'Do not attempt a record. Just finish the race.' I heard one of the organizers say at the pre-run briefing of the Baikal Ice Marathon. It was Nikolai, translating in English all the instructions and details that Alexie, the race director spoke in Russian. Since, the English translations were brief and intermittent, I held this … Continue reading Baikal Ice Marathon
Mumbai, 2020 "How is Mumbai's course?" he asked. "I don't know, but not the fastest for sure'' I said. This isn't a kind of question that concerns me. But being asked I began thinking of it from a recreational runner's perspective. I haven't quite thought of marathon courses that way. The seconds haven't mattered. Maybe, … Continue reading Chasing the Fast Pack: Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020
TMM 2019 Mumbai Marathon this year felt faster while the finish time was more than last year’s run. This is how runs go. One hopes, prepares and then variables beyond one’s control take over. All that variation and uncertainty is fine as long as one doesn’t expect. However, as much as running is about experience, … Continue reading Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019
Gebrselassie and Bekele’s country.. OFCOURSE premier’s term is also a marathon. And how does one forget that gorgeous ace runner Tirunesh.
When spirit doesn’t, geography does. Either way we are destroyed. Clocking good time in the process, is all what we got! Enviable, how these skyrunners commit themselves and endure these trails.
Where in the world do they understand accomplishment as something other than a medal? Auroville Marathon ofcourse !
Registration stats at Auroville Marathon. Handwritten! Adorable folks these are.
On Sunday, January 21st I ran the Mumbai marathon. It was my second year at this marathon. I will continue to run this every year. I realized that this once a year run is a good opportunity to mark one's physical and mental states through time. As I began this time, I clearly remembered how … Continue reading Second year at Mumbai marathon
Wilson Kipsang dropped out of Berlin Marathon today. He fell out of leading pack's pace and at 30th km he stopped, as reported. Kipsang's reasons are best known to him. One can only guess what might have been going on in this ace runner's mind as he saw himself falling out of the pack. While that … Continue reading How To: not finish a marathon
In the distant horizon was a bullock-cart rolling away. On the straight road this distance was over a kilometer. Pace was on my mind this evening - of things around, of me running and of Scott’s during Sparthathlon. I was trying to think what a pace of 7 min per mile takes after having … Continue reading Pace of things around