SparkPeople Team in Training Team Messageboard For those involved in Team in Training or those who want to find out more about it. We'll discuss training, fundraising ideas, and share information about the events you're participating in. SparkPeople Team in Training Team Messageboard Hey! Who is still Active in this Group? <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>311</em> <em>366</em> <BR> <BR> Where is everybody? Nobody doing a TNT event in 2014, 15, 16? So surprised to come here & see a Last Post in mid-2013. <BR> <BR> Come on. Let's get this thing going again! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 02:04:56 EST I told my story this morning. The hardest thing I've done since joining TNT is deciding to participate as an Honored Teammate. I never felt like I had anything to offer or had a "Story"....and in my family We don't talk about my illness. But this is my 16th year cancer free. And just because we don't talk about it doesn't me I never thought about it. <BR> It's pretty funny how many times I had to make my story shorter lol. Espcially funny since I didn't think I even had one right? <BR> Anyway I'm posting my story to my ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:20:17 EST Fall Season Training! I am so very excited, tomorrow is my Very first TNT training! It's a 2 mile timed out and back, I haven't ran in a month since my injury but I've been cleared to run and will see how well my leg tolerates it. Fri, 25 May 2012 22:49:04 EST New to Team Hi all I am Andi...and I want to start this by giving a big GO TEAM!!! I just joined TNT after being the proud big sister and watching my sister even with TNT for 4 years. I've decided to run my first 1/2 marathon in October at the Nike Womens Marathon. I'm training with the Solano team. The other big decision I had to make when I joined was if I was going to run as an Honored Team mate. It took a lot of thought, tears and prayer to make my decision. But this is my Sweet 16 this year from Non... Sat, 5 May 2012 14:20:41 EST 2012 - What is everyone doing for TnT Hey fellow TnT'ers. I have signed up for Wildflower (half ironman distance) in May. What are you doing to get rid of blood cancer this year. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:42:27 EST Hi from Sac!!! Hey all! I just joined this team, and am going to the kick-off this Thursday (in like two days) to begin my training for my first marathon with TNT. I am so excited to get the support from the team, but also to join you all with support as well! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 01:44:09 EST Rock N Roll St. Pete Half Marathon I haven't REALLY ran for the last eleven years, but I registered to run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I'm excited, scared, second guessing myself and remembering why I'm doing it! <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing this race? <em>312</em> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:54:44 EST Hey from Denver, CO Hello all! <BR> <BR> Just registered for TNT for the Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab, UT. <BR> <BR> This will be my first TNT event as a participant (I've helped others fundraise). This will also be my first half marathon. <BR> <BR> Can't wait! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone else on their adventure!! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:22:18 EST Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2012 In the next two weeks most chapters will be signing people up for the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend in January 2012. This is a really great event for anyone who loves Disney. <BR> <BR> The half marathon goes through parts of the Magic Kindgom and EPCOT, while the full marathon goes through all four parks. And with Team in Training's program, literally all you'll to get to Orlando is show up at your airport-- the Magical Express takes care of getting us to and from the park, and the Di... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 21:23:02 EST Rhode Island Chapter Upcoming TNT Events Team in Training Rhode Island has two great upcoming events for walkers and runners. For more information or to register, contact the TNT office at: (401) 943-8888 <BR> <BR> 5K to a Cure: CVS Providence Downtown 5K <BR> Sunday, September 18th, Providence, RI <BR> Walk, Run, or Walk/Run <BR> <BR> For the first time ever, Team in Training Rhode Island will offer our 5K to A Cure Team for the CVS Downtown 5K on Sunday, September 18th! The CVS 5K is the largest 5K in Rhode Island, drawing ov... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:26:53 EST Bike Events Hey there, <BR> <BR> Wondering if anyone has any feedback on bike events with TNT. I haven't done one, but I want to. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:29:44 EST Did you go? SD/LT For those of you who went to San Diego or Lake Tahoe this past week, how did you events go? Share your highlights! Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:28:34 EST Summer weather training Wow, summer has hit us in a hard way. The weather in New England has definitely gotten to a point where it can be dangerous to train during the day due to the high humidity and heat. <BR> <BR> How are people adjusting their training schedules for this weather? <BR> <BR> I am making sure I hydrate more before and after my workout. I moved my outside walks to earlier in the morning (and I'm making sure I'm wearing reflective clothing so I can be seen). And I'm skipping my lunchtime walks--... