75 episodes

This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you're just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!

Run with Fitpage Vikas Singh

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you're just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!

    Ep 75: Lt Col Romil Barthwal Talks About His Experience Of Everest Summit, Boston Marathon, La Ultra, and the Importance of Mental Endurance

    Ep 75: Lt Col Romil Barthwal Talks About His Experience Of Everest Summit, Boston Marathon, La Ultra, and the Importance of Mental Endurance

    In the 75th episode of Run with Fitpage, we had the pleasure of hosting Retired Lt Col Romil Barthwal! Romil Barthwal is an alumina of colleges like National Defence Academy, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Lucknow. He is B.Sc., B.Tech (Electronics), and M.Tech in the same from IIT Madaras- where he has published research papers in reputed journals. While in the management course he didn't settle for anything but the best- he is a trophy winner there too.

    Currently, the CEO of India's top high-altitude mountaineering company, Boots and Crampons, Lt. Col. Romil Barthwal is himself an adventurer and army veteran. Some of the feet he has accomplished include the Boston Marathon, the first & course record holder in the non-Ladakhi category in 111 km, and one of the most difficult high altitude ultramarathons La Ultra. He was also runner-up in the 24th New Delhi Stadium run doing 185 km. Besides having adorned Maroon Beret for 22 years ( a privilege only available to the elite special forces) he has led 10 major mountaineering expeditions including the one to Mount Everest.

    This episode was a little different. Vikas and Romil started by talking about the endurance journey, how he got trained under the army and what led to the Everest expeditions. As they continued, Romil kept stressing on mental strength and endurance, and finally, the conversation ended talking a bit about spirituality. Hence, you may find this as one of the most inspirational conversations on Run with Fitpage by far.

    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 49 min
    Ep 74: Dr Richard Blagrove Talks About Improvement in Running Economy, as a Result of Strength Training Protocols

    Ep 74: Dr Richard Blagrove Talks About Improvement in Running Economy, as a Result of Strength Training Protocols

    In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by Richard Blagrove, Ph.D. Richard is one of the leading researchers in the field of strength and conditioning for endurance athletes and is a lecturer in physiology at Loughborough University.

    Richard completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science with Management, and his master's in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University. Richard's research interests lie in the use of strength-based exercise as a tool to improve the metabolic cost of running. More recently, Richard has begun to investigate the consequences of low energy availability on physical performance and health biomarkers in endurance athletes. He is also involved with the co-supervision of Doctoral research investigating the influence of the menstrual cycle on strength status and motor control.

    Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has provided strength and conditioning coaching support to numerous athletes over the last 12 years including several Olympic finalists and Paralympic athletes. In 2015 he published a book entitled 'Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Runners’ .

    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 54 min
    Ep 73: Which Training Program is Relatively Better to Improve Your VO2 max?(Maximal Aerobic Capacity)

    Ep 73: Which Training Program is Relatively Better to Improve Your VO2 max?(Maximal Aerobic Capacity)

    As the training season is almost here, many of us wonder how we can improve our running performances and what might be the best training plan. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Vikas talks about which training plan is relatively better to increase your maximal aerobic capacity or the VO2 max levels, offering you what is science-backed with the help of history and research.

    Source(s) -
    Fick Principle: bit.ly/3HvIPR6
    Research: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6407035_Aerobic_High-Intensity_Intervals_Improve_VO2max_More_Than_Moderate_Training
    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 35 min
    Ep 72: Athlete Feature: Nihal Baig on his Marathon Journey from 3:19 to 2:31hrs, Principles of Progression and Performance Improvements

    Ep 72: Athlete Feature: Nihal Baig on his Marathon Journey from 3:19 to 2:31hrs, Principles of Progression and Performance Improvements

    In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by none other than Nihal Ahmed Baig. Nihal started his running journey with IIT Bombay and won various medals across different events and was named the best athlete among all IITs. As Nihal got entered the corporate world he transitioned to doing marathons and triathlons.
    His first marathon time was 3:19. Nihal is a two-time Ironman World Championship Qualifier with several podiums in the format. His personal best in a marathon is two hours 31 minutes, which won him first place in New Delhi and Apla Pune marathons in the year 2021. Nihal currently does a full-time job and also runs his new coaching/training venture named 'The Whole Athlete'.

    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 54 min
    Ep 71: Sage Rountree, Ph.D. Talks About Breathing Techniques and Yoga for Runners

    Ep 71: Sage Rountree, Ph.D. Talks About Breathing Techniques and Yoga for Runners

    In this episode of Run with FItpage we were joined by Yogi Sage Rountree.  Sage Rountree, Ph.D., is a pioneer in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach. Her goal is to help people find the right balance between work and rest for peak performance in sports and in life.
    As co-owner of the Carolina Yoga Company and director of its yoga teacher training, she's especially interested in sequencing and clear languaging. She’s a contributor to Runner’s World and Yoga Journal online. Sage is also a competitive age-group runner and triathlete.  After the birth of her second daughter, Sage began training to teach yoga. Around the same time, she turned to triathlon and instantly loved the sport. She is now a USA Triathlon certified expert coach, working with athletes who compete at all levels in triathlon, duathlon, running, and ultrarunning.

    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 43 min
    Ep 70: Athlete Feature: Anurag Konkar Discusses His Training and Performance Journey

    Ep 70: Athlete Feature: Anurag Konkar Discusses His Training and Performance Journey

    In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by Anurag Konkar. Anurag is a runner based in Pune who started his running journey in 2016. Earlier, he was a passionate footballer.
    In the years 2015 and 2016 his football coach discovered that he was in a good shape for endurance and so suggested taking part in marathons and races, which got Anurag a couple of podium spots and good times for specific distances.

    In 2017 he made the move to completely shift his focus to Running as his primary sport, and that's how his running journey began. From then on, he still loves watching football, and now running has taken a toll on him investing his time 2 times a day over these past couple of years in running! In this episode, Anurag discusses with our host and Fitpage founder Vikas Singh his training cycle, and ways to improve performance.

    Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.

    Reach out to Vikas:
    Instagram: @vikas_singhh
    LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
    Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
    Twitter: @vikashsingh1010

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Darsh Bakshi ,

Awesome Fitness Podcast

Absolutely loved this podcast. It was so amazing to learn from people who have so much experience in this field, especially for someone like me who is still young in running journey. I also liked that a lot of the content is scientific-based rather than anecdotal. Keep up the awesome work :)

sandyathlete ,

Most legit podcasts

If someone wish to listen, absorb and implement science based and experts backed running wisdom then these podcasts are one stop solution interms of quality, diversity of topics and easy to understand. It takes a lot of enthusiasm and efforts to create and continue doing stuff like this. Kudos to Vikas Singh and team Fitpage.

forever arthlete ,

Very informative!!!

Each episode is different with an insight into various fields and aspects of running! The talks resonates with every runner’s thinking. It doesn’t matter if one is a novice or a professional, there is always a takeaway from each episode!
Thank you Vikas for getting us to this platform!!

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