLUNTEERS

To keep with the Portland Marathon spirit of volunteering, we ask runners 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. To volunteer, look for the hot pink sign up sheets at the run or email with your phone number and email address. You will be reminded early in the week before your turn.

FREE TRAINING RUN APRIL 26

The Saturday run is 7, 9, or 10 miles at 8 am. Meet at lululemon 1231 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209. For driving directions see: http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/runs/lululemondir.htm Pay parking is available in the garage underneath lululemon. Whole Food validates for 2 hours with a 10 dollar purchase. Free parking is on street few blocks up on the other side of the freeway, the nearby meters are mostly 90 mintues. The run will go down the west side of the Willamette River. We'll use the first 3.5 - 5 miles of the mapped run http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=1528. You might want to bring your water bottle.

PMC COACHING

The $100 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 at Duniway Park Thursday 6pm starting June 19. 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 new on demand video webcasts. Topics include training plans, nutrition, physiology, psychology, flexibility/strength and speedwork. You can register online at http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc

TRAINING TIPS

Want to know more about some of the rules of training. Check out
http://www.teamoregon.com/publication/online/tencom.html


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