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How often do you run?
A few times a week
Where do you run?
Sundays are for long runs at Cubbon, tuesday/wed for speed runs at Kanteerva and thurs/fri for tempo on the treadmill. Night runs are nice too in the locality inner roads, and luckily i love doggies
Why do you run?
Basically running started for staying fit as contact sports meant bringing injury into the work place; And now I run to assess my standard at a global level
What is the longest distance you have ever run?
52k at the Bangalore Ultra - believe better to achieve immediate goals at the half and full marathons before looking at Ultra distances, or the Triathlon
What is your personal best timing? (please mention the distance and time)
39 minutes for 10k recently - target is 38 (road) 36 (track)
1.24 for half - target is 1.20
2.58 - 37.5k trail
2.59 for full marathon - wondering whether to target 2.50
4.17 for 50k trail - need to do sub 4.00

and, then consider Triathon since i can do all three activities but after running goals are achieved

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Energy Source across a Marathon

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 17:12 6 Comments

We all know about how the runners body utilises glycogen stores which, depending on how much you have managed to load, will support you for about 90 minutes. Then, the body will dip into fat reserves for energy.

 

Across the past month or so, I was getting my Body Fat Analysis done, and the results post the recent Boston Marathon was an eye opener.

 

* My usual Body Fat % is around 10.5% - as reflected in Mid March data.

* With peak marathon training, this…

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon - the Gods smiled

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 11:30 51 Comments

Coming just a week after the BangaloreUltra, one had some doubts about the wisdom of doing it but it was part of the game plan. To be able to assess one's readiness, see if the body was capable of a strong paced run over a decent distance - 21.1k. Yes, to assess if the new training approach was working

Unlike previous years when one did a lot of running, and participated in the longer distance early in the season, the approach this year was to build up gradually. The fact is…

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StanChart Mumbai Marathon 2009

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 11:24 4 Comments

Strange are the ways of Race organisers.



Common sense states that "chip" timings are the true timing of a runner and not the gross timing as runners cross the starting point at different timines dependent on the crowd..



Going by chip timings, i come 1st in my category at Mumbai Marathon, but given that i started nearly 8 minutes behind the clock, i lose to another runner by gross timings by a minute and get 2nd place



"as per IAAF rules" is what i am told -… Continue

make it tougher

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 17:35 4 Comments

Cant help thinking that it would be nice to truly do a challenging event; if a triathon is not around in india to do, then maybe a tougher course for an ultra. Not merely running around a track, or even the ONV trail, but a terrain that actually stretches 100k....

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At 19:22 on April 17, 2013, Veera said…

Hi  Ashok,

Congratulations !! 2:59 ,just awesome running.

Read your article in TOI today....I am really shocked that such thing happened in a runners event.

rgds,

Veera

At 9:35 on February 23, 2013, Jitendra Tayde said…

 

Thanks a lot Ashok.

I willing to do what u have suggested. Please explain gait analysis and running form.

Regards 

At 14:46 on February 18, 2013, Jitendra Tayde said…

Hi Ashok

It is great see your timings.

I am 45 and rediscovering myself as a runner. I also hope to do a 1:30 HM someday. I have same hectic schedule every metro person has.

Could you please share your training ways for me to pick something from?

Regards

At 16:08 on January 19, 2012, Veera said…

Congrats , Ashok !! 3:11 is a super-timing .

I achieved my PB 2:18 for HM ! 

Best Wishes for your next event,

rgds,

Veera

At 18:10 on January 13, 2012, G Raghu said…
sorry i was not able to come for cubbon park lost week so at what time we will meet this week at cubbon park.
At 0:36 on January 4, 2012, G Raghu said…
Hi i am Raghu please inform your next weekend running time and place i want join you people
At 15:51 on April 29, 2011, ROY PADMANABHAN said…
Congratulations Ashok for the Boston achievement!
At 8:23 on April 23, 2011, Vikramaditya Poddar said…
Hey Ashok,
Great PB at The Boston Marathon!
At 14:10 on April 22, 2011, Thomas Bobby Philip said…

Hey Ashok, Congratulation on your performance at Boston Marathon. You are always an inspiration for all Runners and there are lots one can learn from you.

Looking forward to hear more such success stories.

 
 
 

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