In the Pursuit of 24: Week 18

This coming week, we have this season’s last back-to-back-to-back race weeks with Shakori 40 miles. This 40-mile event provided nine excellent opportunities to learn and… continue reading.

Happy Holidays Durham Race 13.1

After a very successful Derby 50k just last weekend, I was feeling great, still a little bit tired and just a tad worried about my… continue reading.

Pursuit of 24 week 19 training countdown blog post

In the Pursuit of 24: Week 19

This is part of a series of posts regarding how we prepare, plan, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: In the… continue reading.

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2023 Derby 50k

Coming back for more Derby 50k. Finishing Skinny Turkey on Thursday at the easy pace of a 3-hour half marathon served as prep work for… continue reading.

2023 Skinny Turkey Half

Happy Thanksgiving to all the runners out there Today was my ninth Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year, I am volunteering as a 3:00 pacer…. continue reading.

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In the Pursuit of 24: Week 20

This coming week, we have Skinny Turkey Thanksgiving day, and on Saturday, we have Derby 50k. As we have discussed in earlier posts, a 100… continue reading.

In the Pursuit of 24: Week 21

Last week, we started talking about fueling. We have not touched on glycogen, timing, or the fuel quality that will come later. This week, we… continue reading.

In the Pursuit of 24: Week 22

For multi-hour events, fueling is not just very important but crucial to the success of finishing an Ultramarathon event. Even in a marathon, you most… continue reading.

2023 City of Oaks Marathon

After a nice shakeout run with my daughter Bianca yesterday, I felt ready for today. Not to PR but to get a good solid training… continue reading.

ATT Trail, week 23 in pursuit to 24

In the Pursuit of 24: Week 23

With this coming weekend being the City of Oak Marathon, this week will continue taper week. My left knee is improving just a tad every… continue reading.

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In the Pursuit of 24: Week 24

This following week is the City of Oak Marathon, so this week is a taper week. Although I am not pacing this time, and I… continue reading.

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In the Pursuit of 24: Week 25

Part of training for long-distance running and a key element is to find and have a clear why? A clear reason. From now on, every… continue reading.

2023 Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon

  Third year participating in The Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon. There are no plans for PR or push the pace in this event… continue reading.

2023 Cisco 5k One more time

Cisco’s 5k was my 1st official running event, the event that hooked me into running, eventually marking the beginning of an exciting road toward ultra-running… continue reading.

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In the Pursuit of 24: Week 26

We are already in the second week of our plan, two weeks down, and a few more miles to go. Like any good initial plan,… continue reading.

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In the Pursuit of 24: The Plan

Whether you have not completed anything past 26.2 miles, a marathon, one ultra, or you are a distance veteran, now you have decided to tackle… continue reading.

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Ready to start training Umstead

We are about to start training for Umsatead100 2024. Training plan/schedule coming out next week. I know, I know why wait one more week to… continue reading.

In the pursuit of 24

Ready, set, start training for Umstead

Last week was the signup event for the Umstead 100 Ultramarathon event for 2024. Another exciting sign-up as the event has limited spots available, and… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: Recent knee issues

In our beautiful sport of running, things are not always going to go as perfectly as we want them to go. We will try new… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: Insane Contribution

Late last month, I had the privilege to write a short piece for another great blog, TRI Boken. TRI Boken is a blog for athletes… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: What is going on with fueling?

As a runner, we all know that this sport of putting one step in front of the other brings challenges, some mental and some physical,… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Books and Running

This morning I just went for a solo run. During those runs, I normally listen to music or podcasts or audiobooks to keep me entertained… continue reading.

Alex Rao, Arun, Yuhsi and Carlos Candelaria at Raleigh 13.1

Raleigh 13.1 It has been a long time

I do not remember when it was the last time I ran the Raliegh Spring 13.1 Half Marathon. But now I remember why I have… continue reading.

Tar Heel Double Down Challenge- 2023

Today I completed my 2nd Tar Heel Double Down Challenge, The challenge includes the 4-miler before the main event, a 10-mile which is the featured… continue reading.

2023 Umstead 100- Journey to 100

This past weekend I completed my 3rd 100 miles event at Umstead100. Many things went according to plan, and many previous lessons were applied to… continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 26/26 Race Week

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

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Journey to 100: Week 25/26 Final touches

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

2023 Cisco Holi Color Run

Today I completed my 1st Color run. I know, I know, how could I not have completed one? I have to admit that it was… continue reading.

