What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon is a very different race than the races in the US. I had researched hard on many aspects of the Tokyo Marathon that you normally would not know about and since they all played such a vital part in my finish, I wanted to share some of the things that I learnt.

Tokyo Marathon 2019 – Race Report

Tokyo Marathon 2019 – Race Report

This past week, I travelled halfway across the world – to run a marathon. The Tokyo Marathon specifically. I prefaced the 2 weeks before the marathon with traveling all over Japan to get over the jetlag (the one time that my stomach messed up my race was at the London Marathon and I blame that on jetlag). I made sure to come back to Tokyo on the Thursday before the race so I could get the expo out of the…

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Looking back at 2018

Looking back at 2018

I went back on my blog to look through past posts to compare my goals of 2018 to what was actually accomplished, but other than a vague I need to try for the sub 5:30 marathon time again after the failure at Marine Corps Marathon in 2017, looks like I never wrote any goals down!! Was it an oops on my part on a very very sparse blogging year, or was it a deliberate thought of seeing where the year…

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Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

Christmas Eve Run aka My “Runniversary” Run

It is hard to imagine that it was only 8 short years ago that I took my first running steps. 8 years ago, I was nervous about it, I thought I was going to die while running and I hated it when I finished the run. I used to run alone with my eyes firmly on the ground and not looking up to anyone crossing, and I’d be dressed in all cotton T and baggy cotton capris, preferably black or grey. And…

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Tips for handling Training and Everyday Stress

Tips for handling Training and Everyday Stress

These past few weekends with both my minions being sick have left me feeling like I’m running hard and fast to catch up. I may also have a tad too much on my plate on a normal day – lots of chauffeuring the minions and volunteering at school and other events. That is easily manageable except  when work piles up and I’m playing catchup again. No big deal, I’ve learnt plenty on how to carve an hour or two here and there (lunch…

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Atlanta 10 Miler – Race Review

Atlanta 10 Miler – Race Review

I have never run a 10 miler but the Atlanta 10 Miler is a very popular race with more than 5k runners. I wasn’t planning on it but jumped into the Atlanta 10 miler in the last minute and used it as a substitute for my taper long run.  Starting lines are a different kind of thrill. I love it and I’ve missed it. I did not have any expectations of the race, but did want to finish strong and not…

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September Shenanigans

September Shenanigans

Do you know what is harder than to start running after a break? Blogging after a break! I keep telling myself that I’m going back to my old schedule of 3 posts a week or to get inspiration from the other bloggers that I follow. But it’s been virtually non-existent, almost like I have writers block. It also doesn’t help that I write what I feel and about my experiences and with the injury, my thoughts are almost all consumed…

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