14746Re: a marathon not run alone(plus more training inspiration)
- Sep 4, 2005Hi Arpan,
I was very happy to read your posting. You are writing very
inspirational. Runners of any category (beginner to professional)
should definately read your 7 steps to a successful marathon. Here is
As I said this was the first time ever that I seriously trained for
the marathon. I actually started training last autumn and it gave me a
lot of joy and enthusiasm. Diversified training is a key point for me.
I really love going out in nature and run trails. To go an a track the
next day is then much more fun.
I fully agree with Arpan that there were way too many young runners
behind him. This also includes me. :-( Fortunately this gives me
plenty of space for more PBs :-)
Happy training to all of you
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, arpan_deangelo
> Congratulations, Jwalanta and all the marathoners!!!!!!!!!!am
> That was a heroic effort and a good time.
> If you want to keep pursuing your training or transcending your
> achievements in the running world I can help you to some extent.
> Even though we do not always identify ourselves with running or fast
> racing, the discipline itself goes beyond the running identity into
> spiritual realms as you now know. I have struggled with this for 33
> years since I started running in 1972, but I am still going and so is
> my spiritual life.
> My 'Seven Steps to a Successful Marathon' is a start, but I would love
> to offer more personal advice to anyone who is inspired to take the
> steps to stay in shape, especially for matathons. I myself had a
> pretty good marathon after a year of not such fast racing and now I
> inspired to try to get close to or even break 3 hours again (at myrunners.
> age, which is more than twice the marathon distance if you know what I
> If I can do that, or even get close, I feel that many younger runners
> can and should try to go at least under 3:30 for the marathon. It is
> not that difficult unless we let our minds surrender to fear and
> laziness. It is a thrilling experience which is worth all the effort
> bgoth on a physical health level, mental health level and spiritual
> level as well.
> Try it! Go for it!! Anyone who is even thinking about a faster
> marathon, talk to me or email me. I feel like there were far too many
> much younger runners behind me in the marathon. I need more
> competition. Let's go, now's the time.!!
> Don't wait until next year. Stay in shape and keep racing shorter,
> easier races. Lots more advice for anyone who wants it. Soon I will
> have a website up called arpan.com with lots more inspiration for
> Contact me in the meantime.
> Gratefully training,
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, jwalanta_de
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > For the first time ever in my life I was able to train seriously for a
> > marathon. In autumn 2004 I was sick of barly finishing marathons,
> > dying somewhere between Mile 15 and 20. The self transcendence
> > Marathon 2005 should be different. No dying and if possible break my
> > 15 year old PB.
> > Before I say anything about me and my marathon performance I'd like to
> > thank my trainer Uwe from Heidelberg, Germany. He spend hours with me
> > on the phone listening to my problems with running schedules and
> > workout sessions. His support was of tremendous help. Without him I
> > would not be able to achieve any of the above mentioned goals.
> > Second I'd like to thank Sri Chinmoy, for it is because of him that I
> > find inner support and rest in our Lord Supreme. Without God I would
> > not run a marathon at all and it is because of him that I can finish a
> > marathon. In surrendering my entire being to God I find strength.
> > Strength strongly needed to cover such a long distance.
> > Third I'd like to thank Ambarish from Dublin, Ireland for running with
> > me for almost the whole distance and making the run so entertaining.
> > Last but not least a big THANK YOU to all the supporters and friends
> > on the course that cheered us up.
> > Because of all this I feld like not running alone. They all ran with
> > me and made it possible to run my fastest marathon. Even though I had
> > a strong energy loss in lap 6 and wanted to stop after lap 7 my final
> > time was 3:42:09 hours. This is 13 minutes off my old PB from 15 years
> > ago and 33 minutes better than last years performance.
> > Straight after the race I did not feel any joy. It seemed that my body
> > was too busy to recover from dehydration and exhaustion. Happiness
> > came after about 45 minutes after I crossed the finish line. A wave of
> > gratitude flooded my being. Thank you for that experience.
> > Once again: Thank you everybody out there for your support.
> > Jwalanta
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