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:01:32 EST San Diego/Tahoe weekend Next weekend marks one of the biggest fundraising weekends for Team in Training. <BR> <BR> If you are going to San Diego or Tahoe - Best of luck to you <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 May 2011 15:12:57 EST Good luck San Diego TNTers! Those of you heading to San Diego in two weeks-- I wish you the best of luck! San Diego is typically TNT's largest event, and you'll see TNTers from around the country there. <BR> <BR> Always remember when you're on the course-- anyone in purple is fair game as a friend. I hope you get a chance to talk to people from other chapters. <BR> <BR> Also with the zone coaching-- any coach out there is there for you just as if you were from their own chapter. <BR> <BR> Have a great time an... Tue, 17 May 2011 11:16:11 EST Just a short run <BR> Earlier this year, about 50 sparkers ran in Just a Short Run in Pittsburgh. Why do I post it hear. Because the proceeds goes to Team in Training. <BR> <BR> Next year we are hopeful that we can get 100 people to run - and make it a spark event (or a sparking event). Check out the SP group at <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=45321 </link> Sat, 14 May 2011 20:54:56 EST Hi from Rio Grande Valley, TX Hello TNT! <BR> My name is Gladys Quintanilla. I live in Mission,TX and while I was at the coffeehouse I picked up a flyer. It is in my list of April 2011-April 2012 Goals. I hope to achieve this goal and train for future events. <BR> <BR> <BR> I will be attending and informational meeting in a few weeks and I am so excited. I am not a runner, but perhaps I can train for that later. However, I want to start training to walk a half marathon. If you can give me more information on this progra... Thu, 5 May 2011 10:49:52 EST TNT Upcoming Events<BR>/01/where-will-you-go-with-team-in-tra<BR>ining <BR> <BR> TNT has announced their major upcoming events for walk/run, hike, bike and triathlon. There are some great locations on here, including Hawaii, Disneyland, Disney World, Chicago, San Francisco, Dublin, Savannah, and much more. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:15:46 EST TNT Flex For those who aren't familiar, the Virtual TNT program has now changed it's name to TNT Flex. <BR> <BR> This is a great program for those who don't have a local chapter close to you that you can practice with, or if your chapter is not going to an event you want to do. You will get online support from coaches and weekly communications, just like you would with your local chapter. You also get the same fundraising website. <BR> <BR> Here's the updated website for the TNT Flex Program: <BR... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:07:38 EST Has anyone been a mentor? Just wondering if anyone has been a mentor for the Team? <BR> <BR> I want to do another event. I know my area has a hard time finding mentors for walk teams. While I'd love to run and event again, I love the idea of helping others get out there. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any opinions? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:27:37 EST Spring/Summer 2011 Hello fellow TNTers! Is anyone signing up for events this next season? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:06:37 EST My guide to marathon/ endurance event terms... As a team captain for my chapter, I just sent this email out to my walk marathon/half marathon team. Maybe this will help you too. <BR> <BR> Andrea's guide to race and marathon lingo... <BR> <BR> Have you heard an abbreviation or term during practice or an event that you weren't familiar with? If someone told you she used "moleskin," would you know what she meant, or would you back away in fear? Have you heard another walker celebrate her new "PR" and wondered what that was? When someo... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 09:05:36 EST Favorite race/event For TNT alumni, what's your favorite race or event been and why? <BR> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 10:59:24 EST Training for a Tri Spring season 2011 It has been a dry board here for awhile so I started a new topic. Anyone Training for a tri for the upcoming year? I will be doing the Olympic distance St. Anthony's Tri in St. Petes Florida in May. Will be training for my first Tri and my second event with TNT Training Starts pretty much now for me. I have to get on this whole swimming thing again. Winter I believe is the best time to train for any event! Only thing I will miss out on is getting an open water swim in before the event.... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 13:47:25 EST TNT Disney World 2011 Hey there fellow TNTers! Is anyone headed to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend? It will be my first time and I'm going to do the half. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:37:05 EST Fundraising 2010 Hey all, it definitely feels like time to start talking about fundraising again. Between the economy, unemployment and the massive flooding my state had back in March (some businesses have just reopened now), it's been a tough fundraising year. But this just challenges me to get more creative. I'm going to the Maine Marathon in less than a month and then off to Disney in January as a team captain. <BR> <BR> What creative fundraising ideas have you thought of this year? Sun, 5 Sep 2010 06:53:40 EST Big 'Ol Texas Howdy for a TNT Junkie Hi ya'll!!! My name is Becky, and I am fundraising for my 9th TNT event. I am going back for my 2nd trip to Nike in October. Over the past 5 years, I have finished 16 half marathons and 2 full marathons. I think I may have been delusional when I signed up for Goofy in January, but I'm going through with it. In addition to my dedication to fundraising, I am also a walk coach. TNT is awesome and I love sharing it with people...GO TEAM!!! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 06:42:12 EST Gillian from Dallas I just signed up for an Olympic Distance Triathlon with Team in Training. PLEASE wish me luck and if you can, a donation would be helpful too ;-) <BR> <BR> Check out my page: <BR> <BR> <BR> i10/gpapanek <BR> <BR> Here's to changing our lifestyles! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 01:29:43 EST Weight loss during marathon training Can anyone give me some guidance on how to get down to a healthy weight while also maintaining the nutritional intake to support the increased mileage for marathon training. I would like to keep working on weight loss without sabotaging the training piece! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:17:34 EST Team in Training 2010 Did you get the memo that they found a cure for cancer? I didn't, so I have signed up for another event - did you? <BR> <BR> I think it would be interesting if people would post their scheduled events here when they sign up. That way we may be able to meet each other in purple - I mean in person. <BR> <BR> If you are an alumni - one of the things you got out of running, biking, or tri-ing is a piece of apparel. Wear it proudly when ever you can ... training ... events. You may want to find ... