Getting started ….

July 16, 2007 at 7:00 am (community, running)

Yes I’m running a marathon!!!

First I will be finishing San Francisco half marathon on 29th July and then full marathon on Nov 4th at Silicon Valley.

I had been thinking about doing it for a while. Starting mid April my training has started. Through this run, I will be raising $2400 which will be used for improving education of underprivileged children in India. Asha for Education is an charity organization which believes that education is a must to improve the condition of an individual. Education is right of every one and as a lucky person to have this birth right, we should help others to get their rights!

Now about my training…

Our training spans over 4 days a week.

Saturdays dedicated for long run. Usually we meet at any scenic trail around bay area and run as a complete group (there are more than 100 runners in Silicon Valley Team Asha chapter!) Mondays are for cross training. I’m planning to do swimming whenever possible. On tuesdays we do track workout. We try to run at higher speed than usual long run speed. It usually involves doing few sprints of 200, 400 0r 800, 1200 or 1600 meters. Thursdays are for tempo run and for core strength exercises.

I’ve been learning importance of stretching exercises. Our mentor Rajeev is very good at this. Also he is being teaching core strengthening exercises.

Overall it’s being a very good experience so far. I’m happy to be a part of Team Asha! All volunteers have very high enthusiasm to make things possible in a professional way! Kudos to them for helping us at every run.

Happy Running….


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