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GIVEAWAY THURSDAY!

by leandre on March 21, 2013 · 32 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congratulations to Olivia who won last week’s GIVEAWAY for a $25 Key Possibilities card. Today’s message is from Andrea Sisino, former KBVCM Race Director and RunVermont executive director. Andréa will be returning to Vermont for our 25th Anniversary and while she’s here she’ll moderate a panel of running legends…

Hi there running friends,

In the not so distant past I spent some time building and directing an organization now known as RunVermont, home of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon.  And since the race will be celebrating their 25th year I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be than running with all of you through the streets of Burlington.  Not only will I get to run in my old race but I’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion of some incredible running icons. Think Jeff Galloway, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Bart Yasso, the top step on so many podiums, Olympic experiences beyond compare, medals galore and stories to be shared by all.

In order to do this panel discussion, I need your help.  What questions would you like to ask these world renowned athletes? As you share with me the questions you’d like to ask, I’ll keep the list. Biggest challenge? Craziest story? Biggest triumph? What do YOU want to know from them?  Think of all the miles they’ve logged during their incredible careers, did you ever wonder what Frank Shorter was thinking when he entered the stadium in Munich, mere meters from an Olympic victory only to see an imposter running in front of him?  Or how about Jeff Gallowayhow many people has he turned onto running with the Galloway method of running?  If you would like to know what the Antarctica Marathon is like just ask Bart Yasso.  And how can you help but wonder about the fortitude of Bill Rodgers, just what does it take to win multiple Boston and New York races?

So don’t hesitate, post your questions for me to review right here on The RunDown so that we can all enjoy some quality time with some incredible runners at this year’s Sports and Fitness Expo.

Thanks in advance!

Andréa Sisino

 

Today I am very excited to bring back one of our most popular GIVEAWAYs, a $100 Hannaford gift card.

In addition to the $100 Giveaway, here’s a $3 coupon off any Hannaford or ‘my essentials’ purchase of $3 or more. (Yes, you have to download a little widget to print the coupon, but I promise it’s painless and quick and you only have to do it one time and when we offer another coupon next month it will only take a second to print.)

Hannaford nutritionist Kris Lindsey will once again welcome questions from our runners on her live Facebook Q&A session next Wednesday, March 27th at noon. Mark your calendars!

Before I send you off to enter the Giveaway, just a reminder that every Saturday morning between now and race weekend, Hannaford and RunVermont are hosting group training runs. Every runner gets a snack bag filled with chocolate milk, water and fruit after the run.  Get the schedule and details here. We would LOVE to see you there.

To Enter:

Tell us: What is one (or more than one) question you would ask our panel of running legends: Jeff Galloway, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Bart Yasso?

PLEASE NOTE: In order to claim extra entries for Tweeting or FB’ing the GIVEAWAY, you must follow the NEW rules below. Thank you!

The GIVEAWAY closes at 11:59pm Wednesday, March 27; we’ll announce the winner on Thursday, March 28.

* If you’re a follower of The Run Down, tell us so in an additional comment. (If you’re not a follower, subscribe using the RSS feed on top right of the blog and then leave a comment telling us you did it.)

* Tweet about the giveaway. You must tag @RunVermont and leave one additional comment.

* Share the giveaway by clicking the “share” button just below the GIVEAWAY post on our Facebook page and leave one additional comment.

That’s right; you have the opportunity to get 3 entries into this giveaway!  (If you choose to take advantage of the extra entries be sure to submit an additional comment for each one.)

The rules/fine print:
* We use Random.org to select all winners…at random, from all the comments posted.
* There is no limit on the number of times a single person can win a prize.
* We ask that if you’re local, you pick up your prize.  If not, we’ll mail it (US and Canada only.)
* We contact all winners via email each Thursday; you have one week to reply to arrange pick-up/mailing of your prize.  If we haven’t heard from you within one week, we reserve the right to re-list the prize or choose another winner.

 

 

Hi there running friends,

In the not so distant past I spent some time building and directing an organization now known as RunVermont, home of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon.  And since the race will be celebrating their 25th year I can’t think of anywhere I would rather be than running with all of you through the streets of Burlington.  Not only will I get to run in my old race but I’ve been asked to moderate a panel discussion of some incredible running icons. Think Jeff Galloway, Bill Rogers, Frank Shorter and Bart Yasso, the top step on so many podiums, Olympic experiences beyond compare, medals galore and stories to be shared by all.   In order to do this panel discussion, I need your help.  What questions would you like to ask these world renowned athletes? As you share with me the questions you’d like to ask, I’ll keep the list. Biggest challenge? Craziest story? Biggest triumph? What do YOU want to know from them?  Think of all the miles they’ve logged during their incredible careers, did you ever wonder what Frank Shorter was thinking when he entered the stadium in Munich, mere meters from an Olympic victory only to see an imposter running in front of him?  Or how about Jeff Galloway, how many people has he turned onto running with the Galloway method of running?  If you would like to know what the Antarctica Marathon is like just ask Bart Yasso, and don’t hesitate to ask about some of the other great places he has run, it’s a long list.  And how can you help but wonder about the fortitude of Bill Rodgers, just what does it take to win multiple Boston and New York races?

 

So don’t hesitate, post your questions for me to review right here on the Rundown so that we can all enjoy some quality time with some incredible runners at this years Sports and Fitness Expo.

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela G. March 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

What is the most memorable race you’ve ever run?

2 Angela G. March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

I’m a follower of the Run Down.

3 Angela G. March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

I shared on FB.

4 Nicki March 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

What do you tell yourself to get motivated when running sometimes loses its fun?

5 Eileen Hamilton March 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

After all these years , do you feel competitive with each other?

6 Eileen Hamilton March 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I am a follower of the Rundown

7 Eileen Hamilton March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I am going to share right now on fb

8 Corey March 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

What are your individual mantras that help you push through the wall

9 Corey March 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I’m a follower

10 Robin March 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

What is the one thing you wish you someone had told you when you trained for your first race?

11 Robin March 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I am a follower of the Run Down.

12 Robin March 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I shared on FB.

13 Chad March 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

When you have a hill with 100+ feet vertical incline in less than a half mile to a mile do you adjust your per mile pace and if so how much do you decrease your pace by to ensure you don’t burn through mass amounts of glycogen? Aka mile 9 and 15 of KBVCM

14 John March 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I’m a follower of the Run Down.

15 lisa fine March 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

What are your three favorite races to run and why?

16 Brandy March 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

What do you eat the morning of a race?

17 Brandy March 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I am a follower

18 Rick March 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I’d like to know if they could go back and change one thing in their running career, what would it be?

I’d also like to know what they think is a key for running longevity?

19 Rick March 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I’m a follower…

20 Sarah March 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Who is YOUR running idol? Who do you look to for inspiration (runner or non)? What distance is your favorite to race at this point in your life?

21 Sarah March 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I am a follower as well.

22 Mike March 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

Have any of you given thought to stop running? What keeps you excited about running?

23 Justin March 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I am a follower of the Run Down.

24 Kimmy T. March 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Aside from running, what other activities/sports do you participate in? What crosstraining has worked best for you (or been most enjoyable)?

25 Kimmy T. March 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I’m a follower.

26 Rick C. March 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Do you do a strength training program?

27 Rick C. March 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I’m a follower

28 Rick C. March 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Shared on FB

29 Olivia M March 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

How do you get into a pattern of rhythmic breathing? And when (and if) you do, do you find it helps?

30 Olivia M March 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I’m a follower!

31 Olivia M March 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

And I shared on Facebook.

32 Lauren Fowler March 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm

What’s your favorite/most motivating running quote or mantra?

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