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:03:02 EST What event are you or have you participated in? Just curious what events everyone is taking part in. <BR> <BR> This past September I participated in my first TNT event in the VA Beach half marathon. I raised over $3700 for that event. <BR> <BR> I am currently training and fundraising for the full marathon in Paris come April. My fundraising goal is $10,000! Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:54:36 EST Eastern PA anyone? Country Music Anyone? Can't wait to meet up with my new team!! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 15:04:04 EST Barefoot Running Anyone have any experience with Vibram 5-fingers as running shoe? Mon, 2 Nov 2009 14:59:29 EST Two Short Weeks Flash Back... July... 272 pounds and hardly able to walk a 1/2 mile. <BR> <BR> September... 46 pounds down and walked our local half marathon. Decided... then and there to do a full marathon and to do it for a cause. Enter... Team in Training. <BR> <BR> We started interval training and I couldn't run for a minute without serious gasping and had serious doubts about my ability to run ANYWHERE. Still... I plodded forward and kept to the running goal instead of switching to walking. <BR> <... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 07:26:15 EST Hi! Hi everyone! I'm Kelly. I am training for the Walt Disney World Marathon with the Eastern PA TNT chapter. This will be my first marathon and I'm so excited!!! Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:36:22 EST Any PF Chang Rock'N'R llers??? I'm training for the PF Chang Rock'N'Roll Marathon in Arizona. Are there any other TNTers that are training for this same event? Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:25:21 EST Hi from Wisconsin! I'm so glad I found this forum! I did searches under Team in Training... Leukemia... Lymphoma... and finally... it popped up when I typed "fundraiser". :) <BR> <BR> My name is Darcy and I joined my local TNT chapter and am planning to run/walk in the PF CHang Rock'N'Roll marathon (Full) in Jan. 2010. This is my first experience with fundraising and also my first Full Marathon. <BR> <BR> This past September I did our local half marathon (power walk) which was a huge deal for me at my siz... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:14:26 EST Paris Anyone? So I just finished my first TNT event less than a month ago (VA Beach) It was absolutely amazing and I'm just itching to sign up for my next event. I saw that my local chapter is doing Paris in April....anyone else going or thinking about signing up?? I really want to, I just know that I need to fully commit a lot more time than I did even for VA Beach....I hope I'm ready for it! Sun, 27 Sep 2009 20:11:54 EST Hi my name is Patsy Hi my name is Patsy... <BR> <BR> I am not a child nor am I a mother who has a child with cancer, but I WAS child that had cancer. I was diagnosed in 1993 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.). <BR> <BR> And I am interested in learning more about this team Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:42:51 EST Rock 'N Roll Seattle next June I'm just starting the C25K program, if all goes as planned I'll be finished in the beginning of October. When I finish C25K I'm going to sign up for the 1/2 marathon :o) Then I'll work on the 10K program until the team starts training in January. This will be my first experience with TNT! Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:16:19 EST Century Bike Ride? Hi, I'm Lainey. I did the 1/2 Pig with the Southern Ohio chapter this year and just had a blast. Next year, I am considering doing a century bike ride with TNT. Has anyone done a century with TNT before? I'm a senior in college, so I don't think I can afford a tricked-out bike. Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:47:30 EST Hello! I've always been interested in TNT, but a little wary of the fundraising. I've decided to look into it again as one of my fitness goals is to complete a 1/2 marathon next year. I requested the info today! Mon, 10 Aug 2009 18:31:10 EST Operation Beautiful <link> </link> Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:24:01 EST Inspiration dinner & Victory Party questions Can any alumni give me an idea of what these are like? I need to decide how many tickets I need, and the price is pretty steep. I am assuming these events don't include alcohol? I am doing Nike in San Francisco, and SF has so many GREAT restaurants, it seems silly to encourage my friends and family to buy tickets for hotel food. Thanks for any info you can share! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:52:29 EST new?? I am somewhat new here. I am thinking about joining Team in Training, but I am waiting for a run closer to me to participate in. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 08:35:12 EST Congratu lations! Congratulations to all of you who recently completed the L.A. Marathon and the San Diego Marathon. Way to go. San Diego was amazing and the weather was perfect. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you in Seattle, San Jose and/or Las Vegas. <BR> <BR> GO TEAM!!! Fri, 5 Jun 2009 14:24:57 EST USAF Marathon or 1/2, anyone? Anyone doing the USAF Marathon or 1/2 in Dayton, Ohio? Feel free to join this thread and the USAF Marathon Spark Team. Go TEAM! Fri, 8 May 2009 04:18:17 EST I Did It!! On Sunday I had a Walk-A-Thon. There were 9 participants... most kids... and they raised $1625!!! <BR> <BR> That officially put me over my mandatory goal! I still am about $500 out from my personal goal. <BR> <BR> But can you believe it!! I did it! <BR> <BR> Also... I ran 20km LSD yesterday! I am SO READY! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:19:19 EST New team leader? Everyone -- <BR> I am very aware that I have not been as diligent in keeping up with the goings on of our SparkTeam and because of a number of personal commitments, I find I have even less time to devote. I know many of you joined this SparkTeam to get additional information and inspiration to help you on your TNT journey and I want to be sure you are getting the most out of it. Therefore, I'm looking for someone to take over the group as team leader. If you are interested, drop me a line. <B... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:35:55 EST Shamrock Half Marathon Race Report!!!! <em>208</em> I DID IT!!!!!!! I FINISHED!!!!!!!!! I DID!!