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Running and Fitness With Raj

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A Running, Fitness and Health Show, focused on delivering actionable and specific advice to listeners. This show will be interview based, and our guests will include elite runners and athletes, top coaches, scientific experts, nutritionists, sports psychologists and health and well-being professionals. The podcast will be of great value to age-group athletes who can incorporate the learnings and insights from this show in their daily training and living. The show is hosted by Raj (Rajagopal Anapuzha) who is an accomplished age-group runner and coach, multiple times Boston Marathon Qualifier and a top 5 age-group finisher at Mumbai Marathon.

A Running, Fitness and Health Show, focused on delivering actionable and specific advice to listeners. This show will be interview based, and our guests will include elite runners and athletes, top coaches, scientific experts, nutritionists, sports psychologists and health and well-being professionals. The podcast will be of great value to age-group athletes who can incorporate the learnings and insights from this show in their daily training and living. The show is hosted by Raj (Rajagopal Anapuzha) who is an accomplished age-group runner and coach, multiple times Boston Marathon Qualifier and a top 5 age-group finisher at Mumbai Marathon.

Location:

India

Description:

A Running, Fitness and Health Show, focused on delivering actionable and specific advice to listeners. This show will be interview based, and our guests will include elite runners and athletes, top coaches, scientific experts, nutritionists, sports psychologists and health and well-being professionals. The podcast will be of great value to age-group athletes who can incorporate the learnings and insights from this show in their daily training and living. The show is hosted by Raj (Rajagopal Anapuzha) who is an accomplished age-group runner and coach, multiple times Boston Marathon Qualifier and a top 5 age-group finisher at Mumbai Marathon.

Twitter:

@RunningRaj

Language:

English

Contact:

919820017812


Episodes

# 48 – Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running

4/11/2021
Episode Summary Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running Show Notes 01:10 – Low Heart Rate Training 10:20 – Nasal breathing 17:20 – Barefoot/minimalist running Podcasts to check out for more information on topics covered in this episode On low heart rate training: Episode 24 with Floris Gierman - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/5921689 On nasal breathing: Episode 23 with Patrick McKeown -...

Duration:00:25:40

# 47 – Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world

4/4/2021
Episode Summary Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world Show Notes 01:30 – Introduction to Shane 05:55 – Movement lessons from working with sharks 09:25 – Why is running movement important 12:00 – Initially assessing a runner’s movement 16:00 – Basic building blocks of good movement 20:50 – Importance of correct head position in running 24:00 – Making changes to running movement 27:40 –...

Duration:00:52:34

# 46 – 2:51 marathoner, Yash Muthiyan, talks about his training and racing over last one year where he went from his first sub-3 hour marathon to multiple sub-3 marathons

3/28/2021
Episode Summary 2:51 marathoner, Yash Muthiyan, talks about his training and racing over last one year where he went from his first sub-3 hour marathon to multiple sub-3 marathons Show Notes 01:30 – Introduction to Yash 04:25 – Keeping motivation high during initial days of pandemic 08:05 – Training plans used during last one year 13:10 – Focus on improving timings in shorter distances 16:00 – Comparing the race strategy for first two sub-3 marathons 20:35 – Training and planning for...

Duration:00:35:30

# 45 – Barefoot marathoner and top Master’s runner, Thomas Bobby Philip, discusses his journey to 7 sub-3 hour marathons, training and motivation

3/21/2021
Episode Summary Barefoot marathoner and top Master’s runner, Thomas Bobby Philip, discusses his journey to 7 sub-3 hour marathons, training and motivation Show Notes 00:20 – Introduction to Bobby 05:25 – Early lessons and pitfalls to avoid 08:15 – Importance of aspects like strength training to be a better runner 12:05 – Typical run training week 14:25 – Split of training between easy, tempo and other runs 16:50 – Coaching methods and working with coach Kothandapani 18:20 – Bobby’s...

Duration:00:48:41

# 44 – Steven Sashen, founder of Xero Shoes, discusses the various advantages of natural movement running, minimalist shoes and how to transition to minimalist running

3/14/2021
Episode Summary Steven Sashen, founder of Xero Shoes, discusses the various advantages of natural movement running, minimalist shoes and how to transition to minimalist running Show Notes 00:55 – Steven introduces himself and creating Xero Shoes 04:55 – Do running shoes prevent injuries? 13:35 – ‘Natural movement running’ and its advantages 18:15 – Big shoe companies and minimalist shoes 29:55 – Limitations to introducing true minimalist shoes by big shoe companies 33:25 – Advantages...

