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, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year: 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!!!!!  2015 flew by and although it was not my best year for running it was still a great year. I got to meet many new runners after joining Steel City Road runners. I got to race with many of my closest friends, and I got learn a lot about myself.  Instead of me talking your ear off I just wanted to share some of my favorite moments of 15, enjoy.

Run Around The Square with Russ and Donnie. We run this race for the after party!!!
You ask Shaun how is this running related? Well it just so happens that I ended up meeting up a few of my Pittsburgh running friends and drinking the night away. I can't wait to do it again in February.
Got nice and muddy at BattleFrog

Running the Great Race with my friend Kari

Liberty Ave Mile with my friends. Race was fun, but drinking at bars after was better

There were many other great moments that weren't running related as well.

Amanda and I went to South Carolina for vacation.

Got to see a lot of Pirate games with our season tickets

Got to attend a lot of wedding and drink with my friends

Cheers to another great year!!!!