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just RUN updates

December 1, 2008

26 Nov – Wed – ~ 5 KM

27 Nov – Thu – Stretching for around 20 mins

28 Nov – Fri – ~ 6.5 KM in 39 mins

1 Dec – Mon – ~ 9 KM in 52 mins

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from a commoner to a RUNner :-)

November 22, 2008

The wonderful journey ended on 9 Nov.

From being a commoner 4 months back, I can say I am now a RUNner (though novice) with the completion of my first half-marathon last Sunday! I realized that I have RUN more than 300 KMs in the process!

If you think this is great, let me tell you – It is nonthing! … Do not believe me? Then go ahead and read about Santhosh, who went on running for a whole day (yes, 24 hours!) at Bangalore Ultra Marathon (just a week after ADHM) and ran for 156 KM … here on his blog -> http://teamasharunner.blogspot.com/2008/11/first-ultra-in-india.html

I hope you now agree with me that I am just a ‘drop in the vast ocean’!

After a break of few days, I am back on track (for my 2nd half-marathon on 18 Jan 2009 in Mumbai)

20 Nov – Thu – 3.25 KM in 20 mins.

21 Nov – Fri – 5 KM in 31 mins.

Well, as they say – it is not the end but the beginning 🙂

been there, done that – my first half-marathon!

November 12, 2008

Finally, I completed my first half-marathon!

7.5 Km

10.0 Km

19.3 Km

Finish Time Net

Finish Time Gross

Overall Rank

Category Rank

00:42:16

00:56:26

01:56:19

02:08:12

02:09:34

790

569

adhw0636

Thanks a lot to everyone who supported my maiden RUN. It was not exactly like what I planned … let’s see if I can make it in Mumbai half-Marathon (on 18 Jan ’09) 🙂

The one NGO I tried to gather support for is www.RangDe.org (I will soon share more about it!)

Final countdown – 5 more days!

November 3, 2008
Can You Spot Me?

Can You Spot Me?

Thu – 30 Oct ~ 5 KM in around 30 minutes [in nearby Park]

Sun – 2 Nov – 15 KM in around 85 mins [in real-like conditions] ~ sub 2 hour half-marathon seems to be within reach 🙂 … Truly inspiring highlight of the Festive RUN in Gurgaon was Dr. Ashis Roy (born 1932) … All those who think RUNning is tough, go and read about this ‘young man‘. Y’day, he had an unfortunate slip at the 9KM mark and he started bleeding but he went on to finish his 10KM RUN after applying ice. Hats off to his indomitable spirit!

Time to be careful!

October 27, 2008

Mon – 20 Oct ~ 10 KM in roughly an hour (on treadmill)

Tue – 21 Oct – Rest

Wed – 22 Oct ~ 7 KM in 40 min

Thu – 23 Oct – Rest

Fri – 24 Oct – Rest

Sat – 25 Oct – Rest

Sun – 26 Oct – Rest

Mon – 27 Oct ~ 10 KM in ~ 60 mins

Tue – 28 Oct – Happy & Prosperous

Diwali!

 

I had heard a story when I was very small … A king sends his ‘yuvraj’ (prince) to a saint’s hermit for education .. As an entrance test, the saint (swami) asks the kid to climb up a high tree … when the kid is about to reach back to the ground, the saint utters ‘Be careful!’ … At this, the king asks ‘Swamiji, why you did not give any instructions at the onset of the adventure but asked my son to be careful when he is about to finish the stunt?’ At this, the saint responds ‘Dear King, it is when the end seems very near that most of us lower are guards and are therefore very vulnerable’ …

Hope this explains the title of my post … It is just 12 days to my first 21+ KM (half-marathon) RUN!

Just 20 days to my 1st half-marathon!

October 20, 2008

Mon – 13 Oct – Rest
Tue – 14 Oct – Rest
Wed – 15 Oct – A good cross training in the form of ‘Outbound Training’ – Enjoyed Rock climbing, River crossing, and many more physical activities [I guess it was equivalent, if not more than planned 8 KM RUN]
Thu – 16 Oct – 5 KM ~ 30 min on treadmill
Fri – 17 Oct – 7.1 KM ~ 45 min on treadmill
Sat – 18 Oct – Rest
Sun – 19 Oct – Rest

Highlight of the week: RUN on a highway!

October 14, 2008

Mon – 6 Oct : Rest
Tue – 7 Oct : 7 KM ~ 40 min
Wed – 8 Oct : Rest
Thur – 9 Oct : Rest (going out of town – but will keep up with my RUN schedule)
Fri – 10 Oct : Rest
Sat – 11 Oct : ~12 KM RUN on NH 8 (It was real fun running on the National Highway! I started from TATA’s Navsari towards Aamchi Mumbai. I was tempted to scare already amused onlookers by asking them ‘How far is Mumbai’ – being some 250+ KM away from it! I was out in the bright sun – from around 7:45 AM till 9:15 AM – for almost 100 minutes)
Sun – 12 Oct – Rest

This week’s RUN deficit : around 12 KM 😦

Have you tuned in just recently and wondering what this is all about? Read my 1st half-marathon plans here! Please comment and register your moral support!

more RUN updates …

October 6, 2008

Mon – 29 Sep : Rest
Tue – 30 Sep : 5 KM ~ 30 min
Wed – 1 Oct : ~ 7 KM ~ 40 min
Thur – 2 Oct : 139th Happy Birthday, dear Mahatma Gandhi ‘bapu’ … happy International Non-violence Day! [No RUN, only garba 🙂 – was it equivalent to 5 KM? not sure …]
Fri – 3 Oct : One more day of cross training (read ‘garba’) – I guess I did lot more than 7 KM … the knees are paining 😦
Sat – 4 Oct : Rest
Sun – 5 Oct – 10 KM ~ 62 min in a local RunningAndLiving.com event!

Have you tuned in just recently and wondering what this is all about? Read my 1st half-marathon plans here! Please comment and register your moral support!

just the RUN updates …

September 29, 2008

Mon – 22 Sep – 9 KM ~ 54 min
Tue – 23 Sep – Rest
Wed – 24 Sep – 6 KM ~ 37 min
Thu – 25 Sep – 3 KM ~ 18 min
Fri – 26 Sep – 6 KM
Sat – 27 Sep – Rest (1st Guest lecture! 🙂
Sun – 28 Sep – Rest

Business (RUN) as usual :-)

September 22, 2008

My RUN practice is back to usual regularity 🙂 … It is just 7 weeks to go before I run my first half-marathon!

I have tweaked my training plans (rewinded it by few weeks) to ensure the 21 KM (half-marathon) falls on 9 Nov 08!

Mon – 15 Sep – Rest
Tue – 16 Sep – 8 KM ~ 50 min (treadmill; this was planned for mon but swapped for now)
Wed – 17 Sep – 6 KM ~ 40 min (treadmill; as opposed to planned 6.5)
Thu – 18 Sep – 3 KM ~ 19 min (treadmill; as opposed to planned 3.25)
Fri – 19 Sep – 6 KM ~ 38 min (treadmill; as opposed to planned 6.5)
Sat – 20 Sep – Rest; as planned [TeachIndia]
Sun – 21 Sep – Rest; as planned