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...

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...

NYC Marathon Spectators

NYC Marathon Spectators
The NYC Marathon is a really  great event.  Maybe I keep on saying that because it was the first marathon I ran with my friend.  We were so emotional after we finished it.  I’m really proud that she finished it and surprised that I did too.  Looking back, I’m really happy that we got...

NYC Marathon mail

NYC Marathon mail
After you get accepted into the NYC Marathon, you will receive post mails from them.  The first mail will congratulate you for your acceptance and also let you know which wave you will be in.  The second package will give your confirmation paper which you need to bring to collect your race day package...

Training for the NYC Marathon

Training for the NYC Marathon
Now that your accepted into the NYC Marathon, the hard part is getting trained for it.  Rule of thumb for the beginner marathoner runner is that you should be training for your marathon in early April, at least 7 months in advance. There are many different training schedules for marathoners, but the...

Entrance into the NYC Marathon

Entrance into the NYC Marathon
While there is no qualifying time to enter into the NYC Marathon, it is no easy feat to get accepted. Over 60,000 sign up for the marathon but only 30,000 runners get accepted. NYC Marathon hosts the most diverse cultures and showcases the most elite runners in the world. Often celebrities like Katie...