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Runner’s High And Rnner’s Gear

This trip in Paris brought back my initial runner’s high and the reason why I started running after many years of hating running. Some lessons learned, and I hope I remember this when I get back in the states don’t run too fast, pace and I can run a long distance running is about endurance […]

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Run The Paris Metro: #2 – 10.56 miles

Running to the metro stations in Paris is getting me to run more that I’ve ever done in my  life.  Every other day I’m running around 10 miles.  That’s almost a half-marathon.  I stop to take photos, consume some wonderful food, coffee and run at a pace faster than I would run a half.  Today’s […]

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Run The Paris Metro: #2 – 10.56 miles

  Running to the metro stations in Paris is getting me to run more that I’ve ever done in my  life.  Every other day I’m running around 10 miles.  That’s almost a half-marathon.  I stop to take photos, consume some wonderful food, coffee and run at a pace faster than I would run a half.  […]

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exercise, inspiration

Dean Karnazes runs 350 miles non-stop

Dean Karnazes is the best known ultra marathon runner and he finishes 350 miles as a fundraising effort for Organs ‘R’ Us (you can read the Outside Magazine article here Dean Karnazes runs 350 miles 6) Can you walk (I mean, run) us through the experience? What were the highpoints/lowpoints? The first two nights of […]

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SF Marathon: (2:06:03 #1301) finished, hobbled and humbled

Great race. Record 15,000 participants. I ran the 1/2 marathon this time Update With Official Results: Time: 2:06:03 overall placed #1301 placed 340 out of 647 in the 30-39 age group pace: 9’37” Total 1/2 marathon runners 5513. I’m really happy with the results considering I had to rest 3 times to stretch, and after […]

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2nd race: 10K in Castro Valley

My official finish time: Placed: #54 out of 267 runners, #5 in my age group Total time: 47’16” pace: 7’36” Distance: (10K) 6.56 miles by my watch BPM: 189 avg On Friday I decided I need to see what shape I was in for the July 1/2  marathon. So I sign myself up for a   […]

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exercise, running

Run: Castro Valley, am I in Japan?

Finally after hurting my foot running along the canals of Paris, I’m healed and back on my training for the SF 1/2 marathon end of July.   I decided to run over to the Japanese Garden in Hayward.  It’s an amazing garden in the middle of nowhere in Hayward.  Once you are inside, you feel like […]

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exercise, travel

Last night in Paris

Hobbled on a bad foot over to the Eifel Tower, had a crepe, stood in the rain and soaked up Paris. Then walked along the Seine to Place de Concord, and watched Star Wars. hee, wonderful end to the vacation Hobble Log: 3 miles

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Paris Running: St. Martin Canals

I’m so tired today.   It’s glorious weather in Paris at 82 degrees.  This is my last full day Paris, I’ll be heading to Amsterdam tomorrow.  So I decided to squeeze in a run to see the lower part of the canals (St. Martin, see Y! Image) I ran 3.6 km then the heat really got […]

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Paris Running: Pain au Chocolat, Canals, Sacre Couer

Running and eating my way through Paris. This morning I started running at 5:30am cause I knew I wanted a long run.  Picked up the best pain au chocolat in Paris, saw the best view of Paris at Sacre Coeur, then the best running route along the canals.  The St. Martin canal is a must […]

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Why do I run and do the crazy things I do?

Recently some people have been asking me why the hell did I start running and dress in running shorts all the time?  Why did I do the crazy push-ups? I don’t know why I felt ashamed to admit it before.  This is no shame, nothing wrong with what I have. I’ve been diagnosed with depression […]

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Run: From Yahoo To (evil) Fry’s

Fry’s is evil, they tempt you with candy when you check out.  But sometimes you need to go inside, there’s no way around it. I needed to buy a SD PCMCIA card reader today before I leave for vacation on Saturday. So I decided to run over to Fry’s.  I wasn’t sure I could make […]

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Finished first ever Bay To Breakers (0:58:54, place #752!!)

