Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hyderabad Marathon 2011..a quick update



A restless and tense Saturday including a mostly sleepless night, mightmarish race start(with my timing chip falling off the shoe within secords of starting), a great 1st Half (21.1K in 1:47) and a terrible 2nd Half taking close to 2:05! I am quite disappointed to have missed my original target of a sub 3:40 by over 10 minutes - that's what I had trained for the last 12 weeks- nevertheless the sub 3:52 finish (official timings awaited) is my Personal Best and gave me the 1st place in the Men's veteran category.

Overall the race was as well organised as I had expected it to be though I found the course much tougher than I had anticipated . The main lesson for me is  that I need to work hard on strengethening specially my gluts.  More details in the next post hopefully by the end of the week.

2 comments:

MJV said...

You will do great in KTM sir. You will erase your disappointment in style... You know that and we all as well. Congrats...

manoj said...

Congrats Bhasker... Does it have to be Run much lesser, Run faster? Or some specific strengthening exercises? How do you pin point it to weaker glutes? Any specific symptoms?
fantastic effort overall... Congrats once again!!

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