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Journey to 100: Week 24/26 Tapering

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

2023 Tobacco Road Marathon

The Tobacco Road Marathon once again, I am coming back to my 1st Marathon event. It was a perfect day, perfect weather for running (At… continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 23/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 22/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 21/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

Running Shorts: UltraPacer to smart pace planning

A few days ago, an ultrarunner and friend from the running community, Adrian Cooper, recommended that I check out the website UltraPacer via a video… continue reading.

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Journey to 100: Week 20/26: Aid Stations

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

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Journey to 100: Week 19/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

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Ghost Road Trail 8-mile event

For today’s event, for the first time, I was going to be the sweeper at the Ghost Road Trail Run event. The sweeper is the… continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 18/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: Smashrun to get running smart

A few months ago, a good friend of mine, you have probably heard of him in the Journey to 100-mile series runners profile, Jamie recommended… continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 17/26: Supporting team

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 16/26: 10 more weeks to showtime

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 15/26: Pacer Profile

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 14/26: Pacer Profile

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Journey to100: Week 13/26 Strength Training

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I prepare, plan, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey to… continue reading.

2023 new year running blog

2022 Running Summaries

Happy New Year!! 2022 was a great running year. So many miles logged, training miles, and great conversations during events and, most importantly, training runs…. continue reading.

Journey to 100 15/26

Journey to 100: Week 12/26 – Happy Holidays

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I prepare, plan, and train to complete another 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Journey to… continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 11/26: Runner Profile

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

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Journey to 100: Week 10/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 9/26: Runner Profile

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Durham Race 13.1

Durham 13.1 Happy Holidays

After completing Derby 50k, just last weekend. I was feeling great, still a little bit tired, but ready for this last event for this year…. continue reading.

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Journey to a 100: Week 8/26: Runner’s Profile

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Derby 50k

2022 Derby 50k

Coming back for more Derby 50k. Finishing Skinny Turkey on Thursday at an easy pace served as prep work for today. Even though I did… continue reading.

Skinny Turkey

2022 Skinny Turkey Half

Happy Thanksgiving to all the runners out there Today was my eighth Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year I am volunteering as a 2:15 pacer…. continue reading.

Journey to 100: Week 7/26

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 6/26 Thinking about the mileage

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 5/26 Fueling plan hone your strategy

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

2022 City of Oaks Marathon

 For the morning routine, the same as in plenty of other events, hot cereal with almond butter, coffee, water, and a banana about 35-45 minutes… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 4/26 Chafing

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 3/26 Fueling plan strategy

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

2021 RootRock Trail Half Marathon

  I decided to run this event again since last year I had so much fun with its challenging course and great runners, plus last… continue reading.

2022 Cisco 5k Back to in person event

I know, I know, I said it already in the past; yes, every year, I have mentioned that the Cisco 5k was my 1st official… continue reading.

2022 Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon

  Second time running The Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon. No big plans for the event as the group of Insane Running started to… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 2/26 Adjustments

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

Journey to a 100: Week 1/26 Assessment and Planning

This is part of a series of posts regarding how the InaseRunning group prepares, plans, and trains to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100:… continue reading.

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Mid Level 100 Mile Event Plan

Looking for a 100-mile Ultramarathon training plan to use as a baseline? Look no further, below you can find a basic, intermediate plan to achieve… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: Books and Running

This morning I just went for a long run. Normally I run with a group that keeps the conversation going, but today I went solo…. continue reading.

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What did we just do?

I think the insanity has spread all over the town. Today was the signup event for the Umstead 100 Ultramarathon event. It is pretty exciting… continue reading.

New to running and diabetes

Running Diabetes: 10 initial things to consider with to T1D and running

I am a Type 1 diabetic runner, which means that I am insulin-dependent diabetes which I receive in specific doses using an insulin pump. I… continue reading.

Training for 100 miles: Couch to 100, is it possible?

This is part of a series of posts regarding how to prepare, plan, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon. For all the ultrarunning… continue reading.

