Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for improving education and literacy in Africa.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Seven months to summit Kilimanjaro.... training in progress

Ran with a pace of 10 minute mile for 8 miles, then cool down for 45 minutes... preparing for a Half Marithon (May 7, 2011). Using the SmartCoach from runners world as my trainer. I am pretty certain that this training will help me in my overall training to make it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro on Sept 8th, 2011.

Today spent about 3 hours surfing the web for blogs written by various people who have made it to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Felt pretty intimidating. But I am determined and I will try my best to make it. This climb will be in dedication to my Uncle (आबासाहेब महाजन) who has always been my mentor and has encouraged me all along. He took me to the Himalayas for my first expedition to reach about 16,200ft. For more on my uncle see this photo album that I created when I recently went on a hiking trip with him.

While on these websites, I also created a spreadsheet to get me prepared with the things I need to purchase and the things I need to do in preparation for the Kili trip in Sept.

My knee is giving me some problems and so is my Achilles Tendonitis.  So, last week I bought some KT Tape to see if it helps me. I don't know if it is psychological or medical but it does help me in my training runs.


  1. Thanks for starting this blog... I am planning on doing a similar hike with my friends in late September. When are you guys going? Please keep updating your blog and let us know how your training is coming along.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. You should talk to Ben often.
    Find some best hydrating drink.
    Are u going to be on 10TV after the adventure? :)

  3. @Sree: Yes. Soon will be trying out Gu Gel and Shot Blocks to see what my body can handle. And your question about TV... I would prefer not.