Running and Fitness With Raj

By Rajagopal Anapuzha

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.

  1. 1.
    # 48 – Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running
    25:40
  2. 2.
    # 47 – Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world
    52:34
  3. 3.
    # 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
    35:30
  4. 4.
    # 45 – Barefoot marathoner and top Master’s runner, Thomas Bobby Philip, discusses his journey to 7 sub-3 hour marathons, training and motivation
    48:42
  5. 5.
    # 44 – Steven Sashen, founder of Xero Shoes, discusses the various advantages of natural movement running, minimalist shoes and how to transition to minimalist running
    52:55
  6. 6.
    # 43 – Mahesh Jayaraman, founder of “Sepalika”, discusses diabetes, how to make simple lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes and non-allopathic approaches to diabetes
    53:00
  7. 7.
    # 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
    47:09
  8. 8.
    # 41 – 25 time Ironman finisher and coach, Kaustubh ‘Kau’ Radkar, discusses his journey, coaching and what it takes to be a good triathlete
    38:22
  1. 9.
    # 40 – Amit Bhattacharjee, 400 km ultramarathoner who trains using low heart rate (MAF) method discusses his journey, training and what motivates him
    55:51
  2. 10.
    # 39 – Priyanka Rajani, runner, founder of "Fuel your Transformation", nutritionist and strength & fitness coach, discusses her training and nutrition methods
    36:23
  3. 11.
    # 38 – Sohrab Khushrushahi, founder of SOHFIT, discusses “fitness is a lifestyle”, mobility, clean eating and importance of mental health
    44:13
  4. 12.
    # 37 – Steve Palladino, 2:16 marathoner, coach and leading expert on running with power, explains the key concepts of running with power, its many advantages, key parameters to track and how to improve by running with power
    54:28
  5. 13.
    # 36 – Dr.Anjana Laungani, founder of PhysioRehab and renowned Rehab Specialist discusses how to become a stronger, fitter athlete, common injuries, prevention methods and recovery protocols
    1:02:37
  6. 14.
    # 35 – JF Esculier, expert on running shoes, discusses the range of running shoes and common running injuries
    46:59
  7. 15.
    # 34 – 2:53 marathoner, Comrades finisher and coach Satwik Rajani discusses his journey, approaches to training, coaching and racing
    43:14
  8. 16.
    # 33 – 2:38 marathoner and coach Anubhav Karmakar discusses his journey, various aspects of training and putting training together
    54:05
  9. 17.
    # 32 – Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra discusses his journey, importance of focus, mental resilience, his current work with IOC on mental health and initiatives of Abhinav Bindra Foundation
    41:58
  10. 18.
    # 31 – 2:24 marathoner, Doctor and Author, Dr.Mark Cucuzzella on low heart rate training, common injuries, barefoot running and mobility
    51:16
  11. 19.
    # 30 – Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, founder of “Fast & Up” brand and 2:54 marathoner, discusses nutrition, electrolytes and hydration
    51:35
  12. 20.
    # 29 – Brodie Sharpe, physiotherapist, discusses common injuries, prevention and how to become a stronger athlete
    46:46
  13. 21.
    # 28 – Dr.Aashish Contractor, runner, cardio rehabilitation and sports medicine expert, discusses key medical issues that athletes need to be aware
    1:00:24
  14. 22.
    # 27 – Gene Dykes, one of only two persons to run sub-3 hour marathon after age 70, on his running journey, training, favorite races and more
    55:26
  15. 23.
    # 26 – Jason Fitzgerald, 2:39 marathoner, coach and author discusses why strength training is essential for runners to improve performance and prevent injuries and how to approach strength training
    49:29
  16. 24.
    # 25 – Ajeet and Deeya Bajaj, World’s first parent-child duo to climb Mount Everest from Tibet side, on their journey, physical and mental conditioning and how to overcome challenges
    56:08
  17. 25.
