Sign Up Today For The Sellwood 5K!

Join me Sunday April 22nd for a fun run through Sellwood and along the Springwater Corridor. Run starts and finishes at Sellwood Middle School. For more details, and to sign up click here.

All proceeds benefit the Sellwood Middle School Foundation which raises funds to support the amazing Elective Programs at Sellwood Middle School!

Run (or walk) with me, or come out to hear the bands, visit with your neighbors, and purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win goodies from local businesses (including yours truly). Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 5/$20.

Fall Marathon training starts now

Here is a recent article from the New York Times about upcoming fall marathons. The author mentions The Portland Marathon happening October 4th as well as several others across the country and around the globe.

For most of these races you need to sign up well in advance and training coaches like Jeff Galloway recommend between 20 – 30 weeks of training leading up to a big race.  Jeff suggests combining running with walking whether you are a beginner or a race veteran.  His website has specific breakdowns of the run/walk ratios.

I have been practicing this along the Springwater Corridor this week.  There are mile markers every half mile, so I run for one half mile, then walk the next.

What are your favorite training tips?