Meet the Legend – Frank Bozanich

    Frank Bozanich

Frank finishes 1st overall at the Houston Running Festival 50 mile race December 28, 2013. Yes, he was 69-years-old at the time!

What criteria does one have to meet in order to be considered a “legend” in the world of running?  Is it covering over 170,000 lifetime miles, all on foot?  Is it running in over 100 races, covering distances from 100 meters to 100 miles?  What about being inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame? Or giving back to your sport by coaching athletes of all ages and abilities?  Frank Bozanich clearly meets all of these criteria and is without a doubt a true running legend.

In honor of his 70th birthday on May 20, let’s get to know the one and only Frank Bozanich :-) [Read more…]

Meet our Sponsor: Family First Chiropractic’s Dr. Rachel Robison

Endurance World Reno NV

     Ever had this experience?  You wake up one morning to head out for your early morning run, bike or swim workout, only to find that your body has betrayed you.  What is this?!? There’s a kink in your neck, or an ache in your lower back, or your knee and IT band feel like someone repeatedly jammed a knife into them.  Perhaps a semi-truck ran you over while you were sleeping?  Completely unacceptable, but what to do, what to do?  Don’t freak out….pick up your phone and call Family First Chiropractic!  Dr. Rachel Robison and Dr. Jack Nolle will have you fixed up and back to training, like the animal you are, in no time!

     Family First Chiropractic has been a sponsor of the Endurance Reno team for the past two years and is one of the main reasons our athletes stay healthy and injury free.  Dr. Rachel Robison was kind enough to answer some questions about her job and why she loves working with the Endurance Reno and Endurance Sparks teams.

Family First Chiropractic's Dr. Rachel Robison

Dr. Rachel has a smile for everyone!

  • What made you decide to be a Chiropractor and how long have you been doing it?  [Read more…]

Luck, Leprechauns and Lots of Lovely Run Records!

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity,” Lucius Annaeus Seneca once said.

Endurance Sparks athletes showed that they were prepared to do great things when given the opportunity at The Lucky Run in Davis, California last weekend.  Don Goodballet had a strong showing in his first race of the season, running the 7 mile race in 1:01:44.  Courtney Goodballet blazed to a new personal best in the half marathon, running an outstanding time of 1:48:31.  Congratulations on the great races Don and Courtney! [Read more…]

E-Team Takes Over Northern California!

EnduWorld Athletes from Endurance Reno and Sparks, Nevada showed that hard training pays off! Last weekend athletes competed in races ranging from the 5k distance to the Marathon (26.2 miles!).

Lupe Cabada races to the finish and a huge new PR at the Bidwell Classic Half Marathon.

Lupe Cabada races to the finish and a huge new PR at the Bidwell Classic Half Marathon.

First up was the Bidwell Classic Half Marathon in Chico, California, where Endurance Reno had four athletes place in the top 16.  E-team elite runner Lupe Cabada set an enormous two-minute personal best (Thanks to his new Asics Racing Flats!), finishing 2nd overall (by .01 seconds!) in 1:09:20.  This is an astounding 5:17 pace for 13.1 miles and is just the beginning of how fast Lupe can run.  Huge congratulations, Lupe!  Mannie Calderon finished first in his age group and 7th overall with a very respectable time of 1:21:56.  Look for Mannie to do amazing things in his next Marathon on April 13 at our local Downtown River Run sponsored by DolanAutoGroup, Reno Running and Fitness and presented by American Family Insurance.

Endurance Reno female Sarah Raitter finished 11th overall and 3rd female in a time of 1:24:57.  Come back to read more posts at EnduWorld.com about Sarah, who is preparing for the upcoming Boston Marathon.  Sarah just received amazing news that she will be starting in the Elite field in the Boston Marathon!  That’s a big accomplishment for a 40+ female runner from Reno! Gil Calderon ran 1:27:05, good enough for 16th overall and 2nd in his age group.  Gil is a newer runner doing amazing things and preparing for the Downtown River Run Marathon too.  Danny Heinsohn ran an excellent race, coming across the line in 1:33:47 as he prepares for Ironman Idaho in June.

Ron Young has a blast while running a 2:38 marathon!

Ron Young has a blast while running a 2:38 marathon!

After an amazing pre-race dinner provided by the equally amazing Shanna Contreras (Coach Will’s wife), E-Team’ers set out to blaze through either the Napa Valley Marathon or the accompanying Kiwanis 5k.  Ron Young led the charge in the marathon by placing 6th overall in a time of 2:38:14, all while entertaining the crowds with his best zombie impression.  Jaime Cabada came in next in a fantastic time of 2:58:05. Believe it or not, this was Jaime’s debut marathon and he ran a smart race and posted a Boston Marathon Qualifying time!  Coach Will ran with Sam Baugh the whole race and pushed him.  Sam Baugh showed his toughness with a six-minute personal best, running 3:35:36. Way to go on the new PR, Sam!

