Jon Hillenbrand’s “Run for your Life 5K”

By Jon Hillenbrand In Stories

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The culmination of a 12 week Couch to 5K running plan ends today.  The training has been the most fun running I’ve ever done.  It is a plan that I chose through Garmin Connect, the website that interfaces with my Garmin Fenix 3 watch and tracks my fitness.  The plans were all created by a UK company called Full Potential.  They base their plans on heart rate, time (instead of distance) recovery and a few other factors that you might not consider when running.  It has made the workouts different every day and prevented me from getting injured.

WHEN/WHERE:

EVANSTON, IL – lakefront
Sunday Aug 2nd, 2015 – 8:30am

LIVE TRACK:

You can follow Jon’s progress live on race day including getting information on his heart rate, pace, GPS location and other metrics. CLICK HERE

SCORE:

Listen along to what Jon’s listening to…

REVERSE SPONSORS (I pay them):

· Garmin · Under Armour · Columbia · Hanes · Brita · Full Potential ·

5 Comments
  1. Jon Hillenbrand August 2, 2015

    Thanks to everyone who supported me! I had to walk twice when I got really cold (surprisingly) and I ran way faster than the pace I wanted to set (which caused me to walk), but I was able to finish at a running pace.

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  2. Dad August 2, 2015

    Wowser! Great accomplishment, Jon. And you missed the thunderstorm! M&D.

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    • Jon Hillenbrand August 2, 2015

      Yes. Lucky. It just hit here. Tons of hail. Thanks for your support! 🙂

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  3. Anne Castilleja August 2, 2015

    JonnyBoy!!! This is so amazing…I’m so beyond proud of you!! You have inspired me so much and the music above is super great. I love the Tigertown song…talk about a great running song! Much love to you. I’m so flippin PROUD OF YOU!!

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