Monthly Archives for December 2016

adidas Ultra Boost Review

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - December 30, 2016

Sanjeev Ramki is a lil more than your typical crazy runner. He ran a full marathon two weeks after winning the Jawadhu Hills ultra 100km. His PB for a HM is 1:27 and for a FM is 3:12.

If there’s ones shoe that I would call a total “All-Rounder”, it’s undoubtedly the Adidas Ultra Boost.

What started out as my higher cushioned training substitute for my racing flats to avoid stress post-injury turned out to be my full time racing shoes on trails, tracks and road races after realizing how good its performance is. Continue Reading

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Guest Blog - Anupriya kapur - December 20, 2016

Shiv is an army officer, an avid runner (80-100km per week please!) and loves his beer.

I can authoritatively state for the record that in all my (admittedly few) years of writing about my running, I have never once written anything useful.

Not once.

That is unlikely to change today. However, I shall try.

Over the past four years, I have, much to my own bafflement, found myself getting steadily faster as a runner. This has given me, the humblest person in the known universe, a bit of a god complex. So, Imma take these here stone tablets and carve out some commandments and such. Nothing particularly new about this. Google ‘running commandments’ and you’ll come across a bunch of similarly formatted stuff. Continue Reading

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Winter Hydration Tips

Fitness, Fitness related, Marathons - Anupriya kapur - December 14, 2016

In my last article I busted some common myths about CrossFit. And even though I’m not running much these days, at times, after an hour of CrossFit workout, I feel running 21k is far easier. Probably I didn’t realise the intensity of workout in the initial few days and found myself cramping. But it wasn’t that complicated to figure, it’s almost as if cramps in my body is how I realise that winter is here and I have yet again forgotten to properly hydrate for my workouts. And every year it takes me a while to realise that the reason is hydration. But, I am sure, like me, you would also tend to overlook this little annual problem.

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Breaking common CrossFit myths

Fitness, Fitness related - Anupriya kapur - December 9, 2016

If there is one thing that I have learned in the last two years, it is that one shouldn’t be closed about anything. And that’s why, even though the idea of CrossFit intimidated me a lot, I gave it a shot when finally I realised that I needed regimented strength training if I want to continue long distance running. CrossFit seemed too “hardcore” and one needed to be really “badass” to join. I went for a trial class and realised how many myths there are around it. It is high intensity training which involves functional movements and helps in overall stregthening but why should I be scared of that? I have been going three times a week regularly now and take my son along every Friday as well. The first time I took him, I noticed how he tried to rope climb and hang by the rings and just loved rowing. It must be right if a child has taken to it so naturally. Here are somethings which I want to talk about – Continue Reading

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Acro Yoga in Auroville

Fitness, Fitness related, For the soul, Guest Blog - Anupriya kapur - December 6, 2016

I started Acro Yoga three years ago in a small circle in Auroville. I still remember how I dragged myself out of bed on a Sunday morning to join the class at 8 o’clock in the morning. First I thought I must be mad but after the first 15 minutes I was hooked. We started with a partner stretching, which still is one of the many things I enjoy. You play with the weight of your partner to into a deeper stretch and it is a great way to start conneting with your partner, to feel the other person for what’s ahead in the practice: the flying. From that Sunday morning on I started flying and I never got tired of it. I started with a simple bird and I am proud to say that Flying Flows are more my style now. The work of the gravity which releases and opens up ones spine while flying and the grounding and empowering experience of the base are incredible.


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