Recent News about Antonio Vega
by Antonio Vega May 23, 2012
Hopefully, you noticed and may even have been disappointed in the gap in my blog last month. The reason for the lack of a blog from me was I—unfortunately--had another major setback in my training. Just when I thought I was getting back into racing shape, I had to undergo another hip operation to repair the labrum on my other hip. That was the hip, which at one point, I called my “good hip.”But that was not to be. Even so, I am still training and looking forward to putting this all behind me--eventually. As you can imagine, it has been difficult to deal with.
by Antonio Vega April 2, 2012
After a long injury-induced layoff, I finally returned to racing at the Jacksonville Gate River Run 15-K. Without a doubt, this one of the top races in the country and there isn't a better venue for my first race in well over a year.My schedule for the weekend of the Gate River Run included dinner on Friday night with my fellow Team USA Minnesota. The following day I had the opportunity to go to an after-school program called the Sanctuary where I had the opportunity to meet and interact with some great kids. As we drove up to the Sanctuary, a swarm of children came r...
by Antonio Vega February 28, 2012
The life of a professional runner isn't always as glamorous as some people might think. The life of an injured runner who is in the recovery stages is even less exciting. But I have settled into good routine as I make my comeback after a year on the injury shelf.Most mornings start with me stumbling out of bed feeling extremely sore from the previous day's workout. My first few steps are always the worst, but I loosen up by the time I reach the coffee pot in the kitchen. After a light breakfast, I take the dog out for her morning walk. But there's a practical reason for t...
by Antonio Vega January 23, 2012
There's no question that watching the U.S Olympic Marathon Trials at home brought a range of emotions to me. I was excited for my fellow Team USA Minnesota and Mizuno teammates, but I was naturally frustrated that I wasn't on the starting line with them in Houston.After the race, I made two promises: This would be the last Olympic Trials that I am going to watch on television and secondly, it's time for me to double my efforts and train like a mad man to get back into racing shape. Getting back into shape is well underway. I have started putting in...
by Antonio Vega December 21, 2011
I am finally back running almost every day. The simple act of being able to lace up my shoes, walk out the door and go for a run has been something I really missed. Still, it's only been a month since my hip surgery and I have had to force myself to progress slowly allow my body to get used to running again. Needless to say, holding myself back has been a challenge as I am so ready to get back into training.I've had a great training partner the last few weeks---my eight-year-old Lab, Molly. Our first few runs together were humbling, as she would sprint ahead of me...
|Birthdate:||December 07, 1983|
Half Marathon: 1:01.54
10 Miles: 47:43
Raised in Minnesota, Vega is one of the few elite runners who trains heavily on treadmills. Regardless, his training regimen has helped launch an impressive career that is steadily on the rise. Today, Vega has his sights set on the 2012 games in London.
|2010 USATF Long Distance Runner of the Year|
|2010 USATF Road Running Circuit Champion|
|2010 USATF Half Marathon Champion|
|2010 2nd Place USATF 10 Miles|