Published on January 19th, 20130
‘The body achieves what the mind believes’
The Mumbai Marathon is here. A participant tells us how he’s been shaping up for the race that happens tomorrow.
by Akshay Kapur
Concluding part of the ‘Mumbai Marathon’ Diaries
Some people train really intensively for the Marathon, but I made sure that my normal training duration did not exceed one hour, six days a week. Prior to the Marathon training, I did a lot of compound activity and functional training. Training for the upcoming run on Sunday has had a very beneficial effect on me – it has helped me remain very focussed on my fitness goals. Running this particular Marathon has always been an amazing experience for me.
I modified my fitness regime for the Marathon a bit – I incorporated more of cardiovascular endurance and muscular endurance exercises. I have also been following a very good eating pattern, reducing my carbs and fat intake and increasing protein intake. I’ve been leading a very disciplined lifestyle overall. I didn’t hire a professional trainer to guide me for the training, but the team at my gym has given me a lot of guidance and motivation.
When I first participated, I wanted to push my fitness to the next level. And every time I have participated in the Marathon, I have crossed another barrier that I never imagined I would. I guess the body achieves what the mind believes!
Akshay Kapur is 30 and works as a sales manager.
(Picture courtesy Akshay Kapur and hindubusinessline.com)