Tuesday, April 04, 2006


My training for full marathon is going on fairly smoothly. On Sunday 2nd April, I ran the half marathon distance. I ran the Mumbai half marathon 2006 at a pace of 12 minutes per mile. But during this training run I took 14 minutes per mile. But what is good is I did clean running this time. Running for 900 metres and walking for a minute following Galloway's method. I did not feel the pain that I normally feel for a full day after the long run. I recovered pretty fast the next day after a two kilometre walk. I am now looking forward to 16 mile run on 23rd April and a 10*800 runs on 9th and 16th April.

I came to know during this week that President George Bush ran a marathon during 1990s.

Yesterday (4/3/06), I went around the Parel area looking for shoes. The salesmen do not know anything about suggesting appropriate running shoes. They do not even ask what is the distance you want to run and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned runner. The situation needs a lot of improvement.


1 comment:

Jim said...

I'm not sure what the availability of shoes is like where you live. Here in the states we have a large selection from many different stores, but it helps if you know what you're looking for and have knowledgeable sales staff. Have you thought about ordering shoes off the Internet? I know for me, if I find a pair or two that work well for me (Reeboks have worked for me before, and after a few changes, are back in my favor), I could order them and they should be fine. Just a thought.

Best of luck to you, and I hope it all works out.