Friday, April 30, 2010

easy run - friday, 30th april 2010

Did an easy run of 29.44 minutes today, kept it low, due to tomorrow's long slow run of 16 kms planned at BNP. Tremendous heat today and could hear thunder on a couple of occasions, plus the sky was overcast. possible rains today

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The bright side of injury

Interesting analysis of what to expect when you are injured can be found here

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

easy run - tuesday, 27th april 2010

Did an easy run of 29.21 minutes today, have to go to work early today. Had the ORS solution and found it to be too good. The energy levels were very good at the end of the run.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

easy run - saturday, 24th april 2010

Did an easy run of 49.06 minutes today, started getting stomach cramps somewhere towards the middle portion of the run and slowed down deliberately to ease the pain. Overall good effort in this tremendous heat.

Friday, April 23, 2010

easy run - friday, 23rd april 2010

Did an easy run of 64.09 minutes today, quite exhausting in the end, but thoroughly satisfying in terms of endurance in this energy sapping heat. Coming into running after sunday, so little difficult in the middle to end stages, but hang on to the finish of the route.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

boston marathon 2010

Robert Cheruiyot won the Boston Marathon 2010 in a course record of 2.05.52, up 90 seconds over the course record and Teyba Erkesso won the women's event in a time 2.26.11 barely 3 seconds away from the second place finisher Tatyana Pushkarev of Russia. Read on here

easy run - tuesday, 20th april 2010

Did an easy run of 17.45 minutes today with Niki, who is coming into running after several months. Had to adjust to her timings, hopefully she continues with her runs and becomes better day by day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

10k race at BNP on sunday, 25th april 2010

A 10KM race is being organised by RUN RUN RUN...RUN MUMBAI RUN group inside Borivli National Park, in the western suburbs of Mumbai on Sunday, 25th April 2010. For more details, please visit

For registration for the race, pleas...e add your details in the following link

60 hours of running in 2010

completed 60 hours of running in 2010; target of 125 hours this year.

LSD - Sunday, 18th april - BNP

Did a LSD of 10 kms today, in slow easy pace came home in 66.16 minutes. BNP was good for running at 6.30 a.m. on the way back there is a stretch of about 100-200 metres when you are exposed to the early morning sun, otherwise the route is okay.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

easy run - saturday, 17th april 2010

Did an easy run of 41.30 minutes today, coming to the track after 5 days of inaction. Probably because of that could not carry on for more, but it seemed to hot and muggy as usual today.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 Marathon des Sables Results are out in this link here

Michelle Kakade from Pune, completed all 6 stages finishing 979, 950, 911, 881, 905 & 886 in the respective stages. Way to go Michelle.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Patrick Makau wins Rotterdam Marathon 2010

Patrick Makau wins Rotterdam Marathon 2010 in a time of 2.04.48, which is the fourth fastest marathon of all time behind Haile Gebrasellasie (2.03.59) and Duncan Kibet and James Kwambai (both 2.04.27), for details read here

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tadese Tola wins paris marathon 2010

Tadese Tola wins Paris Marathon 2010 in a time of 2.06.40 a massive improvement of 9.05 over his previous best of 2.15.45. Read here

easy run - sunday, 11th april 2010

Went for an easy run today instead of going to the trail running in BNP as i thought it was not the right time to do trail running what with the kind of hot and humid weather prevailing these days. Took water along with me, which was a wise move. Started slowly and gingerly not knowing the conditions, but comfortably settled into an easy and good rhythm, kept on intaking water regularly, good effort in the end, did little more than last time and arrived at the end in a better time. I think yesterday's strength workout plus skipping and burpees helped immensely. Lot of lessons learnt today.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pelvic floor exercises

Excellent youtube video on Pelvic floor exercises. Click at the link

easy run - friday, 9th april 2010

Got out today at 5.30 a.m. to a hot, steamy, muggy morning, like in a cauldron, forget about running, even walking was difficult in such extreme conditions. weather bureau might say anything but reality was "it was close to death valley".  started out slow and easy and realised the difficult conditions today, deliberately kept it slow pace, with good rhythm, and relaxed breathing all the time. Went through several emotions of pain, hunger and giving it all up but continued in the same slow pace determined to finish the route. Crossed the pain barrier today. Divine inspiration was there as i finished in exactly 60.00 minutes. Tough run, entirely drenched and completely drained out.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

tempo run - wednesday, 7th april 2010

did a tempo run of 32 minutes today, initially was not upto the tempo mood today, but decided anyway to keep options open at the 20 minutes mark, picked up pace thereafter and maintained a good pace with rhythm. good workout today.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LSD - Sunday, 4th april 2010

We had a good LSD run today at the BNP. There were 9 of us including Jayesh, who had come first time. We had Hemant, Shashi, Supriya, Genieve, Milan, Yogesh, Jayesh and Dr. Sharma who joined later. We started sharp at 6.15 a.m. with pre-run warm ups. Considering the heat later in the morning, we decided on an early start. However, the morning was very cool and crisp and very beautiful for running. The endless tree cover in BNP is a boon for runners. We pass by so many runners and walkers and others doing yoga and pranayama on the way. All of us reached the 6 kms mark at the top near the Kanheri Caves and took a welcome break of about 3-5 minutes.

On the way back, the sun was filtering through the tree shades though it was still comfortable. Myself and Supriya decided to explore the two diversions, where Ashok, Milan and Saurabh had meticulously done the km markings. We took both the diversions and must say, the second diversion of 1 kms was quite tough because it was up and down all the way.

By the time we entered the main road, the sun was up fully and then the challenge began. With about 1.5 kms to go, we sprinted to the finish and finished strongly in the end.

All others did 12 kms whereas myself and Supriya did 15 kms. All others have promised to go better distance next time.

So, Ashok, Milan & Saurabh, we have done full justice to your back breaking efforts the other Sunday.

We rounded off the morning workout with a bout of post-run stretches.

Thanks to everybody for coming today and welcome to Jayesh for his first run at the BNP.

Next week for a 17 kms attempt

Friday, April 2, 2010

speed intervals - Juhu Beach - friday, 2nd april 2010

Did speed intervals today at Juhu beach, first time that speed work was done at the beach. Did 7 rounds of 400 metres followed by easy jog of 400 metres. Before that did rigorous stretching and followed it up with post run stretching.There were 8 of us in the group.