Friday, June 29, 2018

Face resemblance

Well, I'm not here to talk about the Facebook's face recognition or any other apps available in the app stores. I want to talk about one of my in-built feature which I'm not sure when or how it started.

I've this feature, rather a tendency, of trying to find a face match when I see any peculiar face. The face can be of anybody's - an actor while watching a movie, a friend, a colleague or for that matter anyone who is standing next to me in a queue at a cafe. And I find a face peculiar or interesting when my brain detects I know a face already which resembles this particular one. And the brain spawns a thread running an algorithm trying to find a face match considering all the face I've known so far. Yes, as expected, the database that stores all the faces is huge, which includes and not limited to relatives, friends, movie stars, TV series actors, sports players. On few occasions, this search hit is immediate and concludes the process. But on other occasions, the search goes on for quite some time irritatingly. Believe me, it's irritating, annoying and energy consuming when the brain can't figure out immediately and continues tiresomely to search every brain memory cell for the face match.

Few of my friends and colleagues are aware of this interesting feature in me. Few of them might have already got my texts mentioning about their look alike, according to my brain's algorithm.

I would like to bring to your notice few samples which went through this process of identification. And here are they:

- Neymar & Kunal Kemu (Football star & Indian movie actor)

- Dileep Rao & Rohit Sharma (American actor & Indian cricketer)

So what do you think about this interesting feature? :)

Monday, June 25, 2018

My first sub-60 minute 10K

Yeah!! I ran a 10K in sub-60 minute for the very first time in my life :)

Running a sub-60 minute 10K was like a long pending wish and I'm totally euphoric about this achievement. It all happened during a training run for the upcoming marathon which I've registered for.

If you have read my previous posts or if you are one of my close friends or colleagues, you might be already aware that I've been consistent with my runs during last couple of years. And during this time I've always tried to achieve this feat of sub-60 minutes but unfortunately was falling short by just couple of minutes. I had couple of 10Ks at 62-63 minutes on previous occasions and that was really disheartening. But I knew I could improve and that's exactly what happened this weekend, finally.

This improvement is seen primarily due to some changes I've made in my running routines and I'm glad I could figure out and bring in those changes. This has given me extra boost for further improvements and I know I will be doing better in my forth coming marathons.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2018

Race Category: 10K
Timing: 01:03:27

Disappointed! That's all I can say after the race.
With the past few week's practice and last week's Adidas training run's timing of 62 mins, I had set the target of under 60 mins for this race. But when I crossed the finish line, I realized I had finished it in about 63 mins, I was hugely disappointed.
I ran first 5 km faster than my usual pace and covered in about 28 mins. What I feel is that due to this faster pace during initial stage, I was unable to finish strong and hence the slower final timing.

Here is the result:

And since this was the only 10k I've planned for this year, the desire to complete in < 60 mins was stronger. Anyways, there is always next time.

BTW, I have registered for a Full Marathon scheduled for Oct'18. This will be my first FM and I'm eagerly looking forward to it. And I'm aware my training needs to be up to the mark to ensure a good run.