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January 9, 2010

First Run OF The Year

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It took 8 days before I finally ran this year.  I did 10K in the treadmill in 58:45.  But, boy was I huffing and puffing during the last mile.  In hindsight, I should have eased into the new year and started with a moderate paced 5K.  It feels good to be running again after only having run once in a span of 28 days.

January 7, 2010

2010 New York Half Marathon – I’m in

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I just checked the New York Road Runners website. I got in through the lottery for the New York City Half Marathon to be held on March 21, 2009. Training starts on January 7, 2010. this will be my first training run of the year.

Since this will be right at the end of winter and the start of the racing season, I am targeting a relatively slower goal time of 2:15 for this race.

I’m excited that I got through the lottery.  The next step now is to design the 2010 racing schedule.

January 6, 2010

Run, Bike, Swim streak commences

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 3:07 am

Here is my New Year’s resolution starting January 5, 2010 to January 4, 2011. I am either going to do at least one of three things each day for the next 365 days:

1. Run at least 1.6 kilometers.

2. Bike at least 6.8 kilometers.

3. Swim at least 150 meters.

Those are equivalent to the triathlon ratios of run, bike, and swim. One may ask why the distances are so short. I figure that with these relatively short distances, even if I am tired or injured, I can accomplish at least one of the three. Also, there are going to be days right after a marathon where you need to relax an do very minimal work. I believe with these distances, the post-marathon rest can be accomplished.

So far, I am one for one having gone about 14 kilometers on the stationary bike today since it was too cold to run outside and the gym treadmill was crowded with people.

January 5, 2010

Foiled again

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 10:55 am

Brrrrr …. Monday was the second straight day I was unable to run after my long trip back from  the Philippines.  Sunday was understandable because of jet lag and the 7 degree Fahrenheit weather.  Monday was still challenging because of the 17 degree weather, my desire not to go into the crowded gym with all the January New Year’s resolution gym rates who will be gone by February, and a sudden dinner invitation from relatives.  Crispy pata, lumpiang shanghai, and embotido (vegetables were missing in action) won again over running.

On Tuesday evening, weather still is below 20 degrees but I will attempt to brave the gym and see the atmosphere of hundreds of people trying to get rid of the excess weight accumulated during the holidays.  If I can’t get into the machine, I can at least try their indoor truck which is only 0.1 mile and makes you dizzy as hell.  Therefore as of January 4, my mileage for 2010 is still a big zero.

January 4, 2010

2011 Hong Kong Marathon – Let Us Run It!!!

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Hi Fellow Bloggers,

I am planning to run the 2011 Hong Kong Half Marathon.  Although no official race date is set, my guess is it will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011.  For a lot of you from the Philippines, there are five great reasons to run the Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10K. 

1.  It is much cooler in Hong Kong than the Philippines during February.  This may be a great opportunity for a PR,

2. When I was in the Philippines during December – January, I saw many great deals for a weekend HK trip starting at $220 per person including airfare and hotel.

3. Shopping

4. Eating

5. Camaraderie

This is not a formal event I am organizing but simply a get together between friends and friends of friends.  We can race, eat, shop, chat, and enjoy the vibrant city of Hong Kong in February 2011.  Please send me a note if you are interested and I will keep track of the list.  Perhaps we can find some good restaurants aday or two before the race and get together for a noodles (pancit canton, beef mami, pancit bihon, garlic noodles, etc.) carbo loading meal before the race.

It would be great if Collezione or some other company made a technical running shirt using the ubiquitous Philippines Map design that we could use for the Hong Kong Marathon 2011.  Link to the famous map shirts:

http://collezione-c2.com/mypilipinas.php

Subic Bay run puts me at 1,000 miles for the year

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I spent the last 17 days in the Philippines. I was at 998 miles for the year before going to the Philippines. I ran a total of one time for roughly 2 miles at Subic Bay’s hilly neighborhood of Binictican heights on December 27 in order to get to 1,000 miles. Goal for 2010 is 1,100 miles.

Philippine trip was a blast even without running.

Hong Kong marathon feedback

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 3:42 am

I’m planning to run the Hong Kong half marathon in February 2011.  The 2010 event is already sold out.  Any feedback about the race would be greatly appreciated.

December 13, 2009

Only 2 more miles to go

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 5:14 pm

Busy 60 hour work week for me so no running. Saturday morning was the first time I was able to run all week. I did 10K in 58:15 with a 0.3 mile cool down for a total run of 6.5 miles. I am now at 998 miles.

It is raining cats and dogs in grey Ohio. I might do a quick 5K run wen it stops raining this afternoon. That would put me over the top with more than 1,000 miles this year/

December 7, 2009

2010 London Marathon elite athletes

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Sammy Wanjiru has committed to the 2010 London Marathon.  Martin Lel is in.  Irina Mikitenko is in.  Deena Kastor is in.  Olympic champion Dita is in.

http://www.iaaf.org/LRR09/news/newsid=55028.html

December 6, 2009

Chicken shit when it comes to cold

Filed under: Uncategorized — workaholicrunner @ 5:10 am

24 degrees on Saturday morning. No way I will attempt to run in this frigid weather. On to the gym for a 10K run in 58:46.

Friday night was also cold and I had to run 5K in the gym in 29:56.

Sunday does not look any better with temperatures ranging from 26 degrees to 40 degrees.

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