Runners

Birthday: January 6th

Current Location: New Delhi

I have been an avid sports enthusiast since my school days. Coming from a fauji background helped me become a lot more disciplined while pursuing a variety of sports activities. Running is at the core of my regimen, as I believe it is the most natural and easiest way to stay fit , while being accessible to all. Being committed to staying healthy and fit helps me push myself further along on this journey. I don’t look at staying fit as an option for anybody, but an important way of life that should be adopted for a happier, fulfilling life experience! I took to long distance running in 2011 – I ran the ADHM and there’s been no looking back since. Running is MY time and it keeps me sane.

Career Highlights

Puma Urban Stampede 10km National Winner – March 2016

IDBI New Delhi Marathon – Half-Marathon – Feb 2016: Silver medal – age category

Ladakh Marathon – Half- Marathon – Sept 2016: Silver medal – age category

Adidas Uprising – 10k – Dec 2015: Silver medal

Adidas Uprising – 10k – Dec 2017: Bronze medal

IDBI New Delhi Marathon – 2017: Ran my Personal Best 1.44.04 seconds

Amsterdam Half-Marathon – 2016: 1.56hours

Munich Half-Marathon – 2017: 1.45 hours

Maiden Marathon Berlin Marathon – 2018: 3.57.32 hours

Certified Functional Trainer – IFAA India – 2017

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport is…

Camaraderie. Intensity. Courage. Sport has the power to change lives. My time. Keeps my mental sanity.

On a typical training day, I do

I do: I train 4 days a week – each day is different intensity. From, speed sessions to lsd’s. functional training, strengthening and yoga.

I eat: through the day; a few soaked almonds and walnuts, coconut water, granola and yogurt, eggs and a glass of fresh fruit and vegetable juice. whole-wheat bread, tofu/cottage cheese, lentil, sauteed veggies.

I wear: Adidas apparel – particular to the workout.

I listen to: I do NOT listen to music. I enjoy my space and time while running or any other kind of workout. I prefer listening to the sound of my feet instead.

I recover by: I drink RRUNN Post energy mix and with enough and more rest and a good nights sleep. A massage every once in a while too.

I cross-train by: Cross-training included a one off cycling, swimming session.

My idea of an effective weight training session is

having a goal for each session and smashing it at the end. Taking it one at a time. Listening to my body and mind while giving it a 100 percent.

The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was

when i was able to finish my maiden half-marathon without any training. With just a couple of 10-12kms before i ran my first official half-marathon.

The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career is

1. Limitations are only as real as you make them – the human body is capable of far more than we think it is.

2. Living outside my comfort zone. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

3. Seeking progress over perfection.

Before a big race, I tell myself

that the hard part is over. Ive put in the hard work. its exam time now. Time to slay. And I visualise the finish line – that incomparable feeling of crossing that finish line.

The toughest race of my life was

My maiden marathon _ Berlin marathon 2018.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far

finishing my maiden World major marathon – Berlin 2018 – in 3.57.32 hours.

My training sanctuary is

Nehru Park, New Delhi.

My dream starting line is

the Boston Marathon.

I nourish my soul with

bubble baths, massages, soaks, naps. Yoga Travel alone to spend some me time. A glass or two of wine 🙂

Unived helps me by…

They are a crucial part of my training cycle. The endurance gels help me sustain running for over 2 hours. I’ve been able to run for 3-4 hours on the hottest days of Summer in Delhi using these gels. The RRUNN Post mix is a fab recovery drink. I’ve had no cramps, no muscle concerns, absolutely no issues with my gut – cause the products are plant based and super light on the tummy.

In 2019, I am setting my sights on…

IDBI Federal Life Insurance ND Marathon – to race the half and achieve a PR.

Run another world major – figuring which one.

Qualify to run Boston.

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

because of their values and what the brand stands for. For bringing out the best products for everyone and anyone.

My favourite Unived product is…

RRUNN – Endurance Gel – Espresso Cappuccino.

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