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Happy Dassera and its relevance today

A very Happy Dassera to all of you. All of us know that there is a lot of mythological significance behind the festival and most of it revolves around the triumph of good over evil. Thus it is also called Vijaya Dashami…the Victorious Tenth day. Most of the stories are lost...
Posted On 24 Oct 2012
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About Superfoods

Generally from time to time each one of us receive emails that talk of various ‘superfoods’ Many runners who have read the book Born to Run by Chistropher Mcdougall  have also got acquainted with Chia seeds in that book.  Most emails will talk of some exotic fruits or...
Posted On 15 Oct 2012
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My Airtel Delhi HM Pacing Plan

    Dear Runners,   I thought I will share my pacing plan for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, 2012 in the form of FAQs How will a Runner who wants to run with me spot me? I will be wearing a yellow ‘Dare to Run’ Tee shirt and having a pennant with the...
Posted On 27 Sep 2012
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The rubber meets the Road – OR How to choose your optimum pace

    From all the feedback of my last post of the Hare and the Tortoise, one thing clearly emerged. Everyone wants to run like a hare with the pacing plan of a tortoise :-). Sorry guys you were born on a wrong continent. But everyone agrees that one should pace properly...
Posted On 25 Sep 2012
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The Hare, The Tortoise and Pacing

Now that we know, from the earlier post, what Pace is..let us try to understand why this is so important on Race day. Runners believe that in the parable of the Hare and the Tortoise the Tortoise won the race because it had a better pacing plan in place. Most new runners,...
Posted On 19 Sep 2012
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Pace v/s Speed

    This is something that used to confuse me a lot when I was a new initiate into the world of running. It helps to clarify these two terms and also why we talk in terms of Pace rather than Speed when we run. Most newcomers to running come from a background where their...
Posted On 18 Sep 2012
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All about Pacing

Hello,   I am the Pacer for the 3 hour bus at the forthcoming Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on 30th Sep, 2012   To know more about me you can visit the profile at http://www.procamrunning.in/adhm/content.php?code=VENKATRAMAN_PROFILE#MyAnchor   I also intend to do a...
Posted On 17 Sep 2012
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An august August

In the month of August I ran THREE Half Marathons. I never thought that one day I could be achieving this feat. I am thrilled that it could be done without too much of effort at all. Awesome as some would say!!! Brilliant as others might concur!!!
Posted On 28 Aug 2012
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“Heroes of Running” Coverage in Runners for Life

I have been featured by Runners for Life under their column “Heroes of Running” . Runners for Life http://www.runnersforlife.com is one of India’s larges networking site for recreational runners. My coverage there means a lot to me and thanks a lot to the team...

Kandivili 10K run

Friends, I was indeed happy to be present at the 10K run at Kandivili today and share the spirit of the event. The background of the run was a debate that raged about the new entry norms of SCMM 2013 where it required a runner to have run a past event. Recognising that not...