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> It wasn't with TNT because of grad school taking up too much time, but I cheered VERY LOUDLY every time I passed a TNT person or saw the on the sidelines!!! I also went by the tent because my old coaches were running but they were still out on the course. I'm hoping to get back with TNT this summer after I graduate!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!! <BR> <BR> But anyway, on to the race... <BR> <BR> I'll post a ... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:58:41 EST Hydration Tracker If any of you forget to drink your water like me, Tylenol has a great desktop tool you can download that will remind you when you need to drink up. I know I shouldn't need a reminder but I get so busy some days that it's easy to forget. Check it out... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l/headbody/subfwidget_hydrationtracker<BR>.inc </link> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 17:35:48 EST What to wear and what not to wear On my plane trip out to Portland yesterday, I watched the movie Run Fatboy Run. It's the story about a man trying to win back his love by running a marathon. When I watched the scene of him going out for his first training run, I realized this would make a good topic to post. (Check out the link I added if you want to see what I'm talking about!!) <BR> <BR> First, shoes are obviously one of the most important pieces of equipment that any runner/athlete needs. You need to buy shoes that a... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 09:05:23 EST first season Hi Everyone!! My name is Amanda(27)and this is my first season with TNT. I live in Frederick, MD and will be running the Seattle half marathon in June. Anyone else running Seattle? It's so nice to be part of such a great cause with a large community of people who support what we do! Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:54:18 EST Fundraising Event Went AMAZING!! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I held a social on Saturday night and had an incredible turn out!! Over 200 people showed up. Keep in mind I live in a town so small it's classified as a 'village'. There was a bus of young people from a town 70 kms away! Everyone dressed up in 80's attire as that was the theme. <BR> <BR> $2605 towards my goal!! I am so excited. San Diego 1/2 Marathon here I come!!!! Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:34:06 EST Any VA TNT'ers??? I'm a TNT alum and hope to get back in to it as soon as I finish my masters this May. <BR> <BR> If you're in VA drop me a line, I'd love to hear what races you've done and what you're planning to do!! <BR> <BR> GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:41:15 EST I'm New (Kinda) HI!!!!!!! I'm new to Spark and to this Team but I'm a TNT Alum!!!!! <BR> <BR> WHOOO GO TEAM!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I did my first half in 2007 (VA Beach RNR) with TNT. That was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was going to mentor Disney 08 but developed some serious health issues and had to quit. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm finishing up my masters degree so I don't have a lot of free time, but as soon as May gets here I'm going right back to TNT and I plan to be with the team, running... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:16:46 EST Training Hey there fellow TnTers... what is happening in your world... how is your training going. Are you between events... lets hear from you ... lets keep the TnT section 'hot'. <BR> <BR> Jan <BR> Training for Cleveland Marathon (5.17) and Tahoe (6.07). Mon, 16 Feb 2009 20:05:54 EST Bone Marrow Donor Registry One of our chapter's honored heroes, Max, is currently undergoing treatment and his doctors are seeking a bone marrow donor for him. Bone marrow transplants give many patients with blood cancers a chance to survive. To find out more about getting on the national registry and becoming a donor, visit You can check to see if there are any registration drives in your area or you can arrange to have a kit sent to you so you can register from home. The process is painless and co... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 15:05:59 EST Cloth Diaper Raffle & Social Well this is what I'm trying now. I make cloth diapers called Happy Camper Bum Wrappers. I'm raffling off a 12 pack of custom made HCBW's on the internet. <BR> <BR> Also, on Feb 21 I'm planning a social which hopefully should do pretty well. It's an 80's themed social with full dress up!! Sun, 8 Feb 2009 12:21:10 EST Running stride & cadence Hey everyone! <BR> I thought it would be a good idea to post some training information on a weekly basis out here for you. I apologize in advance to any of our cyclists or tri athletes. As a run coach, I'm afraid the information I share will have to be limited to that area. However, feel free to post a thread if you have something to talk about! <BR> <BR> The first thing I wanted to post about is running stride and cadence. In the past few events I've run, I always see runners who are no... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 20:19:00 EST anyone training to run san diego? i'm training to run the rock'n roll 1/2 marathon in san diego. anyone else going there? <BR> i've never, ever run. the most i ever ran was in highschool when we were forced to run 2k, and that i could barely do. <BR> i ran 4k last sunday whoo hoo! and tomorrow we run 5k. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 18:19:02 EST Cookie Dough Fundraisers A long time ago I used to work in a coffee shop. There we made some fabulous cookie dough that we would wiegh, form and freeze so that we could bake just a few cookies everyday. <BR> <BR> That got me thinking that why couldn't I do this for fundraising. So I did a little internet research and turns out there's TONNES of companies that make exactly what I'm thinking of for fundraising. <BR> <BR> I'd still like to do it, but by making my own dough. Do you think that would work? I thinking... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:16:40 EST New to Team in Training! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just registered for the San Diego Rock n Roll Half. I'm very freaked out about the fundraising as I'm in Canada and it's $4900!! Also, I live out in the country with not much opportunity to fundraise. <BR> <BR> ... but I'm on a mission to make this work! