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.