2013 Running Summaries

What a great running year 2013 was, so many events and learning opportunities. This year I really felt like I am starting to become a "runner". Hey, training and finishing a marathon is no easy task, not many people have been able to do so. But, finishing two marathons in a span of a year while improving your time  by ...

Two Marathons in a year?

A Second Full Marathon and I am ready. I ran this event half last year but only the half and I remember seeing the full runners veering away from the half runners and I want it to try to do the full. I had couple 20 milers in the bag from training and few more 18 milers. Still doing some ...

3rd consecutive Cisco 5k

Ahhhh, the event that started it all for my running adventures and event career being my 18th event. This year I was feeling great and ready. Since I have been putting plenty of weekly miles and longer distance events I cracked a smile while waiting for the sound of the start. 5k a short distance now as I reflect on ...

The Triple Crown Challenge for the bling

Alright, last half marathon I suffered a lot. This time I decided to take it easy and just finish relax and with energy. This event is held at the same start/area than my 1st half. The route was very similar, just the trail part was slightly different, but same hill at the end, the Lasseter Hill.  In this event I ...

The almost my 1st half… glad it was not!

After a successful prior half and being able to train several time at the Umstead Park trails my friend Roland and I were ready to tackle the second Half Marathon of the triple crown challenge, the NCRC Classic. We knew the hills, the route (we thought) and where able to put a sound strategy in place around when to push ...