Marathon Clinic News 7/7/14GARY
Gary Rash has been running for 9 years, starting after his running progressed from a 100 yard to a mile in the first year. Then he moved up to marathons. He has been running with the clinic for 4 years and is a second year group leader. He has spent the last two summers running with the Havasu Hustlers in the desert where running in 115 degrees plus is not uncommon. He looks forward to helping others find in running what he has.
IN THIS ISSUE
1) Weekend Training Run July 12
2) Weekend Training Run July 19
3) Volunteers Needed for Aid Stations
4) Training Tips
TRAINING RUN JULY 12 8:00 AM
The run this Saturday will be 16 or18 miles at 8 am from Mountain Hardwear, 722 SW Taylor, Portland. The doors will be open at 7:30 am. For directions to the start see http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/training/runs/mtnhdwdir.htm. This weeks run will be the 8- 9 miles of http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=1578. Mtn Hardwear will provide 2 aid stations accessible both out and back, you will need to carry water for the hydration. No headphones, dogs or baby joggers please
TRAINING RUN JULY 19 8:00 AM
The 16 or 19 mile training runs at 8 am this Saturday starts at lulemon 1231 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209. For driving directions see: http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/training/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 minutes. The course will use the east side of the river route http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=759 There will be 2 aid stations for out and back supplied by lululemon Carrying water or sports drink is recommended. Please no headphones, dogs or baby joggers
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/wiz.html 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 STATIONS!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED JUL 26, AUG 9, SEP 6, SEP 20
If you are joining the free runs, you are obligated to volunteer for one aid station during the summer. You have 4 chances left to fulfill this obligation for free runs. You can sign up for your turn at the runs or by emailing . The marathon provides the supplies and you, runners, provide the volunteers. Before your turn, we call or email and remind you and tell you where and when to arrive. When you show up, we give you jugs of water, already diluted sports drink, cups, pitchers, garbage bags and first aid supplies. Some volunteers have been known to provide special treats such as jelly beans, gummy bears or tootsie rolls. You can ask your family to help as well. If you've never been a volunteer, this is your opportunity to help you fellow marathoners.
Having trouble getting out the door for those long runs? Wonder how you'll get from 20 miles runs to 26.2? Most experienced marathoners know that much of the marathon preparation takes place in your head. For some tips on psychological preparation see http://www.teamoregon.com/publication/online/mind.html. If you have missed previous training tips, go to http://www.teamoregon.com/publication/online/ and check out all the various training articles for both running and walking.