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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

# 57 – Sam Winebaum, running shoes expert, on selecting shoes, cushioning, super fast shoes, his review method and upcoming brands

6/13/2021
Episode Summary Sam Winebaum, running shoes expert, on selecting shoes, cushioning, super fast shoes, his review method and upcoming brands Show Notes 01:40 – Sam introduces himself and how roadtrailrun.com developed 11:35 – How running shoes evolved over the last 50 years 17:00 – Current super-fast shoes 21:00 – Views on cushioned shoes 26:35 – “Must have” factors to look for in shoes for road runners 31:40 – Thoughts on zero drop shoes 35:20 – Factors Sam and team considers while...

Duration:00:57:11

# 56 – Dr. Charles Samuels, renowned sleep expert, on the importance of sleep on health and athletic performance

6/6/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Charles Samuels, renowned sleep expert, on the importance of sleep on health and athletic performance Show Notes 01:50 – Dr. Samuels introduces himself 08:45 – Applicability of sleep research on recreational athletes 11:50 – Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire 15:05 – Biggest cause for poor sleep: electronic screens 20:45 – How to set yourself up for good sleep 25:35 – Other factors that influence sleep like nutrition, hydration and caffeine 29:55 – Views on...

Duration:00:49:49

# 55 – Dr. Bradford Cooper, elite Master’s endurance athlete, on Functional Mental Toughness, and on how to train and develop mental toughness

5/30/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Bradford Cooper, elite Master’s endurance athlete, on Functional Mental Toughness, and on how to train and develop mental toughness Show Notes 01:30 – Dr. Cooper introduces himself 05:45 – What is Functional Mental Toughness (fMT)? 07:25 – Is mental toughness innate or can it be trained and developed? 14:00 – How to overcome poor internal dialogue 19:05 – Measuring mental toughness 20:30 – Dr. Cooper’s study on mental toughness 28:20 – Variability of mental...

Duration:00:48:00

# 54 – Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently

5/23/2021
Episode Summary Matthew Futterman, avid marathoner, journalist and author of “Running to the Edge” on his love for running, book and state of running currently Show Notes 02:30 – Matt introduces himself 08:25 – “Running to the Edge” book and Bob Larsen 11:10 – Transformation of American distance running from year 2000 13:55 – Lessons from Bob Larsen and his athletes 20:00 – Decline and revival of American distance running – 1980s to now 26:00 – Current success of American Women’s...

Duration:00:50:04

# 53 – Deena Kastor, fastest American Women’s Marathoner and author of “Let Your Mind Run” on her running and life philosophy, career and book

5/16/2021
Episode Summary Deena Kastor, fastest American Women’s Marathoner and author of “Let Your Mind Run” on her running and life philosophy, career and book Show Notes 02:00 – Deena gets into running at age 11 04:05 – Let your Mind Run book – what can you expect 06:30 – Coach Vigil and “good attitude” 09:20 – Deena’s “misunderstanding” with running till turning professional 11:20 – “Winning” and “Losing” 14:50 – Letting go of mental expectations 16:30 – Talent is not everything 19:10 –...

Duration:00:55:13

# 52 – Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”

5/9/2021
Episode Summary Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air” Show Notes 01:00 – Michael introduces himself 03:35 – Link between interest in anthropology and running 04:45 – Initial challenges faced in Ethiopia 08:10 – Initial interactions with Ethiopian runners 09:45 – Underlying philosophy of Ethiopian running 13:00 – Challenges with gear for Ethiopian runners 16:20 – Michael’s...

Duration:00:35:41

# 51 – Kashyap Mody, 5-time “Comrades” finisher, discusses the race, its greatness, training and special moments

5/2/2021
Kashyap Mody, 5-time “Comrades” finisher, discusses the race, its greatness, training and special moments Show Notes 01:10 – Kashyap introduces himself 04:35 – Comrades race details 11:15 – Training for Comrades 16:15 – Importance of fueling 21:15 – Highlights of the race 26:25 – Planning for race contingency 30:35 – Mentally preparing for Comrades 36:25 – Differences between “Up” and “Down” Comrades 39:55 – Favorite moments 45:45 – Future plans 48:20 – Recommendations on...

Duration:00:53:18

# 50 – Synopsis II: Running with Power

4/26/2021
Episode Summary Synopsis II: Running with Power Other relevant earlier podcasts Episode 37 with Steve Palladino: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/7453285 Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj Website: runfitraj.com Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj Twitter @RunningRaj Listen and Subscribe Thank you for...

Duration:00:38:41

# 49 – Synopsis I: Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

4/19/2021
Episode Summary Synopsis I: Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Other relevant earlier podcasts Episode 15 with Simon Wegerif: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/4982348 Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj Website: runfitraj.com Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj Twitter @RunningRaj Listen and Subscribe Thank...

Duration:00:26:56

# 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