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.
Disclaimer: The expert views/suggestions/comments by Savio Dsouza are purely of recommendatory in nature. You are advised to consult your physician before adhering to the expert views/suggestions/comments. Procam International, Savio Dsouza, sponsors/partners of the event or any of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Committee persons, officials or volunteers or any persons or entities associated with the event or the directors, employees, agents or representatives of all or any of the aforementioned shall not be held liable for any injury, damage or even death which may occur by virtue of following views/ suggestions/comments expressed herein.
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What type of shorts to wear while running?
I have been practicing for 10k. Currently I am running 5kms on treadmill regularly.
Now, I wear loose shorts while running. After running, I realized that the skin that touches scrotum has been bruised because of long running.
How can I avoid further pains?
By, sourabh jaiswal
Posted On : 07 Apr 2013 ,2:29 PM1 reply
runners knee and pain
I am practising for half marathon. Have practiced the distance many times. This is my first HM. Recently I am feeling pain in my knees when I run or when going on stairs. I am able to walk properly. I googled it found to be runners knee. I am doing stretches shown in videos on internet. Also icing the muscles. But noa that I am not running since a week taking complete rest and just a week left want to recover fast. Please suggest what else I can do for recovery.
Posted On : 09 Jan 2013 ,8:14 PM1 reply
you have not mentioned your name. continue doing the exercises. and keep and icing your knee atleast 4-5 times a day. keep fit by cycling and swimming. on the race day take a painkiller (anti-inflamation tablet [ask the doctor]) and eat before you take the tablet.
Posted On : 14 Jan 2013 ,9:42 AM
Reply by, Coach
Pain in the ball of the foot
I'm 42 years old male candidate and running first time in the marathon. Since last 3 months I started to feel pain (occasionally) in the ball of the foot. I always walk 100 minutes (to and fro) a day. I don't know why this pain has started suddenly. I've habit to walk a lot per day so that won't be the reason.
I started running since last 2 months. Doctor suggested me to use vulgus pad (what kind of vulgus pad I should go for) in the shoes. Please advice.
Posted On : 07 Jan 2013 ,3:55 AM1 reply
Half Marathon to Full marathon ?
Hello Coach, I recently finished my ADHM with 3.15 hrs. it was my fourth half marathon. Unfortunately I was not able to enrol for SCMM 2013 half marathon. It seems the Full marathon category is open. I am kind of interested to take part in full marathon but it looks too difficult at this point of time from preparation perspective as only 85 odd days are left. Do you think I should go for it ? Also Will I be eligible for full marathon (I mean i don't have any timing certificate for full marathon) ? If you think I can, then please provide me some tips as well. looking positively for your reply.
Posted On : 22 Oct 2012 ,3:12 AM2 replies
My heels paining
Hi Coach, I've actively participated in ADHM 2010, 2011 and SCMM 2011. Now I'm preparing for ADHM 2012 which is scheduled on 30th September 2012. Off lately, I'm feeling pain on my heels. I am 5'10" and weighing 86 Kgs. I wear ASICS Gel Kayano shoes and i have normal pronation. Let me know what can be the possible causes of the heel pain and how can it be cured ?
Posted On : 06 Sep 2012 ,1:34 AM2 replies
Thanks a lot Coach... Your very first point seems to be the main cause. Usually I used to jog on roads but off lately i shifted my training to Gym on trademill. After that only i started feeling pain. Once this ADHM is over, i'll take some rest and follow your lead to get relief. Later on will try again slowly on roads.
Thanks a lot once again....
Posted On : 27 Sep 2012 ,5:33 AM
Reply by, Ashu
Any reference for a good coach
I am 45 years male and would like to start running for overall fitness can anyone recommend a good coach I stay in Bandra west hill rd
my cell no is 9821412512
Posted On : 24 Aug 2012 ,2:11 AM1 reply
running in marathon
I complete 13 km, 4 times a week at 8.14 min/km. & cross train other days. pls guide how to improve it for half marathon ?
& should i continue 13 km or run more kms.?
Posted On : 10 Aug 2012 ,4:35 AM2 replies
Trail running shoe
I am looking for good trail running shoe. I have road running shoes but I don't want to risk injury by using them on trail. It rains hevely here in Goa and surface I will be running will be muddy with little grass. I am not looking for mountain climbing shoes where in metal top is provided for safety, It will make them heavy. I am looking for a hybrid shoes.
Posted On : 07 Aug 2012 ,6:22 PM1 reply
Special cross country shoes are available abroad but not in india. We all run using road running shoes. you will need atleast two pairs of raod running shoes. Use them alternately, to dry wipe the shoes with a cotton cloth. Remove the insole and put bat balls of news paper balls and put them in your shoes, keep yous shoes at assn angle against a wall in odder to make them dry fast.
all the best
Posted On : 24 Aug 2012 ,11:36 AM
Reply by, Coach
What should be my target: 21kms in less than 2 hrs or completing the full marathon.
I am 45 yrs old and weigh about 75 kgs, ht. 5-8". I have been running the half marathon since 2004. From a timing of about 3 hrs i have been able to reduce it to 2hrs 08 mins last year.
I am now unable to decide whether i should try to run the half in less than 2 hrs or should i try to complete the full marathon? please advise.
Posted On : 20 Jul 2012 ,6:03 PM1 reply
You can definitely run the full marathon, you have 5months which is enough time to prepare for it.Your weekly mileage should be atleast 75 to 80kms per week.
if you have any queries regarding your training you can call me- 9619968873
all the best,
Posted On : 24 Aug 2012 ,11:00 AM
Reply by, Coach
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