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Thumbnail image for Completing TWCM & Starting 2017 on a Winning Note

2016 was a dismal year concerning my marathon races, like I mentioned in my previous post. I am so very happy that 2017 has begun on a promising note. I ran the full marathon distance and completed TWCM last Sunday, on January 08. The terrible timing (05:36:31 hr) screams at me […]

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Thumbnail image for The Marathons I did not Run in 2016

The Auroville Pondicherry Marathon in February 2016 was my solo attempt at completing a marathon last year. After running about 37 km, I threw in the towel and, for a marathoner, took the road less traveled for the remaining 5 km – on the bike of a helpful volunteer. The […]

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Thumbnail image for The Fall and Rise at Auroville Marathon

I was least prepared to run the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, Februay 08. That number eight is not my lucky number was not the only reason. I had very few serious run practices on account of a number of outstation trips. Besides, I had put on an additional 3 kg […]

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Thumbnail image for Taking on Unexpected Challenges at Chennai Marathon

I am a novice in the world of marathon running but I thought I was finding my way. The Wipro Chennai Marathon has dimmed those happy feelings. I had blamed my pedestrian showing in Kochi to the excessive heat and exhaustion. And partly due to losing time nudging a tiring […]

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Thumbnail image for The Very Spicy Marathon in Kochi

Leading up to the Kochi marathon, my training was anything but perfect. Sleep, complacency and persistent morning rains robbed a few days of practice. So, I wasn’t a picture of confidence as I boarded the late evening train for Kochi. I hadn’t packed my food and the only time a […]

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Thumbnail image for Running my First Marathon

I told myself that the Bengaluru marathon would be for real and not just a preparation for the Wipro Chennai marathon in December. So, my goal changed to finishing my run whatever happened. Then I told friends and my relatives about my intention to run the marathon race in Bengaluru.

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Thumbnail image for Training to Run a Marathon

This year, after profiling in this blog Ram Viswanathan who has half a century of marathon runs behind him, the dream was born, to run a full marathon. The idea germinated in the first week of May this year. Here is what has happened to the dream so far.

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Thumbnail image for In my Mind’s Radar – Running a Marathon

Discovering new terrains, creating new friendships, enjoying the high of private victories as I achieve my distance targets, feeling fitter and looking for new conquests are among the rewards that I gather as I run along. And, very likely, some of these rewards will also percolate into other areas of my life.

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Thumbnail image for Facing the 28 km Challenge

December 14, 2013 My Diwali Run about 45 days back created the desire in me to aim for a 28 km run. Then, I lost the rhythm of regular practice in between. I have to admit, I nearly lost track of the challenge, with late nights, late mornings and giving […]

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Thumbnail image for Diwali Run and Birth of Another Desire

Today it is Diwali! I woke up around 5.30 am to the sound of crackers all around. As I sat down drinking my lime juice in warm water, Lola came looking for me – for her share of cuddling and stroking. I feel grateful when I make her day by […]

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