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to chatting with you all! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 10:50:39 EST Dealing with injury Ok, so I never would have thought that I would be the subject of a worker's comp accident. Well, someone else dropped a ladder on my head and right shoulder in August 2007. I was diagnosed with a strained trapezius. It is now early '09 and I'm training to walk the Flying Pig 1/2 marathon with TNT to honor my sister, Leslie, as she battles Hodgkin's. <BR> <BR> Aside from calling/emailing my coach does anyone have any ideas/suggestions on how to get around with a still sore shoulder? I kn... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:18:39 EST Joined tonight! I am a running newbie with weight to lose. When I signed up tonight, I had a choice of the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon on April 25 for a $2000 fundraising goal (local) or the San Diego Rock N Roll Mini or Marathon May 31 for a $3900 fundraising goal. I would really like to go to San Diego and run the Marathon or Mini, yet the fundraising amount and 26.2 miles seems daunting! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 22:18:55 EST New to TNT! My name's Keely and I'm a 34 yo mom/wife. I'm going to be joining Team in Training for the Nike's Women's Marathon this fall in San Fransisco. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine did the marathon with TNT last year and had such a good time and experience that she's recruited myself and someone else to go this year (she's going again too!). I've also recruited my best friend who's a marathoner. :) <BR> <BR> This is my first marathon and I started running in November - but started running in earnest... Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:14:21 EST Just Joined Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined the Team in Training and will running the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon this Summer. I am already a sub 4 hour marathoner but this is particularly special since I joined on my 4th anniversary of being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and the Marathon is within a week of my 4th anniversary of my last chemotherapy treatment. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:09:56 EST Any cyclists here? Besides me, that is? <BR> <BR> My TNT program for the Markleeville Death Ride in Northern California starts in February. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else here done, or is currently doing, a cycling training program with TNT? <BR> <BR> Regards, - Jo. <BR> <BR> <em>108</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:12:42 EST Any Walkers on here? I'm just wondering if there are any fellow Sparkers who are TNT walkers too. <BR> <BR> I'm going for my first 1/2 marathon in May 2009--Flying Pig--because my older sister is going through treatment for Hodgkin's right now. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:59:30 EST Recovery tips for after long runs Much of what the coaches have written and spoken to you about so far has focused on what to do before and during your run to be able to make the distance without injuring yourself. Well, once you finish your run, it's just as important to focus on activities that will help your body recover and be able to do your next run without injuring yourself! Recovery is important and everyone should be conscious about what they are doing once they stop running. This is not the time to fall into a he... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:02:33 EST What's a good post-running snack? I've heard is good to eat something after running, but I am trying to loose weight so I would like to know what healthy alternatives are out there.. Sun, 9 Nov 2008 09:31:33 EST Newbie Hi everyone! First I am so excited that I found a TNT SP team! I am thinking about joining the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and I have my introduction meeting this Thursday and I am very, very nervous. I have never done this before and I’m not a running (I really want to be). I would have to do the walk/run program without a doubt but I am scared to be the slowest one in the group. One of my goals is to run a 5K so when I heard of TNT I thought this would be great for me. Ok, I have a few que... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:45:24 EST Pictures of Jerseys! Does anyone have pictures of their decorated jerseys? I went to a decorating party last night and I just put my name on mine! I would love some ideas! If you have pictures that would be great. I need some help getting the creative juices flowing! Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:35:33 EST New Hello, <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople and I have been thinking of joining TNT. However as your basic starving college student, I am a little worried about the fundraising. I plan to attend a meeting next Wednesday but any tips on how hard it is for someone can currently only run about one mile to do this and how to raise the money would be helpful. <BR> <BR> Rachel Thu, 4 Sep 2008 23:17:27 EST Who is getting excited for Fall Races?? Fall is just around the corner. My race, Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco is 6 weeks away. Anyone else getting excited?? Thu, 4 Sep 2008 19:03:26 EST Newbie with lots of ???????ssssss :-) Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Marta, I'm interested in joining my local TNT but would like to know a few things. <BR> <BR> How much do you (i) would have to raise for the marathon? <BR> <BR> How many times do you meet? <BR> <BR> Do I pay for subscribing?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you please also share your experience?? <BR> <BR> I want to help people (I donate blood as many times as possible) but at the same time I want to be fit. Tue, 26 Aug 2008 23:22:29 EST New Fundraising Site for 3 Day Walkers , Charities Here is a new National Fundraising site with local discount cards, sports team poster fundraising and Holiday Wreaths Fundraising. They even do a custom card for the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walker Teams. <em>243</em> <link> </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 10:11:57 EST Fundraising time Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am THIS CLOSE to signing up for TNT...but my husband has voiced his concerns about the amount of time the fundraising can end up taking. My thoughts (based on what the coordinator told me) going in were that the fundraising would basically be taken care of by one initial letter-writing/email campaign, with maybe the need for one carwash or something. My husband is imagining more like every spare moment I have (which aren't many, with a full-time job and 2 kids, a h... