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Marathon Training Full Speed Ahead, Charity and Pearl iZUMi Giveaway

Posted Sep 18 2012 11:12am

My marathon training is going full speed ahead  now that I completed the first 18 miler on my schedule.  I feel that once I start to bank these really big mileage runs that I am officially training for a marathon.  Having completed a 16 miler then an 18 miler the following week I am looking forward to a step-back run this weekend of 14 miles.  So far I’ve been feeling good and I am sticking to my guns about my goals for the NYC marathon- which is to enjoy the race, have fun and have really no time goal in mind.  After my two past experiences with the NYC marathon I have learned that the course is brutal and not a smart place to set aggressive time goals.  I am going to enjoy a beautiful fall day running a marathon in the greatest city in the world, everything else is icing on the cake.

This year to secure my spot in the NYC marathon I selected a charity that I felt a close connection with.  I choose the Joe Torre Safe At Home® Foun­da­tion which is rais­ing money for Margaret’s Place — the Safe At Home’s vio­lence pre­ven­tion and inter­ven­tion model — they work within the school envi­ron­ment to pro­mote aware­ness, to pre­vent vio­lence and to help those stu­dents who have been affected by it.  As a father-to-be I felt that this was a very worthy cause to support and raise money and awareness for.

Giveaway, Pearl iZUMi Bellinger Vest.

To help hit my fundraising goal I’ve teamed up with Pearl iZUMi (and OutsidePR ) to give away an awesome Bellinger Vest to one winner.  The Bellinger Vest has a retail value of $150. 

The Bellinger Vest (both in a men’s and women’s version)  is defined by super light and warm Primaloft insulation and a wind resistant nylon shell. It features:

  • Barrier fabric with Primaloft® provides optimal warmth
  • Full length internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
  • One hand pull elastic draw cord at waist with welded, reinforced exit point
  • Two hand pockets and one chest pocket
  • Semi Form Fit
  • Reflective elements for low-light visibility

How to Enter and Win

S0, here is how you win the Pearl iZUMi Bellinger vest.  Donate at least $10 to my marathon charity , come back here and leave a comment that you have donated and the amount donated.  If you donate $20 you will have two entries, $30 three entries and so on without any limit.

Donating is easy, safe and secure as it is hosted by CrowdRise.  Go HERE to donate and thank you for your support.  One winner will be chosen on October 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm EST via

Thank you for your support and good luck!

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