Could you run a Half Marathon?
For lifelong runners, the answer is probably "sure" or "done that." But not for KGW-TV Reporter Pat Dooris.
The self-confessed NON-runner had never done more than a 5K until a year ago, and had never been a "runner" as an adult. But in April, he was inspired to tackled the challenge of trying to run a Half Marathon.
He's signed up for the Foot Traffic Flat Fast Half, a 13.1 mile run around Portland's Sauvie Island over the July 4 holiday, and has also joined a 13-week training program with others who share his goal.
He's going to be blogging each week about his experience, and - hopefully - his transformation into a Half Marathoner.
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