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Thank you for taking the first step in racing for our cause.  We want you to enjoy your training and race day experience by staying safe and having FUN!  Be proud knowing that your participation in this fundraising campaign is curing blindness for millions and let that be a reminder as you train everyday.

Coach Michael Stone has developed some sample training programs to guide you towards the completion of your event, regardless of your level of experience.  Please remember, these are template training programs targeted for the general population.  Please consult a physician prior to starting any program regardless of your skill level.  For any running event your are doing – 5K to triathlon – you can contact Coach Michael for more detailed personal training plans.

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Coach Michael is affected by a disease called cone-rod dystrophy.  He is a trustee of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, USA triathlon certified trainer, and avid, experienced competitive athlete.  His personal mission is to assist in the empowerment of those seeking to improve their lifestyles, health, and general wellness through safe, effective, and most important, FUN coaching and training.
Since Michael’s first Ironman in 2003, he has raced 10 Ironman races all over the world (including the famed Ironman Hawaii World Championship), more Half-Ironman races than he can count, and even more running, swimming, cycling, and skiing events. Michael was recently introduced to off-road triathlon racing called “Xterra”, which is now a new passion. During his first year racing Xterra, he won his division at the Mountain Championship Cup, and the USA Championships and the World Championship in Maui where he placed third in his division.

For more from Coach Michael about these programs and personal or group training,
www.SteppingStoneSports.com or contact him at MStone@stonegrp.com.

Foundation Fighting Blindness accepts no liability for this content or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, and recommends that every individual seek the advice of their own physician  first. 


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