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Have you ever wanted to run a 5K or 10K for a good cause but didn't know where to begin?

You can register to run, but then you need to begin training. Is it enough to log a few miles jogging around your neighborhood? Will you build up enough endurance by hoofing in on the gym treadmill a couple of times each week? Maybe, but maybe not.

Since 1988, the Team in Training organization has provided a much-needed but overlooked service: training those who hope to run or walk in charity marathon events, specifically those who could benefit from awareness of different blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

TNT has chapters all across the country, including Oregon, southwest Washington, Idaho and Montana, and they will be holding a free informational meeting at the Boise Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Those who attend these meetings can meet coaches, mentors and members and learn about upcoming events including Idaho's Famous Potato marathon, the Dodge Rock 'N' Roll marathon in San Diego, the appropriately named America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and the Pacific Crest Triathlon in Bend, Or. Wait. A triathlon? What if you swim like a cat in a straightjacket? TNT coaches are more than happy to help you feel comfortable enough to compete. Not only will they help you train, but they are willing to help you get to your goal, whether it's to beat your own best time or just to beat everybody else.

For more information, visit teamintraining.org and enter your zip code, call 971-230-2292 or e-mail teamintraining_ORP@lls.org.

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore is known for his knowledge of the game, his accuracy and his ability to stay cool under pressure.

ESPN.com posted a video on Moore in late December that includes interviews with Moore, his coaches, his teammates and his father about what makes him such a great player and a what made him a good candidate for the Heisman Trophy, which was ultimately awarded to Auburn University's Cam Newton.

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