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Marathon Clinic News 4/19/16


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.


1) Training Run April 23
2) Aid Station Volunteers
3) Training Run April 30
4) PMC Coaching
5) Training Tips


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 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

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. To volunteer, look for the hot pink sign up sheets at the run or email with your phone number and email address. The first available date is June 4. You will be reminded early in the week before your turn.


This 7, 9 or 10 mile run will be April 30 8 am at Mountain Hardwear, 722 SW Taylor, 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 . We suggest carrying water for the best hydration. Please leave your headphones, dogs and baby joggers at home


The $125 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 June 23. 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


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



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