Running Shoes

Running Short: Running shoe mileage (part 2)

I have been running for a little while now, which means I have been logging my miles in a log and tracking the mileage for… continue reading.

Insane Running Experiences

Running Experiences: Butterfly running

Once in a while when you are in the middle of a run, especially during a long run, you space out, and the running turn… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Running shoe mileage (part 1)

Alright, let’s start by saying the obvious, I do not run 100 plus miles a week, but I do run often enough so I would… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: RunningPoet Podcast

Last week I had the privilege to be a guest at the PoetRunner radio podcast. It was a fantastic and unique experience for me. I… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: VO2Max or VO2Peak

Last year in May I was fortunate to be part of a Health UNC Study about diabetes and exercise. They were looking for volunteers to… continue reading.

Tarheel Ten Miler

Finally the Tarheel 10-miler, plus Double Down challenge

Today I completed my 1st Tarheel 10 miler, including the 4-miler before the main event to complete the Double Down Challenge for the extra bling…. continue reading.

Umstead 100 Carlos Candelaria

Tackling another 100 miles Ultra: Umstead 100

Yesterday morning I completed my 2nd 100 miles event. Once again, an amazing experience it was to tackle the 100 for the second time. Although… continue reading.

Road to 100: Race week blog

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Race Week

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100 week 1 to go

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 16/16 Final touches & Pacers

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Tobacco Road Marathon

2022 Tobacco Road Marathon

Today, was the Tobacco Road Marathon after cancellation and a year of the delayed event due to the COVID restrictions. It was a perfect day,… continue reading.

Road to 100 blog

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 15/16 Tapering

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: The NTC app a companion

Early this year I decided to add other types of workouts to my training regimen. Including a little bit more strength training. Looking for options… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 14/16

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 13/16 Peak Mileage

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100, recovery

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 12/16 Recovery week

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100 week 6

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 11/16

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100 ultra week 7

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 10/16

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Running Shorts: Half Plan from the NRC app

Last year after bouncing from almost race less 2020 I decided to take the time opportunity and tried the Half Marathon plan from the NRC… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 9/16 Strength Training

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 8/16 Halfway there

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Training for a 100 post

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 7/16

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and training to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Running DownDog App

Running Shorts: The mobile running app from the makers of the DownDog app

I love to try different mobile fitness running apps and other tools that can help me move out from the monotony of running or learn… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 6/16

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 5/16 Honing some of the fuel intake

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100 week13

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 4/16 Chafing

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

2022 Blog new year

2021 Running Summaries

2021 What a great year, when I do the math it turns out that is the year of 5. 2+2+1=5, and if you take the… continue reading.

Running Season

Running Short: Preparing for a running season

The new year is upon us and there are always new plans, resolutions, dreams, ideas, and goals. Here are a few things to consider given… continue reading.

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 3/16 Fueling plan strategy

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Road to 100 Featured Image Week 15

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 2/16 Feeling the effort

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

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Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Week 1/16 Assessment and Planning

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road… continue reading.

Durham Race13.1 Feature Blog

Durham 13.1 Happy Holidays

Insane Running here wishing you a Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year! After completing Derby 50k, I was feeling great a little bit tired but… continue reading.

2021 Derby 50k medals vest

Fifth Derby 50k

This year was my 5th year running the Derby 50k event. COVID is still in people’s minds but this year there have been many other… continue reading.

Skinny Turkey 2021 and noodles

2021 Skinny Turkey Half

Happy Thanksgiving I completed my seventh Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year I am running as a final prep run for the Derby 50k on… continue reading.

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2021 Cisco 5k virtual this time

So as I have mentioned almost every single year the Cisco 5k was my 1st official running event. Also, it was the event that hook… continue reading.

CGMS sensor/transmitter

Running Diabetes: Taping the CGMS sensor

Just recently I was asked about how do I keep my CGMS sensor from getting undone during my long sweaty runs. The CGMS is a… continue reading.

City of Oaks Marathon bib and medal

2021 City of Oaks Marathon

¬†For morning routine the same as in plenty of other events, hot cereal with almond butter, coffee, water, and a banana about 35-45 minutes prior… continue reading.

2021 RootRock Trail Half Bib, Shirt and Medal

2021 RootRock Trail Half Marathon

  I decided to run this event when one of the runners from the InsaneRunning group mentioned that had signed up for the 5k. It… continue reading.

