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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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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Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018
Feb27

Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018

I have always been very ambitious though didn’t achieve most of the things I planned for. But, I had lots of fun, excitement and adventure in whatever I set out to do. So, my future plan is to run UTMB CCC in 2018. It is the Tour-de-France of ultra running. UTMB is a trail running event in Chamonix where almost 8000 runners from different countries of the world come together to run around Mont-Blanc. One can easily say that this...

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100 km of Tribute – A Video
Feb24

100 km of Tribute – A Video

I had been wanting to make a video on the Bhatti Lakes Ultra for a long time but I now have come around to doing it. I had written a piece on the race, in fact a couple of articles earlier. The link is this and this. I have made this video in the memory of my mother, who passed away in 2015, just 3 days before my race. I ran the race as a tribute to her. Hope you all like the video and please to give your valuable feedback, so that I...

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