Back from Portugal

Sekyen and I just returned from Portugal where I had my two-day corporate speaking presentation. It was great to share The O’Meara Process with people from all over the world. We had participants from China, Singapore, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, U.A.E., Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, and USA. The volcanic island of Madeira gave me an opportunity to alter my training regime a bit and run its mountainous terrain. Now it is time to recover from the international travel, get back into my training routines, and prepare for my upcoming race schedule.

While I was gone, I read that Joan Benoit Samuelson (a Bowdoin alum as well) broke the U.S. womens’ 50+ record in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Qualifying the day before the Boston Marathon in 2:49. Sekyen and I had the fortunate opportunity to visit and run with Joan last summer in Maine. She let me know that breaking 2:50 was her last goal in her fabulous running career. I am glad to see that she met her aspiration.

Also, my youngest brother, Marc, (the Nutrition Consultant for the One Mile Runner) ran his 12th Boston Marathon in a row – breaking the 4 hour mark in 2008. Congrats Marc!

With just 10 days to go to my first race in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we are looking forward to beginning our journey…

Tarpon Springs unanimously approves ceremonial race!

 The city commissioners of Tarpon Springs, Florida unanimously voted to approve the funding and the organization of The One Mile Runner ceremonial first race of the 20/20/20<5@45. On Saturday, I traveled to Tarpon Springs to meet the mayor of Tarpon Springs, Beverly Billiris. We decided on the time of the event = 8:00am on May 10th and went over other particulars for the race. Beverly is very supportive and is a huge assest to the city of Tarpon Springs. The race course is going to begin outside of Faklis Department store and finish at the Sponge Docks of lower Tarpon Springs. My pacer for the ceremonial race, the fastest future priest in America -Anthony Velardocchia, and I did our sprint work on the track at Tarpon Springs High School. It is great to workout with Anthony. He has a positive spirit and we are working on our pacing during the first part of the race. I wanted to thank in advance all the residents of Tarpon Springs who have supported and welcomed me. Tarpon Springs is my home city for the 20/20/20<5@45!

Why is proper Equipment important to an athlete over 30?

As you reach for the tennis racquet that you used to play with 15 years ago when you were in your early twenties, you may want to have a second look at it.  The aluminum frame that was state-of-the-art 15 years ago may not be the best thing for you at this stage in your life.  As we age our muscle mass and structure changes.  We are no longer as flexible as we were 5 years ago.  There is probably more mass and we don