Running in Guatemala

There’s always someone running in the streets of Guatemala. Probably practicing for a race or just for exercising. Nowadays we have more races than we used to and therefore more Guatemalans are running. If you wanna start running, the “Dirección Técnica de Carreras de Ruta” gives you the following recommendation:
– Learn to breath properly while running
– Eat healthy meals
– If you don’t feel you have the physical condition, start by walking every day
– Discipline
– Determine the reasons why you wan to run
– Good shoes and light clothing

I love running and I’ll try to show you more pictures of this beautiful sport. The most famous races of Guatemala (and the oldests) are:

• Carrera Max Tott (January)
• San Marcos: La Carrera de la Primareva (April)
• Media Maratón Internacional de Cobán (May)
Media Maratón De las Rosas de Antigua Guatemala (July)
• Carrera Patzún (September)
• Maya Maratón Internacional Amatitlán (November)
• Carrera San Silvestre (December 31)

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  • Astrid

    It’s true! You see more people running in the streets…I noticed that on my last trip to Guatemala. It is also important to know how to move your body when you run (especially your arms). Too bad many people can’t afford good running shoes, as they’re ridiculously expensive in Guatemala.

    • Thanks Astrid for your feedback. Interesting enough NYTimes has said this regarding running shoes: 

      For Running Shoes, It’s Fit First and Price Last. 
      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/health/23patient.html?_r=2

      On the other hand, I believe running shoes are as expensive in Guatemala as they are in the rest of the world, especially in the U.S. and if you’re buying a brand rather than fit and comfort of the running shoes. 🙁