Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times

In recent months, we have been having some sporadic signs of going back to something that resembles normalcy, in Dubai, cinemas, bars, movie theatres and fitness facilities have been open for some time, and in Abu Dhabi, running races have resumed recently with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council launching a series of indoor mall runsContinue reading “Yas Mall Indoor Run Race Report: Racing in COVID-19 Times”

Common Questions About Working Out during COVID-19 in Dubai

Some of the recent restrictions that were introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19 have been gradually relaxed or removed altogether (in Dubai), and as there has been a deluge of communications coming from various sources, some messages seem to have been missed/lost in the clutter. I noticed this whenever I share a workout onContinue reading “Common Questions About Working Out during COVID-19 in Dubai”

Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine

Listing some tips for keeping fit and sane that I’m trying to follow during the quarantine. Do you have any tips of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments! 1. Started using an app called Seven again. It has countless workouts that can be done at home without equipment (A chair andContinue reading “Keeping Fit and Sane During Quarantine”

On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace

A couple of years ago, I posted a blog post which had tips for running in the heat, which has relevant and useful tips, especially if you are training for a big autumn or winter race. Over the past few weeks, several friends and I started ramping up our training for various races later thisContinue reading “On Our Obsession with Distance and Pace”

#SuhoorRuns: A New Fitness Activity this Ramadan in Dubai

On Saturday night, we had our first Suhoor Run in Dubai, which is a social and a fitness gathering for running and general fitness and wellness enthusiasts in the city. The idea is to meet for a light work out, followed by a small snack at the restaurant or cafe that the run started at.Continue reading “#SuhoorRuns: A New Fitness Activity this Ramadan in Dubai”

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