Saturday, March 21, 2009

March so far..

Its been a good injury free March and things seem to be looking up. Over the past two weeks I have managed a good number of runs and am now planning to push up a gear. Last week I did four runs of 11k each on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and followed it up with two runs this week on Tuesday and Thursday. Unfortunately I skipped todays runs as the this week has been a little hectic and I haven't managed enough sleep (plus was watching some test cricket early in the morning, the only form of cricket I really enjoy), in simple words I was lazy & mentally tired due to lack of sleep.

I hope to more than make up for it with a good 20k plus run this Sunday, hopefully something like 25k. So I hope to run from my house till Girgam Chowpaty in town. I need to concentrate on my long runs now and also step up my weekly runs from 11k to 13k starting April.

I am hope to take up with first multi stage ultra in India this September, its call the great Indian desert run 2009. For details visit this Facebook group -
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=59462137898 The website is likely to be up by the end of this month and registrations are going to start in the first week of April.

I hope the organisers - Echo Star Sport get their pricing right. Given the fact that this is the first time its being organised and that the lead time is only 5 months, the number of participants is going to be very limited. I am quite confident that the organisers will put up a good well planned show, their initial homework seems promising. I have a lot of questions for them and most of them should get answered once their site is up. This ultra is being organised in and around Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India.

From what I understand, this Multi stage ultra should be on the lines of Four desert marathon http://www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing/


Diwakar said...

Hi Girish,

Interesting blog - my name is Diwakar Pingle and I am relocating to Mumbai from Hyderabad. Am posing the same question as others have - do you know of any runners in the Powai area? We have a very active runners group in Hyderabad and I was wondering if some such thing exists in Mumbai...

Girish said...

Now that is a tough one, almost feel the urge to prepare a directory of regular runners in Bombay (sorta runners pool), will try and find a app or something could help visitors to post their requirements.

The other option is to do something like a www.cyclist.in but the only issue is I don't have the bandwidth or resources to put it in place (but will check if I can build a website, using free space and other voluntary resources). It might just be worth the effort!

Anonymous said...

Diwakar, Girish

See http://www.runningandliving.com/running_in_india.html

Aarey Milk Colony should not be too far fm Powai and is a great place for running.