Posts Tagged ‘team in training’

New Video: @djksar finishing the Victoria Marathon 10/10/10

My friend Wellington was at the finish line filming Team In Training runners and he got a great clip of me. Two things to notice:

  1. The announcer is talking about the 83 yr. old woman who I just passed. There was no way I was going to let her finish before me!
  2. I smiled at the end!

Remember, anyone can do a marathon. The journey is long but the day will be over and you’ll be back in bed or at the bar stool resting/re-hydrating!  My finish time was 4:54 which is 4 minutes short of my best time. However, my first marathon back in 2001 and in Victoria was 6:14 so quite a bit of improvement don’t you think?!? Anyways, ping me for any questions about marathoning, what type of training do I do, and personalized recommendations for yourself.

Inspirational weekend!



This past weekend was pretty inspirational for me and so helpful in my prep for running the victoria marathon this Sunday (10/10/10).  Two of my honorees/cancer survivors did amazing things:

1. Susan Boyd, cancer survivor of 13 years completed her first half-marathon (13.1 miles). Pictured above is her finishing.

2. Matt Mingus, 6 yr. old going thru treatment right now at lucile packard walked for a couple of miles at the Light the Night walk in San Mateo. He went thru treatment earlier in the morning and was in the jumpy house and doing the walk – amazing energy. Pictured above is Matt and friends with the victory band and the end of the walk.

This Sunday I’ll be running the Victoria marathon and Susan and Matt will be on my mind the whole time motivating me the extra mile to the finish. If they can go thru cancer treatment I think I can run a marathon.

Wish me luck!

Looking for Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Survivors

This upcoming May to October I will be the honoree captain for the Peninsula marathon team based at Stanford Track. My role is to make the Team In Training participants connected with the cause by introducing them to cancer survivors, caregivers, doctors, and those that are affected by this terrible disease.  I’ve been with TNT since the summer of 2001 and have seen several friends pass away as well as suffer thru chemotherapy and radiation. It’s a terrible disease and something that I’m motivated to fundraise for and keep people motivated in fundraising for.  Each week on my blog I plan on writing a short post about the disease to hopefully educated you on why I’m so addicted and what a small group of people at Stanford Track every Tuesday can make a huge  difference in the lives of patients, caregivers, and doctors.

If you are a leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma survivor and interested in motivating 100-200 runners/walkers to find a cure, ping me asap at rksar at yahoo dot com.

For more information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society go to

@djksar on Twitter

P.S. To train for a half-marathon or full-marathon at Stanford every Tuesday evening, Thursday, and run on Saturday at a regional park ping me at rksar at yahoo dot com or comment on the blog post below. We take every individual no matter what their previous experience is. We start you at 1 mile and every couple of weeks add a couple extra miles till you reach 13.1 or 20 miles. Coach potatoes are highly encouraged to join and experts looking to improve their marathon time are welcome too. The coaches are top notch and you will have a great time in a very collaborative and fun environment which usually isn’t thought of when someone says “running”.

Video: Interview with Lawyer Linsey Krolik, BlogHer 2008 Speaker

I met up with my friend Linsey Krolik who is speaking this week at BlogHer talking about legal issues/liabilities that bloggers may face and need to be aware. I first met Linsey back in 2001 when she was an honoree (cancer survivor) and fellow runner when I trained for my first marathon in Victoria, BC, Canada with Team In Training. These days she has her own successful business, Law Offices of Linsey Krolik, consulting to high-tech companies in the valley and recently helping bloggers understand the potential legal issues they may face. She is a blogger herself for Silicon Valley Mom’s and has great advice for the blogging community. Watch the video to learn more about Linsey and her upcoming talk at BlogHer this Friday July 18th.

Randy Ksar
rksar at yahoo dot com