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:32:13 EST Anyone doing Lake Placid? I am from CNY and was wondering if anyone is doing Lake Placid next weekend? I am a mentor this year and am running my first marathon....fundraised last year and did the 1/2 at Lake Placid. <BR> <BR> Danielle Tue, 3 Jun 2008 22:24:15 EST Frustrated, Stressed & Lacking confidence Hi Everyone, <BR> I have always wanted to lose weight and I would start and stop at the gym. This year I decided to set goals to work towards instead of saying I am going to lose weight. I literally came off the couch in Feb 2008 and decided to do a triathlon even though I can barely swim, never learned to bike as a kid and never ran. <BR> <BR> I signed up for the: <BR> „³ Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon (Maryland) in Aug 2008 with a .62mile lake swim, 17 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. <BR> „³ Tr... Fri, 23 May 2008 12:05:55 EST 26.2 wow We did Nashville last Saturday. I had IT band issues four weeks before the race, hoped PT would make it better, but unfortunately that was not the case. It took six and a half hours, and much more walking than I had planned on, but I finished my first marathon and had one of the most incredible experiences of my life. You'll never be the same after a few months of TNT. Enjoy every second :) Mon, 28 Apr 2008 18:02:25 EST Hydrating for a Marathon The following is from a pamphlet called "The Right Way to Hydrate for Marathons" prepared by the American Medical Athletic Association and the American Running organization. It has some very important information about hydration, especially hyponatremia. Please read. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Winning Hydration Plan <BR> The best way to prevent both dehydration and <BR> hyponatremia is to learn the right way to hydrate. <BR> Use the following tips to create your own hydration <BR> game plan: <BR>... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 14:02:09 EST 5 weeks to San Diego So how's everyone feeling? Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:29:18 EST Alumni Picnic Nike MANIA has started! <BR> <BR> The only guaranteed spots are through TNT, and we have a limited number. But, as alumni you get the first shot at registration. Sign-up before information meetings go into full swing. Get your slot and get an early start on your fundraising. Hope you can join us! <BR> <BR> Location: Lake Balboa <BR> 6300 Balboa Blvd. <BR> Van Nuys, CA 91406 <BR> <BR> We'll meet in the lake area at the picnic tables just east of where they are building the new play ... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:12:25 EST Meeting up in San Diego I know a few of you have mentioned maybe getting together when we are in San Diego. I'm happy to try and coordinate something. Once you have the information from your chapter on your team flight, hotel arrangements and what pasta party seating you are assigned to, let me know -- either post it here or send it to me via SparkMail. Also let me know if there is a time you absolutely can't get together. Then I can see if there is a time that works for the majority and we can have a mini Spark... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 14:22:20 EST 10 weeks to San Diego! Well, for those of you going to San Diego, there's only 10 more weeks to go!! It doesn't seem like that long ago that the season started. Just wanted to see how every else is doing. Our team in West Palm Beach did a 10 mile run this morning and we'll be having our big team garage sale next weekend. What's happening with your team? Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:30:21 EST Sugar-free sports drink Can anyone recommend a s/f sports drink that isn't to yucky? Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:29:46 EST What are you doing to fundraise? I have some things actually planned already and some things I'm trying to get planned. <BR> <BR> I'm having a Charity Yard Sale 3/29 & 30. I'm trying to get my neighbors involved. I've created a flyer and I'm going to ask them to donate items. I'm going to check with the Pennysaver to see how much they charge to place an ad. <BR> <BR> I'm having Nutrition/Fitness class on April 5th. I have a friend who sells Herbalife and she is going to come chat with us and I'm going to ask my running... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:12:01 EST New to this team I just finished a wonderful 1/2 marathon in Jacksonville Beach, FL. it was the 26.2 with Donna for breast cancer. It was so inspirational to run and see everyone running for cure. and everyone wore PINK, even guys. It was great - I would definately recommend it. hope to talk to some of you soon - Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:28:30 EST This week's note from your mentor #10 An e-mail to send you at the beginning of event week before your team travels to your destination... <BR> <BR> <BR> To my honored teammates -- <BR> <BR> Well, it's finally here. Event week!!!!!!! Did you think that you would be ready to run a half or full marathon when we started 17 weeks ago? I know some of you had your doubts but here we all are ready to tackle this thing in San Diego on Sunday. This is the time to relax. You've done everything you can to prepare. Running a marath... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:02:30 EST This week's note from your mentor #9 What to pack for event weekend and other stuff... <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey everybody!! <BR> <BR> With only a little more than 2 weeks left to event weekend, I thought now would be a good time to e-mail you about what you should bring with you. It's really important that you not wait until the last minute to collect and pack the things you will need. You'll be bound to forget something, and if Murphy's Law holds true, it will be something important!! Make your list and start gathering things ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:00:41 EST This week's note from your mentor #8 20 Fundraising ideas: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey Everyone -- <BR> <BR> As we are getting closer to our fundraising deadline, I thought it would be good to send out a list of some quick and easy fundraising ideas. Hope these help!! Give me a call if you want to bounce any thoughts off me or need some more ideas. <BR> <BR> 20 Easy fundraising ideas: <BR> <BR> 1. Happy Hour: Do a 50/50 raffle. (Remember to get a waiver from me before you do this.) <BR> <BR> 2. Hold Pizza Night: Ask... