Monthly Archives: January 2012

Meet Krissy Heflin – an Awesome Special Olympian!

My name is Krissy Heflin! I’m 33 years old and live in San Luis Obispo, California. I was born with a rare syndrome called Moebius Syndrome and I’m also legally blind. I started participating in Special Olympics when I was a young child. I got involved in Special Olympics when I went to Chris Jespersen School in San Luis Obispo. Chris Jespersen School was a school for children who have different types of disabilities. I missed 6 years of participating in Special …

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Greenlayer Signed as Official Merchandiser for SLO Marathon, Half & 5K

Company will sell official merchandise online and during race weekend, as well as supply athlete and volunteer technical t-shirts SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Offering a comfortable and “green” recycled t-shirt, a Portland based race apparel company has been selected by the San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K races as the official race t-shirt and merchandiser. Greenlayer will be selling official race gear – t-shirts, zips, hats and more online and at the SLO Life Expo on Earth Day weekend, …

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300 Set to Run 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials January 14

In Houston, $500,000 at stake as men, women compete for first time at same venue; same day NBC 2-hour broadcast HOUSTON – (January 10, 2012) – On Saturday, January 14, more than 300 of America’s top distance runners will take to the streets of Houston in an historic edition of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. For the first time, the men’s and women’s teams will be selected on the same day and on the same course. “For two years, the Houston Marathon …

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Training Tip – Specific Goals

Infamous New Year’s Resolutions – Specific Goals As I mentioned last week, effective goals need to be developed based on the SMART principle. This week we are assessing our goal(s) to see if they are SPECIFIC. Specific goals need to be precise and detailed, not vague. For example, in 2012, I want to eat healthier. This is a goal that many of us really need to try and do – yet for one person, eating healthier means something totally different compared to …

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Walkers Welcome & Boston Qualifier

We’ve been getting quite a few emails asking some questions about our races. So, I am going to answer some of them here rather briefly: Yes, walkers are welcome in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K races. Our philosophy is to just get active! If you walk, that’s just fine. In fact, we know some walkers with some pretty fast paces, some faster than some joggers. We just have one caveat, you have to maintain an 18-minute mile because we have course …

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