Posts tagged running

Rainy season

The weather of namma Bengaluru is brilliantly suited for long distance running training. The rolling terrain and climbs of namma Bengaluru outskirts is great for cycling training. In the rainy season, namma Bengaluru also offers great open water swim training on the roads.  See, triathlon training is sorted out here. Just get a mouth mask in addition to a face mask and you are good to go. Training the sillycon way. #sillyconCity (#114)

The magic of trail ultra

The weekend before last is when I did my 100KM run at Hennur Bamboo Ultra. Keen on experimenting with the idea that I should be able to get up and run this distance, I did low mileage training with just one run of 43KM a week before the ultra. And it did work. As usual the magic of Hennur trail happened in the cool night. With Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance 2019” music belting in my ears, I was in a flow doing a fast paced non-stop walk (~8:30 pace) of 22KMs.

Long trail runs are magical and here it is as “The magic of trail ultra”.

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Many miles on Two feet

Five guys decided to enjoy the Indian summer by running from Bangalore to Karwar, the Deccan 300 miler run. Sushil ji  Balakrishnan Sadasivam and Babu George  and Rajendra Jaiswal were targeting 300 miles, while Gjm Reddy planned a 200 miler. All of them did it except RJ who had to call it off midway. Kudos to all you guys, for you, the highway is child’s play!  Two wonderful people Ankur Bhasin and Shiva in the…

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Bangalore Mountain Festival

Last Sunday (Jan 27) was the Half Marathon run at  “Bangalore Mountain Festival”, an event at Nandi Hills. Trail runs are very special to me as I meld with nature, staying mindful, totally in the present. It is fascinating to run in hilly terrains with rocks carefully poised over each other gently looking at you, nudging you to climb over them and supporting you all the way, smiling at you as you bound away from…

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