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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Time to step up a gear...

Was not able to run too much on Sunday as I started after 9am, did only 12kms. I need to ensure that I start early, at around 7am for my long runs. I followed it up with a 7.5km run on Tuesday and 6km run today. Hope to run again on Thursday and Friday, followed by a 20km run on Sunday.

I have also realised that to improve my weekly mileage I will have to do longer weekday runs, but given the times constraints during mornings, the only way I can do it is by running to work. So starting September I hope to run about 3times a week to work, the distance is about 13km, so three runs would give me 40km plus a half marathon or more would give me upwards of 60km for the week. I hope to get to the 60-75km range as soon as possible, to prepare for my ultra marathon. I also need to get used to wearing a knapsack during my runs, something which is almost inevitable for any ultramarathon, esp. the multi stage ultras, so the sooner I get used to it the better. Need to get used to the strap rubbing against the back and shoulders!! Though the Bangalore ultra does not requires runners to carry anything on person.

So lotsa new things planned for September and am looking forward to it.

6 comments:

Brigid Wefelnberg said...

Girish, you're really putting your heart and soul into this ultratraining - wow! Nothing's stoping you now. Keep up the good work and those beautiful legs moving and you can take on the world! I heard they're coming up with a new multi-stage ultra from Mumbai to the Black Forest :)

beanz said...

remember the 10% rule - you don't want to get injured now

Girish said...

Thanks Brigid, multi-stage Ultra is still some time away, am getting there.

And Yes, will be taking it up steadily, I have learnt things the hard way!!

SAK said...

Hey, please find my comments in the picture section along with the Thiksay pictures.

Brigid Wefelnberg said...
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girish said...

Hey do check the other blog as well for more pics... Enjoy