So tired after this race and the stupid rain and the constant lightening and thunder didn't really let me sleep. 😴😴 Last year at the same event I took 1 hour 45 minutes to finish a 10km and this year, I took 2 hours 18 minutes to do a half marathon. A little more than half an hour😋
I have been getting DM's asking me why I run. Going to be very honest, I started running to shed some weight. It was supposed to be temporary. I never thought I would continue. I never imagined that it would be a part of my life.
Today, I run because running gives me the confidence to do everything else. It tells me that if you can run this distance, you can do anything else in life. It gives me the confidence to be me. It teaches one hardwork is the key to success.
Also, because the running community gives you such amazing friends. Friends who see you without makeup, at your weakest moment when you are sweating profusely and wanting to give up that race and they push you hard and not give up on you. They celebrate your finish line joys irrespective of their own results and timings. And, they don't do this only during a race, they do this in life as well.
Last two weekends I participated in two different kind of races which I never tried before.
On 4th of August,
Vinay and I teamed up and participated in a event called Adventure 25KM Race (UNTAMED 2.0) organized by NthAdventure near Avathi hills. It is a race where it involves MTB cycling, Trail Running, hiking, abseiling, road running and orienteering.
There will be 9 check points at different locations at different intervals covering 4 hills. No route marking will be done and no route will be guided. We have to find the path using the map given and collect all check point stickers in the sequential order. Also, team members must be together throughout the race.
My workout for Saturday was an easy run of 33k. I did my run on Sunday as I had some work on Saturday morning. This was the first time I ran such a long distance all by myself with no support and I am really happy with the result.
I started my run at 5:30. The weather was awesome as it just stopped raining. I carried 3 bananas and a bottle of water mixed with electrolytes. Although this was the first time I'm running on my own, I know I would finish the run. And that confidence kept me going till the last step. Never during the run had I ever thought that I wouldn't be able to finish the distance. I ventured into lesser know areas to get more distance so I don't have to keep doing the same loop as that would become boring and tedious.
I took my first break at 9k. Had a banana and water. I continued the pattern thought the run by taking breaks at 18k and 27k and finally finished my run in 3:59:10.
I was slower than I expected but I maintain a sort of steady pace throughout the run. Now for a well deserved rest day.
I can recall the entire 42kms by every minute, every kms. I wonder how is it that I still remember every thought, every sight that I saw, every person who overtook me, and the conversation I had with some Mumbaikars and one Japanese Septuagenarian. (I am usually bad with Memory)
This view of the beautiful sunrise being my favorite was definitely worth stopping and taking a pic.
Not everyone can see this view. You have to be running the marathon at my pace. 😂
After TRORT registered for the HM at SPBM on a lark. Since this time I do have more than a month, putting in some conscious effort without provoking my injury. HMs allow me to run my regular mileage without needing a bump. Will try to run the weekday runs as close to 5 min pace as I can and the long runs eventually close to 5:30 pace. Today's 18K was in the cesspool of a Bangalore due to heavy overnight rain which also kept drenching me during the run.
Rain water mixed with mud mixed with garbage mixed with drain water!!! #bengalurumarathon#halfmarathon#saucony#garmin235#runnersofindia#bangalorerunners
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Throwback to this beautiful country side run in
Herzogenaurach with my adidas family.
Though it was humid as hell but what a beautiful route. We ran close to 4miles.
Im slowly pick up momentum in my training after almost 3 weeks. Seriously missing long runs and speedwork, sun tan, humidity, lactic acid build up, burning of lungs etc etc. 😂 .
Last Sunday we did a powerpack and fun Tabata session conducted by @mohseenkhan_official and our runners definitely loved the workout. 😬😬 Swipe right to check team protein and team carbs competing with each other and getting stronger. 💪