It’s been exactly a month today since I ran the race of my life – the Comrades Marathon 2019, Up run, and just about the right time to reminisce about the life-changing experience. I started running recreationally to lose weight…a sedentary IT job had taken my weight to 78kgs in 2005. And the hectic schedule … Continue reading Comrades 2019 – the race of my life!
Small joys of a running lifestyle. Dinner with legs dipped in ice water! A friend once told me once - There are two things you will find always in a runner's house - bananas, and lots of ice! I didn't appreciate the need to have copious amounts of ice at home until the mileage for … Continue reading Icing for tired legs – to douse the fire of mileage!
The 70km overnight run in Lonavala! On 5th May with the Striders buddies! Being slow to the point of embarrassment is now a hallmark of my marathon journey. But my endurance is good, and I will keep pounding the pavement for 20 more kms in a month's time!
10 things you should about the Tata Ultra Marathon, held annually in February, in the hills surrounding Lonavala: 1) This is probably the most scenic race route I have seen! Beautiful views everywhere. Since the run starts at 2:30 AM, you will experience the sunrise over the hills and sleepy villages, just waking up, during … Continue reading TATA Ultra Marathon 2019, Lonavala – 50 kms of joy! A race review
2018 is the first year when I started formal coaching with Road Burners (under coach Dan and coach Melwyn) for running, and the first full year of taking running seriously. Running has been a cornerstone of my fitness journey for several years now, and it is only right to look back, reflect and raise a … Continue reading 2018 – my year of running. A retrospective.
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!
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