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IronTEAM Round TWO
Nov 11, 2011

Rewind to 2007, there I was, a non-runner looking to complete what I thought was impossible at the time - run 26.2 miles. At first, it was all about fitness, and surviving. Little did I know that it was that first season of Team in Training that would change my life forever.

Over the years, I have experienced many marathons, and even had the courage to sign up last year for the IronTEAM without even knowing how to swim, then eventually finishing 140.6 miles this past june (2.4 mile swim, 112 bike, 26.2 run) at Vineman in Santa Rosa, CA.

Sure, I decided to come back and do another 10 months of training with my IronTEAM family to ultimately do Ironman Canada in August with smaller races sprinkled in between, but the goal is much more than that now. It doesn't matter the distance or time. Take a step back and look at the broader view of why we do this. Why we fight. Why we help others. We are in the business of helping people. We do it for people who can't. Last year, our team raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help fund research and help cancer patient’s lives.

A few years ago with the TNT Westside Marathon Team, where

coaches & mentors crossed the finish line with one of our

honored teammates, Laura Maloney, completing her first

marathon, San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon.

Like the other members of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.



Twitter: @sketch678

Blog: Running Without Music


The Road to Ironman Canada:

Las Vegas Marathon (Dec), Austin Marathon (Feb), Desert International Tri (Mar), Wildflower Olympic Tri (May), Ironman Hawaii 70.3 Tri (June), Vineman Full Aquabike (July)... then Ironman Canada (August)!

Disclaimer: Not all races are IronTEAM training specific races.


Supporter Comments

    "Miles 30-34"

    Victor Hwang

    Wed May 30 01:47:20 EDT 2012

    "Mile 3 for both Bike and Run. No need to send me a bracelet, already go one. Good luck!"

    Angelene Feril

    Tue May 29 01:02:33 EDT 2012

    "5 bucks for every race on your road to IRONMAN CANADA! Each step is worth a million, I know...but I can't afford that. ;) You're amazing, and I could not possibly imagine doing this without you as a teammate! Here's to training with a smile, bell ringing rides, CEP socks, sweatiest Asians ever, ice cream recovery, unconditional support, treasured friendships & FUN!!!!! So excited to become an Ironman with the people who made me want to....or just made me crazy enough to do it! xo"

    Kelly Miyahara

    Mon Apr 23 05:30:28 EDT 2012

    "Have a great ride!!!!"

    Hai Tran & JoeAnn Nguyen

    Sat Apr 21 01:07:44 EDT 2012

    "Marv, you're an inspiration and I'm so glad we met! Kick A** out there:))) <3"

    Kristyn Lucero

    Fri Apr 20 06:37:52 EDT 2012

    "Enjoy the pizza in Solana for me this weekend!"

    Traci McMurray

    Fri Apr 20 05:41:33 EDT 2012

    "Go Marvin! "

    Ross & Amanda Prout

    Fri Apr 20 05:33:05 EDT 2012

    "Go Marv!"

    Jenilee Carnero

    Thu Apr 05 09:01:45 EDT 2012

    "Marvin - you are amazing and an inspiration!!! Go Marvin!!!"

    Petty Goodman

    Wed Feb 01 07:38:36 EST 2012

    "Way to go Marvin. You rock!"

    Aashna Patel

    Wed Jan 18 11:53:43 EST 2012

    "Good Luck Marvin! Keep on swimmin'!"

    Gene & Vada Price

    Sun Jan 08 09:27:00 EST 2012

    "Good luck Marv! Love, Mom & Dad"

    Manolo Tabangay

    Sun Jan 08 02:32:12 EST 2012

    "Why? Because you have that Buddha Smile inside and out. Your energy is infectious and because I'm on your team. Our Team. Lulu and Z-Family (& Team SouthBay too!!!)"

    Lulu Zadoyan

    Sat Nov 12 03:01:41 EST 2011

    "Go get it!"


    Wed Aug 22 05:52:02 EDT 2012

    "Go kick some arse!!!"

    Petty Goodman

    Wed Aug 22 05:28:56 EDT 2012

    "Since there's no such thing as a 140.6 shot, get the 151 ready, buddy!"

    TriTrain Endurance Coaching

    Wed Aug 22 05:05:11 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,700.00 | Goal: $5,650.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

Sophia wong foundation $1000.00
ADP $550.00
Eduardo Tabay $550.00
Johnson & Johnson $400.00
Johnson & Johnson $400.00
Matt Fantazier $400.00
ADP $320.00
Manolo Tabangay $250.00
Jenilee Carnero $200.00
Extreme Bowling Fundraise... $192.50
ADP $130.00
Warren Perdon $130.00
Petty Goodman $100.00
West 4th Jane LLC $100.00
TriTrain Endurance Coachi... $50.00
Metro Cafe $50.00
Paula Campos $50.00
Petty Goodman $50.00
Irineo Maramba $50.00
Kelly Miyahara $35.00
Hai Tran & JoeAnn Nguyen $30.00
Cristina Iacob $26.00
Kristie Malinoski $25.00
Ann Cong $25.00
Matthew Greenfield $25.00
Victor Hwang $25.00
Sheena DeLutri $25.00
Heather Krug $25.00
Gene & Vada Price $25.00
Casey Mugar $25.00
michael pham $25.00
Lulu Zadoyan $25.00
Maria I de Soto $20.00
Janice Reinold $20.00
Constantin Lucente $20.00
Kristyn Lucero $20.00
Sung-Hee Son $20.00
Beth Kelly $20.00
Maura McCartan $20.00
EWS $15.50
Overland Cafe $15.00
Emily Conlon $15.00
Aashna Patel $11.00
Jessica bashaw $10.00
Karisa Allen $10.00
Angelene Feril $10.00
Lissa Galler $10.00
Traci McMurray $10.00
Angelene Feril $10.00
Ronald Goleman $5.00
Anne Thomas $5.00
Ross & Amanda Prout