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David (Super Dave) Raines

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I began running in my mid 20’s, but not competitively.  Running to me at the time was more of a way to be healthy and stay fit.  It was not until the summer of 2011 that a co-worker asked if I would be interested in running the Aramco half marathon.  I became overwhelmed by the thought of running over 13 miles straight.  But, in spite of that I set my fears aside and decided to take the challenge.  I became so excited after finishing the Aramco half and learning that my time was 1:49.  Afterwards I started signing up for other races in the area.  To date I’ve run over 10 10k’s, 10 5k’s,  14 half marathons,  and over 7 marathons and including The Boston Marathon, New York and Chicago.  Check out all of my races on Athlinks.com.  It was all the hard work and training that got me there.

I joined Bay Area Fit in the summer of 2012.  With the training that I have received from the club I was able to improve my time over the years and just become a better more competitive runner.  I did this by hard work and committing to the program.  Not only did I increase my running time but I’ve also gained countless friendships.  Now I am a better more experienced runner, thanks to USA Fit Bay Area.  We have a great coaching staff who will definitely get you to the finish line with proven results.  Come run with a fellow runner/walker.  We will help you every step of the way  – no matter what your goal.  If your goal is a Marathon/Half Marathon, if you are walking or running, Bay Area Fit will get you the training necessary to get you to the finish line.  I am looking forward to a new season with BAF.

“We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”
-Jesse Owens-

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