Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 10/9 – 10/15, 2017

    Long Run My long run this week was an easier one – just 13mi on the linear path in town. I have been taking it easy all week for recovery purposes after the 80k race last weekend and had been feeling alright, so I wanted to a little bit of a longer run …

Buff Troodos Ultra 80k, Race Reports, Training, Ultras

Race Report: Buff Troodos Mountain Ultra 80k

Link: Race/Registration Information Pre-Race: The Day Before The race began at 4am on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Most of the 50k and 80k participants stayed overnight at the Troodos Hotel (myself included), which is the start, finish, and registration point for all races. I arrived at the hotel on Friday evening at about 7:00pm to find …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 10/2 – 10/8, 2017

    Long Run The pinnacle of my training this week was the long-awaited Buff Troodos Mountain Ultra 80k race, which I have spent the last 4 months training for. Race report coming soon! Until then, here’s my GPS watch track and a couple of pictures:    Gear:  Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Shoes  Suunto Ambit3 …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 9/25 – 10/1, 2017

    Long Run My long run this week was an 8-miler down in Pissouri Bay. We were visiting some friends and ran a beautiful and scenic trail on the coast with some awesome views. A good amount of it was on pavement as well, where I was able to practice picking up the pace …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 9/18 – 9/24, 2017

    Long Run My training this weekend was broken into two runs, one of which was the Atsas Night Trail Race. This race started in the village of Ayios Theodoros, about 45 minutes outside of the capital of Nicosia, and was a 10.5km route through the mountains using only our headlamps and some glowsticks tied …

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Grecian Park Hotel, Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Occasion Veronica’s parents were visiting from the U.S., so we made a last-minute reservation at the Greican Park Hotel for a one-night stay to enjoy the area and the well-known hotel. Location The Greican Park hotel is located in the popular Ayia Napa district of Cyprus, which is essentially the Ibiza of Cyprus. Luckily, the …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 9/11 – 9/17, 2017

Long Run This week’s long run consisted of another group training run organized by the Buff Troodos Ultra team. Last week, we did one loop of the 80k race and I did a second loop on my own. This week, the training run was that same second loop (but I didn’t do any extra this …

On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Beirut

First things first about arrival: when arriving in Lebanon, the border agent in will ask about whether or not you have travelled to Israel, but simply visiting the country does not preclude you from entering Lebanon. Just be truthful about why you were there (to visit a friend, travel, etc.) and everything should be fine. Also – …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 9/4 – 9/10, 2017

Long Run PEAK WEEK! Yes, this was my longest and hardest training week of the cycle, and it ended with a crazy 32-mile/52km run on the course of my upcoming race, the Troodos Mountain Ultra. Part of this session was a training run put together by the race organizers. They are doing runs on three …

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