Duration:00:52:55

# 43 – Mahesh Jayaraman, founder of “Sepalika”, discusses diabetes, how to make simple lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and non-allopathic approaches to diabetes

3/7/2021
Episode Summary Mahesh Jayaraman, founder of “Sepalika”, discusses diabetes, how to make simple lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and non-allopathic approaches to diabetes Show Notes 01:50 – Mahesh introduces himself and Sepalika 05:20 –Why India has become Type 2 diabetes capital 12:45 – Importance of measuring insulin to determine diabetes 22:25 – Diabetes shows up as early as 7 years before it is detected 26:20 – Lifestyle changes and diabetes 34:05 – Non-allopathic treatment...

Duration:00:53:00

# 42 – Nick Butter, the first and only person to run a marathon in every country in the world, talks about his epic adventure and what motivates him

2/28/2021
Episode Summary Nick Butter, the first and only person to run a marathon in every country in the world, talks about his epic adventure and what motivates him Show Notes 00:55 – Nick introduces himself 02:30 – The inspiration behind ‘running the world’ 07:00 – Initial challenges faced 09:55 – Logistics – the biggest hurdle 15:35 – Countries that surprised Nick the most 19:20 – The best runs during running the world 24:40 – Running with setbacks 28:45 – Planning individual...

Duration:00:47:09

# 41 – 25 time Ironman finisher and coach, Kaustubh ‘Kau’ Radkar, discusses his journey, coaching and what it takes to be a good triathlete

2/21/2021
Episode Summary 25 time Ironman finisher and coach, Kaustubh ‘Kau’ Radkar, discusses his journey, coaching and what it takes to be a good triathlete Show Notes 01:00 – Kau introduces himself 05:10 – How to transition into triathlon and initial challenges 08:15 – Basic training principles 11:10 – How to apportion your training time between different events in a triathlon 14:35 – Challenges of open water swimming and how to prepare for it 17:45 – Importance of strength training,...

Duration:00:38:22

# 40 – Amit Bhattacharjee, 400 km ultramarathoner who trains using low heart rate (MAF) method discusses his journey, training and what motivates him

2/14/2021
Episode Summary Amit Bhattacharjee, 400 km ultramarathoner who trains using low heart rate (MAF) method discusses his journey, training and what motivates him Show Notes 01:35 – Amit introduces himself 11:50 – Basics of MAF method 17:35 – Minimum # of hours of training for MAF method 22:35 – Incorporation of speed workouts into MAF 27:55 – Transition to Ultra distances 32:00 – Challenges when transitioning into ultra distances 36:00 – Incorporating strength training 40:30 – 400 km...

Duration:00:55:51

# 39 – Priyanka Rajani, runner, founder of "Fuel your Transformation", nutritionist and strength & fitness coach, discusses her training and nutrition methods

2/7/2021
Episode Summary Priyanka Rajani, runner, founder of "Fuel your Transformation", nutritionist and strength & fitness coach, discusses her training and nutrition methods Show Notes 00:40 – Priyanka introduces herself 03:20 – How Priyanka approaches strength and fitness 07:15 – Main areas of weaknesses in athletes 08:55 – Causes of weaknesses in athletes 11:40 – Views on stretching 14:05 – Training with weights 16:50 – Key nutrition principles 19:00 – How Priyanka approach various...

Duration:00:36:23

# 38 – Sohrab Khushrushahi, founder of SOHFIT, discusses “fitness is a lifestyle”, mobility, clean eating and importance of mental health

1/31/2021
Episode Summary Sohrab Khushrushahi, founder of SOHFIT, discusses “fitness is a lifestyle”, mobility, clean eating and importance of mental health Show Notes 01:00 – Sohrab introduces himself and his transition from law to fitness and health 04:50 – “Fitness is a lifestyle” – how Sohrab approaches fitness 09:25 – Typical gaps in fitness and its causes 14:55 – Importance of mobility and how to improve mobility 18:35 – Advantages of “Clean eating” v/s dieting 28:05 – How to use...

Duration:00:44:13

# 37 – Steve Palladino, 2:16 marathoner, coach and leading expert on running with power, explains the key concepts of running with power, its many advantages, key parameters to track and how to improve by running with power

1/24/2021
Episode Summary Steve Palladino, 2:16 marathoner, coach and leading expert on running with power, explains the key concepts of running with power, its many advantages, key parameters to track and how to improve by running with power. Show Notes 01:20 – Steve introduces himself 04:30 – What is running with power? What does it measure? 09:55 – Why are the advantages of running with power? 13:50 – Training zones that Steve has established for running with power 17:30 – Key parameters in...

Duration:00:54:28

# 36 – Dr.Anjana Laungani, founder of PhysioRehab and renowned Rehab Specialist discusses how to become a stronger, fitter athlete, common injuries, prevention methods and recovery protocols

1/17/2021
Episode Summary Dr.Anjana Laungani, founder of PhysioRehab and renowned Rehab Specialist discusses how to become a stronger, fitter athlete, common injuries, prevention methods and recovery protocols Show Notes 01:15 – Dr. Anjana introduces herself 06:00 – Common athletic injuries and weaknesses 13:00 – Importance of paying attention to activities during the day other than exercise 17:55 – Exercises to help strengthen your kinetic chain 23:15 – Fitting Pilates into exercise...

