2018 Running Summaries

2018 is about to be over. Another and slow year goes by, but still I am very happy with the year performance. With only one PR this year, the Derby 50k, I was able to improve my 50K mark for over 20 minutes compared to last year. I was able to volunteer and pace two events this year the Tobacco ...

Running Shorts: You know, they know, you are a runner

  Want it to drop a note and wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. Today, the day after Christmas, I had an a ha! moment. When I looked at all the gifts I was fortunate to receive this year, they were mostly running gear. Have I talked to my family about running during the past year? Have they seen me posting ...

Dabbling with my second Ultra-Marathon Derby 50k

Last year I did my 1st ultra at the Derby 50k and this year I am back to complete my second one official one. After a somewhat successful NYC Marathon three weeks ago, I knew that this event was going to be a challenging run if I want it to improve my time based on the performance. Like always, getting ...

2018 New York City Marathon what an experience

I spend some of my summers with family in NYC. I have fond memories about those times and the family. I was so impressed with the architecture, the tall building, and bridges. One bridge, in particular, was the Verrazano Narrows bridge. The impressive bridge that connects State Island with Brooklin. When I saw the iconic pictures of the marathon, especially ...

Running Diabetes: The Guardian versus the Enlite sensors: Test #2

Alright, here is the second part of my sensor experiment. You can find the first part of the test here. For this second test, I decided to record some additional information regarding the calibrations as well as, like the previous post, taking more pictures of the trends. One thing to point out is that for this second try you will notice ...

Running Diabetes: Tip #001: Learn from a Low

Today during my long run, it got me thinking about some tips that might be helpful to some diabetic runner and non-runners. Here is the beginning of a series of quick tips about Running and Diabetes. Tip #001: Learn from a Low It can be scary, during a low episode and you most likely need to take care of it ...

Running Shorts: You signed up for what?

Alright, last year I tried to signed up for this event and I missed the signup date due to an error in my schedule, but honestly I was happy about that, because I was definitely not ready earlier this year for this kind of race and for sure this is the kind of event that required months of total preparation ...

Running Shorts: Running Health

It has been a while since my last post. A quick update: All is going well, and the NYC Marathon training is coming along just fine. Today with my 1st 20 miler run in preparation for it. A little bit slower than I want it, perhaps due to the warm and humid weather or something else. I am currently troubleshooting ...

Running Diabetes: The Guardian versus the Enlite sensors: Test #1

Ok here is the deal, I upgraded my insulin pump some time ago. Now I have a 670G Medtronic pump. The big deal about this new pump is that it has a new mode call Auto Mode. You can find a little bit of information here and another blogger wrote a fair good excerpt of his experience with the pump ...

Pacing an event again and loving it

I got crazy again, couple weeks ago got an email from the race coordinator looking for a few pacers for the NCRC Classic Umstead Half Marathon. I had so much fun pacing the Tobacco Road event that I want it to perhaps, volunteer and help again runners achieve their targets. I replied with the few time options that I comfortably ...