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Friday Training - UPDATED LOCATION


From Coach Josh:

Here's a bunch of info for Friday's run. Feel free to share what you see as useful. 

Leif Erikson Trailhead on Germantown Road. There is a looped gravel parking lot where we will meet. The trail is an old dirt and gravel road that is mostly flat. There is a bit of uphill in the first half mile, but it flattens out for the rest of our run. There are many trails that intersect with Leif that go up or down the hill, but we will remain on Leif for 100% of our run. Since it is an old road, it is wide and there is plenty of room to run. Leif Erikson Road is popular for runners and cyclists alike, so we will remain on the right hand side of the trail at all times. Even though it is an old road, there are rocks, roots, and potholes on the road, so we will need to be aware of these things while running. White concrete posts mark every quarter mile of the trail, so we will know exactly how far away from the trail head we are while running. There is no water source on or around the trail, so athletes should bring water; they can leave it it my car or run with it. There is a single portable restroom about a quarter mile up the trail. I regularly see professional runners like Eric Jenkins and 2016 1500 meter Olympic Champion Matt Centrowitz running on Leif Erikson for their long runs on the weekends. 

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Practice Location: Lincoln High School track (1600 SW Salmon St. - Portland, OR).  Best parking is typically found along SW Salmon St.  We will meet at the bleachers, just off the track near the finish line.   Summer training from this location will take place at one of the following terrains:

  • Lincoln HS track
  • Forest Park

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation.

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