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

Monday, December 16, 2013

Motivational Monday

    Before I run every marathon I like to look at a few quotes that help me get my mind in good place.  Here is just a few that I really like and help motivate me when I start to question myself.  I will start posting a few every Monday to hopefully get us all through the week of running.  Please share some of your favorite quotes also. We can all help motivate each other.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”-Steve Prefontaine

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

                         "Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks,                               months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely                               the demonstration of their championship character."- T. Alan Armstrong

                         "I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better                               than you ever thought you could be."-Ken Venturi

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