It’s marathon time for Saiyami Kher again – Saiyami Kher’s debut venture Mirzya didn’t work at the box office but the young actress is a sportswoman at heart. She had successfully completed a full marathon two years ago and this year, she will again run the half marathon (21 kilometres).
Saiyami tells us, “Running has always been an integral part of my training besides the sports that I keep playing often.” While most people would start with a half marathon before moving to a full marathon, Saiyami thinks differently.
“I started training for it while shooting for Mirzya in August in Ladakh, before I ran in January. While I used to run an average of eight to 10 kilometres in Mumbai, when I was in Ladakh, I used to run after shoot and obviously, because of low oxygen, I used to struggle and run only for three to four kilometres. When I came back to Mumbai, I immediately started running for 16-18 kilometres without a problem. That is what altitude training does to your body,” she adds.
The young actress took help from her friend Shyamal Vallabhji, a physiotherapist and a marathon runner to chart her progress and push her to follow her set goals.