Thursday, May 27, 2010

The speed challenge 2010

It all started with a lunch discussion like any other trivial but interesting bit. I have been walking in the park near my home for some years now, though I cannot claim to be an absolute regular, but I can manage about 5 (6 on a good day, with some incentive) rounds of the park in about 30 minutes. The calculations apart, there is a storm brewing on this topic for a while and the initiation of this reaction has been a good old friend who has recently caught the bug of walking, jogging and has since the last month or so become a regular. My friends claim that he could clock nearly 7-8 kilometers in an hour has been the bone of contention.

2 Lunch discussions not with-standing, the team took up to individual research and there came the analysis and paralysis of it all, after Our friend set a date to demonstrate it could be done J


-----Original Appointment-----
From: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:56 PM
To: <>, <>, <>
Subject: Speed Measure
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010 7:00 AM-8:30 AM (GMT+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi.
Where: <>'s choice





The Analysis begins J


From: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:24 PM
To: <>, <>, <>

Subject: RE: Speed Measure


Good sprit <> I appreciate.


I just thought put my calculation here


Walking 8KM / hr means

133 mts / Min

Average stride for a Male is Height * 0.413

Assuming <> Height 5 ft 10 inches  = 70*0.413= 28.91 inches = 2.41ft

Average stride of <> is = 2.5ft = 0.76mts

To cover 133 mts in 1 min <> need to make = 133/.76 = 175 strides which almost means 3 stride per second

Which seems very high (this is a stride generally achived by the running especially elite runners make 200 strides per minute)

Also there are some links mention that averge fit person can walk a mile in 15 min

= 4 miles in an hour

= 4*1.6 Please note this data based on some western world where people are generally tall and fit


Hence one has to walk at 25% more than  this level.


All the best!


There in came the experts too…to show that they are after all the experts J


From: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:43 PM
To: <>, <>, <>
Subject: RE: Speed Measure


Good analysisJ


And some more


From: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 2:02 PM
To:; <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: RE: Speed Measure


Yes. An avg persons fast walking speed is around 7 kmph


Best Regards,


And Determined as we were, both Raja and myself hit the track (er.. Park) last night and demonstrated that it could be done, though the cynics J were not present.


From: Naresh Choudhary
<>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
Sent: Thu May 27 20:25:41 2010
Subject: Re: Speed Measure

30 minutes 5.25 rounds of the park, 1 round equals 800m.

Naresh Choudhary
Sent from my BlackBerry, Pardon the typo's!...

And the encouragement and validation and support of course from the one who initiated it J


From: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:52 PM
<>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: Speed Measure

Count down begins 24 days to go

Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

Eagerly waiting for the D Day, meanwhile we practice hard… Let’s do it J

Monday, May 03, 2010

2 Birthdays & me :)

There is someone in my life with 2 Birthdays.

An official one and a real one!

Imagine the amount of effort one has to put in to remember just one Birthday and now try figuring out how does one deal with two.

Last year I almost(?) forgot the real birthday and it was only after prodding and taunting on “what is today’s date” did I make a calculated guess and saved the day (rather night) for myself.

This year was no different, as usual all my aids and means used for remembering birthdays failed me on that fateful day, I forgot once again and there it was the questions on “what is today’s date?” started with a smily J and ended with a frown L.

Next year I will be watchful, the reminders have been set in 3 different places, hopefully all 3, if not at least one of them should come to my rescue.

Till then, Wish you a very happy birthday and have a great year ahead, K!!!