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Group Run at 5:30 AM

If anyone told me a couple of months ago, we will meet 5:30 in the morning to run and take some pictures I will definitely say : No thank you, are you crazy ? Well, I ran today at 5:30 am, took some pictures and I am not crazy, indeed I am an associate university […]

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My Second Half Marathon Aswan42

Once I finished my first marathon, I said: What did I do to myself? Next night I was signing for my second half marathon in Aswan. After 48 hours of rest I did some cross training on the Elliptical bike followed by stretches. For the following 3 days I ran 6, 10 and 14 kilometers […]

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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 […]