Hal, My Hero

BlogoversaryIn August 2008, I celebrated reaching 1000 hits with a Hal Higdon giveaway.  Since Hal Higdon’s MARATHON–The Ultimate Training Guide: The Third Edition was my very first giveaway, I decided to offer another autographed copy.


Over the past couple of years, I’ve followed Hal’s plans meticulously.  He’s seen me through six 5Ks, three 10Ks, two marathons, two half-marathons, which all can be viewed here.  Hal has helped me tremendously and now he can help a Run DMT reader, too.


First, I have to explain how I came about receiving this autographed copy.  After searching halhigdon.com for his contact information, I decided to search the internet for how to contact Hal and Google revealed Hal’s Facebook account.  (Yes, Hal Higdon is on Facebook.)  For a brief moment, I wondered if I should add Hal as a friend, but I feared I would appear as though I was stalking him.  Besides did I really want Hal to know all of my status updates?  Denise is drinking heavily after a long day with the kids. 


After choosing to not add Hal as a friend, I decided to send him an e-mail requesting him to sponsor a giveaway for my blog and he graciously did!  (How cool is that?!  See why Hal is my hero?)  So, here it is: an autographed copy of MARATHON–The Ultimate Training Guide: The Third Edition!  To enter to win this book, simply add a comment below.  Contest ends Tuesday, August 4.  Good luck!




For additional entries:

  •  Visit halhigdon.com and read his on-line training programs and other articles.  Share what you learned by adding a comment below.  You’ll get one entry for each little tidbit you share. 
  • Add Hal Higdon as your friend on Facebook.
  •  Follow @denisermt on Twitter.
  •  Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.  Add a new comment for each time you tweet: @denisermt Run DMT’s #blogoversary- Win MARATHON signed by Hal Higdon. http://tinyurl.com/m52rev


  1. Neal says:

    The giveaway is a great idea and Higdon’s program is the perfect prize. I’m training for my first ever marathon in December and am following one of the programs on his website. Congrats on your blogoversary!

  2. Nancy says:

    DMT Your an inspiration! I hope to one day wear bike shorts again, just like you =) And to get a medal but I cant even seem to arrive for appointments with my trainers; how do you do it?

  3. lindsay says:

    hahaha “denise is drinking heavily…” you are crazy.

    this is another great giveaway! hal gave me my introduction to marathoning – i (roughly) used his plans in my first 2-3 marathons as i did not know how much mileage i needed to be doing. he’s an excellent resource for runners of all levels!

  4. Just A Girl... says:

    OMG! I would LOVE this book! I have used Hal’s programs to run: 7 1/2 marathons, 3 full marathons, a 30K race, and a 15K race. I’m totally trying to get back into running again after a 5 yr hiatus to start a family.

  5. Lori says:

    Tiffany first told me about the famous Hal Higdon. His training plans encouraged me to go further by the run/walk plans. I always thought you could only run a race. He gave me the option of stopping and walking through the water stops. My shins would like to thank Hal for the short breaks.

  6. Kenny B says:

    Any giveaway with Hals name on it is a keeper. I have used his training programs from 5k to Marathon and have shows great success and progress. I am very happy he gave you two thumbs up on this prize. PS: cute site, you look good as a cartoon character.

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