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Lessons Learned from my First Official Half Marathon

1- Don’t exceed your usual pace specially at the start of the race. 2- When you adjust to your comfortable running pace keep going and you may increase your pace as times go by and as you approach the final kilometers. 3- Don’t look behind you, keep focusing, you are racing against yourself only. 4- Don’t […]

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Here is The Complete Story – Part 3 – The Event

  Thursday night, we went to get our race numbers, t-shirts and bags. Friendly atmosphere and a smooth experience. There was live music at Abu el Tig El Gouna Piazza and a free Koshary dishes served by the organizers themselves. They explained the route, rules and instructions for tomorrow’s big event. The race started the […]

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My First Official Half Marathon – Here is The Complete Story – Part 2 – Emotional Breakdown

When you love someone or something, sometimes you don’t have explanations for your behaviors towards your love, but here are some enlightenments of what happened before, during and after the race. Just before the race started, I had a one very short moment of tears in my eyes, maybe it’s the happiness for finally standing […]

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My First Official Half Marathon – Here is The Complete Story – Part 1 – My Race

Until 7 am – 16th of December 2016, my longest run in more than 20 years was my participation in the Pyramiden Lauf 7k race (March 2016). On that day I decided to participate with Cairo Runners weekly gathering to run for a new challenge for me 8.5K. On that day a magic moment happened, […]

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A Full Circle of Guilt & Pleasure

Thank god, I feel much better than expected after finishing the 21k, I followed the same routine of recovery: Immediate stretching, good hydration, cold water immersion, adequate healthy food, compression stock, adequate sleeping. I did not get the back pain this time, but I did get some quadriceps pain specially at the insertion, but it’s […]