I have been running for over a decade now but started running marathons since a few years back. Though my first marathon was a disaster and very painful but I was reborn the moment I crossed the finish line. Now I have run a 100km race recently and am a new ultra runner. Read more about me here.
I am a prolific reader and an eager learner of the sport. A decade plus of running with friends and now participating in races has helped me gain tremendous insight to the sport of endurance running.
Through this blog I will share with you my knowledge of long distance running and related issues backed by research from reliable sources to motivate runners and non – runners equally to lead a injury free, healthy, active and happy life. Also, I will be compiling soon my training logs for the preparation of my first ultra alongwith the race report in form of an e-book.
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I did two 100 kms within 45 days in 2017 and here are 5 lessons I took from them. Last year I had set a grand goal for myself. It was to qualify for CCC UTMB 2018. Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018 So, as per the plans, I had to do two 100 kms races to earn 8 points to qualify for CCC UTMB 2018. Now, I could have done one 100 km race in February and the other one in October or December as per the race calendar here in India. But life happened and I couldn’t do the February race. I was left with only few races which gave points for...read more
I get this almost on daily basis, HOW DID BEING VEGAN HELP YOU WITH RUNNING ULTRA MARATHONS? I ran my first ultra marathon in 2015. It was a 100 km. Race Report – Bhatti Lakes 100 km 2015 I can safely say that I was a bit naive about the training then. I knew that I needed to run a lot but safely, of course, to not to get injured. I ran increasingly more and started developing a weekly bout of cold and cough. Go to the archives of 2015, you will find week wise training updates for this race. Now, this bouts were accompanied by running...read more
This I guess my first blog in months now. Actually, I had been busy running ultra marathons and YouTubing. That’s why I took a break from blogging. Let me help you catch up. Bdw Happy New Year!!! 2017 went great! It truly was a year of adventure. I could achieve almost all the running goals I had set out to do. I did one 50 km ultra marathon and two 100 km ultra marathons at various parts of India. In the process, I gained 8 points to apply for CCC UTMB 2018, in Chamonix, France. But there is a hitch! Watch my video below to get an...read more
Veganism is the thing! No, it’s not a latest fad but a way of life for a healthy and peaceful life. It is contested very fiercely by non vegans and sometimes turns ugly. However, in this post I am not debating on the topic whether veganism is good or not, but will show you some vegan stuff I am eating nowadays. And it is mouth watering! In this video, I am showing how I make my breakfast smoothie and my first time experience of making a vegan ice-cream. Also in the video is a recap of last week’s training for this year’s...read more
This is my 14th week of training and 11th week of being a vegan. This week I got 2 packages. One was from Unived and other was a book called Hal Koerner’s Field Guide To Ultrarunning. I am so stoked to have these two babies, which will further enhance my ultramarathon training. Here is a short video of my last week’s training. Hope you enjoy it. If you liked what you saw, then do give a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Till then stay fit and keep running. Run...read more
This is my first travel video – from Gwalior to Gurgaon, along with some delicious food tasting and some running. It was a break time for me and my family. Hope you enjoyed it. If you liked the video, then don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more exciting videos. Till then stay fit and keep running. Run to:ShareFacebookTwitterGoogleRedditLinkedInEmailWhatsAppLike this:Like...read more
This video is of my 13th week of training for Bhatti Lakes Ultra 100 km. This week marks the end of my almost 3 months of base phase. Now the serious work starts with some speed session month. Read : Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018 Hope you enjoyed it. If you liked the video, then don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel for more exciting videos. Till then stay fit and keep running. Run to:ShareFacebookTwitterGoogleRedditLinkedInEmailWhatsAppLike this:Like...read more
I am training myself to run two 100 km races this year and UTMB next year i.e in 2018. That means I will need to train a lot and be consistent. Read : Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018 To put the matter into perspective, I would like to bring out at the outset that I am not a pro-athlete who gets paid to run. I am a normal next door Sameer, Vikas or Sam, who leaves the house in the morning for work and has a family and other commitments. I mean I am busy like everyone else and I take out time to train. Read : Life Is So Difficult Now,...read more
This post is a shot at free writing. I don’t know whether it made sense or not but for the first time I let my thoughts on ‘Life Is Not Perfect’ go wild. I just felt like writing it without any structure and major edits. Life is not perfect. And it should never be. Otherwise we will never evolve or do better or great things. However, it might sound like a cliché but everyone wants a perfect life which is a balanced mix of work and fun. But the balance is sometimes too balanced which takes out the element of adventure or...read more
I am a newly converted vegan. And an ultra marathoner. Rings a bell? There are many like me in this sport and the greatest of them all is the legendary Scott Jurek. So, I am in the ‘vegan ultrarunner‘ league now. Read : Eat And Run I converted to a vegan for 2 reasons. One, I wanted to lose weight and second, I wanted to improve my performance. The second reason is directly proportional to the first reason. Less weight equals to faster timings. Wait, there is a third reason too. That is to bulletproof my immune system. It always...read more