This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


My earlier post on 50-50-50 mentioned how Dean Karnazes was going to attempt 50 marathons in 50 states of north america in 50 consecutive days.
This post is to remind you that while Dean is still yet to start on his mission(17th sept 2006), another ultrarunner, Sam Thompson from Mississipi has already accomplished what Dean had set out to do.
He was written off as being incapable of finishing the mission, but Sam not only finished 50 marathons in as many days, he decided to finish it in style with another marathon, making it a la
Dean Karnazes funded by the North Face Endurance company offers people to run with him in any of the marathons during this epic 50-50-50 for a price of 100$, though Sam was happy to do the same for free. Also while Sam ran an average of 4 hr marathons with a best of 3:29, Dean would be running 4.5 - 5 hr marathons. There is a lot of dissent in the ultra-running community about Dean's commercial propaganda of ultra-running, though it can't be argued that he hasn't popularised or atleast made aware of the sport to the layman.

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