2021 Tobacco Road Half Marathon The Caboose Challenge

Yesterday I completed the Tobacco Road Marathon and today the Tobacco Road Half Marathon. This to complete what I call “The Caboose Challenge”  It was a perfect day, perfect weather, great sugars, and a perfect venue for a back to back events. This year the organizers divided the Tobacco Road Marathon event into two days, Saturday was the full, and …

2021 Tobacco Road Marathon

Today, Tobacco Road Marathon restarted after a year and a couple of months of delays due to the COVID restrictions. It was a perfect day, perfect weather, and a perfect venue for an event. Last year I was ready when the decision was made to delay, I was going to use this event to prepare for the Umstead 100 but …

Running Shorts: To my past runner self

Hey Insane Runner, Yes, I know, it sounds crazy but yes, it is me from the future. I am writing to you to make sure you understand a few things that might not be clear to you at the time you receive this letter. First, a huge thank you for taking those first steps to be healthier and perform better ...

50 miles on my 50th year? Why not?

Saturday I completed my 1st official 50 miles race. (I know, I did Umstead 100 couple years ago, but I did not have an official 50M) I was supposed to run this event last year, but due to COVID, the event was canceled, and I deferred this year. What a fantastic experience it was. I followed a similar plan as ...

Training for 100 miles: How I fuel for it

This is part of a series of posts regarding how did I trained and successfully completed a 100 miles Ultramarathon in under 24 hours. Training for a 100. Today I would like to talk to you about fuel, how I fueled for my event, and the reasoning for my strategy. Given that, for an individual with diabetes, there might be ...

Running Shorts: I do not feel like running

I have been very fortunate that I get to talk to many individuals as part of my job. In one of those conversations, I was talking to Ben about running, training, and the different distances. Also a runner, Ben was starting to get back into the routine of finding time to run and being active. This was not the first ...

Running Shorts: Thoughts that are getting in your running way

It does not have to be only times like perhaps we are living today with current health, social and environmental situations. It does not have to be like 2020, or another period of time that things looked like things are not going to get better.  Sometimes the way and the things are, control the thoughts pre-, during, and post- runs ...

Running Shorts: COVID, what is that?

A friend of mine posted something in a business social media forum that quickly caught my eye. I am leveraging most of the content of his post but with some running twist. He was using COVID rethink and as an acronym to focus the energy for the rest of the year. Thank you Lenz for allowing me to leverage it ...

2020 Running Summaries Crazy 2020

The year 2020 is finally over, thank God. It was definitely a year that will be hard to forget. From pandemic, communities split into opposing groups, people common sense being a question being asked all the time, working from home, and many other factors that will provide years and years of juicy content for movies, books, and shows. Tons of ...