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Portland Atlanta Kona

Marathon Clinic News 06/12/17


The Thursday night runs start with some strength workouts at Gabriel Park. Fun and adventure runs on the paved paths will utilize some of the cross country route to gain strength. Join us for a new experience!


1) Training Run June 17
2) Training Run June 24
3) Track Workouts start June 22 Registration Open
4) Training Tips


The runs this Saturday will be 12, 14 & 16 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 This weeks run will be the first 6- 8 miles of . There will be 2 aid stations accessible both out and back, we suggest carrying water for the best hydration. Please no headphones, dogs or baby joggers.


This weekends' training run meets at Club Sport 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 at 8 am and will feature an 13,15 or 16 miles. For driving directions see Please park in the Tualatin Foursquare Church lot on the corner of Childs Road & Boones Ferry, look for big blue Club Sport building across Childs Road Meet us inside the Club at the top of the stairs to sign waivers & use bathrooms. The course will use parts of the Fanno Creek Trail, see There will be 2 aid stations supplied by Club Sport. Carrying water or sports drink is recommended. Please no headphones, dogs or baby joggers.


PMC Coaching is for all marathoners, both first timers and those of you wanting to improve your time. 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 runs on June 22 & 29 will start at Gabriel Park. The following weekly runs will be at a local track. 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. Those registered for the coaching have access to the coaches at the weekend runs and at the track to answer all your questions. You can register online at


The Portland Marathon course has two significant hills. To train specifically, you need to be doing some runs on the hills. Next several weekend runs will feature some hills as well. Check out "Killer Hill Approaches" for tips on hill running.


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