22 February 2020

Almost bounced back

It was a little depressing after my last run post to realize that age is going to eventually take running away from me. This morning I was trying to see if I could fight back a little. Just as I reached the trailhead, I got a call from Amitesh for an unrelated topic. He asked me how much was I going to run? 10K?

I had no goal. I just wanted to run the way I used to enjoy running. No measuring distance, speed or time. Run on the roads with lot of water stops and traffic stops etc. (Sometimes I would run for 5-6 hours). That is what I told him.

But that 10K he asked stuck in my mind. I thought I could prove to myself that I can beat age by putting a 10K in one hour. (which for me is very fast now).

Missed it by a minute. 1 hour 1 min. 6.2 miles (10K). Age got me again!! At least I finished out 10K. The challenge though is now I am increasingly wary of the pains in the joints and muscles. Let’s see how long this run versus old age lasts for me…



Posted February 22, 2020 by Rajib Roy in category "Running

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