You know you are a long distance runner when…

  5k and 10k are ‘short’ runs. Your weekly mileage is 25k and turns out to be a terrible week. You hit your ‘warm-up’ point at the 10km mark and hit your zone after 20km. You keep referring to your watch as ‘Garmin’. You’ve been running for 2 hours and you tell yourself “only 1 …

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An asthmatic’s ignominious (first) running story

I had originally posted this story in my Xaviers Bokaro alumni mailing list back in Sep 2006. If you’ve read the post┬áRunning the Course – Mumbai Marathon 2010 and are wondering about the back story to my running fetish, this story might offer some clues. I made a few minor edits to the email, anonymized …

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Running the Course – Mumbai Marathon 2010

If you’ve not read Part 1 of ┬áthis 2-part series (My Road to Mumbai Marathon 2010), the short version is this – “a case study in how to train well for a marathon for 4-5 months and then nearly blow it all in the final week before race day”. Anyways, this is part 2 – …

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My Road to Mumbai Marathon 2010

4 hrs 45 min 12 secs. That’s the total time I took to complete the regulation distance (42.195km) of Mumbai Marathon 2010. It was the 3rd full marathon I participated in & successfully completed. The time was 13 min shy from my personal best (Silicon Valley Marathon in 2002). I was 7 years younger, weather …

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