Bull City Half Bib and Medal

2021 Bull City Half Marathon

  Today I completed The Bull City Food Fest Half Marathon. Although my whole intention was to run an easy race today, the weather was… continue reading.

2021 Tobacco Road Half Marathon The Caboose Challenge

Yesterday I completed the Tobacco Road Marathon and today the Tobacco Road Half Marathon. This is to complete what I call “The Caboose Challenge”  It… continue reading.

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,… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

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… continue reading.

Derby 50k first event of 2020

What a year 2020 has been. With COVID ramping up for the most part of the year all but a few events were canceled. The… continue reading.

Running Shorts: How 1 to 10 can help

So at least once in your life, you have heard something like “On a scale from 1 to 10, how do you feel about…” Or… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Running into the future

Mile 1, mile 2, mile 3, … Here we are, counting the miles, keeping track in our journals, charts, tables, and online tracking systems. We… continue reading.

Running Shorts: The things we think that are not helpful

We all have them, good days, ok days, bad days, and sometimes really bad ones. As we set out to do our workouts whether they… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Running related Video channels I like to follow

I love to learn, listen and watch about running stories, reports, ways to improve, and inspiring anecdotes. One of my favorites media is short videos…. continue reading.

Running Shorts: Testing the Torch mobile running app

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Training for 100 miles: It is all about the details

Running 100 miles takes a lot of you, physically and especially mentally. While doing your research about it, you read a lot about that after… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Testing Peloton mobile app

I am always on the look for apps, videos, blogs, and resources to try, research and learn from. Back in December, I had the opportunity… continue reading.

2019 Running Summaries

The year 2019 is about to be over. This morning I went out for a fast 7 mile run with some good friends one last… continue reading.

One more event please, pacing the Durham 13.1 Happy Holidays

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year! After completing Derby 50k, I was feeling great and did not have any other event until… continue reading.

Derby 50k one more PR for 2019

Last year I did Derby 50k and was able to run a 50k PR. This year I am back with the hopes that even though training has… continue reading.

Pacing the Skinny Turkey Half

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving I completed my sixth¬†Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year I am running the event as a pacer for 2:15… continue reading.

Training for 100 miles: It is part a mental game

A few months ago I completed my 3rd Ultra and 1st 100 Miler, Umstead 100 and I had a blast. But one of the main… continue reading.

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,… continue reading.

2019 Cisco 5k with InsaneRunning friends

Back in May, we started a running group at work to start training targeting the 2019 Cisco 5k event. We all had different goals and… continue reading.

Goldrush 50k an Ultra-culinary experience

So, this was my 3rd 50k and coming from finishing my 1st 100 miler race earlier this year I was feeling confident about being able… continue reading.

Training for 100 miles: One, Two and Three of a 100

I have to admit that when I signed up for my 1st 100 miles event I paused in disbelief of what I just did. Insanity… continue reading.

Surprise Virtual Minions 5k

Earlier this month I got my daughter to run 3.1 miles (5k) with me. But there was more to the run than just getting her… continue reading.

World’s Largest Flip Flop 1k with Family

Today I had the fortune to be able to run with my wife, mom, and uncle, what it could possibly be the World’s Largest Flip… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Picking up running, feeling your foot and lean

This past week we had a great outing with a group of enthusiastic individuals for a quick weekly run. During the run, we talked about… continue reading.

Racing? Pacing? again at Umstead

Last year I had the opportunity to volunteer and pace the 2:10 group. I got a little bit crazy again and even after running 8… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Picking up running, initial thoughts

Yesterday was great to go out with a group of enthusiastic individuals for a quick run. It was the first of hopefully many runs with… continue reading.

My 1st 100 miles Ultra – Umstead 100

Yesterday morning I completed my 1st 100 miles race. What an amazing experience it was. All the training, paying attention to the minor details paid… continue reading.

2019 Tobacco Road Marathon as a prep training run for an Ultra

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Running Shorts: Audio during my runs

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Running Diabetes: Initial thoughts about Running and Diabetes

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]I am Type 1 diabetic runner, this means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses via an… continue reading.

2018 Running Summaries

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

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] ¬† Want it to drop a note and wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season…. continue reading.

