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Portland, March 18th (Read 165 times)

No Talent Drips

    Southern Maine folks...if I wake up on the 18th of March, it will be in Portland (dark, I know, but one should never assume). 

    So, I'm looking to get 20+- in that day and would rather do it down there as opposed to getting the miles in after 3 hours of driving.


    Couple of questions:

    1) can anyone recommend a route? multiple loops are fine with me.

    2) any group runs happen down that way? Alternatively, anyone interested in meeting up with an interweb stranger for some 7:20 to 7:30 miles?


    Erin go bragh!

     Dei Gratia


    Home Away From Home

      If you google map portland and zoom in you will see back cove, there is a trail that runs around the cove next to baxter blvd, very nice paved path that is bike/run friendly. Always a good start, if you come off the cove and run the eastern promanade and then come down commercial into the old port that is always scenic and worth the trip minus the occassional slow down for a crossing car.  If you cross into South portland, run shore road out to Portland head light, if you run route 77 it is part of the B2B race. Hope this helps.


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      an amazing likeness

        That's a Sunday (?). Assuming you're starting in downtown....I'd use the Eastern Trail / Back Cove trail to leave town and head north on Rt 1 to Rt 88 through Falmouth. Out and back. Basically, the ME Marathon course.

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          try meeting up with Gomez's and Jeff's group..sometimes they get 5-10 guys together and run 7-7:30pace.


          No Talent Drips

            try meeting up with Gomez's and Jeff's group..sometimes they get 5-10 guys together and run 7-7:30pace.


             Dei Gratia



              Sorry, I was in Memphis last week, didn't see this.  There are a lot of trail options in and out of portland if you know where to look.  Back Cove, Mackworth, bird sanctuary, evergreen, etc (which are all within running distance of downtown if you are doing 20+) - if you wanted to drive you could get even more options, presumpscot, jungle run, twin brooks, pineland farms, bradbury, eastern trail, pine point, etc.

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