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Are you in a R.A.T. race? – 4

Are you in the R.A.T. Race? – 4 If there is one single Mantra in which the Hindu way of life is captured,  it is the Mantra of “ Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” ( Let all beings in the Universe be happy and free of sufferings ) While  the above thought is indeed very...
Posted On 21 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T. race? – 3

If you walk through any market area of our major towns and cities a certain oddity may strike you. There are a large number of medical stores. In fact in my area there are more Chemists and Druggists than there are Grocery stores. This oddity almost leads one to think that we...
Posted On 13 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T Race? – 2

When the Enron scandal broke out, most investigators were surprised that almost everyone in the Organization, irrespective of their ethical or moral drivers, had participated in the massive cover up for years together. It took a whistle blower to leak out that massive fudging of...
Posted On 11 May 2013

Are you in the R.A.T. Race?

Most of us are recreational runners and we take up running not to win any medals or prizes but mostly for restoring our good health.  Many of us also take up running for a sense of achievement while others like the strong social bonding that occurs amongst fellow participants in...
Posted On 10 May 2013

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
Garmin Test

Garmin Accuracy Test

In most Running Forums there is considerable debate about how accurate the Garmin can be. Often Runners end up challenging Event Organisers over the course distance by pointing out the numbers recorded on their Garmin devices. It is commonly accepted that the Garmin cannot be...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013

SCMM Expo – An Industry Marketplace?

I spent the last 3 days at the SCMM Expo and got a very good ground level feel of things.  I thought I will share my summary thoughts on this post. I went there originally to help Amit B Sheth with his stall to sell Tshirts for RUHI but also ended up manning the stall of Rahul S...
Posted On 14 Jan 2013

Post Run Feedback – Goa River Marathon 2012 – 2

Pacers Team Feedback – Goa River Marathon 2012 -2   After having put together the Pacers Team, it is equally important to measure what the two sides thought about it…the Pacers and the Runners. So accordingly both sides were asked for feedback and this is what the response...
Posted On 27 Dec 2012

Tomar, Sprinting and Sudden Cardiac Death

    Background The death of Police Constable Subash Tomar in New Delhi in the #DelhiGangRape demonstrations is now almost certainly being attributed to a Cardiac Arrest. Various news media are carrying reports of the cause of death being Cardiac in nature and not...
Posted On 26 Dec 2012

Post Run Pacing Report – Goa River Marathon 2012 – 1

YouTooCanRun Pacer’s Team     YouTooCanRun put together the Pacer’s Team for the Goa River Marathon of December 2012. This post captures the entire series of efforts that went into it and concludes with what was learnt from this effort. About Pacing   Many runners...
Posted On 24 Dec 2012