Who Am I?

I am an avid runner and have been running since I was 15 years old. I began running low to medium distances while on my high school track team, running the 800 meter and 1600 meter races (I was a sub 5 miler and a 2 minute 800 runner). In addition to the track team, I also joined the cross country team. After high school I still wanted to run and decided to start doing road races. I have probably ran a couple hundred 5k races (16.29 PR)along with many 10k's as well. In 2009 I decided to step up my game and try to tackle my first marathon. I will be honest; the only reason I did this was because my father ran a few and I wanted to show him that I could do what he did. I trained poorly for my first one and regret it. If you are going to run a race, train like you want to win. I still continue to run marathons and other distances as well, and every race is a chance for me to better myself.
I started this blog to hopefully communicate with other runners and to shed any knowledge I may have about the sport that can help other runners. I believe running is the best sport and can be a great stress reliever. I encourage all runners to spread the word of our sport and show people why running is so good and why the community of runners has such great people. You can follow me on twitter @byrne1324 or find me on facebook- Shaun Byrne

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I am sure alot of runners get this question.  What shoe should I buy if I want to start running?
I wish there was just one answer to this question, but unfortunately every person's body is different and every person has a different way of running.  If you really are just starting out I would suggest you go to your local running store and have an employee tell you what type of foot you have.  The type of foot you have depends on the type of shoe you need.  Take me for example I am in the small percent of people that underpronate.  So my shoe selection is always not as good as everyone's but if I try to wear a shoe that is not made for me i get blisters real bad and start to get shin splints.  I am also a huge Brooks shoe fan.  Brooks seems to make the perfect shoe for me.  I know when you are starting something new the tendency is too start cheap and once you see if you like it then start spending money.  I would highly advice for running you not do that.  Wearing the wrong shoe can cause more damage.  Pay the extra money for a good pair and start out running in something that is for you. Hey if you decide that running is not for you put the shoes on ebay. There is always someone looking to buy a cheap pair of shoes.   I would like to hear what shoe works for other people, so please feel free to tell me what brand stand by and why.

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