Training

The Lottery

I’ve been watching the Running Man since Friday the 13th when the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon started.  5 days past and I’m still staring at the same Running Man.  I didn’t realize it was this difficult to even register for it.  Last year, my name was unexpectedly selected to run the NYC Marathon […]

Starstruck

Just another ordinary early Saturday morning. Up at 5am to get ready for a 6:30 run with the Chicago marathon training group. It was my first 20 miler for the training season. I was sort of dreading this day since all week I had this nagging soreness in my right foot probably due to the […]

Running with the “Elites”

This is what it must feel like to run with the elites… Actually, let me rephrase – I should say instead of “with”, to run “behind” the elites.  For the past two weekend runs, I’ve ran with the Chicago marathon training group which is composed of mostly fast-paced runners of the San Diego track club. […]

Altitude run – Mammoth

Gasping for air as I slowly trekked up a hill. Catching my breath during the descent.  Our hour run along the path from Twin Lakes towards Lake Mary was a huffing and puffing trek for me.  My friend and I stopped when we reached the lake to absorb the beautiful scenery and yes, to take […]