Race reports

Xterra Asia Pacific Championships – Race report

I have always been intrigued by xterra. The races seem so awesome. The locations are amazing and I go total gaga looking at the brutality of it all. Coming into Xterra, I began to train MTBing almost 3 times a week. My technical experience was nearly non existent and I fell in every ride. But I stuck to it. Practiced lifting the front wheel to manual, leaning into turns, skidding the back and front wheels, tapping brakes, and riding through loose dirt. By the end of the 2 months of MTBing, (more…)

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Injury

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the calcaneus bone. The calcaneus is also known as the heel bone. Running, jumping, or excessive exercise may cause injury to the tendon Read more…

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Injury

Stress fracture

A stress fracture is an injury to the bone caused by overuse. This happens when a muscle is tired and not able to function and transfers all the weight to the bone. The bone then gets a tiny crack. Causes

  • Sudden increase in activity
  • Running/walking or exercise on a hard surface
  • Wearing worn out shoes or using the wrong type of equipment
  • Inadequate warm up
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Injury

Runner’s knee

The runners knee which is also known as Patellofemoral pain syndrome. It can be caused by any activity that causes knee strain or movement. Runner knee covers a spectrum of diseases that cause knee pain. Here are a few causes - 1. Excessive exercise 2. Injury to the knee 3. Problems with joint alignment 4. Weak muscles or muscle imbalance (more…)

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Bike Run Biryani

A Duathlon Experience – By Jayanthi Sampathkumar

Being a vegan, I was quite skeptical about the Duathlon "Bike Run Biryani". Didn't want to be part of an event where the title implied "Chicken Biryani". But I like both cycling and running and a duathlon brings these together nicely. Hence I decided to give this a go. The organizer Dr Vignan, was so enthusiastic and encouraging that, I wanted to do my personal best in it.

The one area that I knew I had to get better at was the transition. In the GHAC organized Hyderabad Triathlon last October, I had participated in the Olympic Duathlon category. I was third among the women. But I spent 20 minutes in transition time. 20 mins of the 4 hrs 21 mins. (more…)

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