BIO- I was born in a sports-loving family. My father who is my inspiration and mentor was my first guru with whom I started practicing running. I took the sport seriously and started practicing sprint events 200m and 400m under a professional coach (Mr. Arvind Kapoor) from June 2004 to January 2011. I participated in my first national athletics meet held at Hyderabad in 2003 at an age of 16.
After schooling, I continued to represent Delhi in many Junior and Senior National Athletics meets. I also participated in All India inter-university championships and won a bronze medal in 2006. which was conducted in Bangalore (kanteerava stadium).
Participated in National Athletics Meet 10 times. National Medal 3 times.
I started practicing long-distance running in 2016. Since then I have been participating in different long-distance events 5k, 10k, Half marathon, and Trail running events.
Trail running 25km on 26th May 2019 at Bhowali village near Nainital Uttarakhand.
100 days Running challenge from 27th April to 4th August 2019
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon participated in 2016,2017,2018 and 2019
Running for me Speed, Adventure, and Simplicity.
How to choose Marathon Shoe (Running): A Complete Guide
Running Gait (Type of Running Strides)!!! Helps to choose Marathon shoes for Runners.
How to Determine Your Running Gait—and Why It Matters:-
Whether you're a running newbie or a marathoner, this could make a huge difference in your training. In theory, running seems like the simplest form of exercise: You lace up your shoes and hit the pavement (or the treadmill).
But without a proper understanding of your running mechanics, you might be doing your body a disservice-and potentially setting yourself up for injury.
"It's really common for runners to not know how their body is moving and where their body is landing," That's where the topic of running gait comes in. Running gait is broken down into three types of pronation, or how your foot strikes the ground.
is when your foot comes in complete contact with the ground.
Underpronation or supination
Underpronation occurs when your foot rolls outward from the ankle and places pressure on the outer toes. It typically affects someone with higher arches and can cause Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, and other shock-related injuries.
means that your foot rolls inward as you move. If you overpronate, the outer edge of your heel hits the ground first, and then your foot rolls inward onto the arch. Pronation refers to the flattening of your feet. So, if you overpronate, you overly flatten your feet. As your arch flattens and stretches, your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are strained. You may be at a higher risk of developing certain injuries.
it's helpful to have an understanding of your gait, as it will affect which shoes will enhance-rather than hinder-your performance.
Determine your shoe size
The first thing to ensure a good fit is to determine the correct shoe size, including the length and width of the shoe.
Running shoe fitting is a combination of providing enough space for the foot to have room in the shoe and enough support so that the foot is not moving within the shoe.
For proper length, allow for at least 1/2 to 1 inch (a thumb’s width) between your longest toe and the shoe’s end.
CHOOSE YOUR NEW SHOES AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN YOUR FOOT IS AT ITS WIDEST.
Cushioning and stability
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CUSHIONING
To give you optimal comfort and performance when running.
- cushioning at the rear and spreading the shockwave in order to provide effective protection for the body: joints, back, knees, etc.
The comfort of a running shoe always depends on good sole cushioning and good stability. For greater comfort and to avoid injury, they should be designed with technical materials that can filter shock waves and evenly distribute force and vibration.
Along with these elements, the stability of a running shoe is an important element in the choice made. The stability gives the shoe its cushioning, adaptability, and propelling capacity.
The research and development studies have shown that lighter marathon shoes or running shoes improve running performance by reducing energy consumption. Without compromising on comfort and durability.