Half-Marathon Training Starts Now

2010_mumbai_marathon_200It’s that time of year where I start to train for the Bombay half-marathon.  I’m going to start training this week but with the Indian holidays the real training will start from the first week of November.

In the past I’ve run for fun, but this time I wanted to work towards a certain time.  So I’m going on record with my goals and looking to achieve them.

My Goals:

  1. Finish the half in under 2 hours.  My previous times for the Bombay half-marathon were 2:15 (2006), 2:15 (2008) and 2:07 (2009). In order to achieve my goal I need to run 9:10 min/mile (5:41 min/km).
  2. 100 push-ups in one stretch by January 17
  3. Drop to 176 lbs. (80 kg)


  1. My pace is around 9:41 min/mile (6:01 min/km)
  2. 64 push-ups
  3. 187 lbs. (85 kg). This time a year ago, I was around 200 lbs. Due to yoga, diet and nutritional changes I was able to shed the pounds.  I’ve been able to maintain it for a year and reached a plateau at 184 lbs. and need to break through it.

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