Duration:01:02:37

# 35 – JF Esculier, expert on running shoes, discusses the range of running shoes and common running injuries

1/4/2021
Episode Summary JF Esculier, expert on running shoes, discusses the range of running shoes and common running injuries Show Notes 01:50 – JF introduces himself 04:10 – Running shoes and its relationship with injuries 06:35 – Views on running shoes from minimalist to cushioned shoes 10:45 – Barefoot running 12:30 – Importance of daily shoes 14:20 – Views on using different type of running shoes 17:05 – Do you need more than one running shoe? 18:40 – Views on pronation 23:20 –...

Duration:00:46:59

# 34 – 2:53 marathoner, Comrades finisher and coach Satwik Rajani discusses his journey, approaches to training, coaching and racing

12/27/2020
Episode Summary 2:53 marathoner, Comrades finisher and coach Satwik Rajani discusses his journey, approaches to training, coaching and racing Show Notes 01:35 - Satwik introduces himself and takes us thru’ his early running journey 08:10 – Training with “Pfitzinger’s Advanced Marathoning” 09:05 – Working with coach Matt Daniel 09:55 – Key lessons that Satwik wished he knew before his first marathon 12:25 – Structure of current training 16:00 – Satwik’s harder workouts 17:15 –...

Duration:00:43:14

# 33 – 2:38 marathoner and coach Anubhav Karmakar discusses his journey, various aspects of training and putting training together

12/20/2020
Episode Summary 2:38 marathoner and coach Anubhav Karmakar discusses his journey, various aspects of training and putting training together Show Notes 01:50 - Anubhav introduces himself and takes us thru’ his early running journey 07:25 - Key learnings from early races 11:10 - Important running skills 17:25 - Progress since the first marathon 25:15 – Training with pace and then by feel as you become more experienced 31:50 – How to test your fitness during training and before you “A”...

Duration:00:54:05

# 32 – Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra discusses his journey, importance of focus, mental resilience, his current work with IOC on mental health and initiatives of Abhinav Bindra Foundation

12/13/2020
Episode Summary Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra discusses his journey, importance of focus, mental resilience, his current work with IOC on mental health and initiatives of Abhinav Bindra Foundation Show Notes 01:10 – The early days and initiation into the world of shooting 04:10 - Facing set backs and official skepticism early, and lessons learnt 07:20 – Athens Olympics and how an ill fitted tile robbed Abninav of a potential Gold Medal 11:45 – Battling back injuries in the lead...

Duration:00:41:58

# 31 – 2:24 marathoner, Doctor and Author, Dr.Mark Cucuzzella on low heart rate training, common injuries, barefoot running and mobility

12/6/2020
Episode Summary 2:24 marathoner, Doctor and Author, Dr.Mark Cucuzzella on low heart rate training, common injuries, barefoot running and mobility Show Notes 02:10 – Dr.Mark introduces himself 07:30 – How Dr.Mark adopted “MAF” method of running 13:10 – Why you should do short sprints every time you run 14:10 – Dr. Mark explains “awakening your (running) springs” 17:50 – Common running injuries 25:15 – Knee pain and knee injuries 27:00 – Common issues with running form 29:55 – How to...

Duration:00:51:16

# 30 – Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, founder of “Fast & Up” brand and 2:54 marathoner, discusses nutrition, electrolytes and hydration

11/29/2020
Episode Summary Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, founder of “Fast & Up” brand and 2:54 marathoner, discusses nutrition, electrolytes and hydration Show Notes 02:00 – Vijay introduces himself 08:10 – Foundational aspects of body and common mistakes athletes make on nutrition/hydration 14:10 – Basic diet principles 19:45 – Adequate protein intake for vegetarians 23:45 – Supplements for athletes 29:05 – Views on hydration 37:30 – Real foods v/s gels 40:45 – New areas that Fast & Up is...

Duration:00:51:35

# 29 – Brodie Sharpe, physiotherapist, discusses common injuries, prevention and how to become a stronger athlete

11/22/2020
Episode Summary Brodie Sharpe, physiotherapist, discusses common injuries, prevention and how to become a stronger athlete, his e-book and “Run Smarter” series Show Notes 01:45 – Brodie introduces himself 04:00 – Common running injuries 07:10 – How to distinguish between “good soreness” and “bad soreness” 10:35 – Injury prevention 12:50 – Periodic physical evaluation, especially around strength 16:45 – Views on stretching 20:55 – Role of strength and weight training 25:00 –...

Duration:00:46:46