Month: May 2017

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log – 5/22 – 5/28, 2017

Long Run Because I have the Garmin Troodos Trail Marathon coming up in a couple of weeks, I needed to get in one solid, long, and hard run in before beginning a mini-taper (and a vacation!). So, I did a favorite route of mine that involves a lot of vertical change and some intense heat. I …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Sheraton Hong Kong

Location & Hours I can’t recall which floor the Health Club is on, but it’s easy to find if you follow the signs. It’s open every day from 5:30AM – 10:00pm. Atmosphere & Layout It appears that this gym is used by locals as well as hotel guests. I can’t imagine why, given its size …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Location The Sheraton HK is located at 20 Nathan Rd in Hong Kong, which is literally right across the street from the InterCon HK where we were coming from. Nathan Rd is a busy through-way in downtown HK, but the hotel sits atop a shopping mall with many luxury stores. It has a couple of …

Cyprus, Travel

Exploring Agios Sozomenos

Always on the lookout for new things to see in Cyprus, we took a Sunday morning to go explore the small deserted village of Agios Sozomenos, which just just a 30-minute drive outside of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Although not far off of the main motorway, one must navigate small and windy farm roads to reach …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log – 5/15 – 5/21, 2017

Long Run This weekend I did a nice 10-miler by the beach on Saturday and then a flat 13.2 on the nearby trail just to get in a few more miles. On Saturday, the beach run was pretty flat but had some crazy wind, so that provided a bit of extra resistance that I wasn’t …

Race Reports, Training, Two Castles 50k, Ultras

Race Report: Two Castles Mountain Ultra 50k

Link: Race Information Pre-Race: The Day Before The race began at 4am on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Most of the 50k and 80k participants stayed overnight at the Ambelia Village hotel (myself included), which is the finish line and registration point for all races (except the 50k, our finish was at Alevkaya). The organizers had arranged …

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

Two Castles 50k Training – Week 20

Week 20: May 8 – May 13, 2017 Week 20 of my 50k Ultra Training is complete, and below is my summary for the week. Links: 50k Training Plan Monday:  AM: 4 mile/6.4 km run on River Trail PM: OFF Tuesday: AM: Weights – Legs PM: OFF Wednesday: AM: 30 minute run on treadmill PM: Weights – Chest Thursday: AM: 2 mi/3.2km run on …

On The Run, Travel

On the Run: Chicago

We visited Chicago in February, when there is usually knee-deep snow, howling wind, and biting cold which would all but keep the vast majority of folks indoors. For some freakish reason, however, the weather was unseasonably warm (and broke records in the process!).  We took full advantage of our time, walking all around the city …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Ritz Carlton, Chicago

Location The Ritz-Carlton in Chicago is located at 160 E Pearson St at the Water Tower Place. This is directly off the famous Magnificent Mile street in downtown Chicago and is an ideal location to stay. It’s close to Lake Michigan, to public transportation, and to just about every store, restaurant, and other amenity you …

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