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#AskYourRaceDirector – Pacing

Q.1 I intend to personally pace a friend of mine in the next running event. I am not registered and I intend to run a part of the distance to encourage him. Nothing wrong in that I suppose? . Ans. Before going into the answer, some preface. There are rules for any sport and it is...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

How We Go About Selecting Pacers

Here are the broad points based on which we choose the pacing team. When reviewing the past performance, we examine why the idea of ‘not a minute earlier and not a second late’ was not met. We know that even in the world’s leading marathons where the pacers are...
Posted On 23 Mar 2018

112th Half Marathon as a Pacer at Satara Hill Half Marathon 2016

HM # 112 3 hour Pacer #26 Last Sunday I ran the PNB Metlife Satara Hill Half Marathon – 2016 as the 3-hour pacer. I went to Satara two days before to help put things together. Team YouTooCanrun was involved in: – Registration of runners – Tracking and correcting...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Of Pacing Teams

We are often asked how we put together pacing teams for the several events where we do them. So here is a rather detailed note on the efforts that goes into each such team.   – We handpick experienced runners for the pacing effort…we do not post on social media and...
Posted On 19 May 2016

Choosing Your Correct Pace/Pace Bus

The Problem: In all the years of running and pacing we have found that new runners (and even established ones) make the mistake of not choosing the appropriate pace. The consequences of this are that for every minute a runner runs fast in the first half he loses two minutes in...
Posted On 06 Jan 2016

Pace Calculator

Thank-you for choosing to pace your run by using the Beta version of the PACE CALCULATOR Objective: 1) To enable runners who have not trained by running the full event distance to estimate their approximate finish time. 2) To help runners choose the appropriate Pacer’s Bus for...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015

Happy Dassera and its relevance today

A very Happy Dassera to all of you. All of us know that there is a lot of mythological significance behind the festival and most of it revolves around the triumph of good over evil. Thus it is also called Vijaya Dashami…the Victorious Tenth day. Most of the stories are lost...
Posted On 24 Oct 2012

The rubber meets the Road – OR How to choose your optimum pace

    From all the feedback of my last post of the Hare and the Tortoise, one thing clearly emerged. Everyone wants to run like a hare with the pacing plan of a tortoise :-). Sorry guys you were born on a wrong continent. But everyone agrees that one should pace properly...
Posted On 25 Sep 2012

The Hare, The Tortoise and Pacing

Now that we know, from the earlier post, what Pace is..let us try to understand why this is so important on Race day. Runners believe that in the parable of the Hare and the Tortoise the Tortoise won the race because it had a better pacing plan in place. Most new runners,...
Posted On 19 Sep 2012

All about Pacing

Hello,   I am the Pacer for the 3 hour bus at the forthcoming Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on 30th Sep, 2012   To know more about me you can visit the profile at http://www.procamrunning.in/adhm/content.php?code=VENKATRAMAN_PROFILE#MyAnchor   I also intend to do a...
Posted On 17 Sep 2012
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