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5/11/10 12:23 P

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Fit IT Girl,

Nice to know that you are inspired. That IS the purpose of my posts. Not to show off, but to let people know that ordinary folks, aged 52 with a full time career can also remain Fit and with IT, dear girl :-)

What are you doing to remove the last few kgs?

Those are the most difficult to take off.

Venkat

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5/11/10 12:19 P

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Sunil:
I have friends in Nigeria who run regularly 10 kms within the compound of their own homes.
Do you do that too?

Venkat

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5/11/10 12:18 P

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Sonpar..thanks a lot

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5/10/10 7:48 A

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Great job! You are an inspiration

"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it." -- Anthony J. D'Angelo


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5/10/10 6:26 A

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5/9/10 11:39 P

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Good going as always! emoticon

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5/9/10 9:22 P

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@ Madhu -thanks for the compliments on my writing style. I will keep posting them even though I do realise that there may be very few runners in this forum.

@ Ranjini - It is 21 kms my dear, not 12 kms :-) Thanks nevertheless. The feeling is great too.

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5/9/10 9:19 P

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@ Madhu -thanks for the compliments on my writing style. I will keep posting them even though I do realise that there may be very few runners in this forum.

@ Ranjini - It is 21 kms my dear, not 12 kms :-) Thanks nevertheless. The feeling is great too.

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5/9/10 3:20 P

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Wow!Congrats,Venkat on your 12K run!that must have been a wonderful feeling!

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5/9/10 12:59 P

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emoticon on your progress in this 21K !
Do keep posting your runs as they are very inspiring and you write/narrate them so well :)

Itís not that we will ever stop learningóitís just that we have to start using the tools in our everyday lives, as opposed to conducting an ongoing search to fix ourselves.


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5/9/10 11:57 A

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thanks...for the info..keep up with the good work...

Sadaf
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PVENKAT's Photo PVENKAT Posts: 137
5/9/10 11:42 A

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Drasadaf,

Garmin means Garmin 405 model which is a Heart Rate Monitor ++. If you click on the links that I provide in each post, you can get a sense of what its capabilities are. You can also google and read more about it.

When I say 21K it means exactly as you have understood, 21 kms.

Regards,

Venkat

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5/9/10 10:05 A

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I am curious to know what do u mean by garmin,i have read it many times on your posts and i am sorry that i dont know its meaning...and by 21k do you actually mean 21 kms...

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5/9/10 9:35 A

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Friends,

Myself and Usha today ran 21K at Lonavala. We ran this in the company of Amit Seth, Neepa and Sushant Karkera who is a very fast runner himself and pacing Amit and Neepa in preparation for the Comrades.

I call this run a 'Comrades by proxy' run since myself and Usha may never run the Comrades Ultramarathon and this is the closest we can get to the real thing. A bit like "shaking the hands that shook the hands of the Prime Minister" :-)

Myself and Usha reached Lonavala on Saturday evening and had a quiet candlelit dinner at Fariyas before retiring early. We stayed in a friends bungalow and got up at 4.15 with an intention to start running by 5 am. We actually got started at 5.25 am instead.

We met with the 3 some and started off. The route was the same as the run on November 15th. Lonavala Ryewood park, Tata lake, Bushi Dam, INS Shivaji to Lions Point and little further and then back. But besides this similarity ends here. The weather in November was much much cooler, but today, when the Sun was up by about 7.30 am it was as good as running in Mumbai.

The run fitted in quite well with mine and Usha's new year resolution to run a 21K every month. We had also wanted to do a run with Amit and Neepa who are both on their tapering schedule for their Comrades Ultra Marathon as a kind of exercise in solidarity and support and to wish them all-the-best.

This was also my first run after the March 21K when I developed ITBS at 18 kms. I had not crossed the distance after that until today.

I am happy to report on three counts:

1. No ITBS.

2.

November run: 20.01 K at 3:16 hrs with avg HR of 146 and avg speed of 6.1 kmph in cooler weather.

Today's run: 21.04 K at 3:09 hrs with avg HR of 148 and avg speed of 6.6 kmph in much warmer weather.

3. After the run we had a bath etc and reconvened at Amit's bungalow in Lonavala for a very sumptuous breakfast and also to do a lot of running related gupshup.

Here are my Garmin runs of the two occasions:

Today's run http://connect.garmin.com/activity/3268002
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November run http://connect.garmin.com/activity/1880028
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Once more, all the best to Amit and Neepa for the Comrades.

Venkat




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