Posted on July 26th, 2013 No comments
When I found myself getting an entry spot for New York City Marathon, I could NOT believe how lucky I was. After trying my luck with the lottery system for couple years, I had pretty much gave up the idea of running NYC in this life time already :-p. The odds and luck hasn’t been on my side, and the qualifying time is even tougher than Boston; therefor I did not even Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 3rd, 2013 No comments
April 29th, I woke up in the middle of night from pain and felt my entire lower body was been pushed by two pieces of wooden clapboard from both side of hips, and I was frightened to sense that something was majorly wrong. Immobilized, I stared into the darkness, in pain and agony, knowing that I got myself seriously messed up this time and I needed to stop what I love doing – running.
Runners tend to take physical pain very well, and we pride ourselves Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 9th, 2013 No comments
Finally jet lag is fixed and now I can write up my Tokyo Marathon 2013 without woozy head!
Before I left SF Bay Area, I was set out to enjoy the race and have fun in Tokyo, but it turned out Tokyo Marathon 2013 has gone nothing I have expected, and the whole experience Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 16th, 2013 1 comment
Who would have thought that journey to Tokyo Marathon requires hundred hours of training, thousand miles of traveling plus countless hours of losing sleep and crying one’s heart out?
A bit frustrated after the last 20ml long run on Sat, Feb 9th, so I started asking opinions and inputs from other runners. Not that I can change my Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 9th, 2013 No comments
Monday Feb 4th, the race packet for Tokyo Marathon arrived via postal mail, and I had very mixed feeling while holding it. I was standing in the post office mail box lobby, and feeling a little bittersweet about this white envelope. It certainly made the race more real now, but at the same time Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 5th, 2013 No comments
My training has not gone well after CIM, too short for a full training cycle and too long to treat it as a back to back race. The changes of race and travel plan has topped unnecessary pressure as well, and Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 1st, 2013 2 comments
Somehow I found myself being transported back to Mrs. Chandler’s Shakespeare class, and I felt very Junior again.
Last week life’s curve ball hit Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on January 25th, 2013 2 comments
This Tokyo Marathon is approaching and several unexpected twists have taken place, out of my choice and control.
First it started with my travel plan; I have booked my flight with ANA back in early Dec. expecting the convenience of the new route flying out of San Jose to Narita Airport (Tokyo), and most importantly the excitement of being Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 15th, 2012 No comments
Sunday Nov 4th, week 13 of CIM training, and I am having this “I am not ready yet” panic. Somehow I don’t see this season’s training is producing measurable and significant result — speed-wise; I just don’t feel that I am running any faster than beginning of this year and I Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 25th, 2012 No comments
The slogan for my long time favorite running shoes, Brooks, is “Run Happy”, and this morning I saw a discussion about “what is your run happy moments” on it’s Facebook page.
Many runners have responded Read the rest of this entry »