T-Shirts have arrived and as many of you noticed, the women’s sizes are running small. If you picked up a shirt that doesn’t fit right, bring it back this weekend and we’ll exchange it for another size. If we run out, we’ll take your name and requested shirt size and see what we can do about making it right. Men, don’t feel left out – check your XL or your XXL shirt, if it looks kinda cute and girly that’s probably because it’s a women’s shirt that was playing hide and seek in the men’s T-Shirt box. Go ahead and bring your shirt back and we’ll exchange it for a manly XL or XXL. Thanks everyone for your patience as we work through this!
This week’s 9 Mile Route covers some hills, but the view from the top is incredible. We’ll climb up Terwilliger to the top of OHSU and enjoy a nice ride down on the Ariel Tram…. (and just wait `til you see what what your Garmin thinks about the descent)! Start out with a Right turn out of Zidell and stay on Moody through Riverplace. We will do an out and back on the water front, going past the Hawthorne Bridge, past the Steele Bridge, to just past the Fremont Bridge (405). There will be another Riverfront path just after you cross under the Fremont Bridge as soon as you pass the construction. We’ll turn Right to pick up this path and then a left along the Riverfront until you can’t go any further. Turn back around and retrace your steps back to Nato Parkway. Stay on Nato all the way to the Steele Bridge where you’ll head back on the water front past the Hawthorn Bridge. As you come up to the Riverplace area, turn Right into the street by the Riverplace Hotel. Stay on Harbor Way and turn Right on Montgomery. Cross the street and pick up the zig zaggy path that takes you to Harrison St. Stay on Harrison and turn Left on 4th St. Continue on 4th St. until you get to Dunaway Park at Sheridan St. Cut thru the track and pick up the path that takes you up the hill to Terwilliger St. Follow Terwilliger uphill for a mile and turn Right on Veterens Hospital Rd for another mile. Turn Right for a quick jaunt on Sam Jackson Rd. Be looking to your Right for the exterior staircase at the Kohler Pavilion Building with the Bright Blue and Yellow walls that say AREAL TRAM. Climb the stairs, enter the building and get your camera ready! It’s free to ride down!
The Portland Marathon has sold out the last few years. Have you signed up yet? Not sure about Portland? There are lots of great falls Marathons and your training with Portland Fit will have you ready for them. Take a look at the Victoria Marathon just north of us in Canada. Take the ferry over and you’ve got a vacation as well. Levenworth WA also hosts a Marathon as part of their Oktoberfest Celebration. Want to look at some other options? Look at the Race Calendar at marathonguide.com, make sure and read the reviews.
Congratulations to all our friends at Vancouver Fit who ended their 6 month training season with the Vancouver Marathon or Half Marathon last weekend! It’s an amazing accomplishment!
We’re excited to welcome those VFit members who have accepted the Double Dare Challenge and are going to extend their training another 3 months with us. So, be on the lookout for some new faces the next few weeks. These guys don’t know our routes and will appreciate some PFit hospitality as they continue their marathon training.
Look for the Double Dare Challenge for PFitters in 2017. Those who want to start their 2017 training a little earlier next season will have the opportunity to get a head start with Vancouver Fit starting the first of the year.
Our 13 mile route takes us to the Leif Erikson Trail in Forest Park. This incredible trail is over 10 miles of scenic beauty, uphill both ways! It’s a little over 5 miles to get to the base of Leif so we won’t be on the trail that long. Don’t worry though, every ¼ mile is clearly marked so you’ll know exactly where to turn around.
Run or walk Pints to Pasta, a beautiful, award-winning downtown Portland 10K and Half Marathon. Enjoy the fast start across the Broadway Bridge, along Naito Parkway, over the Morrison Bridge, and finishing at OMSI.
Starting June 18, 2016, we have been asked to park in a different place at Zidell Yards. Please check out the diagram for more information.
Our friends at Zidell have asked us to identify our cars in their parking lot. Beginning June 18th thru the remainder of the season, all members need to have this parking pass displayed on their dashboard while at Portland Fit. The Head Coaches will passes these out to their group this Saturday.
We’ve got T-Shirts and they are ready to be picked up this Saturday at Zidells! We’ll have them available for the next few weeks for those of you who may need to miss this weekend. Please pick up the size you ordered (we know it in case you forgot). If it doesn’t fit, then hold onto it for a few weeks. After we’ve gotten the majority of T-Shirts distributed we’ll have a T-Shirt exchange where we can swap among each other and see if we can make everyone happy and more importantly make sure we’re all Looking Good!