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A couple of marathon to my name - finally!

You are stupid and inexperienced if your first half of the race is faster than the second half. You are untrained if you cannot run above zone 3 for a full marathon. You are stupid if you don't plan your hydration and nutrition for a race that takes more than 3 hours. Waiting for opportinity I hadn't run a marathon till October 2014. But I had done one in Lalbagh garden in 2012 on my own. But generally, I don't have the motivation to go out and run such a long distance without the right atmosphere. Bangalore didn't have any such event except the oddly timed mid-night marathon, which has very unattractive course. I also don't have the time and energy to travel to other cities to do one. So, when Bengaluru Marathon ( ) was first announced, I jumped in immediately and I was one of the early birds to register getting free tees. 2014 Bengaluru Marathon I set a 3 hours target for this marathon. This is a stiff target, specially consid

A shot at locally tailored iron man triathlon

What: A locally tailored ironman equivalent triathlon event (3.8 km swimming, 190 km cycling and 42.2 km running), organized by Chennai Trekking Club. When: 15th December 2013 Where: Chennai Official Finishers Deepak did bike and run, but had to skip swimming. He continued mainly to give me companion. I always keep looking for challenges as and when it happens around and when the fees are not exorbitant. I don't mind paying a bit higher fee if I can save the travel time and cost. So, when CTC conducted their first equivalent of half ironman in Nagala in November 2012, I immediately registered and convinced Peter that I wouldn't drown even if I had to spend a whole day in water! I had done a half marathon by then (Kaveri Trail Marathon 2011) besides two 25 km Bangalore Ultra (2010 and 2011). I had also done a 1000 km brevet by then (June 2012). Yet, Peter wanted to see my swimming in one of the swimming pool (Velachari?) a few weeks before the event. But I