TTR #21: Road to Antartica

Road to Antartica
Mark Minichiello, is the Head Coach and Program Administrator for the LA Road Runners since 2017, the official training program of the Los Angeles Marathon. Mark is a Boston marathon qualifier, New York marathon qualifier and Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star finisher. Mark has completed over twenty-five marathons on four continents. Coaching History & PhilosophyMark is a USA Track and Field certified coach and both a certified RRCA Certified Level 1 Coach and a RRCA Certi...
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TTR #15: Losing 55 lbs in 8 months and helping start a running club

losing 55 lbs in 8 months
Michael Weisberg considers running to be more than a passion, but a way of live. He ran his first 5K race when he was seven and ran track & field through high school. After a lengthy hiatus and significant weight gain, Michael started training for his first marathon, the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon. In addition to losing 55 pounds in 8 months, he rekindled his love of running. Since then he has run 9 marathons and over 20 half-marathons. Michael Weisberg: Losing 55lbs in 8 months ...
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TTR #14: Hitting the Spartan Platforms

I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and played various team sports as a kid but was never all that good at any of them. I really enjoyed getting outside and running though so I stuck with cross country and track throughout high school. I loved competing, the feeling of pushing myself to get stronger and faster, plus the team camaraderie was unlike any other sport I had played. I took a corporate job after graduating college which led me out west to Arizona. Moving out west reinvigorated m...
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TTR #13: Accepting a life changing challenge

Brian Cerier lives in Torrance with his wife, Kelly, and dog, Zoey. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Brian made the move across the country after graduating from college and started working as a systems engineer in the Aerospace industry. Since moving out to the South Bay he started working in security engineering and will soon be starting a new position at a tech startup in El Segundo. Brian decided to start running when the best man in his wedding challenged their close group ...
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TTR #12: In Pursuit of the Perfect Race

Melissa became a runner 11 years ago, after a trip to Disneyland and being inspired by seeing all the runners celebrating their finish of the Disneyland Half Marathon at the parks. She signed up for a Disneyland 5k in 2009, and then followed up with her first half Marathon in 2010. Since her first 5k, she has completed several Marathons, and has dove into the world of triathlon. She enjoys running and triathlon because she likes to challenge herself and see what mentally and physically sh...
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TTR #9: Getting Faster with Age

I started running my sophomore year in high school for Carson back in 1990. That was cuz I was to small to play basketball dnd football. So I joined the cross country team. After the season was over. I told my coach I was going to try out for baseball. So no track for me. He told me no that he sees something in me and that I needed to run track. So needless to say I ended up running track and I loved it. So I ended up running cross country and track all 3 years in high school. My highlig...
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Running for Rozina Half Marathon Finish!

I couldn't be more proud and excited to share with you how the Running for Rozina Campaign went for the actual half marathon. If you haven't read in a past post Rozina suddenly passed away on Christmas Eve of last year which was more than a shock to so many that was a part of her life. Dorothy being so close to Rozina wanted to do something special, as did her brother Shawn. Dorothy and Shawn both set out to train and run the Canmore Half Marathon. It was gruelling training program that la...
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My First Half Marathon

Having any type of half marathon experience was never something I planned on doing. I never considered doing anything that was even remotely involved running a half marathon not even watching, planning or preparing for one. The idea of actually running one certainly was NEVER on my mind. When I tell people I randomly ran a half marathon without training their first response is usually to stare at me with a question mark expression on their face. After they've had time to think about it th...
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