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Poorna – Sofa to Pinkathon10K

Poorna Daftari, joined the team of YouTooCanRun and was inspired to take up running. Being a non runner, she aspired to take part in the Pinkathon 10K. With about 7 weeks of training she ran a decent 10Kms. Read her amazing story here. Name : Poorna Daftari Age : 22 Profession :...
Posted On 10 Dec 2013

Jayanti — Sofa to Pinkathon10K

Jayanti Poojari joined the team at YouTooCanRun. Though she was having an atheltic background before, she had never run. She aspired to run the Pinkathon 10K and with about 7 weeks of training she ran the distance at a comfortable speed. Read all about her adventure here. Name :...
Posted On 10 Dec 2013

YouTooCanRun and The Challenging Ones

The mission of YouTooCanRun is to inspire non runners to take up running for good health. It seeks to do this by presenting inspiring stories of runners who are achieving great heights in running inspite of several challenges. The Challenging Ones is an organisation spearheaded...
Posted On 20 Nov 2013

Tackling Diwali – 4

Tackling Diwali – 4In the concluding series let us touch upon a few miscellaneous points and also how to recover post Diwali. – Drink plenty of water during the day. Most sweets and savories are devoid of water and quite dry. In order to metabolise it, water is drawn...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013

Tackling Diwali – 3

Tackling Diwali – 3One term – Appropriate choices Another aspect of managing Diwali excesses is to make the appropriate choices in what we choose to ingest. Not all sweets / savories are created equal. And it pays to know them a little closely and avoid those that are...
Posted On 01 Nov 2013

Tackling Diwali – 2

Tackling Diwali – 2Two words. Portion & Spacing Here’s why. Portions: This is quantity and is pretty simple to understand. Meaning if you eat more you will gain more weight. Not counting the acidity So you must eat less rather than more to keep your weight in...
Posted On 01 Nov 2013

Tackling Diwali – 1

Tackling Diwali – 1As runners we all want to lose weight. We also know that if we lose weight we will be able to improve our running times. Besides looking svelte in those running shorts But on the other hand we love food and with festivals all coming one after the other,...
Posted On 01 Nov 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

Arunodaya – Sofa to 5K

As many of you know YouTooCanRun has embarked on a program titled ‘Sofa to 5K’ The aim of this program is the get folks who are sofa sitters to start running 5K. So here is a story of how 4 ladies from my Housing apartment in Mumbai, called Arunodaya ran ( rather...
Posted On 11 Mar 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