6 Mental Training Techniques for Ultra Runners
Mar21

6 Mental Training Techniques for Ultra Runners

An ultramarathon is hard on the mind and body. The brutal pounding from hours of running, hiking, walking or crawling takes a toll on the body and more on the mind. An ultramarathon is any race more than the traditional marathon distance i.e 42.2 km. In most cases of DNFs, it is the mind of the ultra runner that breaks first before deciding not to continue with the race. It is said that an ultra is 10% physical and 90% mental. Well, I...

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5 Tips to Injury Proof Body for Runners
Mar19

5 Tips to Injury Proof Body for Runners

In this article, I will give out simple 5 tips to injury proof body for runners. And mind you, there are no exercises here but general lifestyle tips which you can follow anytime of the day. So let’s get started. Running is a simple sport wherein a person puts one foot in front of the other. The sport is very exciting and addictive. It is kind of a meditative process where you focus on your form, strides, breathing etc....

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Create A Big Dream And Go For It
Mar18

Create A Big Dream And Go For It

This is what I had written yesterday to all my email subscribers. Just a random thought of inspiration. Then while running today I thought of sharing it on the blog as a post. Hope it makes sense! Do comment below. Hello there, Weekend is coming! I like how it sounds like “Winter is coming” from the Game of Thrones. So, thinking about that weekly long run, huh? Do it, as I told you in the previous newsletter. It helps...

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4 Podcasts A Runner Must Listen
Mar15

4 Podcasts A Runner Must Listen

So what is a podcast? It is digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. This definition is as per Wikipedia. Why listen to a podcast? Apart from reading books on running(7 books which I read and you should too), podcasts is an another way to enhance knowledge. Well, the benefits are...

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Nike’s Sub 2 Hour Shoe – Reality or Fake?
Mar12

Nike’s Sub 2 Hour Shoe – Reality or Fake?

Nike has recently announced that a trial called Breaking2 will try and break the barrier of running a marathon, 42.2 km, in sub 2 hours. WOW! But is it a reality or just a marketing gimmick? Can it be done? According to a team at University of Colorado Boulder, a sub 2 hour marathon is possible! The current world record in a marathon is by a Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto, with a time of 2:02:57 at Berlin marathon in 2014. But there are lot...

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India is Now on the World Map of Ultrarunning
Mar09

India is Now on the World Map of Ultrarunning

Good news for all Indian ultrarunners! India is now on the world map of ultrarunning. India has become the 83rd member of International Association of Ultrarunners(IAU), all thanks to the initiative by Athletics Federation of India(AFI). But what is ultrarunning/ ultra marathon, you may ask? Any race more than  the marathon distance i.e 42.2 km is called an ultramarathon. The races are generally of distances like 50 km, 50 miles, 80...

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6 Tips on Writing a Training Log Book
Mar06

6 Tips on Writing a Training Log Book

A training log book is a very important weapon in the arsenal of any endurance athlete. Training for any kind of an endurance event is a long, arduous journey of several months of hardships. In case the athlete, is self coached, which most of us are, doesn’t record his day to day training somewhere, he is likely to end up being overtrained or injured. A training log book serves many purposes. For example it aids as a tracking...

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Rambling About the Weekly Long Run
Mar06

Rambling About the Weekly Long Run

I will be clear at the beginning only : this post is a rambling about the weekly long runs. It will though have instructional value too! Marathon and races beyond that distances are tough on the body and mind. Before the body mostly it is the mind which buckles down first. The body takes care of itself if the mind is trained adequately. The distance is daunting. Running for a long period of time on weekends i.e one hour, two, or six...

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Whys and Hows of Eating Chia Seeds
Mar04

Whys and Hows of Eating Chia Seeds

As per Wikipedia, scientific name of Chia seeds is Salvia Hispanica. It is a species of a flowering plant in the mint family which is a native to Central and Southern Mexico and Guatemela. You can read more about it here. Chia seeds is quite a popular superfood. The basic nutrition profile per 100 g is as under(as per Wikipedia) – Energy – 436 kcal Carbs – 7.72 g Dietary fiber – 34.4 g Fat – 30.74 g...

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10 Tips To Get Back to Running After A Break
Mar01

10 Tips To Get Back to Running After A Break

A fellow blogger and runner friend recently said to me(in fact taunted me, to be precise), when she heard that I am not running and putting on weight, that she hates being friends with people who are lazy FARTS! Well, I am thankful to her for this kick in the butt, theoretically. I started running the next day and a few days later reactivated my sleeping blog. That’s the first step to get the motivation to start running again. A...

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