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, February 3, 2014

Motivational Monday

I think this speaks to a lot of people, myself included.  When I first started running I would get discouraged when I saw a big hill.  I would come home in pain and I would look like I was in a boxing match rather than out for a run.  But soon it all started to click and I found my rhythm.  Now I look for the biggest hills and I map my runs thinking is this course going to challenge me.
For anyone who is just starting out remember it gets easier over time and soon you will destroy anything that is in front of you.  Be patient and it will all come together.

When you first started was there any part that scared you that you over came?


  1. Honestly, I still have a deep fear of injury. I sometimes I hold back because of it. Hills still stink, even though getting over them feels great!

    1. I was the same way last year after I got injured. I guess after a while you just let go and don't worry anymore.