27 Percent Entered in 10K Run

27% of the EzineArticles behind-the-scenes Team have signed up to run the Bellin Run, a local 10K competitive run with 10,000 other people on June 9th.

Here’s a copy of an internal memo that was sent to the team this morning as part of a training series:

If you’re one of the Bellin runners:

One of the benefits of entering a competitive event is to give some purpose and a reason behind why you’re investing time and energy into training.

For most people, if you’ve trained hard for an event… by time you get to the event, you’ve already WON before you even started because you’re in better, stronger and smarter shape than you were before you trained for it.

Doing the event is the bonus and not nearly as hard as the training you did for it.

Now, if you’re scratching your head because you’re not training for the event you entered, you’re missing out on one of the primary reasons for having entered an event.

Your Fitness homework:

Find a cardio activity of your choice (example: running, biking, swimming, basketball, racquetball, soccer, whatever) and do it for a full 60 minutes at least 3-4 times a week where you sustain 70-80% of your maximum heart rate (220 – your age).

Usual Disclaimer: Always seek your doctors clearance before engaging in high-intensity fitness activities.

The Bellin run for most people will be a 1 hour event (or less) and that means you want your heart/lungs to be strong enough to sustain an efficient energy expenditure for that time period. The only way your fitness systems become stronger is by making the investment of time to train.

You can do it!

Running Resources:

How To Develop A Strength Training Program To Run Faster!
3 Keys To Finding Your Natural Running Stride


Zack writes:

Wow. It must be a good way to have reasons and purposes in joining a competitive event. I can fully understand how it feels to be preparing for a major event.

I am involved in competitive sports and before any tournament, there will always be training and more exercise so that we will be more ready for the competition. The key here are having a goal or purpose and being consistent in the training.

This leads me to think how this lessons can lead to article marketing too. I think there must be a goal to achieve and if we want to achieve some success in article marketing, we must write articles on a consistent basis.

Just like exercise, it does not mean that with one training, we will be fit already. It will takes consistent training before we will even become fitter :)

Thanks Chris, for reminding me on what I have to do and good luck for the 10K Run :)


Comment provided May 31, 2007 at 2:11 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Do you mind if I use this memo in my Fitness E-Book, as an example of how companies can meet the challenge of keeping America Fit?

Comment provided June 1, 2007 at 2:15 AM



Thought I’d share my 10k race results:

Congratulations on finishing the 31st Annual Bellin Run. Here are your preliminary results:

Bib: 1097
Time: 48:11
place overall: 1046 of 7873
pace/mile: 7:46
division: M3539
division place: 102 of 429
gender: M
gender place: 871 of 4020
5K split time: 23:48

Complete results are at http://bellinrun.com/

My time last year was 59:32, so I shaved more than 11 minutes off..

Congrats to the other EzineArticles team members who also participated! Editor #16 had the 2nd fastest times for our team and ran a very respectable race.

Comment provided June 13, 2007 at 7:54 AM


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