Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Run 2017

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Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017


In India, marathon races are emerging as a popular sporting event. There are several races that are conducted throughout the year across cities. Some of the popular ones are Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, Chennai Trail Marathon,  SBI Bengaluru Midnight Marathon, Surat Night Marathon, and First Monsoon Marathon to name a few. In almost all of the events, smaller distanced versions of the full marathon are included to attract amateur runners and marathon enthusiasts. This has helped in popularizing the events more and more across the country. At times, there are separate categories for men and women runners. Know here about Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Run 2017, which will held on 20th August, 2017.

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The event was started in 2007 to encourage running among various age groups of people in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The Airtel Hyderabad Marathon is an annual event. The winners are awarded cash prizes. Those who want to consider running at Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017, here are some useful information:

Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Events

The following are the events held in Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and we provide you with a brief description of each of the events for the upcoming Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017:

  • Full Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10K run
  • 5K run

The Full marathon is the longest race in the event at 42.2 Km. It covers the entire landscape of the city from the historical areas in the heart of the city to the modern hi-tech technology area at the center. Half- marathon is a point-to-point race similar to Full Marathon except that it covers half the distance at 21. 1 Km.

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Route

Full Marathon: The Full Marathon starts at People’s Plaza on Necklace road along the Hussain Sagar Lake. It passes through important landmarks like secretariats of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Raj Bhavan, the Governor’s official residence, official residence of Chief Minister, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Hitech City, IT District, the Financial district, University of Hyderabad and finally concludes at Gachibowli.

Half Marathon: The Half-marathon has the same starting point at Necklace road and passes through almost same areas as the full marathon like the official residence of the Chief Minister, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Hitech city etc to name a few. It then takes a detour at Old Bombay Highway, crosses the IT district and concludes at Gachibowli.

10K Run: The 10 k run takes participants from Hitex expo ground to the finish line at the Gachibowli stadium. The 10 K run is only within the western part of Hyderabad city. The fun part for 10 K runners is that they join the full and half marathon route along the way at Cyber Towers.

5K Run: The 5 K run starts and finishes inside the HITEX Expo Grounds in Madhapur.

Registration for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

The entry fee is Rs 1,300 for the Full marathon and Half-marathon. For 10 K run the fee is Rs.1,000 and for 5K fun run, the fee is Rs. 600 .To participate in the upcoming, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017, you need to register on the official website. However, runners who were among the first 100 to fill up a post-event survey at the 2016 marathon can avail of 10% discount on registration for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017.

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Preparing for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon:

Ideally, preparation for a marathon should start at least a year before actually getting onto a marathon training program. So, if you wish to participate in the upcoming Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017, it is high time to start preparing. If you are a newbie, do remember the following time-tested pointers:

  • Be aware of your limits and start small- If you are new to races, begin small with 5Ks, 10Ks and slowly move to half-Marathons.
  • Build your weekly mileage over time, running three-to-five times per week.
  • Do a long run every 7-10 days and let the body gradually adjust to long distances.
  • Do practice intervals and tempo runs. Both are speed work to up your cardio capacity, necessary to make running easier than they are.
  • Rest and recover to prevent physical and mental burn out. It is advised that 2-3 weeks before ‘D-Day’ gradually reduce your mileage and save all energy for the final show.

4 Weeks Preparation Plan for AHM 2017:

  1. Full Marathon:

WEEK 1

  • Long run: 16 – 20 km
  • Two or three easy runs
  • Run five minutes at 10-K pace, then jog for two to three minutes; repeat four or five times

WEEK 2

  • Long run: 21 – 24 km
  • Two or three easy runs
  • Warm up, then run 5 or 6 km at 10-K pace

WEEK 3

  • Long run: 25 – 29 km
  • Two or three easy runs
  • 16 km at your goal marathon pace

RACE WEEK

  • Long run: 20km
  • Two or three easy runs
  • Fartlek: Run five minutes at half-marathon pace then jog two minutes. Repeat three times.

2. Half Marathon:

WEEK 1

  • Long run: 10 – 12 km at 80 percent of your goal half-marathon pace.
  • Two or three easy runs.
  • Run two minutes at goal pace, then jog for one minute; repeat four times.

WEEK 2

  • Long run: 12 – 15 km.
  • Two or three easy runs.
  • Warm up, then run 3 – 5 km at race pace; cool down for one or two kays.

WEEK 3

  • Long run: 15 -18 km.
  • Two or three easy runs.
  • Warm up, then run 3 – 5 km at race pace; cool down for one or two kays.

RACE WEEK

  • Long run: 15 -18km.
  • Two or three easy runs.
  • Run three minutes at goal pace, jog one minute. Repeat four times.

3. 5K or 10K Run

WEEK 1

  • Two to four easy runs.
  • Find a moderate slope that takes one to two minutes to ascend. Run up and jog down. Repeat four to six times.

WEEK 2

  • Two easy runs.
  • Warm up and run five minutes at 5-K race pace. Repeat two or three times.

WEEK 3

  • Two easy runs.
  • Find a moderate slope that takes one to two minutes to ascend. Run up and jog down. Repeat four to six times.

RACE WEEK

  • Two easy runs.
  • Warm up and run five minutes at 5-K race pace. Repeat two or three times.

Nutrition for Running:

Since you will be burning a lot of calories, you should also replenish your body’s carbs and proteins during your training period.

Keep yourself well hydrated before, during and after the practice. Distance yourself from caffeinated drinks and alcohol – they have 0 nutritional benefits and keep you up late into the night.

Remember, you need to eat right to support your body and sleep well to help it recover.

Still confused? Consult a dietician on your app and get a diet plan to help you with your regime

Find ways to stay motivated. Meet your fellow marathoners and interact with them. Read some interesting stories of the past editions. Write your own experiences on what got you started and how you managed to train; maintain a log if possible – it will definitely help someone someday!

Good Luck and Happy Running!

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