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3127 total / 475 in 2017
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* Injury free running * Improve overall fitness * Run five days a week

Binoj Mathew ran: First Full Marathon :...

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  • 26 miles
  • 06:00 time
  • 13:39 pace
  • 2462 calories
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  • 6351 ft climb
  • 166 max hr
  • 153 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
great My first Full Marathon 42.42 km 06:00 13:39 pace

First Full Marathon :) (Runs/Distance on credit since i started running 4 months back: 1FM, 8HM+ runs, Total distance ran: 1231kms)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/93359354
Started at around 7.30 in the morning. Morale was sky high after the 30K on Friday. Started at heavy rain. Ran in the last 30K route, but extended it a bit to add the additional 12kms. Ran at a comfortable pace. Everything was easy till 26kms when the sun came out and the breeze disappeared. The road started getting hot and energy was draining away. I've been too much dependent on rains recently i guess. Legs got heavy.

But i kept running. Kept telling myself "Don't chicken out on me". I bought some water and ran with it. It added a bit to morale. After 30kms the pessimist inside me started working with the hot asphalt. Many time i thought of quitting, but i wanted to finish this badly. After 36kms i started feeling pretty hungry, it was 1pm and the sun was shining too hard. So finally decided to have lunch (guess that's not allowed in real races :) )

Resumed the run soon and slowly i crawled to my favourite running destination - Snehatheeram beach. It felt so great! The beach has places where i could sit and stretch my legs. The cool breeze from the sea was so comforting. So i spent some time there, called near and dear and walked back to the junction where i got a bus to home. After getting down from the bus, while slowly walking back home i wondered, "how on earth did i run 42kms!?" :) I guess i wanted it so badly that i forgot that i was a newbie.

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    Thanks Mumtaz, Umesh sir, Nitin. It's been great to learn from each of you. And it has indeed inspired/helped me a lot.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mani
    Mani

    Awesome run that Binoj. Wtg....Keep it up...

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Brojen N.
    Brojen N.

    Also I feel if you start around 4:30 am, you might be able to run in much lesser time.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Suresh S.
    Suresh S.

    Hey doc congats n hats off this is an awesome achievement that u can remember n cherish for the rest of your life u're now a marathoner n it is a fairly small number who can say that go rest those legs after 6 hours they sure need a break ... Take a bow u've done something to be proud of best

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve
    Steve

    excellent run ! I live near the coast as well and the views and cool breeze help in my runs too.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Nitin
    Nitin

    I second Brojen. Starting early will be good help.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    Thank you Srinath sir, Krish, Mani, Brojen, Himadri, Suresh, Britpop, Nitin, Alex. Like i said before i've learned something from everyone of you. Your excellent pace, resilience, running stories & experience have been of great help.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    @Brojen/Nitin: Running before sunrise is indeed a good idea. But too tough for some one like me who've never been an early bird in my entire life :) But i'm changing my schedule. I'll improve.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    @Himadri/Alex: Thanks. During my first 3 months of running i used to run every day with distances ranging from 10-16k at slow paces w/o any rest days. I might have taken only 3-4 rest days in 90 days. As a result my knees and legs could take a lot of beating in slow runs. But they give up quite easily in a fast paced run. So now i'm trying to run wisely by taking rest days and trying to improve the pace. Tough though..

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    :) Thanks Louis. Sharing and motivating each other is the best way to continue a fitness schedule.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    :) Thanks Ram. I really don't know how i ran this much. Both are the farthest runs i've ever been! I think it was the mental block that i had in mind that i wouldn't be able to run this much. Once it was gone it became possible. The sun staying away during part of the runs and rains also helped a lot.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Athreya C.
    Athreya C.

    Congrats! Well done!

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Kiran H.
    Kiran H.

    great one Doc! you amaze me with your determination.

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    Thanks Athreya, Ridhima, Mjv, Kiran, Sundaresh, Mayank. Motivation is the main factor that helps a lot in a run once fatigue sets in. So thanks for being there during tough times :)

    about 6 years ago Like

  • Binoj M.
    Binoj M.

    :) Thanks Ullas.Felt great to run a FM.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Mumtaz Q.
    Mumtaz Q. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congrats ,Binoj..Awesome

    about 6 years ago

  • Dr Umesh K D.
    Dr Umesh K D. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Great Performance Binoj...wish you many more in real (not training) Marathon Participation

    about 6 years ago

  • Nitin
    Nitin Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congratulations!!! FM is dream distance. Doing that within 4 months of running. Awesome achievement.

    about 6 years ago

  • Srinath N.
    Srinath N. Congrats
    Congrats:

    That is a great achievement doc that too with a very good timing for the maiden full. Am sure lot will follow. Not that easy to do Full solo. Congrats and all the best!

    about 6 years ago

  • Krish
    Krish Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congrats!! Keep going Binoj!

    about 6 years ago

  • Brojen N.
    Brojen N. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    4 months and a FM. And that too after a 30K in this week itself. You are the man. Looks to me you run more than you sleep. Running for 6 hours is one heck of a job. Great one Doctor.

    about 6 years ago

  • Himadri B.
    Himadri B. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    awesome man or machine?

    about 6 years ago

  • Dana You're Badass
    You're Badass:

    Binoj!!! You are amazing my friend!!! Marathon distance after only running for four months! Spectacular :)

    about 6 years ago

  • Louis G.
    Louis G. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    seriously inspiring

    about 6 years ago

  • Ram
    Ram Congrats
    Congrats:

    Binoj - you are a SPECIAL one - 30kms on Friday and 42 kms today - amazing stuff -

    about 6 years ago

  • Ridhima S.
    Ridhima S. Congrats
    Congrats:

    congratulations on an amazing feat. its hard to run a FM even with all the support and aid along the course and u did it without any of that. inspirational stuff :-) Wtg!

    about 6 years ago

  • Mjv
    Mjv You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Great well done Binoj... Without aid station running marathon is always a challenge... Good going Binoj...

    about 6 years ago

  • Sundaresh K.
    Sundaresh K. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    FM within 4 months of running - awesome!!

    about 6 years ago

  • Mayank C.
    Mayank C. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    awesome!
    Inspirationsl stuff.

    recover soon and wish you many more miles :)

    about 6 years ago

  • Ullas H.
    Ullas H. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Started 4 months ago! Congrats man!

    about 6 years ago