Week 3+4 Desert’s Edge Tri Training Recap: Out Sick!

In the early part of week 3, I caught a bug that quickly flatlined me. I tried my best to work through it -- meaning, I worked from home for as much as humanly possible. I tried to stay coherent on work phone calls, and I hope my emails and data analyses made sense. I'm …

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Week 1 Desert’s Edge Tri Training Recap: Stay Stubborn On the Vision

After a few false starts with my 70.3 base training and 13-week race training plan, I decided to scrap it for something more manageable. During my bad weeks, I was swinging around 3-5 hours comfortably, so I decided on a sprint triathlon plan that I already owned in Training Peaks. This would give me some …

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I Registered For The Great Wall of China Half Marathon

I registered for the Great Wall of China half marathon! EEEEK!! There's a few races that are actually held there, so for clarification, I am running the one that has been organized by a local company that's hosted the race for 16 years. The website is a bit difficult to read, but you can learn …

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2017 Retrospective: The Year I Pushed My Boundaries

2017 was a fun, interesting, wacky, bumpy year. By the numbers (even though the year isn't over yet)... 28 races 3 marathons 16 half marathons 1 10Ks 8 5Ks Total distance ran: 786.9 miles Of that distance, race miles: 319.2 miles Average pace: 15:01 min/mile (yup! run/walk...) 148 runs 89,543 calories burned 42,739 ft elevation …

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Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

The Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was probably one of the hardest marathons I've ever ran! It being my sixth, I thought I was mentally prepared for what I was facing, but boy oh boy... In between Las Vegas and San Antonio, I had a few busy weeks at school and work. Training was …

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Race Recap: Rock n Roll Los Angeles 2017 Half Marathon

For my 13th race, I headed back to the city that started it all: Los Angeles. It was a bittersweet race that brought back a flood of memories, both good and bad. Being a Halloween race, I also decided to run in a race costume. This race wrapped up a pretty busy month: San Jose, …

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