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 Saturday. For my sugars, the levels of my CGMS we not that good this morning. The CGMS was not providing an accurate reading as the calibration check I did earlier in the morning was way …

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 2020. On Tuesday I received an email that they needed pacers for the Durham 13.1 event. I quickly responded that I could help with the 2:30 pacer group. In the morning the usual latte with …

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 group. Sugars were behaving pretty well that morning. I have been eating pretty healthy for the nights before training runs. In the morning the usual latte with hot cereal and banana. I like this event …

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 loops of the same route last month I volunteered again to pace. I had so much fun pacing the last year that I want it to perhaps help again. I am comfortably able to run …

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 ...

Thanksgiving Turkey Half and more

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Yesterday I completed my fifth Skinny Turkey Half Marathon. This year I am running the event with my brother in law Luis, who started increasing his running mileage this year to officially complete his fourth half marathon. Did I mention that he completed all four within a 6-month timeframe? Awesome job Luis. For dinner ...

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 ...