Star’s rendevous with Poseidon

The Poseidon Athens Half Marathon is one of our favorite races – even though it is a little longer than a normal half marathon, the route is breathtaking as it goes along the Athens South Riviera coastline.

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my first marathon experience …

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running VS swimming…..land VS water

Both are very popular sports and great burners, even though it is proven that running burns the most!

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shoes saucony, shorts left h&m, right adidas, tights h&m

We are lucky enough to be able to do both – even though running comes first.

Now it is time to take a swim to reduce the stress on our joints after ……. 16kms.

my first Marathon – part I

 

I knew right away once I had done my first half marathon that I was ready to do a marathon too!  Before that, running was just for my personal fun as I live by the beach and the beauty of running on the coastline always captivated me.

I had read many articles on other first time “offenders” and knew that I had to do it the  right way ….. that is with a personal trainer.  My choice of a coach could not have been a better one than Touma Bayoumi – amazing athlete and the best coach ever!!  I used to see him run and admired his running stride and when I met and spoke to him I saw what a wonderful person he was too.  He just makes things so easy and possible – he makes you believe and want to better yourself.

My training took four months – Touma and I decided that I would do my marathon in spring (in March specifically) so as not to suffer too much with training in the hot summer months.

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with my coach Touma Bayoumi

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