Khardung La Challenge (72 km) is one of the Highest Ultra Marathons in the world. This race is also amongst the toughest endurance races. Khardung La Challenge begins at Khardung village ( at 3975m / 13,042 ft). The race involves a gentle and steady climb to the top of Khardung La Top (K-Top) (5370m/ 17,618ft),… Continue reading Khardung La Challenge- Jullay! Kabhi Nahi Bhuley!!
Khardung la Challenge- Background The Ladakh Marathon was started in 2012 following the 2010 Ladakh floods. According to Ladakh Marathon’s Wiki “The initiative was started to convey to the world that Ladakh is back and running”. Ladakh Marathon has 4 races: 72 Km Khardung La Challenge Ladakh Marathon Ladakh Half Marathon 7 Km Run Ladakh… Continue reading Khardung la Challenge- My Training Log
The title of this blog is inspired and borrowed from Robin Sharma ‘s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari– an inspirational story about Julian Mantle – a high profile lawyer (or is it Robin ‘s own life) who quit his career and came to India searching for deeper purpose of life. The Monk Who Sold… Continue reading A pair of Soles and a Soul that sold his Sawari
Two weeks after 80 Km Tuffman Shimla Ultra Mashobra, on July 07, 2018, I packed my running gear and was off to Matheran– a hill station in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. I need not introduce Matheran to Mumbaikars and Punekars, for the others- Matheran is the smallest hill station in India and is located… Continue reading Matheran Endurathon- Beauty of a Trail
Flashback: June 2017- I had run 50 Km Tuffman Shimla Ultra Mashobra (My first timed 50 km run) and I was super exhausted after the run, however, I had this feeling of ‘unfinished business’ – perhaps the prefix “Half” to Tuffman was challenging me and I promised myself that I would return to take on… Continue reading Tuffman Shimla Ultra Mashobra 80k- Beast of an ultra trail run
January 21, 2018: Finished Tata Mumbai Marathon with an official time of 3:45: 01. Bettered my course record by 18 minutes and more importantly finished strong- drove back to Pune hours after the race. The icing on the cake.. I was at the finish line with GOPI (India elite winner). Well who know’s he started… Continue reading Signing off year 2 of endurance running
The idea for this blog was seeded on my high school WhatsApp group- a bunch of fellows doing various things in their professional lives, connected by experiences shared in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. In this WhatsApp Group (like any other) we share and debate everything under the sun. There are arguments- with data… Continue reading Entrepreneurship lessons from Biking and Running!
Last Sunday, January 15, I ran Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon- my first “major” public Marathon. Awesome effort by the Organizers, Volunteers, Mumbai Police- truly world class event. Special call out to all the Mumbaikars who were out on the streets in swarms cheering the runners- You guys Rock! I was targeting sub 4 finish; missed… Continue reading SCMM 17- Endurance Running- First Year
I have been working on Internet & Mobile technologies for more than 17 years. That means I’m on my workstation 10-12 hours everyday. Human body is not designed to sit long hours, stare at screens of various sizes 72??? to 4“ and keep hitting the keyboard. Recently, when I showed off my workstation to my… Continue reading 10 Commandments to Hack Your Health