I am excited to run the Army Ten Miler this weekend. For the second year in a row, I will be running with the No Greater Sacrifice Endurance Team to raise funds to support the education of the children of wounded and fallen soldiers. My good buddy Tim Nank, who sits on the NGS Board of Directors and serves in the Navy, introduced me to this organization and I have been involved ever since. Last year, I ran the Marine Corps 10K to support NGS and finished in 59:06. This year, I will run the Army Ten Miler and I plan to run the marquee event, the Marine Corps Marathon, next year.
I have been swamped with work so raising funds to run the Army Ten Miler on behalf of No Greater Sacrifice did not occur to me until now! I am asking you to please visit this site and donate whatever you can to my efforts on behalf of NGS. My goal is $500 and the suggested contribution is $50.
No, I have not been training for the Army Ten Miler! When I was in college, I ran a university-sponsored half-marathon in support of scholarships for Baylor University. I was an understatedly cocky individual and thought I could run a half-marathon riding solely on my college football training. I did squats (I max at 405 pounds.) the day before I ran during football offseason workouts. I finished the half-marathon second to last at 2 hours 36 minutes, but I finished!
I do intend to finish the Army Ten Miler with no training whatsoever. It is not the ideal situation, but I just need to get my mind right and get on beast mode for 2 hours this weekend. Once again, please donate to help support the education of the children of our wounded and fallen American heroes. Thank you!
- Phil Tran