Manipal – 3 Years and Running

5k, 10k, Half Marathons, Full Marathons and even Ultra Marathons. Manipal has produced  a versatile class of runners who participate and compete in various distance categories all over the country and some, even in other countries across the globe.   By no means are the runners of Manipal the best in Read more…

Stretching Essentials

Stretching before and after a marathon is of utmost importance. Running with muscles that are cold and not properly stretched can result in injury which may keep you off the track. Stretching before the race increases your muscles’ efficiency and movement. It helps improve your performance by increasing your overall Read more…

Exercise and Mental Health

We all know the importance of exercise on our physical health,how it helps us to maintain our body balance and is also beneficial for our cardiovascular system .Most people in the general population understand that regular exercise is beneficial to physical health. Now, new research suggests that it has equally Read more…

Nutrition for Runners

What to eat during training During training, it is important to maintain a balance between all macro and micro nutrients. Foods such as nuts, dry fruits and seeds can easily be incorporated in a regular diet. Chia seeds, one of the most easily available seeds, is proven to be an Read more…

Day 7: TLC

In my fourth semester in college, I started training for my first 10k run. I was a regular at the track, and gave myself about 4-6 weeks of training for the run. When I started training, I was already running enough laps to equate to 5 kilometers. My goal was Read more…

Day 6: Mechanics

1. Posture We all know that keeping a good posture is important. Not only does it help prevent aches and pains from developing due to certain muscles being under tension most of the time, it also considerably improves your body language and makes you look commanding and capable. Bad posture Read more…

Day 5: Fire up. Ice down.

If even a jet engine needs to warm up properly and sufficiently before the pilot can turn up to full thrust, why shouldn’t you? Ever feel like getting out of your stifling room, boring lecture or office cubicle and just running? Or hiking. skiing, playing ball, cycling, boxing, swimming, lifting, Read more…

Day 4: Pump.

As promised, today’s article will be all about Strengthening Exercises that you can do for the various muscle groups in your legs and torso. I’ve been training my legs ever since I started running, and whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer, athlete, weight-lifter, sports person or even none of these, trust me you’ll Read more…