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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So, till then stay fit and keep running!
This is a guest post by Katrina Jane Rice. Hip flexors are a group of muscles responsible for pulling your knees upward, moving your legs from front to back and side to side, flexing your hip joint and forward trunk. The importance of stretching these muscles will ultimately predict how your lower body will receive and respond to stress. Back pain often originates from problems with the hip flexors. Tightness of these muscles is usually caused by hours of prolonged sitting common in our modern lifestyle.This kind of inactivity leads to...read more
Week 6 of ultra marathon training was fantastic. And I received the long awaited book by Dr Douglas Graham – 80 10 10 Diet. I am very excited to read it. This week, I could stick to my training plan to the ‘T’ and felt wonderful. So, here is a quick run down of how my week 6 training went. Read : I Made Myself A Training Plan For 100 km Ultra Monday Monday morning I did a easy 7 km run, which was followed by planks, glute bridge and some more core work. Idea was to get my body in motion for the next day’s hard...read more
What does an easy day look like? It should be easy, duh! If you are a runner, then chances are that you had been told by very many learned people that have easy days in your training or easy days are an important component of training regime. But we still keep messing it up! In past, I have made mistakes on this very aspect. I always lingered in the NO MAN’S LAND. It resulted in overtraining in forms of reduced performance, flu, cold and cough and lethargy. So, here is a bit of light on the subject. Easy days and hard days –...read more
Did you watch the attempt to break the 2 hour barrier by Nike? They failed to do so but achieved an amazing feat nevertheless. Read : Nike’s Sub 2 Hour Shoe – Reality or Fake? Anyways week 5 of training didn’t go great. But I still had fun. This was the first week of Base 2 phase or the 5th week of training. In this phase I introduced hill running. Read : I Made Myself A Training Plan For 100 km Ultra I was time crunched throughout the week except on the Saturday, when I thought to have some trail fun.I couldn’t hit...read more
I love beer! And I love running! Almost any ultrarunner will say this. Ultra marathon is someway synonymous to beer, right? I used to be a whisky drinker some years before I dove into long distance running. The time I was training for my first 100 km race, somehow, organically I will say, became a beer drinker. I don’t know why! And it was not because of what generally ultrarunners drink! I was attracted to it like a fly to a sweet flower. It still baffles me. However, it was a natural transition from whisky to beer. People are...read more
4 weeks of training for this year’s ultramarathon is over. One month done and five more to go! Yeah, it’s awesome. I am nearer to my goal race and I am so pumped! The time flies so quickly. I am sure that after the race, it will feel like it was yesterday when I was making all the plans and writing training week updates. So it’s been a week that I have converted to being a vegan. That means I have cut out meat, dairy and honey from my diet. Also I have excluded all the fried unhealthy and sweet stuff. I must say, it is very...read more
This is a guest post by Paul Montes from Ezcompression.com. Specialized running gear is not necessary. Right now, some military recruit is running miles in combat boots, cotton socks and fatigues. While it is not a prerequisite, some essential running accessories can noticeably improve performance, drastically increase comfort and significantly boost progress. 1. Shoes Shoes are the most important piece of equipment for any runner, and choosing the right ones is critical. No one shoe will work for all runners, and the wrong ones can cause...read more
I have an announcement to make. It’s very important for me and for the ones around me. But first let’s look at how my week’s ultramarathon training went by. Week 3 : 17 – 22 April 2017 Monday The week started with an easy 6 km. The last weekend beers still had it’s effect on me and I didn’t feel that great. Monday blues maybe! I felt a strange shivering of sorts till after the run. But it went away soon after having umpteen cups of coffee and a big breakfast. I have started feeling a kind of stiffness in...read more
It’s different this week is the title of the video I made for this week’s training for this year’s ultramarathon. Hence the title for this post too. And it is not SEO friendly! But let it be. The video of this week is a musical one and you may enjoy it. Anyways, about this week’s ultramarathon training. A low mileage week. If you see the week’s workout, the longest run is of 10 km. It is the Base 1 phase of training. Read : I Made Myself A Training Plan for 100 km Ultra Week 2 : 10 – 15 April 2017 Monday A...read more
The first step of success in an ultra is a sound training plan to tame the eccentric mind! If you had read my post on future running plans, then I had mentioned that I have two 100 km ultra marathons lined up for the year. Keeping that in mind, I made myself a training plan for 100 km ultra. Bdw, there is a video at the end of the post on the what I have written, so check that out too. Read : Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018 Now, I started my training or I will say ‘some’ running again in February. I ran last in November...read more