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, […]
It is remarkable how some of the runners can look at, examine and take stand on situations in their lives. Has been hard personally. Here is Meb on whats next. He retired after NYC marathon. Last two lines! Somedays it is hard to even pry oneself out of thinking from an emotional space. It works […]
A quick 5 km at Sankey in rain. Snatching time these days. Figured that making time isn’t working. The little sinkholes into which hours go down, all 24 of them. Update: Messed up the sweet sense of having gone out for a run on a not so bright evening, by watching Tom Cruise run in the […]
31/7/2018 NLS Trail This day the year tips over to the other side. Marked this with a 14km run. The pond on the trail is already lower than half. The trail tests but prepares well for marathons ahead. 5:36 pace on the rocks.
29/7/201812 km on GKVK trail at 5:17 pace. With some ideas for the farm.
28/07/2018 GKVK Trail today. Waited for the train to pass. Somewhere in the canopy a Bulbul’s chirp could be heard. Ants love the rain too, it appears. After a shower, there are always plenty. Took a break watching ants, resumed on a Punjabi playlist. 12 km with 5:16 pace. Another long break and I should […]
All pics & text from a Runner’s World cover on Heinrich. He was 73 y.o at the time of this story.
“In the morning all the birds are chirping and everything is going on,” he says. “I grab a coffee and get to work. Then when I get tired, I take off. If I run out of ideas, I go for a run, and things fall into place.”
The analogy! To Heinrich, the ineffable sensations a fit runner experiences on a good 10-miler are similar to the joy he thinks migratory birds must have when flying. He writes, “What makes the blackpoll warbler strike out south in the fall after a cold front is probably not fundamentally different from what motivates me to […]
Heinrich won his debut marathon, in San Francisco, in October 1979 in 2:29:16. He improved to 2:22:34 a few months later at the West Valley Marathon in Burlingame, Calif. Two days after turning 40, Heinrich won the masters division at the 1980 Boston Marathon in 2:25:25. As in his first marathon, where he took the […]