An early morning 7.19 kms run in mindspace, Bombay. The weather was horrible to start with, extremely humid, dry, airless because of the unseasonal rains here yesterday evening. But at around 2.5 kms or so, got a moderate shower, which lasted for about 15 minutes or so, which cooled the atmosphere quite a bit, otherwise it was a struggle today. Have a great day folks!!
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7.35 kms in mindspace, Malad, Mumbai. With that i cross 500 kms for the year 2020. Its been a huge effort coming back from virtually no running for 3 and half months to slowly building mileages. Nowadays i see a lot of people out there running, jogging, walking, cycling, skating etc. Its tremendous what is happening post covid people are finally taking their health seriously. I see women running in saris, that is like WOW!! i see a lot of slum dwellers out there walking with their kids, and that is a good sign as well. Weather is still very humid, i guess winter is a few days away.
Finished the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi half marathon in a time of 2.19.20 hours. This is not my PB but the season’s best for sure, i ran a half on 26th jan in 2.29 hours and another one on 2nd Feb in 2.25 hours, so it is good to be better on each occasion.
New Delhi was cold, very cold in the wee hours, when we started and had to to do some warm ups to get the body warmed up. It was a flat route, good roads, narrow patch at one section between 3 to 4 kms, otherwise very broad roads, (many of the roads i did not recognize at all, being a Bombayite) but did cross through Subramaniam Bharti road, dr. Zakir Hussain road for sure, past the historic India gate. Lot of iconic buildings of course Delhi being the capital city has to have these. The enroute support was good, including medicals in the latter stages of the race. Challenge was to reach the venue and reach the hospital which was able to do with minimum challenge. There were a lot of runners on the road, which is good for Delhi’s health and lot of committed, serious runners as well. The event was flagged off by Sachin Tendulkar and it was heart warming to see the kind of love, affection and adulation for the little master even so many years after he has retired. He was still there when i came back, so that must have quite a serious effort on his part at all.
This more or less ends the season for me, what with the summer due to start shortly, focus will be on 10K races only for some time.