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TNT Flex, our online option, was developed by our renowned coaches to allow the flexibility to make TNT work for you.

 

Join us and train online with TNT Flex for these great events:


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Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend

Anaheim, CA
September 2, 2012
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Nike Women's Marathon, A Race To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

San Franciso, CA
October 14, 2012
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon®

Chicago, IL
October 7, 2012
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National Lottery Dublin Marathon

Dublin, Ireland
October 29, 2012
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The Nation's TriathlonTM, To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Washington, DC
September 9, 2012
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RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo

Las Vegas, NV
September 22, 2012
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Hike Zion National Park

Springdale, UT
October 6, 2012

 

For more about the TNT Flex program, visit www.teamintraining.org/tntflex

Train with Team In Training to cross the finish line at The Nation's Triathlon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Washington D.C. on September 9, 2012.

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Team In Training is the largest and most successful endurance sports training program for charity with a network of more than 2,300 coaches nationwide. TNT training is overseen by a National Advisory Board of renowned coaches, which makes this highly effective program “best in class” with every level of athlete raising their game.

 

You'll get all the support, training and inspiration you need with advice on nutrition, injury prevention gear and more! And alumni mentors will be there for fundraising support with your own website for online fundraising. And there will be an incredible activity-filled weekend in Washington, D.C. in addition to training and social events throughout the program that build lifelong friendships


And now there's
TNT Flex, a flexible customized, online training option developed by TNT's renowned Coaches with:

  • Weekly training and fundraising communications via the web, conference call, e-mail or phone
  • Online community of supportive teammates
  • Smart phone applications for on the go training
  • Raise funds to bring us to the ultimate finish line – beating cancer!
  • Visit www.teamintraining.org/nationstri to learn more.

 

Be Relentless. Team In Training. Together we train to beat cancer.

Train with Team In Training to cross the finish line at the Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Las Vegas on September 22, 2012


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Team In Training is the largest and most successful endurance sports training program for charity with a network of more than 2,300 coaches nationwide. TNT training is overseen by a National Advisory Board of renowned coaches, which makes this highly effective program “best in class” with every level of athlete raising their game.

 

You'll get all the support, training and inspiration you need with advice on nutrition, injury prevention gear and more! And alumni mentors will be there for fundraising support with your own website for online fundraising. And there will be an incredible activity-filled weekend in Las Vegas in addition to training and social events throughout the program that build lifelong friendships


And now there's
TNT Flex, a flexible customized, online training option developed by TNT's renowned

Coaches with:

  • Weekly training and fundraising communications via the web, conference call, e-mail or phone
  • Online community of supportive teammates
  • Smart phone applications for on the go training
  • Raise funds to bring us to the ultimate finish line – beating cancer!
  • Visit www.teamintraining.org/bikevegas to learn more.

 

Be Relentless. Team In Training. Together we train to beat cancer.

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Team In Training Honored Patient Nikki's Story


Nikki has a supportive husband, two beautiful children, and just started her own part-time business so she can be a stay-at-home mom.  But in 1994 she found out that she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She had to undergo intense treatments for three years and had many challenging side effects.

 

Today not only is Nikki focused on family; she also uses her time to give back to the cancer community. She says. "I have personally seen the progress in cure rates and treatments from when I experienced ALL in 1994 until now. As a result, these changes do improve the quality of life for those who are battling cancer."

 

Team In Training was designed to help blood cancer patients like Nikki live better, longer lives. Sign up for Team In Training today and help raise fund for life-saving cancer research.

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May 3rd Update:

Last week the results from Nike's random drawing for the Nike Women's Marathon we're announced.  Unfortunately. more than 20,000 people didn't get into the event. If you're among them you can still participate by signing up through Team In Training! Register today while slots still exist and help beat cancer by raising funds for life-saving cancer research when you do.

 

Train with Team In Training to cross the finish line at The Nike Women’s Marathon and ½ Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in San Francisco on October 14th, 2012.


