22/04/2020 Day 29: Perspective In practice, dates have begun to lose their everyday significance. There are a clutch of dates linked to major events and that’s about it. For instance, 3rd May - when the lockdown in India is to be lifted. Other days in between, signifying work deadlines, calls etc can be left to … Continue reading Day 29: Perspective
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
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 … Continue reading Runners & Objectivity
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading Heinrich – 2