Route 66 Marathon – A Race of a 1000 hills

Date: 19 November 2017 Race Information: Link Distances: marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 5k, and 1-mile fun run Photos Link Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Route 66 Marathon race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!… More Route 66 Marathon – A Race of a 1000 hills

Route 66 Marathon Training Plan

Earlier this year, I was selected to represent BibRave, and with that I had an opportunity to run a race for free.  However, I never anticipated to still be recovering from my first (and probably last) 100-mile race a month later. I have less than a month left until I lace up my running shoes… More Route 66 Marathon Training Plan

Medoc Trail Marathon

The Medoc Marathon takes place on the trails at the Medoc Mountain State Park located in Hollister, NC, on the third weekend in October.  After running the local trails here in Newport News, VA, I figured Medoc would be the next logical race in my growing portfolio.  Plus, being held in late October I knew… More Medoc Trail Marathon

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Report

This race popped up on my radar after I decided to fly across the country to surprise my daughter on her last day of school.  The first thing that came to mind was the weather, which is very different in the northwest.  Shortly after arriving, I realized that I did not pack enough warm clothes… More Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Report

Ultra Marathons vs. Marathons

Prior to moving to Virginia, all I really ran were shorter distances and focused on speed, but that changed when I found a new running partner. I just completed my first 50k and now I am officially an ultra-marathoner. Over the years, I tossed around the idea of running an ultra and last year I… More Ultra Marathons vs. Marathons

Race Report: One City Marathon (2016)

The city of Newport News, Virginia has done it again, hosting their second annual One City Marathon. This has hands down become my favorite marathon. Just about every corner and straight away along the route has a cheering spectator. Marriott at City Center once again utilized one of its ballrooms to host all of the… More Race Report: One City Marathon (2016)

Running for Fun

I have been running to podcasts for the last several months. This is the only thing (except talking to friends) that seems to keep my mind occupied mile after mile. Plus, I get to learn something new on every run. I love my running music too, but running six hours a week to music can… More Running for Fun

One City Marathon Bound

My next marathon is just under a month away and that means one long run to go.  Today’s run was just over 23 miles, but with our frigid temperatures it felt much longer.  I chose to run from Newport News Park and through the Yorktown Battlefields.  Each loop is about five miles, so I figured… More One City Marathon Bound

Surf City Marathon Race Report

Mark Jimenez is a very dear friend to my family and me. When I began my running journey, I turned to Mark for everything. He was the only person I knew (at the time) who had ever run a marathon. I bugged him so much that he decided to join me on my runs. This… More Surf City Marathon Race Report

Donkey vs. Champ

These are two deities my friend Mark and I use to motivate each other in a race. We started swapping these trophies back and forth in 2012 during our non-stop triathlon days. Starting in 2013, we decided to use them for all of our competitive events. In order for these little guys to pass hands,… More Donkey vs. Champ