2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report

Ooh la la! What a finale to the season! About a week ago, I ran my 11th full marathon, which was in the French capital.  while it did not go entirely according to plan, I still came out of it with a memorable experience and a new personal best time (AKA a PB) of 3:27:51,Continue reading “2018 Paris Marathon – Race Report”

On learning from mistakes

This is something that I have been reminding myself of for a while now and it has been paying off so far. Whenever I’m frustrated and/or annoyed with lack of progress with something, I remind myself of it and to #TrustTheProcess. Some examples of this from my personal experience: Running and fitness: The way IContinue reading “On learning from mistakes”

Berlin Marathon | Race Report (And a bit more)

There are rare moments in life when you feel that (almost) everything is going your way, and the morning of Sunday, September 24, 2017, was definitely one of those good days. Months of training in the unforgiving Dubai heat, indoors with endless loops around an indoor facility or on the treadmill and struggling with someContinue reading “Berlin Marathon | Race Report (And a bit more)”

2018 Dubai Marathon: You have 21 weeks to train and smash it!

      I was talking to a couple of new runners who joined the local running club in Dubai that I’ve been training with for the last few years (ABRaS), and they told me they have joined the club to help them train for the upcoming Dubai Marathon, which I thought was great planning. TheContinue reading “2018 Dubai Marathon: You have 21 weeks to train and smash it!”

Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017

Race: IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017 Location: Hatta, starting from the JA Hatta Fort Hotel Date: Friday March 10, 2017 Distances: 2.5k, 5k, 10k and half marathon Personal rating: 9/10 I have been enjoying this running season in the UAE, as I am not training for a full spring marathon, which means my weekendsContinue reading “Race Report – IgniteDXB Hatta Hills Running Festival 2017”

Madrid’s Retiro #Omography

One of the places that I miss the most in Madrid: Retiro Park. If I look at the running stats from October 2015 to September 2016, I bet that more than 50% of my runs were there #Omography

Tips for running in the heat

  This is a list with some great tips for running and training in the summer heat. The source is the weekly newsletter of the Desert Road Runners, a running club based in Dubai and headed by the very knowledgeable Graham Michael Rafferty: Slow down. In hot / humid conditions your body cannot lose heatContinue reading “Tips for running in the heat”

London Marathon, T-7 Days!

One week to go to London. Thanks to everyone who donated on the fundraising page. Hoping for the best on the day (Assuming I get the visa, I should know by Tuesday).   As I mentioned last week, any donations will get any high-res image of their choice from my humble photography work (The oneContinue reading “London Marathon, T-7 Days!”

London Marathon Countdown — Giving Back

In 15 days, I will be lining up with tens of thousands of other runners in Greenwich Park to run this year’s edition of the London Marathon. After an overwhelmingly positive experience at last year’s race (My first taste of the London Marathon), I will be running it this year representing and fundraising for BritishContinue reading “London Marathon Countdown — Giving Back”