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Double A’ Report (August 17, 2015)

Greetings after a long break! Unfortunately, I had no access to phone and internet for 3 continuous days and could not update this blog in realtime. But as someone said, better late than never. My last report was on August 16 and the race had just gotten underway. At...

Double A’s Report (August 12, 2015)

Greetings! Spent the day in Leh making arrangements for the Volunteer Half Marathon tomorrow. This was my first experience with an 'organised run'. I spent the morning shuttling between the Leh Chen Hotel and Goba trying to figure out who was going to participate. Getting an exact headcount was...

Double A’s Report(August 9, 2015)

Location: Goba Guest House We continue to focus on acclimatisation. On Saturday evening we had agreed that we will go above 17000 feet (5000 metres+). Most of the runners went towards Khardung La which is about 17,800 feet. Khardung La is a popular tourist destination and makes the tall...

Double A’s Report (August 8, 2015)

Location: Goba Guest House Day 3 in Leh and feeling much better. Head felt clear despite not sleeping well last night for some unknown reason. Made a group of 7 (6 runners and myself) to go on an acclimatisation walk/run on a trail close to Leh.  We left at...

Double A’s Report (August 7, 2015)

Location: Goba Guest House, Leh All the runners are here in Leh. Barring couple of volunteers and the medical crew everyone is now checked in. Spillover from Goba is staying at the Leh Chen 500 yards away.  Spent the morning lazing around Goba. One runner has discomfort in his...

Double A’s Report (August 5, 2015)

Location: Bangalore Airport As with other journeys, my experience with the 6th Edition of the La Ultra begins on Day 1! I spent the morning going over my checklist to ensure that I had packed all the essentials. After several years of international travel experience, I have learnt to...

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