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
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Let's Hear Your Story!
Normally on Sundays I post an interview of a fellow runner, asking questions so we can get a better understanding of that person. The last 2 Sundays I have foregone doing this and have decided to ask a question this week. I want to hear your story! I want people to email me with their story telling me why they have begun their running journey. We all have a story and now it is time to share your story with the rest of us. All I ask is you or you can pass this on to someone you may know, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me your story. I will start posting the stories as they come in and hopefully we can get be inspired by other runners and their story.
Don't be afraid to send in your story. You may think its a boring story and no one wants to hear it, but believe me your story may help someone out, or motivate someone to start running.