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Friday Morning Run - November 18, 2011
Written by Jay Fares   
Friday, 18 November 2011 15:55

Friday Morning Run - November 18, 2011

Ran 12.63 miles including initial warm up from Hills track to starting point to try day-2 of the Tour of Dhahran (TOD). I ran the first 6-miles with Dr. Michael L Hanley and Mischelle Rivera. I turned around and completed the other 6-miles on my own. It is amazing how much different the course feels when traversed in the reverse direction. The stretch by the parameter fence felt endless on the way back.

My advice for the TOD 12 mi, is to use Vaseline also for the underarms beside the usual places. Also use a hat if you are going to run it slowly, as the sun will get you on the way back. Also spray the hat with OFF to keep the bugs away from your face.

During the run I kept on thinking of our outstanding Athens-5 athletes and their victory Nike (Greek: Νίκη, "Victory"), which kept me on going. I am so proud of them and admire their effort and dedication in training for the event. Brett Jones' photo at the Olympic Stadium is great especially with the CS Wellness Singlet and Logo.

This week I ran six times (Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed, Thur, and Fri) and three times water running. I was very happy with my 4K time of 25:55 on Tuesday, a 4-minute improvement over my previous PB of 30:02.

Sulaiman Bin Malik the new guy I introduced to the group beat me by 17 seconds, his time was 25:36. I hate you Sulaiman for beating me and I love you Sulaiman for making me improve my PB by 4 minutes. This is the advantage of having friendly competition within the group.

Good luck to everyone with the TOD and I leave you with this quote from Charles Bukowski (The People Look Like Flowers at Last):

"You have to die a few times before you can really live."

I love running.......

Data for this run is at the URL:

Liked by:

Jamal Al-Enazy, Ibe Abu Bakr, Eduardo Portento, Matt Neuman, Waleed Semaih, Melicar Ancheta, Tony El Khoury, Carie Rico, Mischelle Rivera, Ruth McAfee, Carlito Catapang


Eduardo Portento - well done improve a lot... keep it up..

Raymond Krygsman - Excellent!

Brett Jones - Bravo Jay! - that TOD 12miler is a tough run...

Waleed Semaih - You're amzing runner!

Mark Richard Kennedy - I am a big fan of Bukowski. I love the 2 films about his troubled life: Barfly and Factotum. There is also a very good if disturbing documentary about him.

I am also fan of your posts....
Keep running.

Maysaa Khalil - Wowowow jay , good job!!! I run 6 miles and I can barley walk .

Carie Rico - Congratulations Jay Fares, great job!

Ian Wilson - The goal FINISH THE TOUR!

Waleed Modra Alqahtani - Great job my friend. You are my role model.

Laura Celis - Awesome job, Jay! You looked strong when I saw you.


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