AM Training Run Around the Willamette River

This is one of my favorite running routes in the Portland metro area. I met up with Jonas and Adam at 7:30 this morning and started off near OMSI. We headed over the Tillicum Bridge and back to continue on the Springwater Trail towards Oaks Park. It was a beautiful morning with a few people out , taking a nice easy pace as we made our way to and over the Sellwood Bridge. The trail continued on the West Bank of the Willamette River then it was  a fast run back over the Tillicum Bridge to our starting point. And all we ran for nine miles at a slow and steady 10 minutes per mile. With the half marathon just four weeks away this was a great way to get in some miles without trying to go for Speed. And by the time we finished at 9:45, it seems like everyone in Portland was out and about enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine. I probably should have worn a hat or put on some sunblock, oops.

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Team Up for Students 5k Run & Walk

This is the third annual Washington County Team Up For Students 5K run and walk to benefit Washington County Schools. This is also the third consecutive year that Lisa and I have participated. Last year Mike and I ran the course and did burpees after every mile. However this year Mike is out for the weekend so it was just me and Lisa to run or walk the course. Since I am training for my half marathon in Seattle next month this was a great opportunity for me to get in a longer run. So instead of doing the 5K, I ran the course twice and did 10K.

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Prerace photo, it was raining cats and dogs just ten minutes earlier...

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Post race hydration - - water!, my favorite beverage of choice

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