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, April 24, 2014

Don't Hate -Calling out Elpresidente

      Take a few minutes and check out the link below.  Make sure you read the comments by the author of the blog as well.


       The author who goes by the name elpresidente on barstool sports (@stoolpresidente basically bashes Adam Schefter and his marathon story.  Now don't get me wrong here I am no fan of Schefter either but I am in no place to bash him or what happened to him during a race.
       The part that really got me in this story is when he uses the term "The Marathon Guy".  I don't know what type of person you assume us marathon people are.  So let me try to clarify it. Do we put 26.2 stickers on our cars? yes we do, and we earned it. We train year round, put our body through hell and we have every reason to show off our accomplishment.  We are a select few people that have done what we do. Runners are the few athletes that get little or no credit for their sport. Even on Monday when an American won Boston, most people had no clue who he was. So when you hear runners showing off their medal or talking about a race maybe they are just trying to get people to take notice of their sport. I don't think you should talk about something you have never done or experienced.  If you go on barstool sports and go under the Boston section you will see this ass has a few stories taking jabs at runners.  Instead of showing the good that came out of Boston, he clearly was more interested in making fun of people that had trouble.  This is just another example of what is wrong with people. 
       I would be willing to bet any amount of money that this author has NO athletic ability.  I could guarantee that if I played him in 10 different sports, I am winning at least 7.  He may win 3 if I am having a bad day. I would even let him pick the sports. 
        If you actually took the time to get to know some real runners you would see most of us don't run for the medal, or the shirt. We run because it is something we like to do.  We are those people that will go out of our way to make sure another runner crosses the finish line.  We are those people that have always heard, Why do we run? What is the point of it? Anyone can do it..  well like I have always said   Put up or shut up.   



  1. Haters gonna hate! Although, I would pay to see streaming video of you whipping him in at least 7 of 10 sports, just to freeze frame on his painful expressions at not being able to deliver results, just trolling words.

    1. You would think with him being from Boston that he would have respect for the race and the athletes