I started running in 2013 just to shed some pounds as my lifestyle was not healthy. Before I
knew, running became a passion and I started running long distances. After a while,
I plateaued in my progress and I reached out to Aravind for advice on smart training.
I started training under him and in a short while, I understood that whatever I did in the
past wasn't correct and he spent some time in pointing out the intricacies involved in
training, recovery & nutrition.I am very comfortable under his supervision and I look forward
to get to my dream goal of a sub 5 finish.
I started running in 2014 and I got to know about Comrades & Coach Aravind, through runners in my office. The moment, I learnt about Comrades, the seed within me was sown, to complete this race. I trusted coach & his abilities blindly and he guided me in every single aspect of training. We trained hard for 2 years and I successfully completed comrades in 2017. Coach made me realize the human mind has no limits. Whatever we believe, we achieve. Coach is my hero!!
If there is someone who knows the nuances of running as a sport, science,art, philosophy and more, it is Aravind. I have seen holistic improvement in my fitness level and have progressed very satisfactorily in the past few months of working with him. His personalized training program which covers strength, flexibility and nutrition along with running is revised and monitored closely (every week). Aravind is very knowledgeable, has been able to address all my niggles, questions, doubts and works with me based on my current level. He invests his time and expertise into every aspect of my training and his dedication to my goals and well-being is treated as his very own. With so much information overload, there is a need to filter out the noise and take only what works for the individual person, I trust his expertise and leave the progressive planning to him which lets me focus on training. Coach A is one of the most warm and approachable persons and I am lucky to have found him after years of meandering along in my running journey.
I have known Aravind from the time I started to do half marathons regularly. Knowing him for almost 4 years now, I am aware of the time and dedication he has invested towards preparation for various events and his inclination towards learning more about training. People have always asked me why I still haven't cracked the elusive sub 4 hour marathon yet. Well... I have given that target to Aravind now and I have already seen some improvement in my running over the last few months of being guided by him with detailed plan and information on the training and nutrition. I can't wait to see the results!"