Tuesday, March 14, 2006

RFL completes a year

My club RFL completed a year recently. We had our 13th race around Ulsoor Lake for 5 laps of 3.3 km plus a 100 m extra for a race of 16.6 km. Sadly due to the quizzes mentioned in the previous lap, I had to miss the breakfast treat from RFL. The run ended around 8:15 and I had to go home, clean up, rush to Malleshwaram for the 1st quiz at Canara Union and then the 2nd at Daly Hall. Too much to do, too little time!

I came 3rd in 1 hr 20 min and a few secs. Actually I could have come 2nd as the guy who beat me was ahead by about 20 secs and I saw him pass me by and did not realize that he was in the same lap :)

When I saw the time sheet and saw his name, I realized who he was and that he has a better record anyways at distances over 15 km and is more consistent with his lap times than I am. So coming 3rd is not so bad.

I also changed my running strategy this time, not running the fastest 1st lap and took 15 mins+ instead to conserve energy. Not that it helped so much since I did not have a partner for the later laps. Thomas did help me in the 3rd lap when I managed to complete 10 km in about 47 mins, my target for the peer-pressure group, but then running a lap is nowhere close to finishing the race.

By the next race, I expect to be fitter and stronger than I am currently and perhaps to better. Till then, keep running.



Blogger Karthikeyan (KK) said...

Hi Dharmendra,

Welcome to Chennai and You are invited to train with us at the chennai runners club. Join chennairunners@googlegroups.com !! This is the group Kiruba mentioned about in his blog! See you at the runs.

3/20/2006 5:51 AM  
Blogger D said...

Thanks Karthikeyan. Joined the group. Look forward to running with you guys sometime

3/22/2006 1:30 AM  

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