Without Limits Challenge – Week #12 (Charleston)

The #WithoutLimitsChallenge is complete! On Saturday, Siobhan and Tara toed the line at the 39th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run. The race was a culmination of their 12-week journey as a Without Limits team member. Follow the links below to see how they documented each week of their challenge.

Below Siobhan and Tara reflect on the last 12 weeks and discuss their thoughts before they tackled the Bridge Run. We are so proud of how they performed and thankful for letting us take a sneak peek into their training.

Siobhan Maize


Looking back to the first week of practice I really can’t believe how far I’ve come in terms of both speed and endurance! At the start of the challenge I was only running for 5 minutes at a time, at a moderate pace. Now I’m able to go on a long run of over two hours and do speed work once a week. I’ve also learned to love group speed-work sessions. I enjoy the camaraderie and the guided coached workouts. I have also made a lot of friends over the weeks. It’s great working together each week to reach our goals. It’s amazing how quickly improvement can come with consistent work!


Tara Marlowe


Looking back to Day 1 of my training, I have come a long way thanks to the #WithoutLimitsChallenge. When I first started the challenge in January, I had fallen off track when it came to my training. I hadn’t really done much since the November Rock n Roll Marathon in Savannah. I was down in the dumps because I was unhappy with my finish in Savannah, and I had just kind of pushed my training to the back burner. The Without Limits Team, this Challenge, and my coach Chris, have really helped to get me back on track with my training. I have learned so much over the past 12 weeks. I have learned more about technique, proper warm-up, and most importantly, proper recovery.

With the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k this Saturday, I am coming to the end of this challenge, and I am super blessed to have been chosen to be a part of this. I am very excited for the race this weekend, and also nervous at the same time. I am ready to give it my all and hopefully finish the race in a respectable time. No matter what, I will always be thankful for this challenge, and for my coach Chris for dedicating so much time and working with me over the past 12 weeks.