By this time next Saturday I will be on my way to run Auroville marathon for the 3rd consecutive year. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of running at Auroville in 2009 and 2010 and am looking forward to it again. Four weeks after pushing myself at SCMM I generally like to take it easy at Auroville and enjoy the wonderful ambience of nature in all its splendour complimented with friendly volunteers and organisation. My timing has been 4:23 in 2009 and 4:36 in 2010. Ideally, this year I would like to finish between 4:20 and 4:30. However, having done two fast marathons recently- ING Hartford marathon in October 2010 and SCMM in January 2011 and four 50Km+ runs since September 2010 the body seems to be a bit fatugued at the end of the marathon season. Therefore, I wont be surprised if the body decides to take it easy and I end up doing somewhere around 4:45. Additionally, I re-started my strengthening session at Manipal this week after a break of almost 4 weeks and am consequently feeling the soreness in my arms and legs. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to this marathon before I take a break from long distance running for a couple of months.