On The Run, Travel

On The Run: Kuala Lumpur

We stopped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 days as part of our Round-The-World trip in March 2017. We loved the city and all that Malaysia had to offer–with the exception of the humidity! Day 1 We arrived in the afternoon after a long ride in from the airport, flying from Bangkok. We were able to …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 7/10 – 7/16, 2017

Long Run My long run this weekend was actually two back-to-back medium runs. The first was 15mi on a familiar trail close to home, and the second was 10mi on an even more familiar route even closer to home. The idea behind back-to-back runs like these is to get used to running on tired and …

Hotel Gym Reviews, Travel

Gym Review: Fairmont Hotel, Singapore

Location & Hours The gym is open for guests 24 hours a day with attendants on duty from 7:00am to 10:00pm and services/treatments available from 9 Machines They have a great selection of machines! Everything was good quality, clean, and functional. They had something for just about every bodypart and multiples of some including the …

Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Fairmont, Singapore

Occasion We visited Singapore for a couple of days on our round-the-world trip in March 2017. We booked the hotel using two free-night certificates from the signup bonus of Veronica’s Chase Fairmont credit card, and then applied a suite upgrade (also part of the credit card bonus) to get an even better room. We were …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 7/2 – 7/9, 2017

Long Run For my long run, I went for 20 miles on a tough section of the Besparmak Trail in Northern Cyprus. This was a real “going to the well to see God” run, i.e. one of the hard-effort runs in my training cycle. The heat is getting unreal during the day, so I left …

Buff Troodos Ultra 80k, Ultras

Next Race: Buff Troodos Mountain Ultra 80k

The next race I plan to participate in will be the Buff Troodos Mountain Ultra 80k, scheduled for October 7, 2017. I’ve been contemplating for a while now which distance I would like to run–whether I wanted to go for another 50k or jump up to the 80k–and I decided to go for the latter. Just …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 6/26 – 7/2, 2017

Long Run My long run this week only needed to be about 13mi, and knowing I would be in Romania I did a quick Segment Search on Strava to find where people were running in the area. I found a nice route not far from the hotel that seemed to offer the right distance and …

Cyprus, Hotel Reviews, Travel

Hotel Review: Ambelikos Traditional Agrohotel, Potamitissa, Cyprus

Location Ambelikos Agrohotel is in the Troodos forested area, approximately 75 minutes from Nicosia.  This was our first visit to Ambelikos but our second to an “agrohotel,”–a traditional Cypriot villa that has been repurposed into a hotel but maintains local flare and style.  Most of these are small, family-run operations and are popular in the …

Travel

The Gibbon Experience – Worth it or a Waste?

What is it? The best description of the Gibbon Experience comes from Lonely Planet: At this long-running ecotourism project, a series of ziplines criss-cross the canopy in the Bokeo Nature Reserve – home to tigers, clouded leopards, black bears and the black-crested gibbon – giving you the chance to soar across valleys and stay in …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log – 6/19 – 6/25, 2017

Long Run This weekend I was back in my old stomping grounds in the Kyrenia mountains and did a nice tough 18-miler. I started a bit earlier than normal to get more of the cooler weather and it worked out great. It was a tough section of the Two Castles Mountain Ultra course with a …

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