What I realized is that I have not done speedwork since before Eugene.. OOPS!! I plan to get some Interval training in next week. Although I am in Taper I still need to be poised for a sub 4 hour performance at the Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon in 17 days!! Amazingly I feel super after Marathon #3, yes I am TIRED but the aches and pains are minimal and my legs are strong.
In other news Muscle Man is RUNNING!! He plans to run 4 days a week to get ready for a 5K in August, longer distances to come I would love to get him across a 1/2 Marathon Finish line this year. I am VERY EXCITED to be on the flip side of LONG runs and spend more time helping my Man prepare for races. Who knows maybe this time I will actually run with him instead of leaving him in the dust like I did at the Run Wild 5K on his birthday?? (Story HERE).
Our Friends Amy and Tom at the Runner's Lounge HERE have teamed up to write a BOOK!!
Do You Run to Live . . . or Live to Run?
Whether you are a casual weekend warrior in running shoes, a seasoned ultra marathoner, or something in between, you recognize the heart and passion of runners who are just like you. Serious, competitive athletes and those who just want to shed a few pounds will find common ground in The Ultimate Runner, a celebration of every type of runner in heartfelt narratives, spectacular photos, and expert advice.
The magic of a run is shared in these chronicles of fitness breakthroughs, gritty races, and golden friendships forged in predawn sojourns. Great moments in running take place every day, and The Ultimate Runner is filled with more than thirty stunning photos that give voice to those extraordinary experiences shared by ordinary runners. Experts in the fields of nutrition, exercise physiology, and training weigh in with advice that will ramp up any running program.
Some run for the fitness value, some for a charitable cause, and some just to enjoy nature in a different way, but every runner is changed by the experience. Share some of those transformative moments with others who love the feel of the road beneath their feet.
About the Authors
Tom Green has been running competitively and leisurely for thirty-six years and is the co creator of RunnersLounge.com, the Online Community for Runners--a forum dedicated to sharing ideas, information, and advice on running and racing. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
Amy Hunold-Van Gundy discovered running when she was well into adulthood and has run more than seventy-five races of various distances in just the last few years. In 2007, she and her running partner Tom Green launched RunnersLounge.com to connect runners and provide running resources. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.
WHAT WILL YOU WIN?
One copy of "The Ultimate Runner" compliments of Amy and Tom.
HOW DO YOU ENTER?
One comment for each entry please :)
- 1. Go to the Runner's Lounge web page HERE and look around. Join in a conversation or create your profile. Come back and leave me a comment about the web page.
- 2. Share this Giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, tell a friend, etc.. Leave a comment for each time you share.
- 3. Tell us your 'Book Worthy' running story, leave a comment, no matter how long.. (Best story may get a prize)
- 4. Those who have donated to Tall Mom Marathon for the Cure HERE, get a free entry. Leave a comment.
Winner will be announced the day after my Birthday on June 15th. Stay tuned for more in the 500 POSTS WEEK of GIVEAWAYS!!!