Beirut Marathon

So who’s running in the marathon tomorrow? I am! Well, the 10K actually, but as I’ve learned in Beirut if you’re running any of the races that take place on the day of the marathon you SAY you’re running in the marathon.

I am so excited for my second race ever! Back in May I did my first 5k race, which at the time was the most I had ever run in my life. A bunch of my friends on Twitter were talking about the Couch to 5K running program and one thing led to another and I decided to give it a go. If you know me, you know that I’ve DETESTED (yes, I use that strong of a word!) running since I was in junior high school and we were forced to run the perimeter of our school campus every Monday. So needless to say, this was definitely a random decision to try and work up to a 5K (30 minutes of running!!) but I did it! The C25K program works, people!

I don’t remember how, but one way or another I learned about the races taking place in Beirut on November 7th shortly after my 5K and I made the decision to train for the 10K race. I started training for the race when I arrived here about two months ago and last weekend I ran 6 miles. I am excited to run the full 10K tomorrow and am hoping to do it an about an hour.

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3 Comments on “Beirut Marathon

  1. Well done and I hope you have a great marathon and enjoy the experience. I look forward to seeing the pictures. I ran in the Dubai Marathon 10K last year and it was absolutely exhilarating. The atmosphere is electric and there were people from all over the world and it was fun to see the 42K runners preparing. Once the race starts, you go on adrenaline and you forget everything, especially if you have a running partner, then the both of you push each other on. And it is a marathon to be very proud of. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve also used the couch 2 5k. There’s a really good iPhone app for it.. Good luck with marathon πŸ™‚

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