To be honest, I hadn't thought of doing the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) 2019, on 24th Nov, until a few of my running buddies said they were going. The running schedule in Mumbai for me this year was quite tight. We had the WNC Navy Half Marathon just a week back (17th Nov), and running … Continue reading Adani Ahmedabad Marathon 2019 – a race report from a first timer (at Adani!)
This would be my first attempt at the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon. In fact, this is my first marathon run ever outside Mumbai, barring the Comrades event in South Africa, earlier this year! Company of friends, flat course and a promise of better - read, drier and cooler - weather than Mumbai made me take the … Continue reading Adani Ahmedabad Marathon 2019
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!
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.
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
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
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!
Standing on the start line, we are all cowards. - Alberto Salazar, 3 times NYC Marathon winner Race Report The Mumbai Half Marathon, is sponsored by IDBI Federal Life Insurance, and is almost always referred to as the ‘IDBI Half Marathon’ in the Mumbai running circles. Very high humidity, but superb arrangements by organizers, and … Continue reading Mumbai Half Marathon – 30 Sep 2018 – Race Report