Stranded in Paris

After running the Paris Marathon I stayed in Paris for an extra week to go sightseeing.  I was supposed to leave on Friday Apr 16 and now stranded in Paris due to the Iceland Volcanic ashes….anyways I see a light at the end of the tunnel.  Paris airports are opening and flights are getting...

Paris Marathon Expo

Paris Marathon Expo
How to get to the Paris Marathon Expo Parc des Exposition It was my first time to Paris and there wasn’t really any good information as to where the expo actually was. If you search online, you won’t be able to find the address of the place, but it’s right above the metro station –...

Paris Marathon 2010 Pre-Race Info & Registration

Paris Marathon 2010 Pre-Race Info & Registration
The past weekend I ran the first out of country marathon in Paris. The whole expierience was quiet different from marathons I’ve ran in the past, but then again, I haven’t run that many. I’ll give you a review of the whole process. The Paris Marathon is quite large, hosting just over...

Paris Marathon 2010

Paris Marathon 2010
On April 11, 2010 is the Paris Marathon.  The marathon does not have a lottery system, it’s on a first come first serve basis.  The Paris Marathon is pretty popular.  They max at 40k runners and when registration opened in September it sold out in less than 2 months.  The spots are distributed...

Steps to Marathon Recovery

Steps to Marathon Recovery
Congratulations on completing your marathon. Whether it be your first or fifteenth, it’s always a great feeling to run or … crawl across that finish line.  You did what a lot of people cannot do, run 26.2 miles!! Now you must be having problems going up and down stairs, walking fast, whole...

Toronto Marathon Review

Toronto Marathon Review
I completed the Toronto Marathon today and it was as cold as I remembered when I ran the half a few years ago.  This time they had enough buses waiting for us at the designated pickup locations and operated pretty efficiently.  Except that my bus driver didn’t know which route to the Arts Center...

Toronto Marathon

Toronto Marathon
I don’t know why marathons in Toronto don’t have a proper map of their course.   There isn’t information on course elevation or exact course turn around points or even the finish line.   I mapped out the Toronto Marathon but couldn’t get it to be exact due to insufficient...

Week Before the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

Week Before the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
I’m counting down the days until my Scotiabank Waterfront Half Marathon.  It’s this Sunday at 7:30 am.  I haven’t stopped running, since running 2 hours or more is required for my Sunday runs in training for the Toronto Marathon in October.  I’m even thinking of running to...

Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run
Sunday September 13 is the Terry Fox Run. It’s only a 5-10km run or walk. It’s whatever your choose to do, but all money raised from the run goes towards cancer research. He’s a great inspiration to kids and adults who have cancer. Find a Terry Fox run site. For those who don’t...

Beginners Half Marathon Training

Beginners Half Marathon Training
Half Marathon training is just as hard as training for any road race.  I remember when I first started running, 3 miles was considered far for me, not to mention a attempting a half marathon or even a full marathon.   As a beginner in half marathon training, the key is to build up your mileage slowly. ...