Kristin Stith and Stefan Precup also ran their debut marathon in Napa and proved that they are both meant for the distance.  Kristin came in with a time of 3:54:35 and Stefan covered the distance in 3:56:07.  Great first marathons Kristin and Stefan!  The next E-

Diana Jones and Olivia Baugh looking great before the start of the marathon.

Diana Jones and Olivia Baugh looking great before the start of the marathon.

team’er to cross the line was Diana Jones, in an awesome debut marathon time of 4:22:09.  Diana proved that she can truly do anything she sets out to do!  Olivia Baugh paced and helped Diana along her first marathon and demonstrated both her physical and mental toughness by finishing in 4:22:10, despite nursing a hip injury and illness.  Olivia is the true definition of a team player and will certainly run a personal best of sub 3:30 when healthy!

 

Debby Bullentini crossed an item off her “bucket list” by finishing her debut 26.2 in 4:28:20.  Debby was all smiles throughout the course and ran strong the entire way.  So proud of you, Debby!   Corrine Casanova crossed the line next, conquering the course in a great time of 4:37:35, which was her 2nd fastest performance ever at Napa and her 12th Marathon finish!  Nick Jones looked

Debby Bullentini enjoys her debut marathon.

Debby Bullentini enjoys her debut marathon.

super strong as he picked up the pace the last 400 meters of the race to finish his debut marathon in a time of 5:14:09.  Excellent debut, Nick!

 

Endurance Reno athletes also showed their dominance in the Kiwanis 5k that same morning.  Casey Keen continued to impress with a 10th place finish and personal record time of 18:53.  This was good enough for 2nd in Casey’s age group (40-49). Derrick Foster finished 5th in his age group in a time of 22:31.  Chelsea Keen improved her 5k time to a 25:54, finishing 3rd in her age group.  Brenda Larson completely annihilated her personal best in the 5k, improving by over two minutes to run a 30:18, which was good for 4th in her age group.  Fantastic job to all 5k runners!

What’s up next?  Endurance Sparks athletes Don and Courtney Goodballet and Craig Manning show their stuff at the Lucky Run in Davis, California on March 8 (TODAY!).  Don is running the Lucky 7 Miler.  Courtney and Craig are both doing the Lucky Half Marathon.  Look for great things from all three of these amazing athletes!  And if you haven’t already, make sure to register for the 2014 RENO 5000 Running Series HERE, starting with the Downtown River Run on April 13.  You won’t find a better race series out there!

E-Team Marathon and 5k runners show off their huge smiles along with their new PR’s.

E-Team Marathon and 5k runners show off their huge smiles along with their new PR’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Running!  –Coach Sarah

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E-Team Men Prepare for 26.2 Mile Debut

While most mere mortals spend Sunday mornings sleeping in and relaxing over a cup of coffee and a nice breakfast, the seemingly immortal men of the Endurance Reno Team were up every Sunday at the crack of dawn, training hard for the Napa Valley Marathon.  After months of intense training, Jaime Cabada, Nick Jones, and Scott Burnett (Stefan Precup also competing but unavailable for this interview) are ready to conquer their first 26.2 miles this Sunday, March 2.  All three gentlemen were kind enough to answer a few questions as they prepare for the big day.

What made you decide to do your first marathon? [Read more…]

E-Team Ladies to debut at Napa Valley Marathon

NVM

Held annually the first weekend in March, the Napa Valley Marathon is known for its fast course, beautiful scenery, moderate weather, and of course the post-race wine J.  While many veteran E-team lady marathoners are racing this year, several speedy ladies are making their marathon debut in wine country next weekend.   Diana Parets Jones, Jennifer Taylor Adams, Kristin Stith, and Debby Koch Bullentini will all be tapered and ready to race 26.2 miles on Sunday, March 2. They were all kind enough to answer a few questions prior to their big race:

What made you decide to do your first marathon? [Read more…]

President’s Day Race Results

The Double Duathlon- Folsom Lake SRA- February 15

Brynda Searing and Karen Jessop kicked off the President’s Day racing with stellar performances at the Double Duathlon in Folsom, California. Brynda finished 3rd place in her age group with an overall time of 2:12:54, while Karen finished in an excellent time of 2:30:29. Way to compete ladies—so proud of you both!

Karen_Brynda_TBF_Duathlon

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2014 Early Season Results

Hello endurance athletes! While many people were staying inside through the cold and dark month of January, Endurance Reno and Endurance Sparks athletes were busy storming the podium and training hard to run personal bests in 2014.  January is typically a low-key racing month, but several E-Team’ers kicked off the new year with some excellent performances anyway. [Read more…]