Monday, October 18, 2010

Marathon Season is upon us! Time for a giveaway! Your entry is needed!

Besides apple sauce and baked apple goods and pumpkin picking and apple cider donuts, I think of the Fall season as all about the Marathon. New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and other cities hold their annual marathon.

AND WOW! Did a LOT of you fellow bloggers either run a half marathon or full marathon this past weekend! Too many to list here, so CONGRATS! on whether it be your first at that distance or your third.

So in celebration of those uber distances, I am giving away a copy of Bart Yasso's book, "My Life on The Run." Surely you have heard of Yasso 800's? The Track method of predetermining a possible Marathon time? THIS is your guy who thought up the method.

Other than Yasso 800's, this guy has run everywhere in the world. If only I could have half of his running resume one day. A great read and gives you inspiration to run in other parts of the world.


I won this book from a giveaway done by Aneta @ Confessions of a Rambunctious Runner. Aneta JUST completed her first marathon this past weekend @ the Toronto Marathon. Congrats Aneta! Head on over to her blog and give her some props on this monumental achievement!

So to enter this giveaway, you will have up to 3 chances to enter. Write a comment on this post and tell me which ones apply:

#1 Be an already follower
#2 Become a new follower (click on the FOLLOW button to the right. This is worth 2 entries)
#3 Tell me who your favorite marathon distance runner is (you may include yourself....)

30 comments:

  1. Oh. I would LOVE me some Bart :)
    I am already a follower!

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  2. My favorite marathon runner? a friend of mine who is an amazing runner, athlete, Mom, trainer-she does it all and with 3 kids, a full time job and a husband: Lisa

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  3. Love Yasso 800's...I'm a believer! I'm also a follower of Yasso and You!

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  4. my favorite marathoner would have to be Joan Benoit Samuelson.

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  5. Put me in for two entries. I'm a follower & my favorite marathoner/ironmaner is Sarah Reinertsen, the first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

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  6. I am already a follower. My favorite marathon runner would be my wife.

    Kevin
    http://halftriing.blogspot.com

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  7. LOL - "baked apple goods" and "cider" made it into the post agian! nice work

    Favorite marathon runner is my Dad

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  8. I know what you meant by all the running, I felt like I should have been out there doing a half mary this weekend.

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  9. hey Jon,

    Already have this book so no need to enter me, but you inspired me to actually read it now! Been sitting on the nightstand for 6months.

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  10. I am my favorite marathoner, I need that kind of support in order to make sure I finnish my first one. I am training for it right now!!

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  11. I'm a follower

    Favorite distance runner is tough...probably Deena Kastor, although Haile Geb is another favorite

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  12. I'm a new follower as well in order to maximize entries

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  13. You of course are my favorite marathoner

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  14. That says foLlower, not foilower...

    Fav runner. HMMMM I don't really have, um, favorites. I'm going to lame out and lump people into a group. I've found a lot of awesome blogs recently of people who are new to running and are running their first marathons.. those people. Those types of people. The ones that toe the line for the first time and lay it all out there! :D

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  15. I follow. Fav marathoner - Khalid Khannouchi - He used to live here in Hattiesburg, MS. He has helped out with the running club in a number of ways over the years. A real stand up guy!

    2 time world record holder! First person to break 2:06! Nice guy!

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  16. marathon season is OVER!!!!
    it is now wine and beer season!

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  17. I loved this book. Have it. Awesome.

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  18. I am a follower and this book would be terrific for those days when you are just not sure you want to keep running because of the tips and advice.

    My favorite marathoner hasn't done one yet. My wife is my favorite marathoner and her first will be this December here in Dallas.

    Thanks for putting the contest up.

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  19. HEY I follow you, I am following you all the way to IMLP! :)

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  20. Favorite marathoner? EASY. Joan Benoit Samuelson - I was a little girl in 4th grade when she won the gold medal in the Olympics at the first ever Oly marathon (women). I remember her holding the flag and running her victory lap - and she was from MAINE!! I wanted to be just like her.

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  21. I have to go with the others...Joan Benoit Samuelson.

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  22. I am a follower and I loved Meb last year at the NYC marathon!!! I only have done Lake Placid so thats my FAV so far!!

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  23. No need to enter me in the drawing, I just saw this book on the shelf at the library. Any chance I can enter a drawing for applesauce and cider donuts instead??? :)

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  24. Yes, I am a faithful follower!

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  25. I am going with the same answer as Kovas....you are my favorite marathon runner:)

    Looks like a great book!

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