Week 4 - It is the mind that builds the body
The fourth week was super exciting! I had an exciting three day trip to Goa filled with a lot of fun, food and of course the Goa River Marathon. ?Vacation, Friends & Running ? What more do I need?
This was my normal?Sunday?training run and therefore, ran hard till?Friday. No taper. But still, a race is a race. Lot of excitement and preparation.
ProTotal was at the top of my list (obviously!)
I had Fast&Up Activate at the starting point, which I normally do before all the marathons and the long training runs.?That gave me enough energy for a nice start.
The Goa route is tough.?It starts with a downhill and the end is uphill.?The rest of the route is all rolling hills. I enjoyed every km of the race as there was no pressure of timing.?I chatted with fellow runners, shouted at those who were walking and cheered on friends who were going fast! A race becomes a run when you enjoy it and I thoroughly enjoyed this run!
Ended the run with ProTotal for recovery. The weather was super and it was a very well organized run by Sunil and Sangeeta Shetty.
It?s my soul that keeps me running
I really feel that ProTotal is showing positive signs. As I said earlier - I ran easy, relaxed and yet finished in?2:02:30?and had a podium finish! Thanks to ProTotal, my Gurus - Savio, Sandeep, Parul, my Heal team, Gaurang and Vijaya for physiotherapy and massage, my trainer for strength training, Avnish Mehta and all my running colleagues.
Without the help and encouragement of each of them, I would not have been able to achieve what I have, at the age of 62!
Now I?m back to training for SCMM. The routine of chatting with my friends with whom I regularly run, fixing time, route, distance and the fun part after each run is what keeps me going and is always something I look forward to.
The next two weeks are going to be a killer, but I?m sure it?s going to be very exciting and fun
I am quite positive of a good timing at SCMM.
ProTotal Zindabad! :)
Lots of love,