Dabbling with my second Ultra-Marathon Derby 50k

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Last year I did my 1st ultra at the Derby 50k and this year I… continue reading.

2018 New York City Marathon what an experience

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I spend some of my summers with family in NYC. I have fond memories about those times and… continue reading.

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

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Alright, here is the second part of my sensor experiment. You can find the first… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Tip #001: Learn from a Low

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Today during my long run, it got me thinking about some tips that might be… continue reading.

Running Shorts: You signed up for what?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Alright, last year I tried to signed up for this event and I missed the… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Running Health

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] It has been a while since my last post. A quick update: All is going… continue reading.

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

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Ok here is the deal, I upgraded my insulin pump some time ago. Now I… continue reading.

Pacing an event again and loving it

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I got crazy again, couple weeks ago got an email from the race coordinator looking… continue reading.

Running Experiences: An a year goes by, a 365 running streak achieved

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] “The year has 365 days, and I want each and every one of them to be exciting.” Mario Testino [/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: The CGMS

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] I am Type 1 diabetic runner. That means I am an insulin dependent individual which I receive in specific continuous… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Weav Run app for cadence music synchronization

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] ¬†From time to time I try different apps to help my running, do better workouts or pass the time during… continue reading.

Tobacco Road Marathon, what is better than one more bling?

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Today I completed one more Marathon distance event. What makes this one a little bit… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Coming up the Tobacco Road Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] ¬†This coming Sunday is the¬†Tobacco Road Marathon. I have been very fortunate to participate multiple… continue reading.

Running Shorts: 300th day and counting

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Today¬† I was able to complete a big running milestone for me, 300 consecutive¬†days of… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Finally after 5 years trying

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output]This morning as I was reading the usual work and personal emails and finally I saw… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Today I got this in the mail

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output]Today¬† was pleasently surprise when I opened the mailbox¬† and found the following, It was my… continue reading.

2017 Running Summaries

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] Can not believe 2017 is already over. 2017 was a great year, slow year but still a great year. A… continue reading.

First Ultra-Marathon Completed Derby 50k and loving the distance

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output]Alright, let me start with a statement: I have to admit that running past the 26.2… continue reading.

Thanksgiving Turkey Half and more

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Yesterday I completed my fifth Skinny Turkey Half Marathon…. continue reading.

2017 Cisco 5k one more year in the books

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Another year, another Cisco 5k tradition. Last Thursday was the Cisco RTP 5k. Similar to last year… continue reading.

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

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This was a totally a crazy marathon performance compared to my previous years running this event but,… continue reading.

Very warm an amazing Chicago Marathon Experience

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] WOW! I am still speechless and amazed when I recall the marathon experience. This Chicago Marathon was… continue reading.

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

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I was fortunate enough to get into the 2017Chicago Marathon. There was also an option to join… continue reading.

Charlotte 13.1 Race Series Half in prep for Chicago Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This summer and fall season I have been concentrating on my marathon training in preparation for Chicago… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Running daily streak challenge completed

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] Today with the completion of one of my long runs in preparation for Chicago Marathon… continue reading.

Running Shorts: 100th Week and 55th Day Streak

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] This week by coincidence I manage to complete one key goal/challenge and a¬† secondary daily… continue reading.

Raleigh Spring Half with some warm weather

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This event counts towards the triple medal for the¬†13.1 Series.¬†I ran this same event last year and… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Vi is keeping me company

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] “I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time… continue reading.

Greensboro 13.1 and new sensor location

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Last Sunday I ran the Greensboro Half Marathon, yes I know it was Mothers Day. I guess,… continue reading.

Raleigh Rock n Roll Full Marathon keeping it rolling

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Three years ago the Rock and Roll marathon taught me a lesson about respecting the distance. Twice… continue reading.

Start the Rock and Roll and keep rolling

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Once again the Raleigh Rock’nRoll series came again this year to Raleigh. Like last year they have… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Fundamental Shift

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] “Many people experience a fundamental shift in thinking when they face a life-threatening crisis and… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Am I a runner?

“Paradigms are very powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world. The power of a paradigm shift is the essential power… continue reading.

Running Experiences: Singing in the… crossed that. Running in the rain

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I was running the other day on one of my favorite flat trails, The American Tobacco Trail,… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Influencing Strategies

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] “If I try to use human influence strategies and tactics of how to get other… continue reading.

