Vasai Virar Marathon 2018 – a quick race recap!

Alright, so, honestly, I am always torn in the decision making of registering for the Vasai Virar Marathon. There have been issues in the last years' races where water support in the last few kms for the full marathon, with sun shining down brightly overhead, and the hot asphalt of the road radiating heat, was … Continue reading Vasai Virar Marathon 2018 – a quick race recap!

Dare to Run – a running book with a soul – by Amit Sheth

A beautiful, honest and superbly inspiring book by Amit Sheth for any runner, especially in Mumbai, owing to its relatability. This book chronicles the journey of Amit from a non-runner to an accomplished long-distance runner and multiple times Conrades finished - that holy grail of endurance running, covering a distance of 87+ km over 5 … Continue reading Dare to Run – a running book with a soul – by Amit Sheth

Dandi Salt Challenge – why should you run it?

Year 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dandi Salt Challenge has been put up to recreate the footwork Gandhiji and his supporters did, in walking from Sabarmati, his ashram, all the way to Dandi, 401 kms away! This simple act of lifting a handful of salt, in defiance of the … Continue reading Dandi Salt Challenge – why should you run it?

WNC Navy Marathon – 18 Nov 2018 – a quick race recap

Dil toh ziddi hai, dil toh ziddi hai… To the loud thumping of this peppy song, we started our run just at the dawn of 18th Nov 2018. While there were some discussions in social media around the late start time for half marathon for this event, which was at 6:15 AM (vs. the IDBI … Continue reading WNC Navy Marathon – 18 Nov 2018 – a quick race recap

Best places in Mumbai for long runs

I have been meaning to write a note on the best running places in Mumbai, where runners, especially the longer distance ones, can train. Having a variety of terrain, and, ideally, micro-climate (sun exposure, humidity) to train in is a key to endurance. Sanjay Gandhi National Park (aka Borivali National Park, or just BNP) The … Continue reading Best places in Mumbai for long runs

The screw of the Garmin watch strap – the weak link!

I recently upgraded my Garmin watch from the earlier FR 220 to FR 235, and the vendor of choice was Dinesh Laungani of Vishal Trading (Thane). Barring the competitive pricing he offers on Garmin watches, shipping to anywhere you want it shipped, his personal advise on watch selection (being a runner himself, his advice on … Continue reading The screw of the Garmin watch strap – the weak link!