My road to 26.2 Miles – Weeks 3 and 4

In response to my posts from earlier, I continue ahead. If you haven’t read it before here’s a link to it. Part 1 : My road to 26.2 miles – Week 1 Part 2 : My Road to 26.2 Miles – Week 2 The idea initially was to post a weekly update as well as my training plan along the way. However, week three was uneventful or vaguely eventful and so I decided to club the 2 weeks. However, I don’t think that will be necessary in the weeks to come, since training has picked up quite some pace this week. So … Continue reading My road to 26.2 Miles – Weeks 3 and 4

My Road to 26.2 Miles – Week 2

After writing my first post last week, My road to 26.2 miles – Week 1 , what I thought would be the beginning of a fast journey towards achieving my goal, has turned out to be quite a slow and sluggish start. At the peak of my training, I literally waited all day just to get a workout in or head off to the gym. That’s certainly not the case anymore. I find myself bored and making excuses to get out of going to the gym, or from going for a run, something which I hated to do a couple of … Continue reading My Road to 26.2 Miles – Week 2

My road to 26.2 miles – Week 1

From this point on, I have exactly 8 weeks to prepare for my full marathon at The Tata Mumbai Marathon on 20th January 2019. It’s going to be very tough and a challenge in every sense, since I was busy with exams and haven’t trained for a single day since October. Running itself has been on hold since over a couple of months now. I’ve decided to document my entire journey through these 8 weeks, so that it’s easier for me to keep a check, and this is a way for me to keep myself accountable. For anyone reading, I … Continue reading My road to 26.2 miles – Week 1

Your BMI Sucks!

The body mass index, or BMI, is commonly used in doctors’ offices or in general fitness terms as a way to estimate your body fat level. It provides a quick and easy way to evaluate obesity trends in the general population. Medical professionals use it as one of many screening tools, such as cholesterol checks and family history questionnaires, to evaluate your risk of chronic disease related to your weight. But your doctor cannot rely on BMI alone for diagnosis of whether you’re overweight or obese and the health risks posed by these conditions. Your BMI is equal to your … Continue reading Your BMI Sucks!

Taking the first step

The question that I get asked more than anything is, “How do I start running?”. Once people find out that I run a lot and race frequently, they want to know what the first step is in becoming a “runner”. Of course everyone is different and has a different journey, but most people I talk to want a straightforward, “how-to” guide on how to start running long distances. This question may seem simple, but it comprises of many parts, so let me break down the first few steps on how to become a runner. Realize that you became a runner the … Continue reading Taking the first step

From 300lbs to 30 Muscle-Ups for time

As you guys are aware, writing on a topic involves having great knowledge on the subject which comes from regular reading and updation on the topics; and one of my favourite and regular pages to do this is The Crossfit Journal and their instagram page. And today I came across their ig post on Jared Enderton, A Crossfit Games Rookie, who basically was like any of us, and now competes for the title of “Fittest On Earth”. I shall post the article below, and attach a link too. I own no rights to the article, and have no contributions in … Continue reading From 300lbs to 30 Muscle-Ups for time

The Truth About Gyms

The pressure to get fit is real. I gave in at the beginning of the year and purchased a gym membership. Since then I have learnt a hell of a lot and I though I would share some truths about getting fit with you lovely people. Starting and staying committed is the hardest part. For the first 2 weeks I used to have a minor breakdown over having to go to the gym. I would feel amazing straight after the workout, but the build up to it I would be like a 2 year old throwing a tantrum. After the two … Continue reading The Truth About Gyms

Who says you can’t? You do!

Whether you’re a bodybuilder, a professional athlete , or an everyday man or woman- there are a handful of general fitness standards. For example, you should be able to deadlift and back squat at least your body weight, run 3k in 20 mins or do 15 complete pushups. I personally keep pushing my limits and levels based on these standards. During summers I focus more towards my strength and mobility and running takes a backseat until the weather improves and I am fresh and motivated to pick it up again (You can call it my pre-season training and preparations). Hence, … Continue reading Who says you can’t? You do!

What To Eat And Drink Before A Run

What you eat before, during, and after you run can make or break your training. Eat too little and you’ll bonk—that is, run out of energy to finish your run. Eat too much and you’ll find yourself running to the bathroom. Mid-run fuel—sports drinks, gels, gummy bears, etc.—helps you sustain energy to finish the effort. BEFORE YOU RUN: For energy, you need to eat something before any run lasting more than 60 minutes. Ideally, you should have a high-carb, low-fiber meal three to four hours before you plan to run. That period gives your body a chance to fully digest, … Continue reading What To Eat And Drink Before A Run

Health & Fitness 1.3 – Recovery

I know you’ve been hitting the gym hard and busting it in your training. You went to depth on every squat rep and pushed your reverse lunges to failure. Your quads are beat and your hamstrings burn. Your workout was tough. But let me tell you this, it didn’t build an ounce of muscle. What if I tell you spending hours lifting, day in and day out, might actually stall your progress? The answer to this lies in your post-gym regime. The opportunity for muscle growth begins the moment you stop lifting, and that growth can’t happen without proper recovery protocol. … Continue reading Health & Fitness 1.3 – Recovery