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 …

Rolling to a better Rock and Roll

The morning ritual started, as usual, an early morning, got in my running clothes, had oatmeal, coffee, hold on to the banana until about an hour to start the race. I got the energy drink ready, and the the post shake ready in the cooler with some ice and gels. Counted and check the energy gels, energy blocks, check the IPod ...

American Tobacco Trail Marathon

After doing the half instead of the full last year, this time I went back to the original Marathon Event. Training has been very solid in terms of the miles and the frequency. The only thing is that most of the training short sessions were done on a treadmill either at gym or hotel with the majority of the long ...

A Marathon to remember, the 1st

For this my 1st Marathon, with a few 18 milers, couple 20s and one 24 miler during training I was under the impression that I was ready to tackle this task. During training I even ran over icy trails during a couple of those long runs with my friend and running madman, Roland. Running, sliding and tipping toeing making sure ...