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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

# 72 – Dr.Satyanand Shastri, renowned lung surgeon, on respiratory health, its importance and how maintain a healthy respiratory system

9/19/2021
Episode Summary Dr.Satyanand Shastri, renowned lung surgeon, on respiratory health, its importance and how maintain a healthy respiratory system Show Notes 01:15 – Dr. Shastri introduces himself 02:15 – Why is respiratory health important? 06:35 – Over-arching principles for respiratory health 13:30 – Improving your immediate environment for good quality air 18:35 – Advantages of nasal breathing 25:20 – How to deal with air pollution? 30:55 – Tools to measure respiratory health and...

Duration:00:47:16

# 71 – Bart Yasso, the running legend, on his career, motivation, favorite races, Yasso 800s and his books

9/12/2021
Episode Summary Bart Yasso, the running legend, on his career, motivation, favorite races, Yasso 800s and his books Show Notes 01:15 – How it all started for Bart 04:35 – Bart’s key motivational factors 06:00 – Advice to new runners 08:40 – How to deal with running frustrations? 13:10 – Bart’s love for trail running 15:00 – Favorite races 18:20 – Comrades: The greatest footrace in the world 21:25 – “Yasso 800s” 26:10 – How to plan ‘Yasso 800s’ in your marathon training...

Duration:00:49:21

# 70 – Madhur Kotharay, multi-decade marathoner on supplements for health and performance

9/5/2021
Episode Summary Madhur Kotharay, multi-decade marathoner on supplements for health and performance Show Notes 01:05 – Madhur introduces himself 04:00 – Madhur shares a few running anecdotes 11:25 – Supplements: Why they work? 16:40 – Key supplements for everyone 31:15 – Caffeine: A key performance enhancing supplement 33:15 – Beetroot for performance enhancement 35:15 – “i-Race” to check your relative running performance 38:25 – Knee issues and supplements which can help Follow...

Duration:00:45:18

# 69 – Dr. Michael Snyder, Chair of Genetics at Stanford University, on importance of biomonitoring of health parameters, continuous glucose monitoring, wearables and ageing

8/29/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Michael Snyder, Chair of Genetics at Stanford University, on importance of biomonitoring of health parameters, continuous glucose monitoring, wearables and ageing Show Notes 01:10 – Dr.Snyder introduces himself and his current areas of work 02:00 – Importance of wearables for health monitoring 06:20 – The most important health parameters to monitor 11:55 – Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) 17:45 – Age at which you should start CGM 19:05 – How frequently and for...

Duration:00:40:43

# 68 – Keith Bateman, multiple World Records holder, coach and author on the critical importance of good running technique

8/22/2021
Episode Summary Keith Bateman, World Records holder, coach and author on the critical importance of good running technique Show Notes 01:35 – Keith introduces himself 06:15 – Most important running technique: Avoid over-striding 07:45 – Over-striding and why it is bad for running 12:30 – How to determine over-striding? 15:40 – Side-on video recording to determine over-striding 22:05 – Fundamentals of good running technique 24:55 – Structure of drills and exercises to improve running...

Duration:00:48:18

# 67 – Sage Canaday, elite runner and coach, on his running journey and coaching methods

8/15/2021
Episode Summary Sage Canaday, elite runner and coach, on his running journey and coaching methods Show Notes 01:25 – Sage introduces himself 03:25 – Learnings from coaching 05:20 – How Sage evaluates a new athlete 07:20 – Overarching training principles 09:15 – Preferred measure of effort 11:10 – Challenges faced when switching terrains and distances 12:55 – Mental challenges between different events 14:45 – Typical training week in a marathon 17:30 – Strength and supplemental...

Duration:00:36:42

# 66 – Mihira Khopkar, accomplished nutritionist, on pillars of nutrition, planning nutrition for elite athletes and related topics

8/8/2021
Episode Summary Mihira Khopkar, accomplished nutritionist, on pillars of nutrition, planning nutrition for elite athletes and related topics Show Notes 01:55 – Mihira introduces herself 06:30 – Basic nutrition principles 09:35 – Four pillars of building a nutrition plan 15:40 – Proteins: how to plan and options 22:45 – Planning your fats 26:25 – Evaluating different diets 32:30 – Planning nutrition for elite athletes 35:35 – Combining weight management and endurance training 39:45...

Duration:00:54:58

# 65 – Greg McMillan, world renowned running coach, on his training philosophy, running pace calculator and how to become a better runner

8/1/2021
Episode Summary Greg McMillan, world renowned running coach, on his training philosophy, running pace calculator and how to become a better runner Show Notes 01:05 – Coach Greg introduces himself 02:25 – Differences between real world coaching and academic coaching concepts 04:30 – How Coach Greg evaluates a new athlete 06:55 – Overarching training principles 10:35 – Key workouts which benefit runners 13:40 – How Coach Greg developed his running calculator 16:05 – Differences...

Duration:00:47:48

# 64 – Dr. Martin Ian Jones on elevating human performance

7/25/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Martin Ian Jones on elevating human performance Show Notes 01:00 – Dr. Jones introduces himself 03:35 – Foundational principles of elevating performance 05:45 – Importance of sleep in elevating performance 09:25 – Psychology of elevating performance 15:00 – Practicing skills like self-talk 18:00 – Focusing on developing your cognitive skills 26:00 – Transferability of cognitive skills across different aspects of life 28:30 – Example of developing cognitive...

Duration:00:47:55

# 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