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. ...

Charleston Race 13.1, relying purely on CGMS

As part of the Race 13.1 series, I was able to cross another state of the 50 state challenge list for this year with an event in South Carolina. This was the second year for the Charleston Race 13.1 event, but this year due to the damage done to the original course by the Hurricane Mathew  the course was change to ...

Fayetteville half marathon, finally a decent enough event

Last year I ran this event as part taking as much advantage of the Race 13.1 running series season pass. Every time I run an event in the series it gets cheaper and cheaper. Also like last year I was using this event as part of my training for a full marathon coming up in November. Basically same course, pretty ...

Another rainy event, the Matthew Hurricane experience?

Today not much to report, this probably is the 7th times that I have been able to complete this event. Before the course changes and before it traded hand from the Midtown series to the Race 13.1 series, this event in the June version was my 1st half marathon completion. The weather is not completely cooperating. Hurricane Matthew is pounding ...