Dare to Dream

Late to running, but never slowing down now!

Sometimes as a coach, you get lucky and a runner comes into your life that really changes your outlook on running. That’s what recently has happened to me. Bob reached out to me looking to run some serious races - Chicago, Marine Corps, Philly, plus a handful of all-day ultra marathons.


Not in a few (separate) years, but in one Fall. I thought to myself that he was a little overly ambitious, but decided I could help him even though I didn’t totally agree with his lofty race schedule.

Bob not only has run 2 marathons and a few ultras already (more still to come), he’s shown me that we can handle a lot more when we’re running for other people. Bob is a proud member of “I Run For…” and Ainsley’s Angels - both organizations are huge in helping those who are less fortunate than most of us.

For the full article, you’ll want to read Bob’s amazing story about finding running later in life.

Friday’s Action Plan:

Find someone who you can run for; a club, a group, an individual. When times get tough, you can lean on their inspiration to get you through.

Big Events Coming Up:

NJ High School Cross Country Sectionals

NCAA XC Regionals

Philly Marathon

What’s Got My Attention:

Article: I was the fastest girl in America, Until I joined Nike

Video: Marathon Champion Answers Running Questions From Twitter

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Book: The Rise of Ultra Runners - Adharanand Finn

Popular Articles on the Blog this Week:

Running Tips for Older Adults

Improving Running Form

Perks of a Marathon Runner

Quote of the Day:

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thanks for following along on the journey! Have something you’d like to add? Have suggestions or comments? Email me: TrainwithMarc@gmail.com

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Marc is a middle school teacher and coach but also works with distance runners online. I help distance runners around the globe by providing support, writing customized training plans and designing workouts to help them reach their racing goals. I write for my blog every Wednesday morning and newsletter every Friday morning.