The PTG Pacing Model

The PTG Pacing Model


“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail

That is one of my many favourite mottos. In life, when there is an end-point known and a target-time for completion, there is very little that is better than planning in advance.

A few days ago, I published a paper (here) titled The PTG Pacing Model – a framework for pacing strategies in distance running races. It outlines some of the details behind the mathematical model I built to generate pacing bands for various races in the past.

[See: the races at [a] Mumbai Marathons 2018, 2017, 2016 [b] The Veterun 2016  [c] The IDBI Run 2016 [d] The AHM Run 2016
See: the previous conversation about the background behind the model that produced the strips and bands]

In the paper I introduce the various components of The PTG Pacing Model. There are many assumptions when building any model and, in the paper, I discuss the assumptions behind this model, along with their implications.

There is a long list of possible practical uses of such a model. So, I also describe some of these briefly in the paper.

If simple equations do not faze you, you will enjoy reading the paper. If that does not excite you, the Appendix section of the paper has a graphical depiction of some of the key ideas of The PTG Pacing Model which you can jump to directly to enjoy.

Download, Read, Analyze, Learn!



Dr Purnendu Nath spends his waking hours focusing on helping individuals and organizations reach their goals, to make the world a better place. He speaks, writes and advises on topics such as finance, investment management, discipline, education, self-improvement, exercise, nutrition, health and fitness, leadership and parenting.

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