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If you want to Run as Fast as you can, Slow Down

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If you want to Run as Fast as you can, Slow Down

Many gurus and experts will give you a discourse on running and life at drop of a hat; a similar pattern found on social media. These sources undermine your true potential and only bring passive understanding. Lessons learned from your daily experiences are your best teacher. Focus on those, and how they will serve us well in the future.

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It’s never too late to be more active

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It’s never too late to be more active

My College Dean, Dr. Nagra & Mrs Nagra picked up running at 74 & 69 yrs of age. They share their fitness routine, and dabbling with running at this ripe age. Physical fitness is an investment for a better tomorrow, he feels.  Dr. Nagra gives his take on Sports Medicine from the 1990s and it's evolution to where it is now.

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Running doesn’t cause knee arthritis, not running does

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Running doesn’t cause knee arthritis, not running does

Contrary to what people think, it’s not running that causes the bad knee pains, but running with poor form. Unfortunately when you pick up running in 30s and beyond, you are trying too hard as you’ve forgotten how to move naturally, the way you did as a child.

There is no rocket science to it. You need to slow down and work on your strength training. Be patient as you’ve taken decades to master the art of moving inefficiently and unnaturally. It’ll all soon come together.

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55 kms at 10th edition of La Ultra - The High

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55 kms at 10th edition of La Ultra - The High

If you’ve risked your life by running a full marathon(s) in gas-chambers of modern cities of ‘civilised’ world, here is your chance to push it a bit further in scenic Ladakh, by running 55 kms over Wari-La, a high mountain pass not yet infested by tourists who can’t differentiate between Goa and Ladakh.

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Female of the species...

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Female of the species...

The female of the species is more robust than the male. 

Ever heard of male pain vs female pain? Male pain refers to people moaning and groaning over minor discomforts, non-issues. Female pain refers to real pain

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Why do anything?

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Why do anything?

In life you reach a point where you stop feeling... yes feeling anything. No pain, no fear, no anger, no joy, no disgust, no trust or mistrust, no anticipation, no surprise, no sadness, no thirst, no hunger, no depression, no hate, no love, no nothing. But you have to go through all of them and much more, literally to abysmally lows and higher than highest highs to get there. And then you suddenly realise that nothing matters. You and everything else around you is simply insignificant.

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La Ultra - The High special podcast

La Ultra - The High special podcast

To know all about the 2016 edition of La Ultra - The High, listen to this special edition of Move-Mint running podcast. 

The Ultra Couple

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The Ultra Couple

Alex (Germany) & Dunya (Behrain), a couple changed by ultra running. 

Dunya and Alex left behind an unhealthy life of well-rounded smokers, and picked up running in 2009 and ultra running in 2014. Now the changed couple are running La Ultra - The High for the second year.

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Mark the Monk at La Ultra - The High

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Mark the Monk at La Ultra - The High

Mark is a complete ultra runner having two extreme aspects to him, one that of extremely competitive athlete but on the other a monk of a runner. He's running 333km at La Ultra - The High for the third time.

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Making a Dangerous event Difficult

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Making a Dangerous event Difficult

At La Ultra - The High, I try to make a Dangerous event Difficult. But most humans suffer from the 'Immortal till we die' syndrome. Rules up there are for the safety of the runners. That is my first priority. I would never ever compromise on that. 

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Genesis of La Ultra - The High

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Genesis of La Ultra - The High

Khirki to Leh... it needs to start somewhere, with someone. Thanks a million miles to all who believed in my crazy idea when there was nothing to show for it. The journey started in July of 2010. Now La Ultra - The High is a name to reckon with in Ultra running world globally. 

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