Life Is Not Perfect
Jun14

Life Is Not Perfect

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...

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What Goes In My Vegan Breakfast Bowl?
Jun06

What Goes In My Vegan Breakfast Bowl?

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...

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How To Avoid Nipple Chafing
Jun04

How To Avoid Nipple Chafing

Nipple chafing is horrible and painful. And it is a reality. The guys are the biggest sufferers. So here is a short guide to “How To Avoid Nipple Chafing”. Nipple chafing happens with mostly guys. We don’t wear any under shirt UNDER the running T. So when we run, the chest goes up and down against the fabric of the t-shirt. The nipple which protrudes out slightly gets to bear the brunt of continuous movement. And...

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I Registered For A 100 Km Ultra
Jun01

I Registered For A 100 Km Ultra

  Sorry for posting this post in the middle of the week. It’s late. This was the DOWN week so it was fun to just run for fun! I have now finished my Base Phase 2 of training. Here’s a recap. Monday A easy 5 km with ego in the back pocket. I had bit too many drinks on the weekend and was feeling the effect till now. I got to go easy next weekend. Read : What Does An Easy Day Look Like? Tuesday A 7 km run with last 3 km...

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Week 7 Was Great
May22

Week 7 Was Great

Week 7 of ultra marathon training was great. I could hit almost all the number of kilometres this week. Here’s a brief recap. Monday I couldn’t wake up in the morning because the previous day we were out till late for shopping. And also due to the current heat wave, it causes a sort of fatigue which inhibits the ability to wake up early. Early for me is 4 or 4:30 AM because if it is later than this time then it gets too...

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Received 80 10 10 Diet Book – Week 6
May14

Received 80 10 10 Diet Book – Week 6

  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...

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Week 5 Didn’t Go Great
May08

Week 5 Didn’t Go Great

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...

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One Week Of Being Vegan – Week 4
Apr29

One Week Of Being Vegan – Week 4

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...

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