    # 24 – 2:44 marathoner Floris Gierman takes us thru’ the concepts of Low Heart Rate training using the Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) methods
    55:02
  18. 26.
    # 23 – Patrick McKeown, world famous breathing expert, discusses nasal & Buteyko breathing methods, “BOLT” score, techniques to improve breathing and Covid-19 related breathing exercises
    52:02
  19. 27.
    # 22 –“Female Ultramarathon Runner of India”, Anjali Saraogi, takes us on her inspiring journey from her early races to representing India and her training, mental approach and future goals
    44:51
  20. 28.
    # 21 – Combining Ayurveda and ancient practices with modern science for high-performance, health and happiness – with Mark Bunn, top athlete and bestselling author
    52:17
  21. 29.
    # 20 – Part II with Alex Hutchinson, world famous author. How to reduce perception of effort, approaches to hydration and insights from the ‘Breaking-2 hour barrier in marathon’ project
    49:28
  22. 30.
    # 19 – Part I with Alex Hutchinson, world famous author. On mind-body connection on limits to endurance performance, pain threshold & tolerance and how to improve pain tolerance
    45:52
  23. 31.
    # 18 – Andy Blow, world class expert on nutrition and hydration, on sodium's importance, cramping and correctly planning hydration, electrolytes and calories
    52:47
  24. 32.
    # 17 – S.Ramakrishnan (Ramky), founder of Sportsmechanics, explains sports analytics, its applications, how to use it and promising new areas in sports analytics
    31:26
  25. 33.
    # 16 – Vince Varallo, runner and author, talks about his 9 year journey to sub-3 marathon, the iconic Boston marathon and mindset of elites
    45:35
  26. 34.
    # 15 – Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, “total load”, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV
    44:15
  27. 35.
    # 14 – 2:40s marathoner and acclaimed musician, Rory Stuart on “purposeful running” concept, “Joy of Running” course and connecting diverse interests
    44:22
  28. 36.
    #13 - Dr.Swapnil Mate, renowned Physiotherapist talks about injury prevention, common injuries, stretching protocols and recovery methods
    50:31
  29. 37.
    # 12 – Dr.Stephen Seiler discusses his pioneering 8-level training hierarchy pyramid from most to least important, as well as polarized training
    46:43
  30. 38.
    # 11 - Roopali Mehta, Nutritionist & 3:23 marathoner, discusses nutrition principles to help you become a better athlete
    45:04
  31. 39.
    # 10 – Coach Mikael Eriksson, on how to start and progress in Triathlon: Beginner tips, key pitfalls to avoid, gear and performance improvement
    41:15
  32. 40.
    # 9 – Coaches Aravind and Krish of "Renaissance Distance Project" on training: mileage, consistency, speed work, strength and mental training
    40:24
  33. 41.
    # 8 – Part II with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt talks about the 80/20 training principle, measurement of intensity, rate of perceived exertion and intensity distribution
    18:24
  34. 42.
    # 7 – Part I with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt talks about the 5 key diet principles, Diet Quality Score App, Supplements and recent developments on diet
    36:44
  35. 43.
    # 6 – Brenda Hodge, Coach and 2:53 marathoner from USA, talks about her coaching approach, various recovery methods and how to be mentally strong
    36:50
  36. 44.
    # 5 – 2:53 marathoner Yash Muthiyan talks about his key training principles, switch to vegan diet and how he went from a 4:28 marathoner to a sub-3 marathoner
    36:18
  37. 45.
    # 3 - Luke Humphrey, coach and 2:14 marathoner, discusses various aspects of Hanson's Marathon Method
    44:22
  38. 46.
    # 4 - Amit Mehta (Founder, Unived) on Nutrition, Hydration and Supplements
    51:00
  39. 47.
    # 2 - Sharda & Mahesh (Founders of Sepalika), on foundational aspects of body, nasal breathing, right food choices and supplementation.
    55:21
  40. 48.
    # 1 - Welcome to Running and Fitness with Raj
    6:55

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