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My Running Progress: From a couch potato to a marathon runner

This is how I progressed from a couch potato to a marathon runner. I can't even run a kilometer without panting and taking walk breaks when I first started, but now I can proudly say I can run 42 of them. The hardest thing to do is not the race itself but to believe you can do it. The next step is taking your first stride in training, from then on everything else will be 'easy'.

My Running Progress:


5 KM
Date              Time     Pace         Note
01/07/2011   47:02     9:24/km    Training, Al Wadi Compound
22/12/2011   37:56     7:35/km    Training, Al Wadi Compound
05/01/2012   37:22     7:28/km    Training, Al-Kharatiyat street
15/01/2012   29:55     5:59/km    Training, Aspire Park
17/04/2012   28:35     5:43/km    Training, Qatar Sports Club
22/04/2012   27:17     5:27/km    Training, Aspire Park
28/05/2012   26:30     5:18/km    Training, Al Rufaa St. Cycling Track
14/06/2012   26:12     5:14/km    Race, 237th US Army Birthday Run, As-Sayliyah Camp, Qatar
16/09/2012   24:53    …