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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

# 77 – Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges

10/24/2021
Episode Summary Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges Show Notes 01:45 – Early influencers and start of distance running 05:15 – Coach Alex Stanton 07:05 – Turning professional 09:00 – Mental make-up of Paula, the athlete 11:45 – Dealing with setbacks in training and racing 14:15 – Marathon running strategy 16:15 – Early and sustained success in the marathon 19:30 – Pain...

Duration:00:44:11

# 76 – Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project

10/17/2021
Episode Summary Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project Show Notes 01:10 – Dr. Jones introduces himself and talks about his current work 03:30 – How Dr. Jones started his research on nitrate supplementation 06:40 – Natural availability of nitrate in the body 08:20 – Timing nitrate supplementation 12:50 – How much nitrate supplementation to take 14:20 – Physiological benefits of nitrate...

Duration:00:27:28

# 75 –Meb Keflezighi, running legend, on his role models, career highlights, being an older athlete and his books

10/10/2021
Episode Summary Meb Keflezighi, running legend, on his role models, career highlights, being an older athlete and his books Show Notes 01:00 – Early life and influences 02:25 – Getting into running in the United States 04:15 – Turning professional 05:55 – Winning Silver Medal at Athens Olympics 2004 08:10 – Dealing with injury: 2008 Olympic Trials 11:30 – Winning Boston Marathon in 2014 14:45 – Being an older competitive runner 17:20 – “26 Marathons” book by Meb 21:05 – Current...

Duration:00:24:35

# 74 – Christie Aschwanden, science journalist and author deconstructs recovery: What works, what is marketing hype and steps you can take around recovery

10/3/2021
Episode Summary Christie Aschwanden, science journalist and author of "Good to Go" deconstructs recovery: What works, what is marketing hype and steps you can take around recovery Show Notes 01:55 – Christie introduces herself 05:30 – Why Christie wrote a book on recovery 12:10 – Things that surprised Christie around recovery 17:15 – Thoughts about stretching 20:50 – How to approach hydration 28:30 – Fueling after training: Is there a time window? 32:30 – Massage and rolling 35:05...

Duration:00:47:53

# 73 – Dr. Tim Noakes, legendary scientist, on overhydration, central governor theory, “low carb, high fat” diet, diabetes and heart disease

9/26/2021
Episode Summary Dr. Tim Noakes, legendary scientist, on overhydration, central governor theory, “low carb, high fat” diet, diabetes and heart disease Show Notes 02:00 – Dr. Noakes introduces himself and talks about his early influences 10:55 – “Hyponatremia”: What is it, and why is it important? 18:20 – “Central Governor” theory 28:25 – Low Carb High Fat Diet (LCHF) 34:05 – Broad guidelines on LCHF 36:45 – Views on lipid hypothesis and linkage between diabetes and heart...

Duration:00:57:20

# 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