suresh wrote:Thanks Ajay. My official time turned out to be 2:00:53. Yes, I have a bucket list of interesting races to run and am doing them one by one. There is this race in Assam (Cherapunji) in a picturesque setting that I have my eye on -- one goes with one's family on vacation and sneak off to the race one morning. Two others are the Mumbai (awesome crowd) and Hyderabad (tough climbs) are on this list as well. I know you have been after me to run the full marathon -- after running in the US earlier this month where running 10 miles felt like running 10K in hot and humid Chennai, I feel that I should try the full marathon outside India if I ever get down to doing that. Sub 2h HM's will be regular for me in better weather. You are also right that I am concentrating on enjoying my races instead of worrying about targets.
Great stuff, Suresh. Sorry, meant to reply earlier but my phone was acting up. Cherapunji would be fun. I guess you love running in the rain
Running around this time (Sept-Dec) is actually quite good here in the north east US. Jan-Mar is brutal and summers are terrible (have to run early mornings).
I can't get my pace up honestly. Did the newport/jersey city half two weeks ago and I clocked 2:11, which is slow. I did the same course in 2:06 last year. Getting old and not training right. I am running the NYC full in a few weeks (let's see if I stay injury free). Always have issues with my IT band. Not too optimistic about the time but I always wanted to run NYC. It's my home away from home. Talking about Hyderabad Half, yes, it is a very tough course from what I hear. I landed in Hyderabad on the day of the race (was too buzzed to even think of signing up) but I heard some post race comments from the participants on how tough the course is. Probably the toughest one in India.