I’m a Realtor with RE/MAX Integrity here in the Eugene/Springfield area. I’m on a mission to exercise through the Eugene area. I want to try as many things as possible; hikes, walking paths, and exercise locations, etc. What should I add to my list? What would you like me to try to let you know how it goes?
Eugene is also known as Track Town USA. Running is a pretty big deal around here and some of the Olympic trials are held at the track for University of Oregon. One of the big names in running is Steve Prefontaine.
Steve “Pre” Prefontaine was an Olympic runner that went to the University of Oregon.
Pre ran distance running and at one time held seven American records! Within Alton Baker Park you can find “Pre’s Trail.” It is
dedicated to just foot traffic with a wood chip surface opposed to the paved or gravel surfaces throughout the rest of the park.
A great way to get a pretty good idea about Pre’s life, and a little history of Running in Oregon is the 1997 movie entitled “Prefontaine.”
Today I ran Pre’s Trail. I ran from one side where the trail starts to the I-5; the trail keeps going just a little beyond, but my legs were done and I still had to go back! As it was, my pedometer says I
went 5 miles. I’m pretty happy with that, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow!
The trail is beautiful, and although it was raining off and on, I mostly stayed dry! The trail follows the river at parts, then there are ponds that you also come across like the one in this picture. Another place you can join the trail is at the Alton Baker Dog Park.
That ends Day 11, what kind of exercise would you like to see me do?