The workshop was conducted by the Vasco Sports Club who are the organizers of the famous Goa River Marathon. The Marathon Training Workshop was conducted with the help of top trainers from around the country to help participants understand and use the scientific and practical aspects to train and run in their personal best time!
The Goa River Marathon Training Workshop was held at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji, Goa on 18th August 2013.
The key take aways were:
How to evaluate your fitness levels
How to devise your training plan accordingly
Ways to monitor and Motivate your training
Tailor a nutrition regimen for yourself
Advice on hydration techniques during the race
Advice on appropriate clothing and footwear
There were three professional sports trainers at the Goa River Marathon Training Workshop; Dr. Aashish Contractor, Mr. Daniel Vaz and Mr. P. Venkatraman.
Dr. Aashish is the Head of Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
at the Asian Heart Institute and the Medical Director of the Standard Chartered
He is certified as ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist (in 1998). He is involved with
the ACSM since 1996 and organized the first ever ACSM Workshop and
Certification in India, in the year 2003 (in Mumbai). He has written chapters in
ACSM publications as well as reviewed several ACSM publicafions, including the
8th edition of the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.
Mr. Daniel Vaz is one of the premier running coaches in Mumbai, having trained hundreds of Mumbaikars to successfully complete the half and full marathon. He is the coach for the Nike Run Club, and the Colgate-Palmolive Runners Club. He also contributes regular articles on 'Distance Learning' for Runners For Life.
Daniel has been certified by ACE as a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, and has
several workshops. including Framework - 7 steps to healthy muscles. bones and
joints; Nutrition Strategies for Fitness and is a Core Training Specialist from ACE.
Mr. P. Venkatraman a Mumbai-based Chartered Accountant, is a seasoned runner and has been ninning the SCMM Half Marathons for many years now.
He has been training teams for the last several years in his various offices as well
as cardiac patients. Together with the Asian Heart Institute he has launched
India's first and World's largest Sweat Rate study with a view to resolve the
hydration conundrum for Indian runners. His latest initiative YouTooCanRun is
aimed to promote running as a means to good health.