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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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Hope for the Wind

Friday’s training was to run 10k, my final long run before the half marathon next week. Hesham my friend called in the morning and apologized for not running with me. Of course I had second thoughts, should I go or just rest today ? Especially that we were supposed to run in Wadi Degla and […]

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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 […]

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My First 21k Half Marathon

At night I had the same feelings that I had when I did my first 10k one month before, restless and woke up at 4am drank water and slept again and woke up at 6am. It is quiet amazing how a passion or strong will makes you change your lifestyle without having a second thought. When […]