Picking up valuable tips

Picking up valuable tips

The ‘Nike Runners’ Meet’, held in the City recently, saw runners, both amateur as well as experienced, attending it.

Bob Coombes,  vice-president and managing director of Nike India, addressed the gathering and gave a talk about running and the type of shoes to be worn while running.

With the ‘TCS World 10K’ around the corner, Nike trained all the runners in the City at the meet. Nike+Run Club coach Daniel Vaz and renowned nutritionists answered the queries and cleared the doubts of the people who attended the meet and wanted to participate in the ‘World 10K’.

Along with that, there was also a unique ‘Free Staircase Run in India’ at the amphitheatre in UB City.

The ‘Staircase Run’ witnessed a turnout of close to 300 runners from the City. Nike+Run Club coaches Reeth Abraham and Kothandipani conducted a 1,500-step-workout session to prepare runners for the TCS World 10K.

The session was followed by the ‘TCS World 10K Nike+ Runners’ Meet’, where the City’s thriving running community got together to get training insights for the ‘World 10K’.

A grand reward for the top male and female runners in the age group of 15-24 years and participating in the open 10K category of the ‘TCS World 10K Bangalore 2014’, was announced.

The fastest male and female runner in this age group will win an opportunity to run at an epic international location alongside runners from all across the world.

Shreyas, an IT professional and an experience pacer, who attended the meet, said, “What I found really useful was the fact that they gave us a lot of insight into peak training and tapering, which is reducing your mileage. They also spoke about the concept of pacing. The tips they gave were useful not only for people who are experienced but also for people who are new to running,” he says.

Bhaskar, an avid runner, said that he started running only last year and attended the meet to improve himself.

“I started training myself and realised the importance of a proper cool-down and a warm-up before and after running. We were made aware of all these small things,” he noted.

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