Reflections on the Grind

thoughts on training and life of an introvert

Rudisha’s run

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David Rudisha broke world record in the 800m, again. He led wire to wire and become the first human to break 1:41 min. His first 400m was faster than the second, probably to be able to run free in the front and not get boxed in.

Everyone else ran either a personal best or seasonal best. Perhaps the best track race at this Olympics (I missed it live but saw the tape). Rudisha’s running form is one of the best I have seen. Smooth yet explosive. It looks effortless but it certainly is not.

Pic: Dailymail.

It was the second gold for Kenya. Ezekiel Kemboi’s win was impressive as well. Though Kenya came up in 10,000m races and women’s marathon, their 800m and 3000m steeplechase were dominant.

Quick and short run again this morning. Mindset now is to maintain fitness. Doing more bodyweight stuff such as pushups, dips, squats to build strength. Like running, I like these workouts because of its simplicity. I can do it almost anywhere, and, even more than running, anytime. Unlike gym, it’s frugal and convenient. In Bangkok, working out in a gym would involve packing clothes, driving, parking, dealing with the staff, lockers, and sharing equipment with other people. There are better things in life to spend my time on.

Watched diving for the first time yesterday. Impressed by such high jumps. I have a fear of heights. Just watching the top view of the pool in TV made me dizzy.

Three days left at the Games. Then I can get my proper sleep.


Written by Rop

August 10, 2012 at 11:40 am

Posted in running, thoughts

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  1. sensational athlete. probably the performance of the games. hope you are dpoing ok.


    August 13, 2012 at 5:20 am

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