Thursday, May 9, 2013

An Evening with Bart Yasso

When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 (tonight!)

Where: Falls Road Running Store (6247 Falls Road, Baltimore 21209)

What: Run and Talk with Bart Yasso

5:30pm -  Run leaves from the store and heads into the trails of Robert E. Lee Park. The run is optional, join if you'd like!

6:30pm - Session #1

7:30pm - Session #2

Who is Bart Yasso?

Bart Yasso joined Runner's World in 1987 to develop the groundbreaking Runner's World Race Sponsorship Program, creating a vehicle for Runner's World to work with over 7,000 races representing 4 million runners per year. He has been inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.

Yasso also invented the Yasso 800s, a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon. In 1987, Yasso won the U.S. National Biathlon Long Course Championship and won the Smoky Mountain Marathon in 1998. He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. He has also cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.

Yasso is also the author of "My Life on the Run" chronicling the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races during his nearly 30 years with Runner's World magazine. Yasso gives valuable and practical advice on how to become a runner for life and continually draw joy from the sport. He also offers practical guidance for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s.

1 comment:

RM said...

Thanks to Jim and the gang at Falls Road for setting it all up! It was very cool to meet Mr. Yasso and hear about some of his experiences, as well as his approach to training. Hope everyone that attended enjoyed it!