Monthly Archive: January 2016

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SCMM – A story of Pain and Pride

Pre-Race 17th Jan 2016, Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) day opened for me at 1:30am. This was consistent with my trend of sleeping for less than 2 hours before every SCMM night. After some reading and twisting and turning in bed, I was ready for our taxi-pool at 3:45am. Ashish,...

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Workshop on Sunday, 28th Feb by Atul Godbole, Motiv8

Are you serious about improvement as a runner? Do you want to avoid injuries? Do you want to know the core principles about running and training? Do you want continuous self-improvement and new personal records over many years and years? Are you plagued by injuries all the time? Have you...

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Musings of a Barefoot Runner

About 4 years ago I began an unconventional experiment, barefoot running. It was a reluctant start – go for an easy warm up jog for 2 -3 km in my rather expensive Adidas shoes, leave the shoes in the safe environs of our society clubhouse and run barefoot for 3-4...

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SCMM – The Big Day is nearly here…

SCMM (Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon), the baap of marathons, carries an undeniable aura within the running community across India. In the runners’ parallel universe anyone who doesn’t run the SCMM is, if not a pariah, a lesser or unfortunate mortal. This writer has been a regular SCMMer since the 2010...

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Running against the Great Indian Driver!

You are in a trance, running away in a dream. Good pace, breath in sync with your foot landing and your running buddy is sharing the latest gossip. All’s well with the world. VROOOM! A maniacal driver just about misses knocking you off the road and maiming you for good....