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Walk Tigard with Marc Woodard

Bailey’s Burger Shop in Down Town Tigard

If you’d like a more challenging walking exercise experience… MirrorAthlete is looking to begin a monthly and/or quarterly walk activity in the City of Tigard.

Our walk loops will be no less than 5 miles. If you want to participate more information will be provided at MirrorAthlete’s FB page DaringToWalk .

If there is enough interest in a dedicated chat room at MirrorAthlete home site, we can provide that service for the group to share information and walking experience, etc.

Cooper Mountain Trail System beginning in Beaverton is the most challenging course to sustain 4.0 mph up and down the terrain.

We plan to walk 5 to 15 mile loops beginning in Tigard. Some of our walks will go through and around Beaverton, Portland, Tualatin, Sherwood, West Linn and Lake Oswego.

If interested in walking with Marc 1 day per month/quarterly, simply click on the DareToWalk link above, “LIKE” us on that page and join the event once posted.

We’ll also be using the MapMyWalk app to track mileage and calories burnt.

Simply download the app to your smart phone and “LIKE” Marc Woodard on MapMyWalk app. We can then create monthly walk challenges and invite members to compete against mileage walked on their own time.

You will be motivated to walk further distances as you lose the weight you want and get more fit healthy. Participating in longer walk loop events will become a reality and you’ll make new friends that motivate you to put in more miles weekly.

We’ll send out the day, time, place to meet and other pertinent information for those who “LIKE” us on DareToWalkMore FB page. Then we’ll Gage where the walking interests go from there.

Walk and Shop

Depending on interests will determine when we start, frequency of event and how challenging the walk loop distance and terrain will be.

For those that “LIKE”  DareToWalk FB page, we’ll create a walking event calendar and you’ll be invited to walk with us. The group will walk at an average set pace between 3.7 – 4.0 mph.

If not conditioned to walk at this pace and distance but would like to join the event, simply show up per start time and location posted with proper walking attire and water container. You begin walking with the start group, then follow the designated walk loop map to walk part, or all of it at your pace.

Either way you have bragging rights within the group. The goal thereafter is to walk a little further each day on your own. Then you become more fit and aerobically conditioned. Thereafter you’ll be physically able to walk with the group at the next event and throughout the entire course if you so choose.

Down Town Tigard

Walking event day of the month will likely be a Saturday. Walk times will vary. Most likely they’ll begin around 9-10am. Start locations will likely begin and end at Tigard Main Street, Cook Park, Dirksen Nature Park, or Woodard Park.

To learn more about MirrorAthlete simply visit our home site at www.mirrorathlete.org and be sure to subscribe to our Free monthly Newsletter to stay up-to-date on everything fit healthy.

Good Health to You and Your Family.

Marc Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, ARNG, CPT, RET. Is a member of the Tigard City Council. He is a strong proponent of City involvement in providing recreational opportunities for its residents. 2017 Copyright. All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Inc., www.mirrorathlete.org