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, August 28, 2014

Bring On The Battle

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by a member of the BattleFrog Race Series and asked if I would be interested in running as a member of the BattleFrog team.  I never heard of this race so I was very intrigued.  After going to the website BattleFrog Pittsburgh and checking everything out, I was sold.  I have never done an obstacle race before and this one is designed by the Navy Seals.
  Yesterday I received an email from them again confirming my code for free entry and I will also be getting a media pass for parking.  I am very excited to be doing this race, but I am super nervous.  The race is Saturday Sept. 27th, which does not give me a lot of time to train.  Luckily I am in my marathon training so the 9 mile run wont be too much trouble.  I have decided to add another day of cross training into my marathon training in hopes of helping me out.  The marathon is the most important race for me right now.  Even if I don't get my BQ I have something I need to prove to myself.  This race however will be a challenge and when it comes to running I don't shy away from a challenge, so 9 miles and 25 obstacles....bring it on!!!!
   I will be sharing my progress on my training like I do for my marathon on Sundays.  One downfall of this race is it is the day before the Great Race, so I will probably end up selling my entry for that.  So if you know anyone looking for an entry to the 10K let me know.  

  Have you ever done an obstacle race?  If so do you have any tips you would like to share with me?


  1. I am nervous, but I am super excited!!!! It should be a good time