Gautam Kandlikar

I eat to run and take my running slow. I run by going where I have to go.

Instablog – July 10, 2018 at 01:07PM

Extracting the fruit jackfruit is tricky business. You need to be a… wait for it… jack of all trades. 😎🤣 #badumtss #rimshot #jackfruit #summer #tropical via Instagram

Instablog – July 07, 2018 at 10:47AM

Best start to the weekend – Did the loop around Medicine Lake today. 7.5 M, with the latter half broken up into 400m on/off Intervals. Felt the power come back today, hit sub 7mm speeds for the first time in a long long time!

Intervals were: 1:56, 1:48, 1:42, 1:42, 1:44, 1:50, 1:43

Pictured here: Great Minnesotan Summer Pastime 📸: my mother #fishing #medicinelake #weekend #summer #running #twincities #shadesofblue via Instagram

Instablog – July 06, 2018 at 07:06PM

Sunset, Mississippi, Lowry Ave Bridge. #nofilter #mississippiriver #lowryavenuebridge #sunset #minnesota via Instagram

Instablog – July 05, 2018 at 07:25PM

Japan is a land of wonder, and its people do a beautiful job of synthesizing its ancient traditions into modern life. This picture is from the Kotoku-in temple in Kamakura. The statue of the Amitabha Buddha that you see behind me is eight centuries old. It has survived earthquakes, tsunamis, and countless changes to political regimes. Yet the Buddha sits there, unfazed by the happenings of our material world. #japantravel #kamakura #daibutsu #buddha #ancientjapan #meditation via Instagram

Instablog – June 28, 2018 at 08:23PM

My runs of late have been very slow. Not slow in absolute terms (I usually average 10:30-11:00 per mile most days) but my HRM says I am over-exerting. I would normally have run at a 11:00 pace at ~155-160bpm Heart Rate in WA. Today I was barely running 12:00 pace at that rate. I was utterly disappointed with the 10 K I ran a few days ago, I had hoped for sub 45 min. I finished in 49:30.

One of the reasons I suspect is that I got too used to running on relatively flat trails in Tacoma. Most of my runs were along the waterfront, but there was very little up and down. Compare that with the Minnesota prairie, I am racking up surprisingly high elevation changes with the rolling hills. And the consistent changes mean that I’m not able to settle into one HR for an extended period of time.

But there’s another (bigger) factor that I realized. For the first time today I did some comparative analysis on the weather. It was 85 deg F with a few point of 69 deg F in Eden Prairie. Comparable to Houston, TX where the equivalent numbers were 85 and 75 deg F. And the numbers in Tacoma? 64 and 47.
No wonder I have been disappointed! Running in Texas conditions and expecting Seattle results is a sure recipe for frustration.
So unsolicited advice: listen to your body. It is likely giving you good feedback on how to pace your run. Start slow and figure out how you’re doing relative to baseline. Figure out how much you can handle, then adjust speed/power accordingly. If you are able to cruise at a higher speed, then ramp it up to a higher gear.
#running #runningintheheat #minnesotarunner #minnesota #metrics #heartrate #heartratemonitor #suunto #ambit3 #chanhassen via Instagram

Instablog – June 24, 2018 at 05:34PM

Oof da. Contemplating the mille mysteries of Lake Mille Lacs, doooon’t cha knoooow? #millelacs #minnesota #boating #whereswalleye #landoftenthousandlakes #minnesotasummer #tiedye #etoiledunord #skymeetswater #lakecountry via Instagram

Instablog – June 21, 2018 at 07:30PM

Experiment with portrait mode. Sunsets and portraits are hard! #portraitmode #sunset #light #lake #excelsiormn #lakeminnetonka #vscocam via Instagram