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 …

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 …

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

Yesterday, I completed the 2019 Tobacco Road Marathon. It was a perfect day, perfect weather and a perfect venue for an event. Last year I was able to volunteer to pace the 4:20 group. This year I tried for a slower pace spot, but it was taken, so I did my own thing. Since I was preparing for my 1st ...

2018 New York City Marathon what an experience

I spend some of my summers with family in NYC. I have fond memories about those times and the family. I was so impressed with the architecture, the tall building, and bridges. One bridge, in particular, was the Verrazano Narrows bridge. The impressive bridge that connects State Island with Brooklin. When I saw the iconic pictures of the marathon, especially ...

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

Today I completed one more Marathon distance event. What makes this one a little bit more special than other ones is that 5 years ago I ran this event as my 1st Full Marathon event. Today, I ran the event again but this time I volunteered as a Pacer for the 4:25 finish pace group. "A pace team is a ...

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 ...

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 ...