Day before the start

This time together with family I arrived in New York 4 days before start. Actually, complete acclimatization will take place during the race itself…
I ran about 560 km in the last month of training, which is not so much. But in my experience physical training can affect say first 10 day of the race. Then… experience of whole previous life is needed :) Faith in yourself, your life ideals and inner cry for the Supreme help tremendously. 3100 mile race is so long, that you can never predict what kind of problem will come to strengthen you.

My feeling is that I’m more prepared this time. I even set few personal training records while running 7 and 7,5 hours (60 and 65 km). On the asphalt. I was trying to combine soft and hard surfaces, because our 3100 loop is all concrete.

…In Goloseevsky forest where I’m training in Kiev, I have my favorite clearing with age old oaks. And I caught myself that while running in the forest I’m thinking about 3100 race, and while on the race in New York – I’m dreaming about my forest. Paradox!


On the verge of 3100 I was lucky to get tremendous joy from parachute jump from 3 000 m near Moscow. And yesterday I visited Dr. Kumar, whom Sri Chinmoy valued a lot. This doctor defines very accurately your problems via pulse and prescribes ayurvedic medicine. He gave one Himalayan’s pills to Pranab and others with the words, that they will replace the need of all vitamins. I got interested, too! But after examining me, Dr. Kumar said that he will not cure me… “You are perfect”. Wow! He added faith in me.

 Saturday 2 mile race concluded 3100 preparation. Almost all participant of the great race were running. Pushkar came second in 11:16 and Ananda-Lahari – third, 11:20. Crazy :)
I ran in 12:57, finishing with great satisfaction.

3100 starts tomorrow at 6 a.m.

2 Responses-Комментариев to “Day before the start”

  1. sufiya Says:

    ааа, знакомая полянка :)
    удачного старта, а твоим замечательным помощнициам терпения, радости и вдохновения :)

  2. Richard Says:

    great site and run.

    Good start.

    From Germany