Every thursday is Chennairunners LSD Run. LSD stands for Long Slow Distance..We usually run around 12 kms on thursday. But today, Narayan and I did Long Speed Distance instead !!! A sort of speed interval through the entire 12 kms.
KK , a running buddy of mine took an initiative to call a celebrity to run with us on Wednesday Easy runs to target more particpation of beginners. So we had Hemang Badani , India / Tamil nadu / Chennai Super kings Cricketer. The stylish southpaw built a strong tamil Nadu team and the highlight of his career was when he played for India, a Century ( in 98 balls) against Australia in Pune in an One Day International.
Gearing up for the Chennairunners quaterly East Coast Runs this March 22nd. The race starts from MGM resorts and ends at the same place for a nice spread of breakfast by the sea.
Auroville - One of the best routes for a marathon. The entire trail is through the forest completely covered by trees. At few places it's just a narrow walker's path
Came across this site which promises guaranteed entry to the Boston marathon. This happens to be a travel site especially for marathoners, who take care of your entry fee, air tickets, hotel bookings. Yes!! they're expensive though. Take a look
Its almost a year since I blogged due to a personal loss. My running had been irregular as well. four months back I decided to get back and hit the tarmac and train to finish the Singapore Marathon, I also decided I'd blog only after completing the Singapore Marathon.
I was down with a severe stomach upset the earlier day and didn't make it for the run. Was feeling really bad that I missed out. Here's a report by Ram Viswananthan and few pics as well
Chennairunners is geared up for the 4th East Coast Run on Nov 4th. The earlier runs were from the toll gate straight to Mahabalipuram, a approximate distance of 30 kms. We learnt quite a bit from the earlier runs. This needed more volunteers, coming back to the starting point was a hindrance, few could not locate the end point.
So this time we are starting at MGM Resorts, running 15 kms towards Mahabalipuram, tun back and end at the start point
ECR Run Details
Date - Nov 4, 07
Assemble by - 04:30 AM
Start Time - 05:00 AM
Pick up point - Dimensions
We would assemble near Dimensions and car pool there. We will leave Dimensions exactly at 4:00 AM with the assembled participants
Alternately, you come directly to the starting point...
Starting Point: MGM Resorts after the ECR Toll booth (exact meeting location will be notified later)
Meeting Time : 4:30 AM (It is early but we must meet on time to ensure we get a head start against the onslaught of sun and the unrelenting traffic).
Parking: IMGM Resorts parking lot
Starting point: MGM Resorts
Starting Time: 5:00 AM (This will give time for runners to do some stretch and get ready)
Route: South on ECR for 15 kms and turn around (Exact turn around point to be notified later)
Finish Line: MGM Resorts (Starting point)
Distance - 30 kms
Entry Fee: INR 250. This is to defray the cost of water, snack, first aid and fuel cost and breakfast.
Register: Pl. register http://chennairunners.com/home/index.php?option=com_attend_events&task=view&id=1&Itemid=30
Volunteers: We need volunteers to help with Water and generally provide first aid cover. I request some of our members who are NOT running to pitch in and help the runners.
Safety First: Please note that we do not have any safety net in terms of ambulance & insurance etc.. All of us running at our own volition and it is important to adhere to safety norms at all occasions.
1. Always run on 'right side of the Road' facing the traffic. In doubt, slow down, let the traffic pass.
2. DO NOT run abreast. Run in a single file or max TWO at any given time.
3. Runners on Chennai roads is relatively a new phenomenon and Chennai drivers haven't gotten used to that yet.
4. Do NOT run if you are not medically fit. Stop running at anytime you feel uncomfortable and seek medical help.