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Posted: March 11, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Rock 'n' Roll Seattle To Offer Innovative New Training System

Focus-N-Fly Training Program Perfect Resource for Runners of All Levels

Seattle, WA - March 11, 2009 - The Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and ½ Marathon will take place on June 27, 2009 and March is the best time to start training. As a part of creating the best runner experience possible at the event, Rock 'n' Roll Seattle is pleased to offer an exciting new training service. Through a partnership with Focus-N-Fly, all race participants have an exclusive opportunity to use an advanced interactive training system to help them prepare for either the marathon or half-marathon races. This approach has been particularly effective for runners trying to gain a qualification mark for the Boston Marathon or set a new PR for either distance.

"We are excited to partner with the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle to offer runners the only fully automated, data-driven training solution. This new interactive training program will help you run your best race ever," said Tom McGlynn, 3-Time US Olympic Trials marathon qualifier and founder of Focus-N-Fly. "The website is extremely user-friendly and also features a forum where race participants can discuss nutrition, shoes and injuries."

The training program, developed through interaction with and analysis of Olympic athletes, is designed for runners of all ability levels. It has helped dozens of runners qualify for their first Boston Marathon and has been used by Team In Training for first-time participants. After signing up, users are encouraged to watch the 1 minute 'How-To' video and find out how this training has worked for thousands of like-minded runners.

"With daily email reminders and a web-based calendar, Focus-N-Fly is a terrific resource for training," said Megan Young, Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Event Manager. "Training programs can help runners reach new fitness goals, as well as teach them how to train effectively, efficiently and safely for either of the event's 26.2 or 13.1-mile races."

The Focus-N-Fly training system collects a variety of personal information upon initial login and then utilizes this data against the thousands of workouts and records in its database to generate an individualized schedule. The training adapts to each participant's fitness level, as they enter training log details and run/time trial results so that paces, progression and variance adapt accordingly.

Focus-N-Fly also offers helpful webinars on the course, weather, race day nutrition, strategy and attire. If runners have any questions about running, walking or racing they can jump over to the members-only social forum and converse with hundreds of other runners.

For more information or to access an exclusive Focus-N-Fly training offer, please visit www.rnrseattle.com or www.focusnfly.com.

About Rock 'n' Roll Seattle >BR>The inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon will run from Tukwila to Seattle on Saturday, June 27. The race is expected to draw over 20,000 participants and will feature live bands and cheerleaders along each mile of the course. Official sponsors include: Cytomax, Garmin, MillerCoors' MGD64, Oakley, New Balance, Nutrilite and Sugoi. The event will feature a post-race concert and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, which will host over one hundred running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle or to register for the race, please visit www.rnrseattle.com or call (800) 311-1255.

About Focus-N-Fly
Focus-N-Fly is a training resource that has helped runners produce thousands of personal bests in races from the 5K-Marathon. The system assigns training to individuals based on personal fitness levels, background and schedule availability. As members use the system it updates to keep training at an optimal stress/recovery level. Runners gain fitness, avoid injury and become more aware of personal paces. Members use a social forum to access hundreds of other peers and high-level coaches provide feedback, suggestions and lead on-line webinars. For more information about Focus-N-Fly or to start using the system today, please visit www.focusnfly.com or call 650-342-4683.


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