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Running without music

Races banning headphones end up being a blessing to runners in many ways. Besides listening to sounds of nature, it enables you with the ability to be in tune with other people and their conversations that you inadvertently overhear and learn a lot from. This happened at the Big Sur event on Sunday. The hilly course intimidated several runners prompting them to pep talk one another to get to the finish line in one piece. At the 5th mile, I…

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Aparna Bhingarkar D’souza- Gimme Pink

This working Mom of two started Running in 2013 in a bid to encourage her teenage daughter to join her in order to lose weight. Though Alisha did not join in then, Aparna discovered that she enjoyed Running. It gave her that much needed “Me time” to clear her head and plan the day. After all she had indulged in Athletics during school; so what if it was more to get out of studies 😉. Later in college, she would…

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Running the Big daddy: The Big Sur Marathon experience

Hills, hills and more hills! Well what did you expect? It is THE Big Sur marathon-cited to be amongst the toughest ones in the world. Being a runner and most importantly being in the bay area, I couldn’t not be a part of the Big Sur Marathon which was taking place on April 29th,2018. Fortunately, there were shorter distance categories at the event besides the daunting 26.2 miler. Since I had just completed my second Olympic distance triathlon last Sunday,…

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Tri thrill at Half moon bay: My 2nd olympic distance triathlon experience

Six months back, doing an Olympic distance triathlon seemed like a mammoth task.  When I conquered my second one last Sunday (April 22nd 2018), it felt like reconnecting with a long lost friend. Does it mean that the distance was easy? By no realms. It just means that I went with the flow literally speaking. Half moon bay is a just a 45 minute drive away from Stanford. “The water is freezing” , I had heard people say at the…

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Skechers 10K – Santacruz

Yesterday, i.e. 22nd April, 2018, MRR organised its first Skechers 10K run. The event was hosted by Skechers at their newly opened showroom at Linking road in Santacruz. The event page was hosted by MRR in its FB group, page & twitter. Before the run Skechers offered their GoRun6 sports shoes to few runners to test it out during the run and give their feedback. About 4 male runners and 2 female runners opted for that. Their feedback was posted…

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Conquering Morgan hill: The South Bay Duathlon experience

              Run-bike-run! Sounds like fun, right? It sure is if you don’t mind your legs wobbling like jelly at the end of it and when I say jelly I don’t mean the mouthwatering dessert that you see at those fancy tea parties. It means that they feel like a pile of bricks tumbling down in an earthquake. March was considered the start to the triathlon season in California and I decided to inaugurate mine with…

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Lata Alimchandani- Live Life Neeru Size

This sprightly 60-year-old young girl took up Running only at the age of 55. Lata was always physically active throughout though sports were fairly limited to Kho kho et all in school in those days. Post marriage, she ran her own boutique and made quite a name for herself designing wedding outfits. She travelled from Kashmir to Amritsar, Delhi and finally moved to Mumbai. Business and family jaunts would regularly have her traveling abroad. On one such occasion, she was…

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The Double delight:My first US podium experience

Good things come when you least expect it.  I landed up at the Palo Alto Bay lands nature reserve with the intention of enjoying a run by a trail and experience my last double road race of the season organized by Bob Anderson-founder of Runner’s world magazine. Little did I realize that I would be rewarded or should I say awarded. The concept of a double road race is where a distance is split into 2 races. For instance, if…

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MRR Aarey 10K Run

The Aarey Training run took place on Sunday 18th of March 2018 and was an awesome training run. The neither the humid weather nor sweat could dampen the enthusiasm of 100 plus odd runners who joined for the training run. Runners began to assemble at the designated start point by 6 am but the event started around 6:15 am as it was dark and the roads are not in good condition. The training started with warm ups by Muffadal followed…

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Amol Pednekar- Be The Change

This young boy from Sawantwadi was one of three siblings born to Middle Class working parents. Amol’s father worked in the Health Department while his mother was a teacher. A happy childhood spent in the beautiful Konkan region with the major focus being on studies and scholarship for the bookish roly-poly young lad. Amol went on to do B.E. from the Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli followed by MBA at the MET Institute in Mumbai. Whilst enjoying his Hostel and…

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