Monday, July 7, 2008
Weekend, running, sports (TV), disappointment
Another fine weekend passed by with sports on TV primarily taking charge. With Hamilton cruising past the chequered flag at the British grand prix while India lost to Lanka in the Asia cup finals. But Wimbledon took the center stage. Rafa was always going to win this grand slam one day and it was this time. Federer fought back but I guess it was the second set that Nadal won when Fedx was leading 4-1. I had to sleep by 11.30PM but my roomies decided to stay on until the last the serve and Rafa finally sailed through. Rafa, you rock man and Federer you are the God.
Saturday started off with a run with Sidd (Biswa's pal) coming over for their Canadian school/roomie reunion. As soon as Sidd checked in I asked if he was game for a run and he was all set. We decided to run at the GKVK primarily it had a trail and also Jagdish was running this Saturday. We started by 5.30AM and by 6AM sharp we there. Core was there warming up and we started off on our usual route before we decided to get lost into the wilderness. Jagdish passed by us couple of times and we ran for an hour and that must be almost 10KM. Sidd slowly started to feel some niggle around his knees. Baker's cyst is what he told me and before it could worse we called it a day. Also the fact that I was planning a 35K with Bhasker and co at Bellandur. For lunch I was contended with dal, raddish, carrot, and soya chunks and some frozen rotis that became papad eventually. The cook skipped the dinner so we went to Maharaja for dinner and also the meals there would serve me right for a perfect carbo-loading.
Sunday started as early as 4.30AM. Reached Bellandur by 6AM and was the first one to reach. Siva Ramasubbu called up saying he would there in 20 minutes and soon Bhasker, Ashok and Sudharshan joined in. The loop was supposed to be 18K, so two loops would have been good to reach 35K. Things went very well until the 12KMs or so and on the final lap of the first loop there was this inclined plan that started to take toll on me and I caved into my minds wishes. Then there was this thought that I should a 30K at least. But then it was a case of mind playing over highly on me asking me not to and some stitches near my tummy forced me to drop out and merely finished with an 18K. Hugely disappointed because I've done 21K with ease. May be I was tired and I'm it was not because of the previous day's run. All in all it was OK but not an elated feeling. I guess Chennai ECR run should be my longest ever. I will have to finish a 30K there before I go to Hyderabad this August for my first ever marathon.
All in all it was a tight, sporty and tiring weekend. Our owner just increased our house rent by 10%. Time to look into other alternatives. More on that later