TCS Open 10K Run

5 June, 2011
Finally, it is done. The race is over. I clocked about 2 minutes less than last year. Not as good as I had hoped, because the weather today was fantastic. But at least the timing wasn’t worseย than last year. That would have sucked. Running with Dipika again saved me from a worse timing. She has loads more energy than me, so it was a real struggle trying to keep up with her in the last few kilometers. But if I had run alone, I would have walked half of the last few kilometers.
TCS 10k 2011

Me and Dipika, at the Cubbon road stretch.

Photo credit: Tom Cole

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D-Day Tomorrow

Three months of training, mostly irregular towards the end. We are ready for our second 10k, actually the second annual Bangalore 10k. Last year I was about 8 kgs lighter. But we had an eight month sabbatical in between so we basically started again from scratch. So I am hoping that I at least match last year’s timing. The calf-pain in the first few kilometers still annoy me. And there is a good chance that we will be running in the rain this year. Also, my parents and brother would be there to watch us this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, looks to be an interesting run!

May 1st 2011: Long Run Missed

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[Photo credit: Jamie Carter]

Due to some unexpected changes to our schedule this weekend, we just weren’t in shape in the morning for the Sunday run. This week Runners High scheduled a 10k on the regular World 10k race route on Cubbon road, and I am pretty bummed about missing this. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

We have a 12k run scheduled for next weekend in our neighborhood itself. Have never run this distance before. I really really hope things fall in place for us to make it.

24th April 2011: 8K at IIM Bangalore

This Sunday, Runner’s High arranged for the long run at the IIM Bangalore campus. Seems students are off at this time of the year, and so that gave a crowd-free running track. The weather was cloudy, and the tree covered roads looked really inviting. We managed to reach the spot 45 mins before the run because of over-estimating the travel time. I have always felt that reaching a running spot before time always helps. It lets you relax and get comfortable with the surroundings.