Running Shorts: Perception to a plan

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″ id=”” class=”” style=””][text_output] “If we want to change a situation, we first have to change ourselves. And to… continue reading.

2016 Running Summaries

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] Another year, another running year gone. The 2016 was a year with many mixed running experiences. For the first time… continue reading.

Bling, bling, bling, jingle all the way

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Today with this event, I completed another Triple Crown Holiday Challenge. Also this event was the last… continue reading.

Skinny Turkey Half anyone?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Happy Thanksgiving I believe this is my fourth Skinny Turkey Half… continue reading.

Cisco 5k It is a tradition by now

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Once again here we are running the Cisco 5k. This is more a tradition than anything else…. continue reading.

The Great City of Oaks Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] I wish I can say I followed a training program for this event but I can’t. This year since I… continue reading.

Charleston Race 13.1, relying purely on CGMS

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] As part of the Race 13.1 series, I was able to cross another state¬†of the 50 state challenge… continue reading.

Fayetteville half marathon, finally a decent enough event

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Last year I ran this event as part taking as much advantage of the Race 13.1 running series… continue reading.

Another rainy event, the Matthew Hurricane experience?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Today not much to report, this probably is the 7th times that I have been able to complete… continue reading.

Did you say Ultra? Ragnar?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] About couple months ago my cousin asked if I will be interested in… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Sugars Low? Then what?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] I am Type 1 diabetic runner. Which means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses via… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Fueling, carbs and the long runs Part 2

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]I am Type 1 diabetic runner. Which means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses via an… continue reading.

Anyone said run four on the fourth?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Last year I ran this race when a friend from work mentioned this… continue reading.

Some events you do good, some you don’t

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Today was the third of 13.1 Series. So I get the extra bling for completing 3 13.1… continue reading.

Running Experiences: Global Running Day

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] Today is Global Running Day, which¬†is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. With… continue reading.

Rainy Richmond,13.1 series listens

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The 13.1 Series event in Richmond, I ran this event last year. After finishing the most crazy… continue reading.

Running Experiences: Guinea fowl anyone?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I’m running the other day at one of my favorite calming trails, the American Tobacco Trail, where… continue reading.

Let’s the 13.1 series begin

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Today is the start, at least for me since there has been 3 prior events, of the… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Fueling, carbs and the long runs Part 1

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]I am Type 1 diabetic runner. Which means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses via an… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Webinar opportunity – Making Sense of Sensors

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Once again the guys at dLife have an edutainment series which provides some good information around general diabetes… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Your support team: The Medical Support

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] As a runner regardless of the distance you will always have a support team that either directly or… continue reading.

Remixing the Remix Challenge with the Raleigh Rock n Roll Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Two years ago the Rock and Roll marathon taught me a lesson about respecting the distance. Last… continue reading.

It was supposed to be an slow recovery event

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The Raleigh Rock’nRoll series came again this year. This time they added and additional event a 5K…. continue reading.

Running Experiences: The pain and the slowness of recovery

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright, after a decent but fun Marathon about two weeks ago, taking a mandatory day off and… continue reading.

Going back to the original Marathon Event

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The American Tobacco Trail is also the location of the event that provided me with my 1st… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: Webinar opportunity – Exercising with Diabetes

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The guys at dLife, have an edutainment series which provides some good information around general diabetes and details… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: The Basics of Running Diabetes (Part 1)

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]I am Type 1 diabetic runner, this means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses via an… continue reading.

2015 Running Summaries

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] The 2015 its pass and done, similar to previous years this is a brief summary of the running year. I am… continue reading.

Running Experiences: The Mystical Structure

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] During 2015 training season, one of the weird training run was during the later part of December while running at the… continue reading.

Do you hear what I hear? Triple Crown its in the air

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Today with this event, I completed another Triple Crown Challenge. Also this event was the Durham Half inaugural race and the… continue reading.

Turkey one, Turkey two, Turkey threeeeeee.

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] First off, Happy Thanksgiving, I hope is a good one. For the last three years I have… continue reading.

Running Diabetes: The Pump

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] I am Type 1 diabetic runner. Which means that I am insulin dependent which I receive in specific doses… continue reading.

