I did not run the full 42K marathon myself, but I did half-marathon, 21K.
I signed up for it quite spontaneously. The story goes like this: in a yoga retreat (of which I wrote about in an earlier post), I met a Peruvian girl Rocio, who is very athletic and also likes running. She told me about the event and that she was planning to go. I had run 21K once before, in 2006, and I estimated that I would be fit enough to do it this year too, so I signed up in a nearby Adidas store. It worked as a great motivation to get myself out for a run!
But then, due to an injury, Rocio was not able to participate this time. I still had to walk the walk (or run the run, in this case) and so I did! And so glad I did it, because the whole event was lots of fun and totally worth waking up at 6.30AM on Sunday morning.
I will share here some photos from the event, taken by Juan Martin.
First, stretching, stretching...most people were wearing the orange shirt and a cap provided in our kit:
Oh, and my time on 21K? It was apparently 1h 56 min 16sec, as counted with a chip.
In my next post I will tell more about the run and the feelings, and I will share with you some reflections on training...until then, chao!