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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

# 82 – Highlights 2021 – Part I: Highlights from our episodes with super-elite runners Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi and Paula Radcliffe

12/6/2021
Episode Summary Highlights 2021 – Part I: Highlights from our episodes with super-elite runners Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi and Paula Radcliffe Show Notes 01:40 – Deena Kastor 13:55 – Meb Keflezighi 22:48 – Paula Radcliffe Full episodes Episode 53 with Deena Kastor: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/8527111 Episode 75 with Meb Keflezighi: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/9338221 Episode 77 with Paula Radcliffe: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/9422023 Contact Details for Running...

Duration:00:37:49

# 81 - Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV

11/29/2021
Episode Summary Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, concept of “total load”, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV. He discusses sympathetic and parasympathetic body systems, as well as “ithlete pro”. Show Notes 01:00 – Simon introduces himself 03:40 – What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)? 05:30 – Concept of total load 10:10 – HRV’s link to total load 13:45 – How to measure HRV 19:00 – Changes in HRV and higher HRV being a measure...

Duration:00:44:15

# 80 – Sonya Dutta Choudhury, author and book lover, discusses her favorite running and sports books

11/22/2021
Episode Summary Sonya Dutta Choudhury, author and book lover, discusses her favorite running and sports books Show Notes 01:50 – Sonya introduces herself and her relationship with running 12:20 – Key aspects that Sonya looks for in running and sports books 16:30 – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 20:00 – Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn 22:20 – Paula: My Story So Far by Paula Radcliffe 25:30 – Anywhere But Home by Anu Vaidyanathan 27:35 – Faster Than Lightning by...

Duration:00:51:55

# 79 – Brad Barton, world record holder in the mile 50 year age-category, on his coaches, training and goals

11/7/2021
Episode Summary Brad Barton, world record holder in the mile 50 year age-category, on his coaches, training and goals Show Notes 02:00 – Brad introduces himself 06:30 – Influencers on Brad’s career 12:35 – Coach Hislop and his impact on Brad 14:40 – Training principles 20:10 – Overstriding 28:00 – Typical training week of Brad 34:55 – Core training 36:00 – Nutrition 38:35 – Current goals of Brad 47:45 – Recommendations on resources Follow Brad Website:...

Duration:00:54:43

# 78 – Joe Friel, world renowned coach, founder of “Training Peaks” and author of “Fast After 50”, on how to train to stay fit and healthy as you age

10/31/2021
Episode Summary Joe Friel, world renowned coach, founder of “Training Peaks” and author of “Fast After 50”, on how to train to stay fit and healthy as you age Show Notes 01:35 – Joe introduces himself 03:55 – Early influencers 06:20 – Background to Joe’s book, “Fast After 50” 13:05 – How to stay fit and healthy as you age 17:40 – How to go about High Intensity training 27:05 – Thoughts on different metrics for training like power, heart rate 32:30 – “Training Peaks” platform 37:25...

Duration:00:45:08

# 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