One great thing about being and newbie runner is that many experiences are a first timer. Yesterday was my first trail running.
The plan was to meet my friend Hesham and run 16k in Wadi Degla, I woke up 6:30 am on Friday, which is by it self a great achievement. There was a light rain while driving and I discovered that I got 25% only of my phone battery left. No problem, I’ll put it into airplane mode to save battery and be able to listen to music while running.
Hesham invited his freind Salah an ultramarathoner to join the run. We started around 8am.
I ran beside Salah who kept nicely giving me instructions on running form,tip and tricks and I kept asking and listening like a sponge.
The trail had many uphills and downhills and I even fell while going down one but thank god I did not hit a stone of which the ground is full off.
Hesham gave me a nutrition gel to try while running, I think it gave me a nice placebo energy boost.
There is a nice scenery while running, it’s basically a desert for people who like to mediate while running or even walking. I met one of my relatives on a bike in the middle of the trail.
Last 4k I started to gain pace and thank god I finished strong better that the 14.5k of the last week.
We made some stretches, took a selfie and that’s it, another day on my way to El Gouna half marathon.