training


After 3 months of hill training and 2 back to back up weeks, I now feel confident about Miwok 100k . Thanks to Coach Raman,  Reshu, Vineeta, Gargi, Raj Ghuman, Jaswinder (Mrs. Ghuman), Martina,  and Anup who helped me during my long runs.

I have been using the following plan for the past month or so (starting with the Pirates Cove 50K). My runs are in conversational pace with only 2 weeks of peak mileage ~65 miles. The runs are based on Hal Hidgon’s the Comrades Ultramarathon (54 miles) training program – http://www.halhigdon.com/ultramarathon

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Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining over 550 trail runners for the Pirates Cove 8K/20K/30K/50K  in the Bay Area headlands near San Francisco, CA. It was an epic adventure of staggering climbs, windy peaks, and a storm that chased us into the hills.  Pirates Cove has also been my first Ultra(Metamorphosis to an Ultramarathon) so this run did have a special significance in my heart. All in all, a great race to sampling for what to expect for Miwok 100K.

Us at the starting line

I started the run with Chakri, Chandrika, Bharti near the Rodio Beach which was alive with runners jumping in place and filling the cold air with sharp exhales of steamy breath. I recognized many faces in the crowd as I shed my layers and got ready to race. Chandrika was running her first trail run and was really exited about the prospect – look I happy she looks 🙂

(All Photo Courtesy of Chakri Gulipalli – thanks for carrying the camera)
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