Team In Training is the largest and most successful endurance sports training program for charity with a network of more than 2,300 coaches nationwide. TNT training is overseen by a National Advisory Board of renowned coaches, which makes this highly effective program “best in class” with every level of athlete raising their game.

 

You'll get all the support, training and inspiration you need with advice on nutrition, injury prevention gear and more! And alumni mentors will be there for fundraising support with your own website for online fundraising. And there will be an incredible activity-filled weekend in San Francisco in addition to training and social events throughout the program that build lifelong friendships


And now there's TNT Flex, a flexible customized, online training option developed by TNT's renowned Coaches with:

  • Weekly training and fundraising communications via the web, conference call, e-mail or phone
  • Online community of supportive teammates
  • Smart phone applications for on the go training
  • Raise funds to bring us to the ultimate finish line – beating cancer!
  • Visit www.teamintraining.org/nikewm to learn more.


When we do find a cure, where will you be? On the sidelines or a part of the team that helped get us there?

Be Relentless. Team In Training. Together we train to beat cancer.


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The New Team In Training Print campaign photography shoot is currently underway!

 

Using once again, actual participants; the real drama and raw emotion really comes across!

 

Meet Abe Hassan! An incredibly capable triathlete who is going to St. Anthony's triathlon tomorrow to compete! But we have him first to become one of the TNT faces of this year's campaign. The photography is being shot by Nigel Parry at Industria Studios in NYC.

 

We're currently recruiting for our Fall season at www.teamintraining.org.  Fill out a Learn More form to find out more information or Sign Up directly today --- you'll Fall for TNT and help beat cancer as you train to cross the finish line!

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Team In Training wants you!  We really do!   That's why in this last week of discounted registration we are offering 25% off our regular fee.  That's a savings of $25!

 

Starting at midnight on May 2nd through May 11th, the registration fee for TNT is just $75!  That's a 25% discount off our regular $100 fee.  Be part of the most successful endurance sports training program for charity at a discounted registration fee!

 

Sign up now and get in the best shape of your life with TNT by training with professional coaches, with advice on nutrition, injury prevention and lots more.  You'll be making friends of a lifetime and you'll be raising money to save lives.

 

Join the team!  Get to your keyboard and visit: https://www.teamintraining.org/firsttimehere/signup/ put in code: GO TEAM  to register now! 

 

Times are Eastern Standard Time.  Promotional code is case sensitive.  Valid only in the U.S.

 

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Legendary athlete and trainer  and National Advisory Triathlon Coach for Team In Training, Dave Scott, is the featured guest of our very  first Google+ Hangout - a live event scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th at 4pm EST and viewable to anyone online from the LLS Google+ page.


Dave will be sharing training tips for beginner triathletes and available to answer questions from seasoned athletes.  Molly Quinn from Washington Sports Event Management (WSEM), producers of The Nation’s Triathlon – the country’s largest triathlon event which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be joining Dave.

Whether you've always wanted to participate in a triathlon or  are curious about The Nation’s Triathlon, this online event’s for you!

 

Join us for the live event on Wednesday, April 11th and then sign up for The Nation’s Triathlon through Team In Training.  We’re as relentless about making sure you cross the finish line as we are about finding cures for cancer.

The leader in endurance sports training has teamed up with the leader in obstacle racing events!

 

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Train with Team In Training for Spartan Races in the following locations and help support life-saving research:

 

     5/19, Burnett, TX

     6/3 Tuxedo, NY

     6/3 Ottawa, ON Canada

     6/9 Montreal, QC Canada

     6/16 Washougal, WA

     6/24 Toronto, ON Canada

     6/30 Ottawa, ON Canada

     6/30 Midway, UT

 

Visit www.teamintraining.org/tntspartan today for a challenge you'll never forget.

 

We're raising the bar on personal best!

