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Week 4 done! It’s not too late to join.

USA Fit Portland's 2019 marathon and half marathon program started on Sat March 23. Our sponsor, Portland Running Company will be hosting us at the SE and Beaverton location. Please meet at 8am and be ready for fun, running and walking! Everyone is welcomed! If you have a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbor who…
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Cross train with Yoga!

Yoga is perfect for recovery, flexibility and stability. There are great yoga poses that integrate your whole body for post run cool downs. We are partnering up with Flex and Flow. We have free intro classes available and discounts for new members. Contact USAFit Portland for more details! If you can't make it to a class,…
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Portland Running Company

At Portland Running Company we make shoe buying comfortable, professional, and fun. We offer a full field gait evaluation and connect the dots between your feet, knees, hips, and back, offer stabilizing solutions, and increase your chances of achieving your goals. Shop our extensive selection of footwear, apparel, and accessories in Beaverton, Portland, or online. We…
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Staying Visible While Running

Running is one of the healthiest forms of exercise. According to the American Heart Association, 150 minutes of brisk physical activity per week goes a long way in maintaining healthy blood pressure and heart function. While it’s ideal to travel on designated jogging paths, sometimes it’s impossible to avoid running alongside traffic. If this sounds…
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Final Race Preparation Notes

Race Expo Must go to pick up bib, packet, and shirt Don't sample NEW things that cause upset Don't spend lots of timing walking around, stay off your feet Saturday Stay off feet as much as possible, relax Stay hydrated - sip sip sip Bigger meal at lunch, simple carbs lite protein at dinner, not…
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Running Safety and Gear Check!

Safety Review road rules- run against traffic, stop at lights, eye contact w/drivers Cell phone - carry phone for emergencies!  Use a cell phone holder – arm or waist band Shoe tag - EBF tag for emergency contact-it’s also reflective Road ID can add important medical info-allergies/etc - for wrist, shoe, or neck tag Dusk/Dawn/night use head…
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Recommended Runner Reading

New Runner: Proper Running Etiquette Wet Equity – Pool workouts for runners Everything You Need To Know About Hill Training 4 Sprint work outs that will increase your speed! Chip Gaines: "Never Judge your full potential based on your first run" Nutrition~ For serious training, hold the carbs at dinner time.  
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FuelBelt, Inc. is the world leader in hydration belts and accessories. Founded in 1997 by seven-time Ironman World Championship participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt continues to evolve to serve the needs of endurance athletes to provide real performance inspired gear. FuelBelts have been used to break world records, set personal bests, and have even been used…
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Gatorade has been a sponsor of USA FIT for 5-years providing our programs with Gatorade, cups and coolers. “The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Backed by more than a 40-year…
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