marathon

Must Recovery Practices After Marathon

Eons of training result in your best ‘PB’ at any Marathon. Then comes a hiatus. This interlude is essential – for recovery and restoration. It is critical that the body reverts back to normalcy so as to enhance your performance in the next run without any injuries. Not paying attention to this ‘hiatus’ phase could …

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Tight Hamstrings -> Misaligned spine -> Increased Running Injuries

Sitting for long hours, leaning forward to work on laptop, reading or checking cell phone – all these seemingly non-consequential activities keeps our hamstrings in a short position for hours. Adding insult to injury, the tight hamstrings leads to spinal misalignment. This gives the first foothold to the ‘Beast’ that has been able to make …

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3rd plan towards Suryathon (108 Suryanamaskar) on International Yoga Day

Congratulations for coming so far!! Thanks for sharing your experience with me… Many are successfully able to complete between 45-50 Suryanamaskars by now. Check out the next set of practices for you. This time your Suryanamaskar performance is count predominant instead time predominant. Feel free to check the total time taken towards that. The target …

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The Holy Grail for your ‘Running Mechanics’ – Part-I

The variations of Supta Padanghusthansan can be a one-stop solution to innumerable problems runners face, especially associated with the lower body. Hence, issues connected with lower back pain, groin, sciatica, slip disc, stiff back, knee pain, IT band  syndrome, flat foot, tight calf, achillies tendon, plantar fascia, heel spur etc. can be easily manipulated, rectified …

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‘Toe pulled calf stretch’ to run fluidly & Injury-Free

Tight calves are one of the downsides of regular regimented running and leads to a multitude of problems, tendonitis being a major one. Getting your heels, high off the floor (you are almost on your toes) and then, consciously placing the heels back on the floor, by releasing the calf contraction brings great stretch and …

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Strengthen the Human Wheels with YOGA (HIPS and THIGHS)

The registration for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon got over even before it started. Running enthusiasts in different parts of the city are common sights. This shows how the popularity of running is spreading out like a wild fire and how running enthusiasts are working systematically with a dedicated schedule towards achieving their dream of …

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Stiffness to Stillness…with Yoga

Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015, an unforgettable experience. The visit was intended to deliver a talk on ‘Role of Yoga’ in making ‘Runners Better Runners’. It ended up being a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ making its way to the list of my proudest moments. Unprepared, unplanned, unexperienced & unexpectedly, I completed my first Half …

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