Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Getting Back to Normal, Post Race Comments and trophy received

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

I had a really fast race this year. It was my PB by nearly a day. I went into it wanting to average 70 miles a day (113km) . I thought I could do it because in 2007 I did 69.8 or something with a really bad blister. If I could stay blister free I thought I could get close.



My start was great, perhaps too fast but I was managing mileage and I didn’t think I would ever achieve it. I was having really nice feelings of power and gratitude especially in the evening. Savagata was also chasi...
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The World's Longest Race : Resting and recovering.

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

I was told by someone who knows that the photos that are up of the Self Transcendence 3100 mile race could be better.
Below are some by professional photographer Prabhakar Street.
View the gallery at http://gallery.srichinmoyraces.org/3100/2012/

I have changed my site around to reflect the Perth Motivational Speaker tour I’m doing. That’s how I lost the original blog reposting them now.

People often ask what the prize is for the 3100, I received it at a ceremony. The prize…a plastic tr...
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The Offending Chair

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

I had an almost dreadful incident with an inanimate object in the race. Showering and bathing was really pleasant. All the grime collected in the day disappears and the paper tape around blisters and toes comes off really easily. I soon took to shaving and brushing my teeth under the shower. For speed I would shower the traditional way, standing up. If I was really tired I would take the longer option and sit on a flannel on the tiles to take th...


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Get Some Running In

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

So on day 27 there was a Pavlova debate going on with the cooks.
 
I asked for some Australian Pavlova (they are from New Zealand), and they just laughed at me and said it was from NZ. Then they delivered a special package that night labelled 'Australian Pavlova' and when I opened it, it was empty! On the food table was NZ Pavlova (stacks of it.)

Anyway they decorated it with Kiwi fruit so I thanked them for the Australian Pavlova with a Chinese Gooseberry on top.



I've been str...

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I got a bad rash and lost toenails

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,
I got a bad rash and lost toenails

As one friend commented so many screen saver options here!

Ultra running does have it’s painful side. It definitely has to be transcended.

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The Self Transcendence 3100 mile race

Posted by grahak777 grahak777 on Thursday, October 25, 2012,

Founded in 1997 by fitness guru Sri Chinmoy to exemplify the endless possibilities of the human spirit, the Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile Race is held every year on a concrete footpath around an 883 metre block in Queens, New York. It is the world’s longest and most grueling foot race. Runners are given 18 hours a day, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, for 51 days, to run a minimum of 60 miles a day (96.6km) to complete the distance. This involves ci...


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I am ultra runner from Australia. I am into motivational exploits involving any sort of physical feat that is inspirational and positive. On the side I work as a motivational speaker, business speaker and trainer, keynote speaker and youth speaker.

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