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Thanks to Participants : Mii Triathlon, Pune, 02 mar 2014 – First time in Open waters at Pune

ImageHi Friends,

It went off so smooth, we never realized when it was over; thanks to all the participants, volunteers and spectators which made the event.  With an addition of Olympic Distance and moving the Triathlon to Open Waters to outskirts of the city, we were little apprehensive about the participation as many had fear of Open waters, few had apprehensions about cleanliness of water etc etc, but having tested the water and arranging for Practice Swim a week earlier removed all apprehensions and to our surprise it became an International Event. We had participants from Scotland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada,  Israel and others apart from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Satara, Bangalore and many other places across India.

Event had three categories for Men and Women – Olympic Distance, Sprint and Novice. Youngest participant was 11 years old – Master Rohit Dewal, who cut the cake at the Finish line to celebrate the event.

Though the route for cycling and Running went through hills and made it a tough course, testing everyone’s endurance; everyone enjoyed the ride and had satisfaction on their faces at the Finish.

Potential always existed here but for the platform and opportunity. We look forward to take participants to new heights when it comes to next event… Await announcement !

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running !

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Mii Triathlon : 02 Mar 2014, Pune, India

ImageHi Friends,

Here comes 3rd edition of Mii Triathlon at Pune India, on 02 Mar 2014, with Olympic Distance and moving to Open Water Swim. For Pune its going to be the first time ever. Test your metal. We all can do it; just need a start somewhere. Pick up your Tri-Suit / Cycle and join in.

You have three categories – Novice / Sprint / Olympic Distance.

You can get details of the race at .

Registrations open on 03 Feb 2014.

Book your place now!

Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!

Triathlon : Does the age really matter ?

FB 27 Nov 4It surprised me when I was reading about the Triathletes; they say average age of a Triathlete who participates for an Ironman race is 40! Can you believe this!

What does it mean; if translated otherwise – it means – As one gets older it makes us more tough.

It’s all Mental nothing Physical about it!

So don’t allow the thought of aging set in your mind; feel younger and go for it!!

Whichever side of Forty you are; We all can do it; Go for it.

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Mii Triathlon :08 Dec 2013 – Sprint and Novice Triathlon, Tilak Tank – Pune

ImageHi Friends,

Here comes a Sprint and Novice Triathlon for all on 08 Dec 2013 at Tlak Tank, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.

It had been a great experience in Jul when we had our first Novice Triathlon.

It surprised me when I was reading about the Triathletes; they say average age of a Triathlete who participates for an Ironman race is 40! Can you believe this!

What does it mean; if translated otherwise – it means to me – As one gets older it makes us more tough.

It’s all Mental nothing Physical about it!

Even for a Marathoner (World class Performance); as they say his / her best comes at the age of 28 – 30, same if applied here- For  a Triathlete – more the age better the performance..

So don’t allow the thought of aging set in your mind; feel younger and go for it!!

We all can do it; Go for it.

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Happy Swimming – Cycling – Running!

Running / Fitness: Abstract Psychology or Concrete Science: Wondering –what is that which works better…

Dilema Psy and scienceI find myself in a dilemma these days: having attended a session on Science in  Running. There it was all science behind running; something that is probably is working on everyone’s mind. Noticed this phenomenon around me, since taking retirement from the Army.

In the Army always had one guy (either Senior or an Instructor) to lead and all others followed; there was only loyalty and integrity to the Organization and belief in the person in front. That made us all follow that person and run; whatever distance he set for us!!! No questions asked, No calories measured, No BP taken before and after the run, No checks on lactic acid, No check on threshold level, when it comes to training and Many No’s to every other check-ups except follow the order.. And People did it – doing it and yet working well!! Everyone had once a year a medical check-up and that’s all…

Has it to do with Abstract Psychology or Concrete science? Wondering, How Psychology worked at its best. But then, now that one knows a bit of science; has it started worrying me more… Is it putting necessary or un-necessary caution in my mind… Is it that, I have stopped delivering longer and faster runs because of knowledge of science..

Isn’t it that everyone is made and groomed differently not only in habits / mannerism / food intake, so on and so forth? Some eat rice as staple diet and some bread; do I need to change this habit because science shows something different about rice and wheat..

When it comes to Individual Fitness or Running, doesn’t the same logic apply? One’s threshold level or lactic acid or heart rate or whatever may be different, yet in the Army, it was all the same for everyone; no different yardsticks.. When it came to running 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 km running, everyone just did it; be it day or night and every time gave better and better performance, isn’t it all in the mind though abstract and not concrete!  Where do I draw a line between Pure Fitness and Frills!!

Pure Fitness! No Frills!

Happy Running!

Corporate Training : Has the field got Stagnated in Imaginations!

ImageEntered Corporate Training field in 2007. Its been 6 years plus now, and what i find most interesting / intriguing is that what i used to hear then, is what i hear now after so many years. Many have even kept Same Wine in Same Bottle!; not even bothered to change the bottle as well! Surprisingly many in behavioral training are still at a loss to show the ROI, as there has been no measure found yet, and probably won’t find it but are happy about it as they say it is un-measurable!!.

Is there a need to have a fresh look, or is it that, One is least bothered about it once the Training Budget is allotted! and There after it is only discussions and discussions and getting back to old wine bottle because of lack of imagination or lack of commitment or lack of risk taking ability or is it that we are happy with status quo / feel good factor…

If we are thinking of changing the entire gamut of training, what are those areas to change or how it can be done; where in many training subjects become inherent in other training’s! and / or is it that, there is a need to change the environment in Organisations or there is something more to it….

Many keep talking of Change Management; to be applied everywhere but for training’s! Surprising isn’t it?

For that matter, Take a example of Running, a basic (Mother) of  all Fitness and Sports; even there one finds variety of training methods, various approaches and cross training’s and what not, where building running strength becomes inherent in it

That got us to Start a Research in this field, would you like to join in?

Sweat More in Peace- Bleed Less in War!

Happy Training!

06 Oct 2013 Another Mile Stone – Important day in my life.. Have you also confirmed your Bib!

ImageAs some said other day – Side Effect of my First half Marathon was – registering for Second one!!

It was great to register for another Official Half Marathon (06 Oct 2013 – Pune) and this time with all Technology – running chip in my shoe and my timing flashing at the finish point letting others know how am i doing; what an experience it is going to be!

I have never run in such an event, supported by such gadgets.  In the Army, i always had a whistle to hear and some senior / instructor shouting “GO”.  And off we went running – doing our bit by completing whatever distance given, to be received by someone, giving dirty looks and saying ‘bad’; probably that guy at the finish line never was happy with anyone, and kept pushing us every now and then.

This time, it is going to be something different at the finish line, with some nice faces around (definitely not that someone with dirty looks!), everyone receiving everyone in good mood with refreshments,  nimbus and fruits and am going to earn a Medal + Certificate.

As I now suspect, the side effect of this Half marathon is going to be registering for another half / Full Marathon; but then who cares! As long as I enjoy it and find some good healthy environment with no visits to Doctor- great – I must continue..


Happy Running!

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