Tag: 26.2

  • New River Trail 50K Race Report

    New River Trail 50K Race Report

    50K (31.1 miles) – not a race for the average runner. Over the years, I have always admired Ultra Runners, vowing to one day run more than just a marathon (26.2 miles). On October 8th, 2011 I completed the New River Trail 50K (Ultra-Marathon) in Fries, Virginia…AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Over the last few months, my training […]

  • SunTrust Richmond Marathon Reflection

    Dubbed “America’s Friendliest Marathon”, the SunTrust Richmond Marathon surely lived up to its name. With the sun shinning, marathoners were off promptly at 8am. During the first few miles, runners got comfortable and settled into pace. Around mile 6 we descended towards the James River. Before crossing the small bridge, a large crowd cheered us though, what an awesome party zone. The […]

  • Richmond Marathon – Let the taper begin

    My last long run is officially done! Since the end of August, I have been training hard for Richmond Marathon on November 13th. There is a special goal behind all of the hard work… to achieve a Boston Qualifier (BQ). Granted this is only my second marathon, the goal is realistic. The training approach for […]

  • POST Marathon Reflection

    With my first marathon in the bag, I wanted to do a brief reflection on my experience. Running 26.2 miles was amazing. The course was a great tour through Charlotte, and everything was organized very well. During the marathon I had great support from many friends, plus locals that came out to support the runners. […]

  • Marathon Ready

    Well it’s officially 3 days before my first Marathon (Charlotte Thunder Road, Dec 12th). There is a lot going through my mind right now. I am going to sum up the feeling as anxiety & nervousness mixed with confidence. Over the past 4 months I have stuck to a strict intermediate I Marathon Training Program, […]

  • Virgin Marathon Runner

    Over the last 12 years I have been running races and working out religiously, but have never done a Marathon. For those not familiar with the term Marathon, I included a brief history borrowed from Wikipedia: The marathon is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards, or […]