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See our Top National Fundraisers in Team In Training for the week ending April 27th!

 

Kudos and congratulations to Julia Kadioglu of New York City, who's the top fundraiser for St. Anthony's Triathlon with $28,517!

See the top three fundraisers this week in all of our events by clicking here!

 

For more about Team In Training or to sign up for an event, visit www.teamintraining.org -- the oldest and best endurance sports charity training program!  Your participation helps support life-saving cancer research.

The TNT Spartan

Posted by whitleyt Mar 9, 2012

Even the most seasoned Spartan benefits from training - or so this video from one of our registered participants would suggest:

 

 

Read more about the unique partnership between The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training and Spartan Race and then sign up for one of the many events offered across North America. at: www.teamintraining.org/tntspartan

 

Now you can take on these exhilarating races and benefit from TNT's training expertise while helping to save lives.  It's a winning combination.

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I'm an awful runner.  It's so bad that I recognize my teammates better from their backs than I do from their fronts.  It's ok--my complicated relationship with running (or swimming, or biking, for that matter) is a luxury that I'm unbelievably fortunate to have.  As an active kid, I hated running, and as an inactive adult focused on my career, I never made the time.  Now, running is how I choose to celebrate my life because it's the polar opposite of what my life has been over the past decade.

 

Back in 2003, I was 30 years old and life was great, I just wasn't feeling that great. I was unexplainably weak and anemic, but it wasn't until I started hemorrhaging every couple weeks that my doctors began more extensive exams.  After several months of tests, the doctors recommended exploratory surgery to get a closer look to see if they could find the issue.  During surgery, they found a grapefruit-sized tumor hiding in my intestines.  The tumor was removed and quickly biopsied so that by the time I woke up, I had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

 

Chemotherapy was added to my treatment, and while it helped save my life, it created another issue by damaging my heart and leaving me with heart failure.  By the middle of 2004, my heart had started to become progressively weaker, making it difficult to walk hills and stairs.  I was given a pacemaker-defibrillator implant, but my heart continued to deteriorate and I went on the transplant list in August of 2010.  By the end of December 2010, things had gotten much worse. I was unable to lie down to sleep or lift my head when I was propped up in bed.  My arms felt like they were filled with lead and I couldn't walk 20 feet without going into a coughing-fit and needing to rest.  Finally, on January 3, 2011, I received the new heart that would save my life for the second time.

 

The impact of the new heart was immediate - it gave me life, but it also left me with a body that looked like it had been hit by a truck.  I started my physical therapy by shuffling from one side of my bedroom to the other.  After a few months, I was on the treadmill and looking to push the new ticker a little harder.  I had gone from a walk to a slow jog, but I was feeling strong and picked up the pace again to something resembling a run -- and for about 20 seconds, my chest and chin lifted, my feet got light, and goosebumps broke out all over my arms. It was a runner's high, and with it came all of the forgotten memories of what it felt like to be alive and healthy.  It was at that point that I knew that I had to continue to chase that feeling and help others find their way back to health.  Eight months after my transplant, I ran my first 5K race.  Two months later, I joined Team In Training for 13.1 miles in the Philadelphia Marathon.  Now I'm training with TNT again, this time for the St. Anthony's Triathlon in April.

 

It's an incredible honor to join my heroes at TNT, and while the feeling of the physical accomplishment is extraordinary, it's also the little things that make it so special, like a cool breeze on a long run, or turning a corner to see a beautiful sunrise, or maybe the thrill of picking up some speed down a hill and feeling like I've never been faster.  By the time I catch up to the rest of my teammates, I'm completely exhausted, but then I think about how lucky I am to be here and how far I've had to come to get to this point.  What I feel more than anything is grateful for the opportunity to repay my debt - the money and awareness raised by Team In Training and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have led to advancements in medical science that helped save my life.  My experience has given me hope for the others that will go through their own cancer journeys, and with that in the front of my mind, I'm ready to hit the trail all over again.

