A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: marathon

Randy running in the Boston Marathon 2015, led by Christine Houde.
19 Sep
2021
Ramping up for the Boston Marathon 2021

"You're tougher than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can!" -Brian Powell On Monday, October 11, I will wear

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Randy in an orange shirt and Brandyn in a blue with a yellow sign that says "GUIDE" run down a paved running trail lined with trees.
22 Aug
2021
Same old Boston Marathon – Or maybe not

Undertaking "the same" experience is rarely the same even in the most normal of times I'm typically trying to improve something It might be

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Autumn, a black and tan lab in the grass next to an empty harness.
13 Mar
2021
What fuels your determination and resiliency?

As someone with fairly ordinary physical gifts, I have been asked many times how I have frequently accomplished things many might

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Randy in Patriot Santa hat and 2020 Vision Quest/Gate City Strider Shirt runs on his treadmill
02 Jan
2021
Running out the clock on 2020 earns a respite

On the final day of 2020 I stepped onto the treadmill for a 62-mile run which was relatively short for me this year It brought my total

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Randy runs on a treadmill on his porch, with a teammate holding a "Team With a Vision" sign.
11 Oct
2020
Setting my sights on a new goal

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming  the person you most want to be Put your

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Randy Pierce and Rodney Andre walk into sun on the streets of Boston after Boston Marathon 2019.
02 Aug
2020
Ramping up readiness for the Virtual Boston Marathon

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond” -- Brian Tracy” I have effectively been training for the 2020

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Randy Pierce and Rodney Andre walk into sun on the streets of Boston after Boston Marathon 2019.
20 Apr
2020
Making more out of this different Patriots Day

April 20, 2020 is Patriots Day and was expected to be the Boston Marathon Covid-19 has altered those plans and the lives, all too often

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Fireworks over the Piscataqua River and downtown Portsmouth, NH. Over the city scape, between the fireworks right of frame and the North Church steeple are the words "Welcome to 2020" in classic 2020 Vision Quest styling.
13 Jan
2020
A Decade in Review

I only have 54 of these decades under my belt so far, and yet, that is enough for me to find a little awe in the 2010-2020 decade of my

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Randy wears a blue shirt and points to the back of Rob's blue shirt, which says, "2020 Vision Quest: Reach your peak potential"
02 Dec
2019
Sharing the vision for my running trifecta ahead!

As the first serious snowstorm of the season descends upon New England and much of the country, I'm ending a weekend of thanksgiving by

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Randy and Quinn crossing the finish line of the 2013 BAA 5K. Quinn, a yellow Labrador Retriever is guiding with one paw on the ground, tongue joyfully hanging out as they pass the flag display which marks the Boston Marathon finish.
14 Apr
2019
Why the Boston Marathon? Anyone’s guide to looking at ability differently

"It is difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon" - Aaron Douglas

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Randy and guide run; Randy's eyes closed
30 Mar
2019
Teaming up for the 2019 Boston Marathon, Finding the Finish

"The marathon can humble you" -​ Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons "Boston Billy" knows what he's talking about and he's a

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New Boston Tether requirement is short against Randy’s forearm. One size doesn’t fit all!
04 Feb
2019
Boston Marathon creates a major tether challenge

Running the Boston Marathon totally blind holds more than sufficient challenge, such as the arduous training requirements on

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn in Scotland, August 2018 at the top of Edinburgh Castle.
06 Jan
2019
Hindsight and Foresight with “2020” Vision for 2019

Launching into the new year, I join many in reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setbacks I prefer to use these as a bit

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Randy and Jose run the Boston Marathon in 2018, bundled up in coasts on a rainy street.
22 Apr
2018
Framing Failure as Setback through Success

By Randy Pierce The 2018 Boston Marathon featured the worst marathon weather I’ve ever experienced: cold temperatures, relentless

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18 Feb
2018
Training the Mind and Body for Boston – The Right Guide Always Helps!

By Randy Pierce “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” —Thomas

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25 Nov
2017
California and the USABA National Marathon Championship!

By Randy Pierce “Running is 90% Mental and 10% physical” – runner’s adage Certainly there is much more than 10% physical involved

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15 Oct
2017
Guest Blog: Inspiration Under The Radar

By Greg Neault I was running when I wrote this, so sue me if it goes too fast A lot of people have asked me why I decided to run a

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07 Oct
2017
Major Marathon Milestone as we go Back to Back and Coast to Coast!

By Randy Pierce  "The real purpose of running isn't to win a race It's to test the limits of the human heart" —Bill Bowerman, track

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05 Aug
2017
Healthy thoughts for all as I start my training

By Randy Pierce The arrival of August heralded the start of my training for the California International Marathon (CIM) for December 3

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21 May
2017
Teamwork on the Gate City Relay and Marathon

By Randy Pierce “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" --Hellen Keller My original goal was simply to share time

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