Month: April 2017

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Conrad, Bangkok

Arrival & Check-in We arrived at the hotel via taxi from BKK, which took over an hour due to the traffic but cost only a few dollars. The hotel itself is situated near Limpini Park and the U.S. Embassy, but a bit far from the Skytrain and main downtown attractions. It was hot and steamy, …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Conrad, Bangok

The Conrad Bangkok has a nice setup that is very usable with a high number of machines, good cardio equipment, and an acceptable amount of freeweights. The equipment is TechnoGym and they have machines for practically every body part, as well as a respectable section of freeweights. Machines Impressive variety including a leg press, extension, and …

50k Weekly Training Update, Training, Two Castles 50k

Two Castles 50k Training – Week 17

Week 17: April 17 – April 23, 2017 Week 15 of my 50k Ultra Training is complete, and below is my summary for the week. Links: 50k Training Plan Monday:  AM: Weights – Legs PM: OFF Tuesday: AM: 7 mile/11.2 km run on River Trail PM: Weights – Deadlifts Wednesday: AM: 60 minute run on treadmill PM: OFF Thursday: AM: 7 mile/11.2 …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: InterContinental, Hong Kong

The gym at the InterCon Hong Kong is totally workable, albeit a bit underwhelming for such a fancy property. It’s strangely set up in that once you pass the check-in counter, there are rooms on both the left and the right side with equipment. Oddly, both rooms have similar equipment (it’s not like one is for …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: InterContinental, Hong Kong

Our first stop in Asia was Hong Kong, and we had booked two nights at the InterContinental to kick things off. Arrival from the airport was very easy. Looking up transport options beforehand, we knew that there was a bus that could take us almost directly to the hotel from the airport and cost about …

Cyprus, Training, Travel

Running Wild on the Karpaz Peninsula!

Last weekend, I ventured out to the Karpaz Peninsula in Northern Cyprus for a two-day, 95 km (60 mile) trail run to the very tip of the island. I’ll give the details below, but the short story is that I ran 43km (26.7 mi) the first day, got really sick that night, and ended up …

50k Weekly Training Update, Training, Two Castles 50k

Two Castles 50k Training – Week 16

Week 16: April 10 – April 16, 2017  Week 15 of my 50k Ultra Training is complete, and below is my summary for the week. Links: 50k Training Plan Monday:  AM: OFF PM: OFF Tuesday: AM: OFF PM: Easy 4 mile walk around the neighborhood Wednesday: AM: 6 mile run on River Trail PM: Weights – Legs Thursday: AM: OFF PM: OFF …

Cyprus, Travel

NYT: 36 Hours in Cyprus – How accurate is it?

The New York Times Travel Section publishes a weekly series called “36 Hours” in which they give a short itinerary of places to see and things to eat if you have just a day and a half in the given city. With these articles, the authors appeal to broad tastes but cover more than just the …

50k Weekly Training Update, Training, Two Castles 50k

Two Castles 50k Training – Week 15

Week 15: April 3 – April 9, 2017 Week 15 of my 50k Ultra Training is complete, and below is my summary for the week. Links: 50k Training Plan Monday:  AM: 30 minute easy recovery run (~1.5mi) PM: OFF Tuesday: AM: 6 mi run on River Trail PM: Weights – Deadlifts & Back Wednesday: AM: 30 minute run …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Conrad, Chicago

The Conrad in Chicago is the first hotel in this line that I’ve had the pleasure of staying at, and it was a fantastic experience. The hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Chicago right off the Magnificent Mile and within walking distance of all the shopping, nightlife, and scenery that defines it. I …

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