Running: Officially a sub 3:30 Marathoner

17th Jan’2021, First official race in almost an year. Though I wasn’t fully prepared for the marathon distance race training. But given this was the first opportunity in a race in an year, I wasn’t going to miss it for anything. As I had shared in my last post the plan for the run, theContinue reading “Running: Officially a sub 3:30 Marathoner”

Running: Gearing up for First Marathon of 2021

I will be running a real marathon(Not a virtual one) after an year on 17th Jan’2021. Feeling a bit nervous, but more excited as I am getting to take part in non-virtual run. After 2020, this feels like a luxury. Running in solo has its advantages but you start getting fatigue or the monotony justContinue reading “Running: Gearing up for First Marathon of 2021”

Reflections: 2020 and what next?

2020 has been an exceptional year in more than one ways. It has been a year of reflections, slowing down, getting back to basics, finding what is truly worth it, understanding what’s dispensable and valuing relationships. Life isn’t always about making choices to select things, but a lot of times it is about making smarterContinue reading “Reflections: 2020 and what next?”

Running: Fighting Blisters and Puking to get 10k PB

Dec 25’2020, I was running my first TCSWorld10K run(though a virtual event) after a gap of 5 years. Last time I did the TCSWorld10K in 2015, my timing was painfully at 1hr 14min. That time it was with no training, and a last minute registration to do a 10k. This time, I was much betterContinue reading “Running: Fighting Blisters and Puking to get 10k PB”

Running: Beyond 42.2

September 27’2020 After finishing the chapter on “Pain” in the book “Endure”, I was inspired for trying something new.┬áThis was my first run where I went beyond 42.2.First 30km were usual juggernaut, where you keep grinding and also ensuring you have enough gas to last the distance you are planning. Real fun begins only afterContinue reading “Running: Beyond 42.2”

What is the greatest luxury of life?

If you do a poll for the question what is the biggest luxury in life? People may respond with different answers depending on their stage of life: for example owning a big mansion, having a chartered plane or a big boat, no work, no schedule, just sleeping, or travelling. Or any such fancy imagination dependingContinue reading “What is the greatest luxury of life?”

Running: Breaking 100

Half Marathons are NOT marathons, but it provides just the right sweet spot to push a bit harder and a bit longer to get your runner’s High. This Saturday(28/11/2020) I did the time trials for HM with a goal to beat the 100min barrier which I have been trying for quite some time now. AndContinue reading “Running: Breaking 100”

Running: Sub 100min Half Marathon

The sub 100min half marathon timing is something I have been trying for a long time. And officially in a half marathon, the closest I have reached is 101’9”min. That was in the Delhi Half Marathon in October’2019. After that in a 25km run I crossed HM at 100’01”. Within 1 sec of my targetContinue reading “Running: Sub 100min Half Marathon”

Running: Run slow to run Faster

“Running slow to run faster” this sounds such an oxymoron. Though one of the most common mistakes by amateur runners is they try to run too fast, too often. And often end up getting injured. For long distance running, endurance is a bigger factor than speed. This fact is important not just on the actualContinue reading “Running: Run slow to run Faster”

Running: My first sub-50 10k

August 2019 After almost 14 months of consistent running. And in the previous 3 months had tried the sub 50 for couple of times and always used to hover around 53-54”. In those failed attempts I realized my mistake was trying to do a pace of 5′-5’10” for first 6-7km and push at the endContinue reading “Running: My first sub-50 10k”