2019 City Of Oaks unforgettable pacing the 5:00

This was an amazing marathon experience. This year like two years ago, the Expo was a little bit disappointing. In 2017 the venue was huge, but no many vendors, this year smaller venue and felt even fewer vendors. Never the less it was well organized and it was great to talk to other runners and see familiar faces. Since I ...

City Of Oaks not a great finish time but an unforgettable great event

This was a totally a crazy marathon performance compared to my previous years running this event but, I could trade it for nothing. This year, the Expo was a little bit disappointing. I do not know if it was because of the new location, which had ample space since it moved from its original location to the Convention Center or I went too ...

Very warm an amazing Chicago Marathon Experience

WOW! I am still speechless and amazed when I recall the marathon experience. This Chicago Marathon was my 15th completed marathon and I am glad I did it this way, with so much amazing marathon coordination, plenty of fuel, music and a surreal spectator support.  The early morning started as planned with a light breakfast, grabbed my check-in bag with ...

Chicago Inaugural International 5k great way to start the running weekend

I was fortunate enough to get into the 2017Chicago Marathon. There was also an option to join a 5k as part of the celebrations and a chance to see other runners from other countries. My friend Roland and I decided that since we were going to most likely run around 5 miles anyway why not join the 5k and run ...

Charlotte 13.1 Race Series Half in prep for Chicago Marathon

This summer and fall season I have been concentrating on my marathon training in preparation for Chicago Marathon in early October in the hopes to achieve a PR. I ran this event two years ago and the course is pretty nice and easy with the exception of some unexpected hills during miles 6-7. This year, my friend Roland, my brother-in-law ...

Raleigh Spring Half with some warm weather

This event counts towards the triple medal for the 13.1 Series. I ran this same event last year and although it was a fun event it was warm, humid and slow. This time I had no expectation of PRing this year either since I knew temperature and humidity were going to be warm, but lower compared to last year, but still warm. ...

Raleigh Rock n Roll Full Marathon keeping it rolling

Three years ago the Rock and Roll marathon taught me a lesson about respecting the distance. Twice in a row, I have been able to PR in this event. This year I had been training with a formal plan. For weeks I spend endless hours of training and only missing one workout a Tempo run and another workout that turn ...

The Great City of Oaks Marathon

I wish I can say I followed a training program for this event but I can't. This year since I have been focusing of two yearly challenges there has not been much formal training other than keeping the base running high and a few weeks with Yassos workouts. The main long runs were from my Ragnar event weekend and a ...