Savio D'Souza is Mumbai's first international marathon winner, who is now a full time coach to long distance athletes as well as sportspersons following other disciplines. Since the inception of the Standard Chartered Mumbai marathon in 2004, Savio has coached scores of runners, inspiring them to graduate from the Dream Run to the Half Marathon and then the Full Marathon.
Savio D'Souza's main objective is to have the opportunity to train people of different backgrounds and sports and help them achieve their optimum fitness levels.
As an Athletics Coach, he has trained several state level athletes for various athletic events. As a private fitness trainer, he has trained a number of international tennis players who have represented the country, like, Harsh Mankad, Manisha Malhotra and Mahesh Bhupathi. He has also trained players in various other faculties like cricket (at the Elf Vengsarkar and Garden Cricket Academy), Badminton and football.
His sports achievements include:
If you have any questions on training for the marathon/half marathon, you can send these to Savio D'Souza.
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I am preparing for SCMM Half-Marathon shceduled on 16/1/2011. This will be my 6th consecutive participation. I run about 12-15 KM on sundays and anout 5-10 KM on other 2 week days.
I swim for about 1 hour in a week.
Kindly advise whether I should cycle ? if yes how long and how many dys in a week ?
My objective is to see if I can complete the event in about 2 hours.
Posted On : 29 Sep 2010 ,5:39 AM3 replies
Hi I am Dr Balkrishna. I have started training for half marathon in SCMM. This will be the first time I will be running. However last week I twisted my ankle while ice skating. I am able to walk now, I think I will need another 2 weeks to be able to run as I was running a week back. By that time only 16 weeks will be remaining for Mumbai marathon. Will that much be sufficient for training for a half marathon from a base level of 4 km jog/walk daily?
Also I plan to take a 10 Km in Gurgaon on 5th of dec which will be close to 9 weeks from the possible time I start training again. Is that feasible?
Posted On : 22 Sep 2010 ,1:37 AM1 reply
Since you have sprained your ankle,the only way to keep fit is to swim.
While swimmimg, go for distance ie, continous swimmimg and sometimes you can also go for speed ( freestyle swimming ) . I would recommend running on the spot in neck or chest deep water in the pool. Running on the spot should be 500 times each leg and at least 4-5 sets. This will keep you fit and will not hurt your ankle.
Once you have recovered, take it easy the first week. Ice your ankle after every run. Increase the distance of your run gradually.
9 weeks of training willl be enough before you run the 10km at Gurgaon. it will be a good test before the 21km in January.
I have put up a training schedual for begginers on the procam site, follow this programme. 16 weeks is enough time for you to prepare for the 21km.
you can contact me at : 9619968873
Posted On : 26 Sep 2010 ,7:04 AM
Reply by, Coach
want to win
i want to win half marathon,give me tips on practice schedule and diet required.
Posted On : 14 Sep 2010 ,2:09 AM1 reply
every runner who runs a marathon and completes it is a winner.
it would have been helpful if you had given me some details (regarding your training, your age, if you have run the 21km before, and in what time) it would me help to guide you better.
When you say that you want to win ,is it that you want to stand 1st or that you want to complete the race in a faster time?
if you want to stand 1 st then you will have to train very hard under the guidance of an athletic coach. a training programme has been put up on www.procamrunning .in/scmm
regarding your diet, have a balanced diet ( staple diet) plenty of fruites, vegetables and water also include electrolites or sports drinks . also include vitamins B-12 and multivitamins.
Posted On : 26 Sep 2010 ,7:34 AM
Reply by, Coach
Hlo sir, m going for the marathon first time and i chose for great delhi run i.e. 7 kms.
Posted On : 09 Sep 2010 ,4:49 AM1 reply
I am training for the marathon at age 47, any tips?
Posted On : 07 Sep 2010 ,9:27 PM1 reply
Age does not matter when it comes ti running.The older you get the better you run, since you are more mature and can listen to your body.
First consult your doctor and get a complete check up (E.C.G. blood pressure, blood test for your Hemoglobin count and vitamin B-12 and D-3).
The marathon is a good excuse to start getting fit. Start gradually, then as you get fitter you will run faster and longer.
To get more information on training programme, visit www.procamrunning.in/scmm.
Posted On : 15 Sep 2010 ,12:31 AM
Reply by, Coach
I tried to run in the morning for the 1st time and was not able to cover even 3 kms...
Posted On : 02 Sep 2010 ,5:16 AM1 reply
Running in the morning is not as difficult as you think. You should first go for a walk for first 2-3 days and then go for an easy walk - jogg for the next 2-3 days. This has to be done, so that you get used to waking up, getting out of your bed and going out.
Later on, gradually increase the distance of your runs.
Posted On : 14 Sep 2010 ,11:55 PM
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