We’ve had our first journey up Terwilliger a few weeks ago. This week’s 8 mile course takes us all the way to the top where picturesque views await us. We’ll start out heading toward Riverplace. Turn left on Montgomery until it ends at Harbor Drive. A quick zig zag up the path takes us where we continue on Harrison. Turn left on 4th Street and continue until you cross Sheridan Street and drop down onto the Dunaway Track (restrooms and water fountains at the track). Take the path up the hill which leads you to Terwilliger. Continue up the hill on Terwilliger all the way to the Chart House Restaurant at the top where you will find another water fountain, as well as Portland’s own Totem Pole, just in case you feel like a photo op! After your goofy Totem Pole pics turn around and head back down the same way. Remember to go single file when passing and high-five your fellow PFitters on the way.
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Many of us are training for races before the Portland Marathon and are adjusting our weekly schedules to accommodate the upcoming events. That may mean getting a few extra miles in before or after our regular Saturday morning run or walk. Many of us like to go for coffee or a Danish after our run or walk. Some of us like to add a few miles before, even more miles afterwards, then skip right past coffee and a Danish and go for a full blown lunch buffet. But guess what?
Looking for a half marathon this weekend? Check out our friend Paula’s event — the Volcano. Use promo code LAVA to save $10!
First prize for last week’s #PortraitinthePark goes to those shy and quiet Yellows who had a blast hamming it up in Sellwood Park! Let’s go ahead and do the full Sellwood/Tillikum loop this week for our 7 Mile Route. Turn left and stay on Moody taking The Short Way (NO zig zagging to the river) through South Waterfront. Turn left on the path just past the trolley stop and follow the trail along the river all the way into Willamette Park. Continue to the farthest end of the park, and exit onto the residential street just past the see-saws. Turn Right on Miles and then Left on Macadam Ave. Stay single file on this stretch and as you turn Left to cross over the Sellwood Bridge. Take an immediate Left when you come off the Bridge through the Parking Lot to Spokane Street. Make a quick Left down the hill on Spokane and another quick Right onto the Springwater Corridor. Continue on Springwater all the way to Tillikum Crossing where you will turn Left to cross the river and finish the loop back at Zidell.
Congratulations to A/C Dave on his outstanding performance at the Boston Marathon this past Monday. Dave has been a member of Portland Fit since its inception when he started with the Yellow Group and finished his first Portland Marathon in 4:35 minutes. Fast forward 18 years, 23 more marathons, and some serious training all which led him to qualify for and complete his 2nd Boston Marathon.
50 Years ago Bobbi Gibbs snuck in and completed the 1966 Boston Marathon with an impressive time of 3 hours 21 minutes. Previously, she’d asked the race director for an entry and received a reply saying “Women are not physiologically able to run marathons and we can’t take the medical liability”. She did it anyway! It took another 6 years and several unauthorized female runners before the Boston Athletic Association allowed women to compete. Over 12,000 women followed Bobbie’s footsteps and finished the Boston Marathon this past Monday.
First there was Dorothy and the Tin Man following the Yellow Brick Road. And now, thanks to the artistic ability of our amazing Coach Jeff, Saturdays mornings find PFitters happily cruising along the well-marked sidewalks and streets of Portland, OR. But guess what…
This week’s 8 mile course takes us into Sellwood Park. We’ll head out and go over the Tillikum Crossing Bridge. A right turn on SE 4th St. leads you to the Springwater Corridor. Continue on this trail all the way until it ends just past Oaks Park. Turn left up the hill on Spokane, and another quick left on Grand will lead you into Sellwood Park. Take the path to your right. You will see a water fountain on the left and restrooms further down on the right. Head to the big playground structure, stop for a minute, regroup and take some silly pictures.
Send us your pics and let’s see which color group can ham it up the best.
Because you lava challenge…. check out Portland Fit BFF Paula’s explosive event on May 1 — the Volcano Half Marathon and 5K.