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, April 21, 2014

Motivation Monday (Boston Edition)

If this video doesn't get you excited and motivated then I don't know what will. Today was a win for Boston and for America.  Keflezighi showed what heart is all about!!!!!   I put this finish in with some of the top sports moments of all time. 
Also have to say an unreal performance from Rita Jeptoo on breaking the course record, and Shane Flanagan ran her heart out and got a new PR..  Huge race all around!

I was unable to watch the race today but I have to throw a huge shout out to @pghrunner, @lemonraindrop, and PghCityGirl for keeping me updated on the race. 

Where do you put todays race and finish in the list of top sports moments?


  1. Such an amazing race! I'm ready to run another marathon now.

    1. Wait you mean you don't have one planned out for this weekend like you normally do!