Posts about Running

Running Back-To-Back Half Marathons

Running Back-To-Back Half Marathons

This past Sunday, I ran the Griffith Park Half Marathon. One week prior to that, I ran the Disney Star Wars Half Marathon. I hadn't planned to run two half marathons with one week apart, but I'll get to that shortly. Prior to these two races, my last half marathon was in Ventura in June of 2014. I finished that race in 1:54:53, and I knew that I could do way better than that. Read more →

The 2015 Big Sur Marathon

The 2015 Big Sur Marathon

I've always been drawn to Big Sur. The first time I visited California, my friend Joe and I spent a night camping there, and I've been in love with the area ever since. There's something magical about the redwoods and ocean air that keep me coming back for backpacking trips, concerts, and anything else even remotely interesting. I don't need a compelling reason to... Read more →

The 2014 Los Angeles Marathon

The 2014 Los Angeles Marathon

I completed my first full marathon (the Honolulu Marathon) in December of 2013. It was an incredible experience, and I knew that I’d run another marathon at some point... But I wasn’t planning on doing another one right away. I ended up signing up for the 2014 LA Marathon, which would put me at two full marathons in 3 months! Read more →

My First Marathon: Honolulu 2013

My First Marathon: Honolulu 2013

Never in my life did I dream that I’d run a full marathon. It’s not that I didn’t think I could do it – I just didn’t have the desire. Half marathons are good enough, right? Who in their right mind wants to pay to run 26.2 miles? While planning a December trip to Hawaii last year, I saw that we’d be there during the Honolulu Marathon, which took place just days after my 30th birthday... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

Training For My First Marathon: The Routine

When I learned that my girlfriend's mother was planning on celebrating her birthday by running in the Honolulu Marathon, I decided that I wanted in on the action. I assumed that there was a Honolulu half marathon that I could sign up for, so I committed to doing that... And then I found out that the "Honolulu Half Marathon" doesn't exist. My only option at that point was to suck it up and sign up for the full 26.2 miler... Read more →

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Training For My First Marathon: The Playlist

Next Sunday, I'll be running my first full marathon. I've done 5Ks, 10Ks, and a half marathon, but never a full. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't slightly intimidated by the prospect of running 26.2 miles. I've also never been to Hawaii, and the marathon is in Honolulu, so that's pretty cool. It's also the day after my 30th birthday. I've spent the past few months training and my playlist has evolved... Read more →