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

Sunday, January 4, 2015

An Invitation From Me To You!!!

Hello Everyone!!!!

The new year has begun and with it has come a brand new opportunity for me. I've recently been named a Brand Specialist for DICK'S Sporting Goods for the build up to the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 3rd. For the next four months I will work closely with the brand to serve the Pittsburgh runner in new and innovative ways. That means you will be seeing a lot more of me around the running community at major events throughout the city.

What's most exciting is that right of the bat, my exciting opportunity has provided you with one too. Each night next week, Monday-Thursday from 6-8 pm, we will be hosting VIP Parties at four different DICK'S Sporting Goods locations around Pittsburgh. These nights will include a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase, an opportunity to hang out with me (and our other Brand Specialist, Sara Brunazzi), food and beverages and an opportunity to win a grand prize "Pittsburgh Staycation" including hotel, parking, and meals for you and your family the night before this year's marathon. So skip the messy traffic and come down the evening before for a good night's rest in anticipation of the big day.

All you need to do is comment on this post with your preferred date/location and I'll add your name to the list. Space is limited and we'll be taking people on a first come, first serve basis

DICK'S Sporting Goods Monroeville - January 5th

DICK'S Sporting Goods Robinson - January 6th

DICK'S Sporting Goods Cranberry - January 7th

DICKS Sporting Goods South Hills - January 8th

Hope to see you all there!!!


  1. That is great! Also, it was good to see you yesterday at the kick off run, even is the weather was not so collaborative! Good luck in your training!

    1. You should come to one of the VIP Parties.

    2. Unfortunately, these parties are during the week which does not really accommodate with my schedule! Hope to see you at the next marathon kick-off (and hope they will do another one!)

  2. Ooooo add me to Tuesday in Robinson!

  3. So cool! I was bummed to miss the Saturday run. I couldn't even walk on the sidewalks because they were so icy so wasn't sure how icy the trail would be. I think they are planning a makeup event?

  4. As far as I know, they are scheduling another one. See https://twitter.com/PGHMarathon/status/551347096943472640