Running and all was never in my dream, but somehow I was pulled into my company relay competition few months back. It was 10K by 4 people, I came on 14th position among some 250 people.. and that was my first inspiration.
Then I heard of this Bangalore Mid night Marathon, but I saw only 5K that with a great difficulty. Somehow I got motivated by seeing my PM interests on running. So I thought of giving a try to half marathon. 21 KM is too long to run, but only hope I had was that even if I don’t complete I can come out in the middle ;) and there is nothing wrong in giving a try. So as usual, planned to practice every day - Just planned, never followed. My GYM master was totally against me on running as I could loss lots of weight ( tho' I don't have anything to loss ;) ) but I wanted to try that at any cost. Hence without brothering anything further, started practicing on treadmill.. and here is my run log :
Date KM mins KG stop
1 27-Dec-08 7.5 58 68.6 0
2 25-Dec-08 8 50 68.8 3
3 2-Jan-09 12 70 68 1
4 8-Jan-09 17 110 68.5 0
5 10-Jan-09 Half 160 0
There was a huge difference when running in treadmill and on road. Treadmill was very easy, while running on road I got hurt my left leg, still manage to finish it somehow. Rock and Tempo Music which picked for running helped me a lot to keep going and also the glucose they provide during the marathon gives instead energy for some time. After running for 2 hr and 40 min I was pretty exhausted. I struggled to reach my bike which was parked 1 km far and in a loosy sand :( , it was freezing cold too in the night. I took around 15 to 20 mins to take my bike out of the loose sand ( no energy at all ) finally a guard helped me. At the end, I manage to reach home around ( my home was 25 KM away). But with all this pain there is a proud feeling that I have completed half marathon :)
Will try to complete Fulll Marathoninan year or so.