15th Jan 2009:
The marathon that I plan to run is on 22nd Feb 2009. To know more about the club that is organizing this marathon, you may want to visit
I wanted to run a half marathon in last week of March (so that I get enough time to build stamina), but this club is known to organize well managed marathons and I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. So I have accepted this marathon only as a challenge !
As this is my 1st marathon, my focus will be to complete the marathon (Won’t be focusing on the time that I take to complete the marathon. This will be my focus in future marathons)
Will keep you informed about my progress through the below table
16th Jan 2009 (Time- 1 hour ; Km- 5 kms )
17th Jan 2009 (Time- 2 hour ; Km- 9.5kms )
18th Jan 2009 (Time- 1 hour ; Km- 5.7kms )
19th Jan 2009 (Rest day )
20th Jan 2009 (Time- 1 hour ; Km- 6.2 kms )
22nd Jan 2009 (Time- 50mins ; Km- 4.9 kms )
26th Jan 2009 (Time- 2 hour ; Km- 11.5 kms)
27th Jan 2009 ( Time-51min ; Km – 5.4 kms)
30th Jan 2009 (Time- 1 hour ; Km- 6.5 kms )
31st Jan 2009 (Time- 2hr 20mins; Km- 14 kms )
3rd Feb 2009 (Time- 1hr 10mins ; Km- 7.4 kms )
4th Feb 2009 (Time- 1hr ; Km- 5.7 kms )
6th Feb 2009 (Time- 2.5 hrs ; Km- 15 kms )
8th Feb 2009 (Time- 2hrs 15mins; Km- 13.5kms )
Wish me best of luck :-)
17th Jan 2009: Yesterday, I took 1 hr to complete 5kms! While covering these 5kms, after every .8km-1km, I had to walk for 30secs. Guppu The Greatest, you need to improve on your stamina ! Today I plan to jog for 2 hours and cover 10kms. Lets c.
18th Jan 2009: Yesterday I managed to run for 2 hours :-) (Though for last 20mins I was just dragging myself). Today I ran for 1 hour and was able to cover more than what I covered last time.
26th Jan 2009: I ran today after a 4 day gap. Need to be more regular! But the good thing is that last time when I ran 2 hours I was able to cover 9.5kms but today I managed to cover 11.5kms.
2 weeks ago, one of friend in Mumbai completed a half Marathon (21kms) in 1 hour 50mins. I have a long way to go :-)
1st Feb 2009: Updated the table. My maximum run till now (14kms in 2hrs 20mins).
4th Feb 2009: Updated the table. Plan for this week- Tomorrow (Thur) will be a rest day. Friday, I plan to do a long run (over 2 hrs). Saturday a rest day. Sunday, again a long run.
9th Feb 2009: Updated the table. As per the plan, ran a long run on Friday (Covered 15kms in 2.5 hrs – Longest run till now). On Sunday, my target was to run for 3 hrs but could manage only 2hrs 15mins (Covered 13.5kms). My calf muscles were aching very badly and could not run further.
Plan for this week:
Tuesday – 1 hour run
Wednesday – Only stretching and slow walk
Thursday – Long run (over 2 hrs)
Friday – Only stretching and slow walk
Saturday – Long run (over 2 hrs)
Sunday – Only stretching and slow walk
21st Feb 2009: Oh!!! 11 days and I haven’t updated this post :-( Last few days have been crazy. Lot happened in my personal life and to be honest, didn’t spend lot of time jogging.
I will update the jogging table later. Right now just wanted to give a quick update. Till now the maximum that I have run at 1 go is 15kms (7kms short of Half marathon)
RunningandLiving.com website mentions the following
‘Slow runners – we will be there – whatever time you finish – you are the hero that day, Don’t worry about anything but completing your enormous achievement that you have embarked upon’
This means I can even take 4 hours to complete the half marathon……. Phir to mei complete ker hi loonga :-)
Rest after tomorrow’s marathon!
28th Feb 2009: Mission accomplished :-) The achievement deserves an independent post :-)