I've been doing a lot of reading lately, books by marathoners and ultra-marathoners like Hal Higdon, Dean Karnazes, and Bart Yasso. Some of what I've read deals with training advice such as how many miles to run each week, hill training, speed work, technical stuff like that. Karnazes's books are mostly stories about his epic adventures -- running a 135-mile ultra-marathon in Death Valley, a marathon at the South Pole, and the unbelievable quest of running fifty marathons in fifty days . . . one in every state.
But the most significant idea I came across was the idea of dedicating events to worthwhile causes, including how to set up websites to designate charities and request donations.
I think you see where I'm going with this.
|Sam and me.|
I don't often use my blog for solicitation, and it certainly won't become a habit, but I believe these are very worthwhile charities. If you can kick in even five bucks, it will make a difference.
Matthew, Sam, and I thank you very much!
1/29/13: 5.07 miles, 50:43
1/30/13: 8.20 miles, 1:31:21
1/31/13: 3.1 miles (5K), 25:09 (PR)
2/1/13: 3.1 miles (5K), 32:20
2/3/13: 26.2 miles (Marathon), 4:46:57 (PR)
San Diego Half Marathon
San Diego, Ca.
March 10, 2013