02 April 2012

Localizing: Team in Training Greater LA Chapter

I started training with the San Gabriel Valley summer marathon team of Team in Training's Greater LA chapter in the beginning of February.  Halfway through the season, I've already learned a lot about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's impact that they've made in the lives of patients and their families and built up my running endurance into double-digit long run mileage.  The people I've met through TNT are an amazing group with powerful and inspirational stories - all working toward a common goal of finding cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

Returning to a proper training regimen for the first time since college has reignited my excitement about racing and reaching my running goals.  The furthest I've ever raced has been 13.1 miles - in June, I'll double that at the San Diego Rock N Roll full marathon.  The SGV coaches and mentors have been greatly supportive in training and advising on gear & nutrition.  I ran my first 5K in a few years on St. Patrick's Day weekend comfortably just under 23 minutes, and I'll be racing the inaugural Hollywood Half Marathon on Saturday - hopefully hitting my goal time which will also mean I'm on track for my goal pace for the Full :)

Follow the rest of my season on my TNT blog!

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