2,000 miles and counting

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Just dropping a quick post to celebrate my 2,000th running mile in a year. This was one of this year’s goals…. continue reading.

Running Experiences: Fireflies as running guides

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] During 2013 training season, one of the most memorable training run during that summer was when running in the trail near… continue reading.

10th Marathon! and still loving it!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Today I completed my 10th Marathon and it was great. This was also the third time running the City of Oaks… continue reading.

It have been 5 consecutive events!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] This is the fifth time I have run this event, I know the route, I now know a lot more people,… continue reading.

Close to the 30th, but is the slope changes that gets you.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Today I am getting closer to the 30th Half Marathon. With this being the 29th since I started running. This one… continue reading.

Another half for the bling, Fayetteville Half

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] As part of the 13.1 running series season pass, I got to run this event… continue reading.

Second Half in one month

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Here we are again, running the Raliegh 13.1 fall event. In the past, this event… continue reading.

All the hype of a Virtual Race

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I have seen the virtual races/event on the Web, Emails, and forums for quite some time and… continue reading.

My first taste of a Triathlon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright, for a while I have been playing with the idea of doing a Triathlon. Actually for… continue reading.

44 miles for my birthday? Part 1

Ok, call me insane. No, I am serious, really, please do. Earlier this year I read somewhere on the web about some runners that ran… continue reading.

4 miles on the Fourth, more than a 5k

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This was an Impromptu event, a friend from work mentioned this 4-mile event on the Fourth of… continue reading.

Raleigh Summer Half: Lassiter Hill Anyone?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output]This half event was Part of the Spring triple crown. This was also the event that three years… continue reading.

Parking lot half Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This event was part of the 13.1 running series. An extra medal for finishing 3 of the 13.1 events and… continue reading.

Hills and more hills half

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This event was, as previous years, part of the Spring Triple Crown Challenge. I have done this event twice in… continue reading.

Long trip for a Half

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This event was part of the 13.1 half marathon series. The season pass will allow you to run all Race… continue reading.

Rolling to a better Rock and Roll

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] The morning ritual started, as usual, an early morning, got in my¬†running clothes, had oatmeal, coffee, hold on to the… continue reading.

The 5k that it was not supposed to be

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] Different from previous events, I decided that for my next 1/2 and/or full marathon, I was going to do some… continue reading.

American Tobacco Trail Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] After doing the half instead of the full last year, this time I went back to the original Marathon Event…. continue reading.

Flat Wilmington Half, sweet

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This was the 1st event of the 2015 season and my 20th Half Marathon. This was… continue reading.

Pursuing the Skinny Turkey

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Well last year I had tons of fun during this event but even with all… continue reading.

Second time for City of Oaks Marathon

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This is the second time doing this Full Marathon and my third time running this event. In preparation for this… continue reading.

Cisco’s Five Kilometer original event

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright this marks the completion of my third year of running and my fourth Cisco 5K run…. continue reading.

Spooky Hollowed Half for the Triple

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Last event for the Fall triple crown challenge. The temperatures were 5 degrees… continue reading.

A sub 2:00 half not a fluke

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Same routine as before, night before get all the stuff ready, gels, bib, bottle, belt, post run… continue reading.

In the search of a sub 2:00 half

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Done this event before so I am prepare for this. I woke up around 4:30AM, same routine… continue reading.

Disneyland Half to complete 2014 bling set

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The Disneyland Half Marathon is a great event, specially for people doing their… continue reading.

Coast2Coast here we go

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Ahhhh, the Coast to Coast Challenge. I get the chance to run two… continue reading.

With lots of respect to prove I am worthy of finishing

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Back in early June I had a business trip scheduled to visit one… continue reading.

Scrubby run

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output]Last time I did the Scrub Run, I suffered a little bit. I perhaps did not mentioned of… continue reading.

Midtown now 13.1 the last one for Spring Triple Crown

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This was the last 2014 Spring Triple Crown event and once again the infamous Lassiter Mill hill… continue reading.

Tackling a hilly 10K

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] My friend Roland found this 10K when he was browsing events near the Raleigh. This was another… continue reading.

Getting confidence from the half

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] After a disastrous, very disappointment but full of tell tales about the marathon experience (From which I… continue reading.

