Sunday, February 28, 2010

sunday long run - BNP - 28th February 2010

Did 1 hr 30.46 minutes today at BNP - sunday long run - full 12 kms of the route. Started off as cool and crisp weather but found going tough later on, thought about doing only 5 km uproute today, but the momentum carried on and finished full 12 kms. On the return leg, it was quite tough with the weather becoming quite warm as the early morning sun started filtering through the trees. Had to make two walking stops.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Easy Run - Saturday, 27th February 2010

Did an easy run of 60.49 minutes today, when Veena also ran albeit for a very short distance. Decided to go easy today to help her get started in running. Weather continues to be cool and crisp.

Easy Run - Thursday, 25th February 2010

Did an easy run of 71 mins today, easy rhythm,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

easy run - Tuesday, 23rd February 2010

Did an easy run of 65.50 minutes today. Intended was a tempo started a tempo as well, but stiffness in my right calf muscle put paid to the hopes of a tempo today. Instead concentrated on endurance and ran with the pain. Tempo for another day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

BNP Run - Sunday, 21st February 2010

Did a long easy run at BNP today, only it was at quite a pace at I managed to reach the top in 42 mins as against 49 minutes i normally take. Return was even faster at 37 mins with the last 200 metres in sprinting pace. It was a beautiful, cool, crisp weather today, perfect for running. In the RRR... RMR group, we had 9 runners today. Rounded off morning routine with post run stretches.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Easy Run - Saturday, 20th February 2010

Did an easy run of 45.38 minutes today. had some apprehensions after yesterday's strenous track interval workout and also was a bit stuff going into yesterday night, but once i started running, it was all smooth. Finished with a bout of stretching.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Speed intervals - Friday, 19th February 2010

Completed my track intervals today - did 5 rounds of 900 metres speed with 500 metres of easy jog in between. Started with 1.5 km of easy jog followed by some stretching. Also ended with stretching. Also ended with stretching post run. Good workout today. Was able to maintain good speed throughout the 5 rounds and in fact accelerated in the end.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tempo - Tuesday, 16th February 2010

Did a tempo run of 20 minutes today, thereby kicking off preparations for the goa half marathon in april. Little difficulty today, i think little bit of stiffness was there.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday Run - 14th February 2010

Had a good run at Marine Drive today with the NRC. Had to go to collect my photographs from the post SCMM lounge event, which fortunately was kept for me. Running in Marine Drive has its own attraction, a beautiful venue, an electric atmosphere with so many runners going up and down, a scenic view of the Arabian sea and also the sun beating down gently on the open road.  Had a good workout for 61 minutes.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Easy Run - Friday, 12th February 2010

Did an easy and comfortable run of 53.47 minutes today. It was quite cold today.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Easy Run - Thursday, 11th February 2010

Did an easy run of 65.30 minutes today. Have decided to do the Goa half marathon on 11th April as my next event.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Easy Run - Tuesday, 9th February 2010

Did an easy run of 1 hour 31 seconds today, completed 25 hours of running this year, pretty good. Another 100 hours to go.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

sunday long run - 7th february 2010 - BNP

Did a long run of 105.31 minutes today, an exhilarating run in the Borivli National Park, the weather was cool, crisp and perfect for running. Took all the slopes comfortably and on the return leg, took a new route, which was good and daunting as well.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Easy Run - Saturday, 6th February 2010

Did an easy run of 30.03 minutes, just limbering up after a whole week of non-activity.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SCMM - Personal Best time

Successfully completed my 6th Mumbai Half Marathon in a PERSONAL BEST time of 2.25.56 hours today. The race started with a melee today at the starting point, and I started with a good pace and kept at it till about 9 kms mark after which i started sagging a bit. from Mahalakshmi race course onwards, the sun was directly affecting the runners and the pedder road climb took a heavy toll on the legs. Passed the magificient african athletes at about that time. The marine drive stretch also took a heavy toll and i started walking to the count of 30 steps each time to recover my energy. From just before the turn into V.N. Road, i started again strongly, and kept at it without stopping, slowly increasing my pace all the time. At the flora fountain turn, i was determined to run strongly to the finish and i started accelerating my pace all the time and from about 200 metres to the finish, i started sprinting strongly to finish strongly in a good time of 2.25.56 hours. If i had not taken those walking steps, i could well have finished under 2.15 hours, which was the target.