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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

# 63 – Olympics Special - Part II: Nitin Sanker, Olympics aficionado, discusses India’s prospects at Tokyo 2020

7/21/2021
Episode Summary Olympics Special - Part II: Nitin Sanker, Olympics aficionado, discusses India’s prospects at Tokyo 2020 Show Notes 01:00 – Prospects in Wrestling 13:50 – Prospects in Shooting 26:00 – Summary of medal prospects from “top 8” sports 28:45 – Prospects in the other 10 sports 34:10 – Listener questions Follow Nitin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nitin.sanker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nitinsanker/ Contact Details for Running and Fitness with...

Duration:00:43:45

# 62 – Olympics Special - Part I: Nitin Sanker, Olympics aficionado, discusses India’s prospects at Tokyo 2020

7/18/2021
Episode Summary Olympics Special - Part I: Nitin Sanker, Olympics aficionado, discusses India’s prospects at Tokyo 2020 Show Notes 01:05 – Nitin introduces himself 03:30 – Overall Indian Olympics squad and highlights 06:30 – Prospects in Athletics 10:40 – Prospects in Weightlifting 12:15 – Prospects in Hockey 13:35 – Prospects in Archery 19:10 – Prospects in Badminton 25:55 – Prospects in Boxing Follow Nitin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nitin.sanker LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:38:43

# 61 – Dr. Thomas ‘Tinman’ Schwartz, renowned running coach, on his training methods and how to become a better runner

7/11/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Thomas ‘Tinman’ Schwartz, renowned running coach, on his training methods and how to become a better runner Show Notes 01:00 – Coach Tinman introduces himself and coaching from his High School days 12:25 – Key training principles: Critical velocity, longer intervals and training all systems 32:50 – Distinction between endurance and stamina 35:15 – Establishing your race pace 39:15 – Developing confidence in your race pace 43:35 – Adoption of “Stryd” running power...

Duration:00:55:36

# 60 – Keshav Manik Tahla, 1000-time half marathoner, on his training with low heart rate and his journey

7/4/2021
Episode Summary Keshav Manik Tahla, 1000-time half marathoner, on his training with low heart rate and his journey Show Notes 01:10 – Keshav introduces himself 02:35 – Embarking on 1000 half marathons 05:25 – Low Heart Rate training 09:35 - # of hours of training with low heart rate 17:00 – Combining Intermittent fasting with low heart rate training 18:05 – Challenges faced in the journey to 1000 half marathons 24:00 – Injury set backs 28:00 – Strength and supplemental...

Duration:00:45:34

# 59 – Kun Li and Evan Schwartz of “Stryd”, on running with power, its advantages, key power training metrics and improving by running with power

6/27/2021
Episode Summary Kun Li and Evan Schwartz of “Stryd”, on running with power, its advantages, key power training metrics and improving by running with power Show Notes 00:50 – Evolution of Stryd running power meter 05:30 – What is running with power? 07:35 – What does running power wattage represent? 10:05 – Advantages of training with running power 13:20 – Running power as a proxy for metabolic power 17:20 – Power Duration Curve and its importance 22:00 – Running power metrics like...

Duration:00:58:41

# 58 – Deepak Raj, Co-founder of “Yoska” coaching, sub-3 marathoner and top triathlete, on his coaching philosophy and how to transition to triathlon

6/20/2021
Episode Summary Deepak Raj, Co-founder of “Yoska” coaching, sub-3 marathoner and top triathlete, on his coaching philosophy and how to transition to triathlon Show Notes 01:30 – Deepak introduces himself 03:30 – Transition into coaching 05:25 – Initial challenges transitioning to triathlon 08:30 – How to choose your first your triathlon distance 10:15 – Overarching training principles 13:25 – Apportioning training time between 3 disciplines 16:05 – Measuring intensity – pace or...

Duration:00:44:25

# 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