Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tagged - And I'm It (for now)

Andy B tagged me last week with the 5 questions below. I will try my best to be reasonably honest in answering them. I may even take the 5th on some of them and choose to prevaricate. Let's see.

Drumroll please.

1. How would I describe my running 10 years ago?
I was obsessive about my running. My knowledge about my body and the amount of stress it could/could not handle was still developing and I was prone to getting injured more often and feeling generally over trained (I would not have admitted this for a million dollars though. Well maybe for double that?) .

2. What is your best and worst race experience?
My best race experience has to be my 25:39 for the Lean Horse 100 mile run in August, 2007. I ran the first 80 miles at a consistent pace (14.5 min/mile) until an ankle injury forced me to walk the last 22 miles. I still finished in a time I am proud of.

My worst race experience? I have never had one. I learn something about my mind and my body with every race and so they all are successes, so to speak.

3. Why do you run?
See my post from a couple of years ago on this very topic.

4. What is the best or worst piece of advice you've been given about running?
Worst piece of advice - don't run for it will shake loose some internal organ inside you!

Best piece of advice - Run fast in the beginning, add minutes at the end!

5. Tell us something surprising about yourself that not many people would know.
Hmm. I guess it has to be the fact that I gag if I end up running behind someone with bad breath or BO. Some people smell like they have not encountered water and a bar of soap in eons.

Time to pass the baton.

I hereby proclaim the following people officially tagged.

Chihping Fu
Anil Rao
Mark Tanaka
Alan Geraldi
Pete Lubbers



Peter Lubbers said...

Hi Rajeev,
Good stufff!
Just posted mMy answers to these questions on the blog.
Take care,

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

You have a very refined and sensative olfactory system. In that situation, I would pass the person ahead of me. It is like being stuck behind a car that could not have passed their smog test. Good answers, Rajeev. I think I have time to work on mine.

Rajeev said...

Pete & Mark,

I know that your answers will always be insightful and humorous.

Eager to read them.