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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My Marathon Weekend Update!!

This post is just a quick update about where I will be this weekend incase any of you would like to come say hi and get a picture with me for the good old blog. So as of right now I still have not heard from DICK'S, and I am assuming this means they don't need me to work the expo. Oh well their loss!!! Friday I will still be working the expo all day at the BattleFrog Race booth. Please stop over and check out this awesome race and me. I am happy I was asked to work the booth for such a great race and a race that means so much to me.  Saturday I will be at the 7:30 am meet up. (location can me found on my previous post) If I do not have to work at any booth I will still be at the expo checking out all the booths and mingling with other runners.

If you are not running any of the races this weekend but still wish to cheer. Here is the outfits I will be wearing for the weekend. Saturday I am going for the comfortable outfit. I will not even be wearing my running shorts. The 5K is just a warm up race for me so I am not worried so much about the outfit

Sunday I will be wearing my under armor singlet with my Just A Short Run Shorts. Since this is a serious race it's time to bring out the BattleFrog arm sleeve and new BattleFrog head band. 

So if you see these outfits be sure to give me a cheer, but be sure to cheer on all the runners. The crowd can be so lifting in a race. Also if you are a runner and you see other runners struggling, please give them some encouragement. Sometimes all it takes is another runner to get you back in the race.

Good Luck to everyone running. A good friend sent me a text yesterday and even though it was a small message it got me pumped. So I share her words with you " Go Fuck That Course Up". I don't know about you but I love hearing someone say go out there and destroy the course or something on those lines. The normal just run your race, don't worry about the time is always nice to hear but sometimes you need to get the blood pumping. So if any of you feel the urge to pump me up Sunday. You have till 6:00 am before I put my phone away till after the race. 

Let's Do This!!!!


  1. I'm pumped too! When someone said to me yesterday, "If you have to walk the final hill.." and I cut them off and said, "That's not going to happen! I'm going to kill it! End of story!" I will be going to the expo after work tomorrow so will look for you then but if I don't see you there will see you Sunday morning. Good luck!!!! You are going to crush it. I can't wait to see what you do!