It’s Different This Time – Week 2
Apr16

It’s Different This Time – Week 2

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...

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I Made Myself  A Training Plan For 100 km Ultra
Apr08

I Made Myself A Training Plan For 100 km Ultra

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...

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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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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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I Am Not Running La Ultra – The High 2016
May23

I Am Not Running La Ultra – The High 2016

Shit happens. I believe in this “Forrest Gump” movie statement a lot. I am not running La Ultra – The High 2016, a race I have been dreaming to run for past couple of years. This race is on invitation basis wherein one has to fill an application, which is then scrutinized by the race organisers and accordingly one is selected to run this “cruelest race”on earth. They have a tough list of criteria to fill...

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