2017 Running Summaries

Can not believe 2017 is already over. 2017 was a great year, slow year but still a great year. A few great events and new official long distance but only one PR this year. Although different plan from last year, I followed a training marathon plan in preparation for the two big marathon events. The training plan was a more ...

2016 Running Summaries

Another year, another running year gone. The 2016 was a year with many mixed running experiences. For the first time since I started to take on running somewhat as a sport to practice and have better health, I did not follow a solid race training plan and just concentrated on two main challenges for the year. I am very happy ...

Running Experiences: Global Running Day

Today is Global Running Day, which is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. With that in mind I want it to do a quick post today, while reflecting around the past few years since I started running and participating in running events. (I know, I have always had the ability to run, for which I ...

Running Experiences: Guinea fowl anyone?

I'm running the other day at one of my favorite calming trails, the American Tobacco Trail, where once in a while I'm used to see the usual squirrels, bugs, spider webs and the occasional deer and even once, I ran early enough to see a group slowly riding horses along the trail. But that morning, it was very peaceful with ...

Running Experiences: The pain and the slowness of recovery

Alright, after a decent but fun Marathon about two weeks ago, taking a mandatory day off and starting with very low week mileage for that week I went for what was supposed to be an uneventful easy long run. 13 miles was what was on the schedule, as I was running about half a mile to my turn around point ...

Running Experiences: The Mystical Structure

During 2015 training season, one of the weird training run was during the later part of December while running at the River-walk path in Hillsborough, NC.  The River-walk is a long path of close to 4 miles that runs along the Eno river and very close to downtown area. The area includes many historic buildings and old roads and paths. ...

Running Experiences: Fireflies as running guides

During 2013 training season, one of the most memorable training run during that summer was when running in the trail near Duke University. That trail has tons of plants, tress and dense bushes. It is well covered, lots of shade and very humid. One late afternoon there was a storm approaching, the kind of storm that was going to hit ...

2013 Running Summaries

What a great running year 2013 was, so many events and learning opportunities. This year I really felt like I am starting to become a "runner". Hey, training and finishing a marathon is no easy task, not many people have been able to do so. But, finishing two marathons in a span of a year while improving your time  by ...