Update: Official finish time is 0:58:54, place #752!! (I’m in the Fun Runners division).  Some photo proofs they took while I was running Out of 31,246 people, 751 came in faster than I did in the entire race. I’m very proud that after only 3 months of semi-intense running and having never done any running […]

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Menlo Park: a different world

Tonight I took the train to Menlo Park to pick up a used jogger stroller for Kate. First time in the city, didn’t know what to expect. I was surprised at how huge the houses were!! They were like mansions, all with gates and walls. This is unreal. I was running thru the city and […]

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exercise, running, san francisco

run: Hayes Ashbury

I had no plans for this Saturday’s run so I just let it flow.  Here was the route and it turned out to be really enjoyable. Folsom & 4th to Market & Larkin Log: 1.5 mile Run thru the Civic Center Plaza under the row of trees. Log .4 mile along Fell to Ashbury Log: […]

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Nightmare on Caltrain Street

It’s one of those nights that I want to forget. I took the 7pm Caltrains to SF last night.  The machine validator for the 10-ride ticket at Mountain View station was broken so I thought I’ll just get it validated on the train.  At the San Carlos station, the people checking the tickets were in […]

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Freedom Of Running

Google Map: My parents’ house to Dublin Bart I’ve been busy with the Y! News launch last week, have not updated my run log. Running really gives me a lot of freedom to go anywhere I want without having to drive or carry around a bike and helmet. I have very traditional chinese parents who […]

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Race: Cable Car Chase 2005

Finished the ANA Cable Car Chase this Sunday morning. Highlights: We didn’t get to really chase the cable cars, just chase a looked alike on rubber wheels. The biggest 10-12 block hill I’ve ever experienced on California from Drumm to Larkin, almost everyone near my pace level were walking the hills, it was a sad […]

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Plans Don’t Always Work Out As Planned….

(I was running with the silver Axio backpack) I’m commuting from SF by cal trains nowadays whenever I don’t need to drive Kate. Yahoo has a shuttle that picks up from Mountain View and gets to the campus 24 minutes after the train arrives. That’s not a bad deal until one day they never showed […]

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Sneaking In A Run Anywhere I Can

On Mondays I drive Kate to her French school at French for Fun in Lafayette and then I work in Starbucks until she is done. This morning I’m in my running shorts and running top and I sneaked in a run to the Lafayette Reservoir. I ran up the reservoir, lots of housewifes in walking […]

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New Favorite Running Route In SF

I’m sorry to say, Google Maps satellite view is really cool Today’s long run is my favorite route yet. California Street has 2 huge hills that made me really fall in love with SF as a running city. Just as my legs were burning from running uphill, the switch comes and I get a nice […]

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inspiration

Who Wakes Up The Earliest In Downtown SF?

I started running today at 5:20am down Ellis and Polk and to my surprise the prostitutes were already awake and working. I saw a total of eight along my run. When I ran back from Union and Polk one of the girls already got into a Taxi yelling her destination to the other girls. I […]

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Running: Trails Of Castro

One guy at best buy asked me what I did for fun on the weekend, I said I ran for fun. I run because I can run and the longer I run the happier I am. Saturday I did my 6 mile training route to russian hills, along battery street and back to yerba brena […]

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Running routes over the weekend

Over the weekend I was feeling down. Ran to Coit Tower twice following the north beach route. On Saturday morning I ran there once, the hill was a challenge. Then on Sunday morning I ran around downtown. on Sunday night I was insomniac and I started running around 4:00am, very creepy along the trail going […]

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exercise, paris

Paris Running: St Germain

Paris is the perfect city to run. Lots of walkways, interesting buildings, lots of street lights for night running. First day in Paris, trying to beat the jet lag and Angie was running out of coffee beans and need some to go with pain au chocolat and her fruit pies. At 9:30pm on a Sunday […]

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