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:59:15 EST This week's note from your mentor #7 A great e-mail to let your participants know how the Society uses the money that they raise and to inspire them to continue to seek donations! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> We've all been training hard and raising money and hopefully everyone is fully committed to this great cause we are all involved in. I thought it would be timely to let you know how important the dollars you raise are to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and where the money goes. <BR> <BR> In 2006, the So... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:39:29 EST This week's note from your mentor #6 Hello everyone -- <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder that now is a good time to update your donation websites with information about how your training efforts are going, what TNT and the Society means to you, and maybe even get a new picture posted. Be sure to send an e-mail blast to the people that have donated to your run already so they can get an update on your progress. It's also a good opportunity to e-mail people who haven't donated yet. Maybe when they see how dedicated you are to t... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:37:03 EST This week's note from your mentor #5 E-mail for week 8 -- I think it's a great way to inspire those who might not realize they are runners! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I found this great list in an edition of Runner's World from John "The Penguin" Bingham and I just had to share it with you. John is a marathon runner like the rest of us, not an elite but someone who just gets out there and pounds the pavement, and is often an inspirational speaker at the Team in Training pasta dinners before events. Ip know a ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:36:03 EST This week's note from your mentor #4 This is the week 6 e-mail and talks about recommitment since our chapter's recommitment date is in week 7. And there are more fundraising ideas!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Can you believe we are already into week 6 of the training program for San Diego?!? Time flies and hopefully everyone is getting into a good training groove. If you haven't been able to make it to many team trainings yet, let this Saturday be the day you come and join us! We'd love to see you there. <BR> ... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 20:01:21 EST This week's note from your mentor #3 This e-mail focuses on promoting teamwork and group fundraisers. I'll be sending this out in week 4 of the program. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> This week let's talk about TEAMWORK! After all, we are part of TEAM in Training!! It's been great to watch you over the past few weeks find running buddies at our team trainings -- people who run about the same pace as you -- so you can practice conversational pace running. But don't let the buddy system end after our Saturday runs... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:56:19 EST Training Schedule I am a novice to distance running, AND joined up after training kicked off in mid-January, but I'm still expected to train according to schedule with no gradual ramp-up. <BR> <BR> I think it's going to be tough for me to run 8 miles this weekend when the longest I've ever run, EVER, was a 5K. In November. I just want to make sure that I don't injure myself by pushing it too hard too quickly. <BR> <BR> WDYT? Has anyone been in my situation and run according to the TNT schedule without proble... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:09:43 EST This week's note from your mentor #2 This is the e-mail I will be sending out this week: <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> It was great to meet those of you who were at Saturday's team training run. If you weren't there, I hope you'll be able to join us this Saturday. The team runs are a great chance to get to know your teammates and when you see all those people together you realize what we are participating in is so much bigger than just us as individuals. <BR> <BR> Some of you might have a personal connection with leuk... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 06:13:50 EST This week's note from your mentor - Laresa Hi everyone -- <BR> As a mentor, I send a bi-weekly e-mail to my "mentees" with information that they might find useful during their TNT experience and fundraising ideas. I will post the e-mails here so I get to share with you too! For the mentors, especially the first-timers -- feel free to use these e-mails if you want. <BR> <BR> <BR> My name is Laresa McIntyre and I will be your mentor for Team in Training this season. My job is to help you get the most out of the program and to help ... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 05:27:42 EST TNT newbie Hi, I signed up for TNT in November and will be run/walking the Nashville Country Music Marathon in April. I've never run more than three miles before so my 46 year old body is trying to adjust. We have a great coach and awesome mentors - don't think I could do it without them. Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:56:07 EST Magazine fundraiser Visit to set up your very own magazine subscription store. It's super easy and doesn't cost anything to do. Once your store is set up, you can send the link to it to all of your family and friends so they can buy or renew their subscriptions there. The prices are very good and here's the best part -- you get 40% of whatever they buy for your fundraising! I just started my store and I've already raised $50. Sat, 12 Jan 2008 13:33:46 EST Let's be part of SparkAmerica 2008!! TNTers -- <BR> As you may or may not know, SparkPeople has challenged its members to log a billion fitness minutes in 2008. Be sure to sign up for this challenge and log your training runs here at SparkPeople. Can you think of an easier way to contribute to the total? We're out there slogging out the miles anyways -- we might as well have it count for something! <BR> <BR> Laresa Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:06:48 EST 3 weeks to go!! Hey everyone -- <BR> Sorry I've been lax in writing topics for the team. I switched jobs at the company I work for and I've been travelling A LOT!! But with the holidays, I have some time to get back into the good habit of keeping things up-to-date. <BR> <BR> If you're running in Disney or RNR Phoenix, the big day is only three weeks away! I wish I was going but the knee seems to be healing SLOWLY and it would just be too depressing to be there and not be able to run. <em>39</em> <BR>... Fri, 28 Dec 2007 07:38:27 EST Excited! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you all in on some exciting news... Team in Training is starting my hometown - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - in January! The spring/summer season will be Vancouver and San Diego in May and June '08, and I was already asked to be a mentor! I am so excited! <BR> <BR> Just thought I would let you all in on the great news! :) (Light the Night started here this past September, and I was on the organizing committee for that, as well). <BR> <BR> Have a ... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 12:49:44 EST How's everyone doing? To all of you amazing people who are part of Team in Training -- way to go!! <BR> <BR> For those of you on a fall season team, your events are coming up fast (don't panic) and I'd love to hear how things are going for you. <BR> <BR> For those of you on a winter season team, how have the first few weeks been? <BR> <BR> Share your stories and let's keep each other motivated. We're doing something great here! Mon, 3 Sep 2007 09:30:01 EST 10 lbs by Halloween Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have started a team called 10 lbs by Halloween to achieve just that!! <BR> <BR> We will use weekly challenges and daily check in's to keep each other motivated! <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all there. <BR> <BR> Jupes Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:11:31 EST Pizza boxes Here's a fundraiser idea -- <BR> Ask a local pizzeria to put your donation form on the top of their pizza boxes. Include a short note explaining what you are doing and be sure to include your contact info so people know where to send their donations. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:12:53 EST P.F. Chang's Rock n' Roll Marathon Hi All, <BR> <BR> I just signed up for TNT last night and my husband and I are doing the P.F. Chang's marathon in Arizona. It is in January. Is anyone else going? <BR> <BR> Kate Fri, 20 Jul 2007 10:54:32 EST Disney Marathon in January! I've signed up to do the Walt Disney World marathon in January -- my third with TNT. Once again, I'm back as a mentor so I'm really pumped and ready to help anyone along their TNT journey. Anyone else thinking about Disney? Wed, 18 Jul 2007 06:40:13 EST Anchorage Alaska Marathon Anyone? Is anyone else going to the Anchorage Alaska Marathon with Team In Training on June 23rd? I'll be there. It will be my fourth event with TNT, sixth marathon total. ;) <BR> <BR> -Sarah Sun, 3 Jun 2007 23:28:27 EST Fundraising - Murder Mystery Party Well, with only 22 days left before my Anchorage marathon, I've already started to plan my next season with TNT to avoid that let down after finishing and not having a goal anymore. I'm going to do the Disney Marathon in January and I'll be starting my fundraising over the summer. <BR> <BR> Here's the first event I'm going to do -- a murder mystery cocktail party. Check out the kits available at I'm going to charge $25 per person + a bottle of wine or 6-pack of bee... Wed, 30 May 2007 20:42:28 EST Where are you at with your fundraising? I know many of you are just starting a new season with TNT and thought I would check in to see how the fundraising is going. If you can get the ball rolling, the momentum will keep you going. Let's see if we can spark some ideas to help you reach your goal!! Wed, 30 May 2007 14:40:03 EST San Diego RNR I think at least one person on this SparkTeam was going to be participating in San Diego which is next weekend! We'd love to hear how you're feeling and would love to hear how you did when you get back. Please share. And best of luck!! Fri, 25 May 2007 14:59:54 EST Quiet group I registered for TNT last week and am waiting for my info including my mentor. <BR> <BR> This is a quiet group...should we try and "spark" it up or just check in every so often to post tips? Mon, 21 May 2007 13:02:01 EST How's it going so far? Just wanted to see how everyone is progressing with their training program and fundraising. I've missed the last two weeks of our team runs due to other commitments but I've been trying to keep up with the mileage. It's very hard to run 17 miles by yourself!! Sat, 19 May 2007 05:43:37 EST Fundraising - Luggage tags If your team is looking for a fundraiser to do together, check out this website: <BR> <BR><BR>fundraiser <BR> <BR> You sell a pair of tags for $10 and get to keep $5. Not a bad return. The tags are really good quality. Sun, 13 May 2007 15:12:54 EST Why did you get involved in TNT? Everyone has different reasons for getting involved in a program like Team in Training. This is the place to share yours. <BR> <BR> I wanted to train for a marathon and thought Team in Training was a great way to help me reach my personal goal. The fact that I was raising funds to help those with blood cancers was a bonus. I have an aunt who had Hodgkins and has been in remission for 20+ years. I also had an uncle who passed away from leukemia 6 weeks after being diagnosed. There is def... Sun, 13 May 2007 05:29:51 EST Fundraising - Krispy Kreme Donuts One of the members of our team sold Krispy Kreme donuts as part of her fundraising efforts. If you provide KK with a letter that you are a charitable organization, they will sell you a dozen for $3. You can then sell them at the regular retail price of $6. Your local chapter office should be able to help with the required letter. <BR> <BR> My teammate was a college student so she took donuts around the dorms during final exams when everyone was studying. She ended up sell 100 doz. in one... Sat, 12 May 2007 20:54:48 EST