The Color Run is bringing their 2016 Tropicolor World tour straight to Portland on September 17th! The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed event in which “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. This year, the experience Color Runners already love is enhanced with an all-new Tropicolor Zone on course, a Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a limited edition participant kit. The 2016 Tropicolor World Tour has more fun, more sun, and even more color for you and your friends to enjoy together. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first experience with The Color Run or you’ve been joining in for years, the Tropicolor World Tour will be the most memorable 5k of your life! Book your tickets today!
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Galen lives and trains in the Portland area. We live and train in the Portland area.
Galen started with shorter distances and worked his way up to a marathon…So did we!
Galen set a goal, trained hard and followed a plan. We set goals, train hard and follow a plan.
Paparazzi spot Galen running in Forrest Park. Paparazzi can see us this Saturday in Forest Park!
Galen has a great coach, Alberto Salazar. We’ve got great Coaches! Dave, Janelle, Kaitlyn, Jeff & Hank take a bow!
Galen runs about 100 miles a week. We run about 100 miles a month!
Galen gets hot and sweaty and stinky after he runs. We get hot and sweaty and…well, you know!
Galen got a really cool medal after his recent marathon. We’ll get a really cool medal after our marathon!
Remember, we are all Athletes, we have a lot in common and we all have Goals! Most importantly, we will all achieve these Goals!
Runners World describes Forest Park as “The largest wooded city park in the U.S., an idyllic shaded urban retreat that covers 5,000 acres just minutes from the city’s trendy Pearl District”. Let’s explore a little bit of Forest Park on this weeks 14 miles ending with on the Leif Erikson Trail.
You may want to allow a little extra time to get to Zidell this weekend.
Let’s stay in the shade as much as possible for this week’s 12 miles through Tryon Creek! We’ll start out turning Left on Moody. Stay straight on Moody all the way thru the South Waterfront. Sharp left to get onto the bike path. Follow the path all the way until you head into Willamette Park. Turn Right to exit the park at the main vehicular entrance which is Nebraska St. Stay on Nebraska until it dead ends at Corbett. Turn Left and head up the series of 5 hills known as the Corbett Stairs. At the top of Corbett, turn Right on Custer, Right on Brier and then a quick Left back on Custer. Pick up the Bark Chip path at the end of Custer for a short ways and WALK up the railroad tie stairs on your Left. You’ll come out on 4th St. and immediately take the Left set of stairs directly across 4th St., which brings you to Terwilliger. Continue heading South on Terwilliger until you get to the light at Taylors Ferry. Cross the street at the light and again head South. You’ll stay on Terwilliger until you cross Boones Ferry (just past Riverdale High). Pick up the asphalt path into Tryon Creek Park. Your turn around spot for 12 miles is when the trail actually meets Terwilliger Blvd. Take a moment to grab some water, regroup, take some silly pics, and follow the same route back to Zidell high fiving you’re fellow Portland Fitters on the way back. Click here for a printable map.
Celia will have T-Shirts available for those of you that missed the earlier pick up dates. Check in with her at the sign in/sign out table. You’ll want to wear your shirt a few times and make sure there isn’t any chaffing before you wear it in the Marathon. Portland Fit T-Shirts wearers get a ton of crowd support along the course…and we all know, every little bit of cheering helps!
We’re in for another hot 12 miles this Saturday. How many of you took Coach Jeff up on his weight loss challenge at last week’s benchmark? Well, actually it wasn’t a weight loss challenge it’s really a weight stabilization challenge!
We can all learn something from a little blue fish that has a very tough task ahead. Dory’s mantra, “Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming”, helped her keep her mind focused on the job at hand, and not on how tired her wee little fins were.
Make sure and set your alarm early for this week’s 30K Benchmark. Practice your race day getting ready rituals. Toenails should be trimmed, clothes laid out the night before… Get up early enough to eat/digest a good healthy breakfast. Allow extra time for traffic and parking. Don’t worry if you don’t sleep well the night before a race (or a benchmark), no one ever gets a good night’s sleep! Once the gun goes off on race day, adrenalin kicks in and you’re off!