Go Running

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest man,
But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.”

The video you just saw was of the Seattle half marathon.  No, I was not on the phone the entire race J.  I was facebooking our friend Blake to give him our location on the course so he could find us.  I wasn’t even supposed to be in the race, but Blake accidentally injured his knee and kindly donated his bib (so I ran in his place).  In the past, I’ve run and fundraised for Team in Training which is an organization that helps fund research to end blood cancers.  My first race was the Nike Women’s Half marathon in San Francisco, CA.  YES, I SAID WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON!  I don’t know if men can run in every woman’s race, but we can definitely run in the Nike Women’s half!   Everything I learned about endurance running came from Team in Training.  They partner you up with coaches and mentors that help train you.  The participants aren’t Olympians, they’re everyday people like you and I.  Now running isn’t the most exciting sport, but it’s a great way to relieve stress and clear your head.  It’s nice to incorporate a fresh breath of air into your workout by running outdoors on local trails and in your neighborhood.  If a half marathon is too intimidating, start off with a 5K or a 10K (walk/run) and work your way up.  It’s not as difficult as you may think.  My advice is “Don’t knock it, ‘til you rock it!”  I’m not asking you to do anything I haven’t done.  Besides, life is like a marathon.  We’re all moving at different paces, but at least we’re moving.  Stop standing still.  Go running.For more information about Team and Training visit http://www.teamintraining.org/

Race terminology and distances
5K – 3.1 miles
10K – 6.2 miles
Half marathon – 13.1 miles
Full marathon – 26.2 miles
Triathlon (Olympic) – Swim 1.5 km (.93 miles), Bike 40 km (24.8 miles), Run 10 km (6.2 miles)
Triathlon (Sprint) – The swim, bike, and run is half the distance of an Olympic

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  1. yeah i used them bfeore. i used them once a few weeks bfeore the marathon and they seem to have made me tired. I didn’t think it was the gel packs at that time. but then i took some during the marathon and it really messed up my performance. I would say check out how they work for you multiple times bfeore deciding if you should use them during a marathon. good luck!

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