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Less than 2 months!
Sep 23, 2011 by Lauren Pittaro Tate

I can't believe there are less than 2 months to go before the Philadelphia Marathon! Last weekend was the Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon. This was my second year running- I shaved 15 minutes off of my time and finished in 2:06. I felt GREAT at the end. I'm going to do another 1/2 in about 3 weeks. Beyond that, though, are the long runs coming up. I have 18 miles this weekend, and 20 miles two different weekends.


All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. Please donate- it is going to an amazing cause!

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June Update
Jun 28, 2011 by Lauren Pittaro Tate

Hi Everyone!


It's been about a month since I started training with TNT. So far I've been doing really well! As a teacher, I've got a whole summer to focus on my running schedule and training (and a wedding to plan but that's another story).


My biggest change from this training program vs. my previous programs is that I'm now finally focused on running. I always attempted to train by cross-training and running about 50/50%. Now, I am focused on running about 6 days per week, and I'll be the first to admit- this is the way to do it (duh!). My endurance is better than ever, and some days I even FEEL like I'll be able to complete this marathon :)!


I want to attribute my success thus far to two new things- my diet and my running style. This is the first time I've been focused on eating to run- more protein, more nonprocessed foods, less junk- and my energy levels have never been higher. I also have switched to a minimalist/barefoot running style and have (knockonwood) not been injured yet. I know this style doesn't work for everyone, but it works for me and I don't see myself ever returning to traditional running shoes ever again. I am currently alternating between Vibram Bikilas and Nike Free 3.0 v2. I am shopping now for another pair, and am debating between the Saucony Hattori, New Balance Minimus, and Inov-8 190/195.


It's a major accomplishment for me to be running this marathon, and the fundraising portion of this initiative is very important to me. LLS and Team in Training work so hard to support cancer research, and it's important that I can contribute to this cause. Please consider donating what you can afford- for me and for LLS. Thank you!

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My Fundraising Page
May 18, 2011

Racing to Save Lives


Welcome to my Team In Training home page!


I'm training to participate in the Philadelphia Marathon on November 20 as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team In Training. All of us on Team In Training are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!


Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance LLS's mission.


I hope you will visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress. Thank you so much for your support!

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Supporter Comments

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    "Way to go Lauren!!! "
     

    Rosemary Bailey

    Sat Sep 03 04:22:00 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck!"
     

    Tom Tate

    Sun Jul 31 09:32:33 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck, Lauren!"
     

    Andrea Perry

    Wed Jul 13 03:47:53 EDT 2011

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    "Good luck Lauren!"
     

    Chrissy Gallagher

    Mon Oct 10 07:40:17 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,218.29 | Goal: $1,000.00
 
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My Thanks To

Patricia Gattuso $200.00
Karen Tate $100.00
Rosemary Bailey $100.00
Daniel Pittaro $100.00
Tom Tate $100.00
Richard Mairone $50.00
Lauren & Tom Tate $50.00
Tammi Pittaro $50.00
Uno Chicago Grill $42.29
John Trave $26.00
Rob Keating $25.00
Danielle Emerson $25.00
Marilyn Lewin $25.00
Chrissy Gallagher $25.00
Christine Trodden $25.00
JOHN DEULL $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Rose McCarthy $25.00
Andrea Perry $25.00
Janis Raye $25.00
catherine sawyer $25.00
Dolores Hallsworth $25.00