Saturday, January 24, 2015
What is the next step? I have not figured it out. But definitely I should start looking for a good race. Perhaps a 3.2 miler this February. For now, I'll enjoy my little runs and if I see a good progress, I might sign up for a race. One more thing thats encouraging - the concept of muscle memory is indeed true. The speed is there, but the endurance and the overall fitness is nowhere where I want it to be. I run, I walk, I stop to catch my breathe. Nothing to be disappointed with. I'll be there and getting out just to get some run is the first step.
Friday, January 9, 2015
I will try to push my myself more and I will start it with this post. Hopefully, my desire to conquer the road again will jump start. It may not be now but sooner than what I expected to. Now let me lay down my plans, my only plan.....just go out there and run.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Twin Lights Half Marathon is my first 13.1 mile run for this year. It was held in Gloucester, Massachusetts, just at the north side of the harbor and famous for the movie, The Perfect Storm. The breathtaking view of the shore plus the friendly town atmosphere makes it a good location for any running event.
Similar to all the events I joined here in Mass, I always go for the online registration and similar to other events race kit pickups are scheduled during the event itself. The race was scheduled to start at 9:00 AM on a fine sunny yet cold morning of May 5. Race kit pickups are open from 7:00 AM to 8:45 PM. Contrary to what was on the original schedule, the walkers category did not start at 8:45 , rather, they joined the runners at the start line.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Race events need not to be overshadowed by the commercially-motivated gimmicks and freebies. The best race events are those that connects directly to each and every runner and the running community. These are some of the valuable things I have learned so far with the few races I have joined in Massachussetts. Yes , they are not widely hyped and smaller that what I was accustomed to. No celebrity endorsements nor flashing fireworks, just good old race events.
An invitation came through my mail about a tuesday afternoon run. Race events were always scheduled on a weekend, this one made it special by doing it on a weekday. If you have time and you are near the area, maybe this race is worth trying. Its summer time and kids are on vacation, this maybe a perfect ways to spend time with them.