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 ...

Running with the turkeys

I signed up for this event very late. I saw a flyer in a previous event and decided very late to sign up for it. After coming out running great half marathons and a full I decided to add one more half for fun, specially since this event was on Thanksgiving Day. Who in the right mind think that running ...

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 ...

Happy Hallowrunning

This event is the last of the Fall Triple Crown Challenge. Unfortunately for Roland, my running training friend, he missed this one due to an injury. Temperature for this one event at start was very cold 43 degrees and dry. I got to event early grabbed my bib and walked around a bit. Even tho it was cold, it felt ...

The great Nemesis appears and suddenly there is a challenge.

After a very close to DNS (Did not Start) due to traffic on my last event, I decided to leave way way early from my house for this event. After eating some breakfast, got there with plenty of time. My glucose readings were good and well within the running range. Looked around a bit while the event crew was setting ...

Seeing Double Triple?

Alright after a successful completion of the Triple Crown, the coordinators decided to have a Fall Triple Crown event. Once again three half marathons in about two month time frame. So Roland and I signed up for the challenge again.The first one was the Johnson Lexus 13.1, similar route than the Lookout Capital Half back in June. Training over the ...

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 ...

Looking for the next challenge

In the search of local races to run, we came across with a site that offered the Triple Crown Challenge. In a nutshell, complete a series of three half marathons in a bout a two and a half months period and upon completion of the last one you will get an extra medal. That by itself got our attention. Since ...