Give the rise and fall of the idea in a short span of time, it is difficult to predict a future for running barefoot or in minimalist footwear. Then,barefoot running was never a discovery and certainly not an innovation. It was happening always and it would continue to happen. However, the question is more about … Continue reading Barefoot Running – The Future
“How come my foot hurts?” A question that led Christopher McDougall to a life changing exploration that was later documented in the all-time classic book ‘Born to Run’. A foreign correspondent by training, Chris covered wars in Rwanda and Angola, and was also an amateur or recreational runner. When his foot hurt, he was either … Continue reading Born to Run – A ‘Delayed’ Review
Running, as a fitness activity, can get boring after some time. The expected benefits plateaus and runners are often on the look for new areas to motivate themselves. Those who take up running to lose weight would not be able to lose beyond a point; the quest for speed stops when one cannot run any … Continue reading Started Running, Do More!
Back in 2011, Rajesh Vetcha offered me the first opportunity to be a pacer in that year's Hyderabad Marathon, when such concept was hardly heard about. A pacer is someone who runs to finish in a pre-designated finish time at a steady pace to help other runners finish within the same time. They also share … Continue reading Being Pacer
On January 29, 2017, I take up my next big challenge in long distance running - Running 70K in the Queen of the Hills, Ooty as a part of The Nilgiris Ultra, and this time, it is with a difference. I would like to use this opportunity to raise funds for Thulir - A Centre … Continue reading Running for Cause
And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. - Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali Starting a New Year is more a symbolic gesture than of any substance other than the new calendars, diaries and the … Continue reading New Year… and New Beginnings, occassionally
It's been a while since I blogged and the same must apply to my running too. A quiet year of running was finally broken by my participation (for the 5th time) in the Hyderabad Marathon in August. Participating in the fifth time was as memorable as the first time and offered some interesting experiences and learnings. … Continue reading A long-distance relationship
Running a marathon is not just about running the 42.195 Km on the race day. It is more about the training for the event. The discipline required for the training brings out the best in oneself and is the real learning from the endeavour. It is not just about one’s physical ability but more about … Continue reading Run for Team ASHA in Bengaluru Marathon