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2017 Target Events

  • 15th Jan - Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon - 3:49:54
  • 12th Feb - Auroville Marathon HM - 1:46:28
  • 29th April - Western Pacific Marathon
  • 15th October - Bangalore marathon - tentative

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mumbai marathon 2010: The Maths

Borrowing the title of this post from that of a post from Tanvir Kazmi - probably the most prolific running related blogger in the country. The tapering period before a big race in which one has a target time goal is often spent in working out the math of how one is going to get there. Referring back to my previous post on Average pace to achieve target  I need to do an average of 5:48 to complete in below 4:05.  I will try and do the first half between 1:55 and 2:00 and hope that I can still keep a below 6 minute per Km pace in the second half. The average pace this year will have to be 13 seconds per Km faster than last year's average pace which gave me a 4:13 finish. While the familiarity with the course will help the 5 Kms or so over the sealink on the return leg will be a new factor. Of course, by this time next Sunday I will know!


Vikaas M Sachdeva said...

I am running the 6 km Dream Run in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2010 on the 17th of January. Please support me by pledging a donation to the charity that I am running for, Janakalyan Sevashram in Panvel.

Tanvir Kazmi said...

BTW, I borrowed "The Maths of Sport" from another very popular website which you already know :) That's right - The Science of Sport :)

Great Plan, All the best!

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manoj said...

Good Luck Bhasker!! I still remember you running past me near Shivaji park (33k?) last year...
Shoot for that 4:06... Gud Luck!

Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog from another fellow runner and I heard you are in south India. I am studying abroad in Mangalore from Jan-April and I really would like to run a race, probably a 10K, before I leave. I heard about the Auroville Race and I am interested in that one. Have you ever run that one or do you know any details on it? Thank you!!

Bhasker Sharma said...

Hi Elizabeth

The Auroville race is a great one for you to run. I ran it last year and will be doing so again this year on 14th Feb with many other runners from Bangalore. You can get details of registration from .
Also see

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for the links! I really hope I can run it-it looks like a really good race with beautiful scenery :)