T – 2 days

The past three weeks were somewhat of a blur. I completed my second 20 miler and topped my weekly mileage to 43 miles. Then my mileage quickly dropped off as I tried to recover from a dreadful cough which lasted for 1.5 weeks. The cough is now gone but I feel exhausted from my daily […]

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 […]

9 weeks later…

Training plan derailed.  Here I am with only 9 weeks to go building my mileage cautiously so I can stay healthy and make it to the start line.  It has been a challenge maintaining my mileage with the number of hurdles I encountered the past 9 weeks: 1) foot pain/tight hamstring which forced me to take a week […]