It’s marathon week! There is not a whole lot you can do at this point to run faster this weekend, but there are a few things you can do that can derail your special day if you aren’t careful. So follow this pre-race checklist this week.
We’ve all heard about the dreaded Wall at a marathon, but does everybody hit it? Not if you prepare and know what to expect. Learn about the physiological and mental aspects of The Wall and you can avoid it altogether.
Marathon morning can be a bit hectic, but don’t fret. Here are Portland Fit’s plans for the day. Parking, PFit meeting, and three pro-tips!
Are you good at sidewalk chalk art? How about building massive balloon arches? Every year at the Portland Marathon, Portland Fit sets up a cheering station at about Mile 21. It’s a great place to hang out and watch the marathon. We need your help!
As we get closer to our goal, it’s a good time to reflect on how we got here. We’ve put in a lot of miles both on the weekend and during the week. But we usually can’t do it alone. So consider all the folks that have helped you along the way and then be sure to thank them.
If you are not planning to run or walk the benchmark but are able to come out and volunteer, we’d love to have you! Please contact us if you can help out.
This weekend is our 21 mile benchmark. We’ll be meeting at Portland Running Company at the times posted below. Once again we are lucky to visit the Nike campus. Thanks, Nike!
The Portland Marathon is almost sold out. At the time of this post, there are still spots left. But don’t delay! If you haven’t registered yet, please do so soon!
If you do miss the registration window for the Portland Marathon, don’t fret — there are marathons all over the place. Just visit our friends at Racecenter for a comprehensive list and to find your new destination marathon.
It’s been said that anyone can run twice in one day, but it’s the third run within twenty-four hours that separates the stars from the wannabes.