The 26.2 distance hits me with a touch of respect

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright,¬†at one time or another, we all¬†make weird crazy decisions and sometimes some of those decisions turned… continue reading.

A pacer running confusion

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The American Tobacco Trail, the home of most of my training runs. It is also the location… continue reading.

The EPIC adventure

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] After a successful back to back four day events with the Dopey Challenge, I needed to start… continue reading.

Pluto, Minnie, Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Dopey and Carlos… huh?

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] This was the big day, the final event of the Dopey Challenge, the Grand, Full Marathon. Now… continue reading.

I am starting to feel Dopey

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] By having the 5k and 10k events under the belt we focus our energy to the half,… continue reading.

Double Inaugural event!!!

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] The 10k is the second event on the second day of the Dopey challenge. The 5k went… continue reading.

Starting Dopey with a 5k

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I remember an earlier post where I mentioned that during my half marathon at Disney there was… continue reading.

2013 Running Summaries

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output][/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] What a great running year 2013 was, so many events and learning opportunities. This year I really felt… continue reading.

Running with the turkeys

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”2/3″][text_output] I signed up for this event very late. I saw a flyer in a previous event and… continue reading.

Two Marathons in a year?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] A Second Full Marathon and I am ready. I ran this event half last year but only the half and I… continue reading.

3rd consecutive Cisco 5k

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Ahhhh, the event that started it all for my running adventures and event career being my 18th event. This year I… continue reading.

Happy Hallowrunning

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] This event is the last of the Fall Triple Crown Challenge. Unfortunately for Roland, my running training friend, he missed this… continue reading.

The great Nemesis appears and suddenly there is a challenge.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] After a very close to DNS (Did not Start) due to traffic on my last event, I decided to leave way… continue reading.

Seeing Double Triple?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright after a successful completion of the Triple Crown, the coordinators decided to have a Fall Triple Crown event. Once again three… continue reading.

The Triple Crown Challenge for the bling

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright, last half marathon I suffered a lot. This time I decided to take it easy and just finish relax and… continue reading.

The almost my 1st half… glad it was not!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] After a successful prior half and being able to train several time at the Umstead Park trails my friend Roland and… continue reading.

Looking for the next challenge

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] In the search of local races to run, we came across with a site that offered the Triple Crown Challenge. In… continue reading.

A Marathon to remember, the 1st

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] For this my 1st Marathon, with a few 18 milers, couple 20s and one 24 miler during training I was under… continue reading.

The Disney magic of running

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] My first attempt to a huge event with over 24k participants (That is just the runners). The Half Marathon at Walt… continue reading.

2012 Running Summary

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Another year has gone by, 2012 is the 1st full running year. I am very pleased with what I was able… continue reading.

I see Santa… …a few miles behind.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] This one by far, was one of my favorite runs in 2012, the last race for the year. I was able… continue reading.

One year of serious running gone past.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] After a year of “training”, reading, talking and trying to learn something about running has gone by. This event mark the… continue reading.

Going after the half in scenic downtown

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] This was the second time running a race in this distance. At work they were already telling me “why? why doing… continue reading.

A race to get ready for a race

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Alright, I already completed couple 5k events and them jumped to the half, skipping one distance event that lies in between…. continue reading.

Running an event with friends

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] After a somewhat successful completion of a Half Marathon, at work I connected with couple of my friends that were interested… continue reading.

The inexperience runner and the Half

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] Since the last 5K event where I was able to watch the start of a half marathon, a few weeks of… continue reading.

Attempting the 5k again…

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] A month after the my previous running event I ran this race because of the 31 seconds that caused me to… continue reading.

Here we go, lets try this again

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output] My second try to a 5k, in a very cold, cold morning. Five months after the 1st 5k and the problem… continue reading.

2011 Running Summary

[vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/6″][text_output] [/text_output][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][text_output]2011 its coming to a close. I am very happy with what I was able to accomplish this… continue reading.

Cisco 5k 2011 Carlos Candelaria

Finally, the insanity begins with a first event.

So I have been running at home on a treadmill for a few months. Slowly ramping up the miles. Even before moving to North Carolina,… continue reading.

Hello world! Hello insanity

How about that, blog 1st post. So much to say, so much to share but at this time this is the only sane thing to… continue reading.