One year of serious running gone past.

After a year of "training", reading, talking and trying to learn something about running has gone by. This event mark the 1st anniversary race event. Completed in this year's span: 5 - 5ks 1 - 10k 2 - Half Marathons Last year, the Cisco Food Bank 5k, was my 1st race event, today it is my 9. Having completed those ...

Going after the half in scenic downtown

This was the second time running a race in this distance. At work they were already telling me "why? why doing another one? You already complete one not so long ago... You are insane." Roland, a friend of mine also from work, signed up for this one as well. We ran together in past events, couple 5Ks and my last ...

A race to get ready for a race

Alright, I already completed couple 5k events and them jumped to the half, skipping one distance event that lies in between. This was my 1st 10K, the Scrub Run 2012 in Raleigh. Although it was kind of a just for fun event, I did not apply my previous learning from other event to this one. Maybe I thought that because ...

Running an event with friends

After a somewhat successful completion of a Half Marathon, at work I connected with couple of my friends that were interested in running, Roland and Randall. One of them ran before a few years ago, casual running and in a couple 5K. The other, although doing some sport activity in his life, biking, soccer but not much running. We decided ...

The inexperience runner and the Half

Since the last 5K event where I was able to watch the start of a half marathon, a few weeks of training including a "successful" 14 mile training run that included minimal walking and with the encouragement of friends from work, I decided to sign up for a Half Marathon. Yes I know, I am not even going to try ...

Attempting the 5k again…

A month after the my previous running event I ran this race because of the 31 seconds that caused me to be over 30 minutes goal time. This time I was going to put in place a few things I learned from my other two races. One thing for starters, this time I went to pick my bib early so ...

Here we go, lets try this again

My second try to a 5k, in a very cold, cold morning. Five months after the 1st 5k and the problem with my calf during that event, I want it to be able to run the entire event without any issues. There are more people at this event around 700. Much more than the Cisco 5k with about 100. Feeling ...

2011 Running Summary

2011 its coming to a close. I am very happy with what I was able to accomplish this year. Participating and finishing the Cisco Food Bank 5k was an awesome experience. The training, the miles, the learning, the good and the not so good all was part of this 1st year of training. A few things I learned, running with ...
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, I started running in the garage. I knew I was able to run for about an hour or so without stopping while watching my favorite TV shows. But I knew that running in a treadmill …

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 say. Happy to be here alive and to be able to enjoy running. What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. .completion of a …