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Recovery

This is the last week before the SCMM and I thought I will share my thoughts on this important aspect. While much focus is given on training aspect and some on nutritional aspects, very little attention is given to the recovery aspect. So here goes. 1. The ‘form’ that...
Posted On 13 Jan 2014

TheeMudhi ( Walking on hot coal embers ) and Endurance running

I spent the weekend of April 27 / 28, 2013 in my ancestral village in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, South India. On Monday evening, I had occasion to understand the ceremony of TheeMudhi. Literally Fire- Walking. Or walking across on flaming hot coal embers. About 50...
Posted On 01 May 2013

Marathon Training Workshop – Panjim, Goa – Oct 21st

Marathon Training Workshop at Panjim –  Goa The Marathon Training Workshop conceived by YouTooCanRun held its second workshop at Panjim Goa. In a first time initiative, the Vasco Da Gama Sports Club, organizers of the Goa River Marathon invited the faculty of YouTooCanRun...
Posted On 22 Oct 2012

Goa River Marathon – Marathon Training Workshop

YouTooCanRun is organizing together with Vasco Sports Club and ESA the Marathon Training Workshop in Panaji, Goa for the benefit of the running community there. It is scheduled for Sunday, Oct 21st and is to be held at the prestigious Black Box at the Kala Niketan Academy. Here...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Marathon Training Workshop?

Many may wonder what is the purpose of the workshop and where does this fit into the larger scheme of things. Out of the 13-15K HMers and 3-5K FMers that turn up for the SCMM, hardly a fraction train under a good coach or as part of a running group. Each year, there is a large...
Posted On 04 Sep 2012