2018, 2019 Ran Away…

The Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon in December 2018 was a good run. I had my “cheat shoes” (those 4% faster shoes) and I was training well. I had probably covered over a thousand km with my running friend, Jing Song. Jing Song is relentless and intelligent. He decided to run his maiden marathon in Singapore…

Sub3 (拾3) part 3

(Read Sub3 part 1 here and Sub3 part 2 here) The Singapore marathon course is flat but being less than 200km from the equator, it extremely hot and humid. The Hong Kong course is hilly but cooler in the winter time. Both places are not known for fast times. One is my home court and…

Omaha Again

I finished my UCLA implant residency in the summer of 1993. My wife and I drove past Omaha en route to Toronto. We did not stop in Omaha as we were rushing over to Canada for my interview at the University of Toronto. I was trying to look for a job then. Since we moved…

Another Marathon

It is conventional wisdom that that one should do no more than 2 marathons a year or 3 marathons in two years. Biology dictates that it takes about 2 weeks to fully recover physiologically from a full effort marathon run. A training cycle of approximately 12 weeks is considered minimum training period. In the last…

Big is just Big

I had a few short trips in the previous month. One of the trips was to meet up with a few friends in Fukuoka, Japan, where we exchanged a few ideas on life. Moon and I always look forward to such trips as we always find it enriching and we get to try out various…

Friendly Re-Discovery

I had been working at my usual pace for the first few months of 2017 and I had to give up my Hong Kong marathon in February as a result of a bad flu. Giving up was hard in light of numerous miles of training that I had done to prepare for the race. However,…