Second time for City of Oaks Marathon

This is the second time doing this Full Marathon and my third time running this event. In preparation for this marathon, I completed all my 10 Yassos at 8:00 minute mile pace or better during the past few weeks of training. The weekend before I did the Hollowed Half for the triple crown a great event to sustain the pace ...

A sub 2:00 half not a fluke

Same routine as before, night before get all the stuff ready, gels, bib, bottle, belt, post run drink, oatmeal set up (overnight in the fridge ready to eat in the morning). I woke up around 4:30AM, ate oatmeal, had my latte, a quick visit to the bathroom before leaving the house. I was heading out early, I did not want ...

Disneyland Half to complete 2014 bling set

The Disneyland Half Marathon is a great event, specially for people doing their 1st half. The course is very flat, some rolling hills here and there but nothing too challenging. Plus with all the distraction from the different characters picture locations, school bands, school shows, theme parks, baseball stadium and other very nice features, once again, you forget that you ...

With lots of respect to prove I am worthy of finishing

Back in early June I had a business trip scheduled to visit one of our offices in Utah. I searched for running events during that weekend near the Salt Lake City area to try to run a distance of a half marathon that weekend and opportunistically cover one more state off my 50 states list this year. To my surprise ...

Scrubby run

Last time I did the Scrub Run, I suffered a little bit. I perhaps did not mentioned of my Scrub Run post from two years ago, but now that some time has passed, I do still remember it. This year coming from several events ups and downs, a bad full marathon performance, a very successful REI 10K in under an ...