 

Thanks for everything,

 

Derek


See Derek's impressive Team In Training video on the (new) Team In Training Channel on YouTube.If you have a video you'd like to include on this channel, please send it an email to partner@lls.org with the video below. To support Derek's Recycled Man Team, click here. 

 


 

Derek, you're an inspiration to many and a true example of the spirit of Team In Training --- Go Team Recycled Man! Go Team!

 


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Christine Luff is a Team In Training Run Coach with the New York City chapter. We recently asked her to write a guest blog post -- what follows truly speaks to the Team In Training spirit:



Last  weekend in New York City we had our first snowstorm of the year.  As a TNT coach, not only do I have to be out running in bad weather conditions, but I also have to convince the Team that it’s an important part of their training. “They don’t cancel races for bad weather, and you never know what you’re going to get on race day,” I always tell them. But there were a couple inches of snow on the ground already and it was still coming down. I started thinking about something that one of our honored teammates, Cynthia, spoke about at our Connection to the Cause event a few weeks ago. She talked about the “dark days” that cancer patients face during their treatment. Even though they may put on a brave and smiling face to friends and family members, there are many difficult moments when they’re alone in their hospital rooms, staring out the window and wishing they could be among those people walking their kids to school, going to work, and living a normal life.

 

What would people with cancer be thinking as they looked out their hospital windows and saw the falling snow? They would probably be commenting about how beautiful it looked and imagining how incredible it would feel to have snowflakes landing on their skin.

 

Rather than dreading a cold and snowy run, I decided to use Cynthia’s inspiring message and focus on how fortunate I am. I’m healthy enough to run. I’m on a Team made up of hard-working athletes who are dedicated to an amazing cause. I have drawers full of technical-fabric running clothes than can keep me dry and warm during harsh conditions. I’m lucky that I get to run frequently in one of the world’s most magnificent city parks, which looks amazingly beautiful when it’s blanketed in snow.

 

Running with a grateful heart not only made the snow and cold weather tolerable, it actually felt like a big, fun adventure. And thinking about those who weren’t healthy enough to be out there strengthened my resolve to keep fighting until they could be right there with us, feeling the snowflakes on their faces.

 

We're currently recruiting for Team In Training's summer season at www.teamintraining.org. Sign up today to become part of the team that's making a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

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Team In Training is relentless.  That's why we won't give up on you.  Once again, we are lowering our registration fee.

 

Starting midnight on 01/23/2012 - 01/29/2012, you can register for TNT for 25% off the registration fee!  Register now for TNT and reap all the benefits that come with being part of the team.

 

Our amazing coaching staff will get you to the finish line of a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, 100 mile cycling event or a hike adventure.  You'll be getting advice on nutrition and injury prevention as well as guidance on equipment.  And you will raise funds for life saving cancer research.

 

Get started and register now and save 25%!

 

Visit: https://www.teamintraining.org/firsttimehere/signup/ put in code: COUNT ME IN to register now!

 

Times are Eastern Standard Time.  Promotional code is case sensitive.  Valid only in the U.S..

 

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Meet Team In Training Honored Patient Layla Hefter, leukemia survivor

 

Summer_HP.pngAfter two and a half years of treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Layla has learned to live her "new normal", as cancer moms like to call it.

 

These days, Layla is a happy and healthy little girl whose treatment is finally over. Her clinic visits have been cut back to once every three months instead of every month and now enjoys reading books with her mom, playing with her princess dolls and going to the zoo. Layla is also actively participating in the girl scouts!

 

With a full head of curly hair, Layla is having fun making friends and learning at school. In spite of all she's gone through, she's still smiling and always on the go, not taking a single day for granted!

 

Thousands join Team In Training every season to participate in marathons, half marathons, centuries, hiking adventures and triathlons to help cancer patients like Layla live better, longer lives.  Sign up today and join the team that's beating cancer!

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