Sunday, December 31, 2006

Super 32

Today I had my best 20+km practice run till date. The only thing that comes close to this is the Singapore marathon run this year. What differentiated this really long run from the others in the past was my mental toughness, after the super run in Singapore, I am now mentally lot more confident about doing similar distances, the physical toll is similar to what its been in the past (but of course the recovery is a lot quicker now). I did the 32km run, as planned, in about 3hr 17mins.

If I am able to run similarly on race day (Jan 21, 2007) then a sub 4hr 15min is a definite possibility. This is exactly the run I needed before the Bombay marathon. I hope to follow it up with a 20km run next Sunday/Monday, but that looks a little difficult as I will be traveling on work (so taking out 2hrs in the morning might be a little difficult), but will see what best I can come up with. This will be followed by a 13km run on Jan 14. The new shoes and my legs are behaving perfectly, could not ask for anything more, just need them to staty that way till race day.

Would like to wish all of you a very happy and a fun filled new year. Enjoy.....


Bedders said...

Happy New year - all the best and keep up the blog

Irwin said...

hey girish,

That really is a Super 32! wishing you the very best in ur preparations!

A Happy New Year!!


Girish said...

Thanks Ian. Hope to write a detailed report on the Mumbai marathon and look forward to having you in the 2008 Mumbai marathon!! Wishing you a very happy new year.

Girish said...

Thanks a lot Irwin. Wishing you a very happy new year and hope you achieve new heights with your cause.