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“The World of Running” explores various aspects of running - training approach, techniques, running form, mileage, nutrition, strength training and shares it in a consumable form to its listeners. You can read more about it at https://www.geeksonfeet.com/

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“The World of Running” explores various aspects of running - training approach, techniques, running form, mileage, nutrition, strength training and shares it in a consumable form to its listeners. You can read more about it at https://www.geeksonfeet.com/

    Ep8 - Injury Prevention for Runners

    Ep8 - Injury Prevention for Runners

    In this episode, we talk about the various aspects of preventing running injuries. Running injuries are broadly categorized under 3 buckets - Biomechanical factors, anatomical factors, & training errors.

    These injuries can be due to over-use of certain body parts or trauma. Studies show 50% of runners experience injuries every year.

    Guest of this episode is Somya Rout. Somya is a Sports Physiotherapist and certified strength and conditioning trainer.  Somya is the founder of  Stairs Physiotherapy  which offers a holistic fitness experience for athletes. Before this he was associated with various sports associations in India and abroad - Soumya was the head physio for the Odisha Ranji Cricket Team, Indian Football for U19 and U17, and he also worked with the Vietnam Tennis Open.

    He is certified at the Asian football Sports physiotherapy (ASPETAR, Qatar) and also has Certificate in Manual therapy(MTFI)

    You can write to us on connect@geeksonfeet.com  You can also follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook at geeeksonfeet.

    • 56 min
    Ep7- Mind Training for Working Athletes

    Ep7- Mind Training for Working Athletes

    In this episode, we talk about the various aspects of our mind that are wired to the performance of a working athlete - be it our everyday running targets, or waking up in the wee hours of the morning, and being fully responsible towards our families. It is about committing to our targets and knowing how important the goal is which is ahead of us. Focus, camaraderie, and visualizations are a few among the other topics discussed in this episode.

    The guest of this episode is Dilip Kumar. Dilip is an avid endurance sports enthusiast who started with long-distance running accidentally and went on to get qualified for the Boston marathon twice and his PR at 2:59:52.

    Besides running long miles, he has been an entrepreneur for many years and likes tinkering with tech ideas & building startups. Currently, he is the co-founder of ImStrong a venture capital backed fitness tech platform that is being used by fitness coaches & enthusiasts. You can read more about his untold secrets on his blog www.dilipkumar.co.

    • 50 min
    Ep6 - Nutrition for Runners

    Ep6 - Nutrition for Runners

    Nutrition plays an important role which includes macronutrients like carbs, proteins, and fats and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fluids. Endurance runners rely on a whole lot of things to keep their bodies balanced during long-distance running.

    Nutrition plays an important role which includes macronutrients like carbs, proteins, and fats and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and fluids. Endurance runners rely on a whole lot of things to keep their bodies balanced during long-distance running.

    In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of macro and micronutrients along with, time and recommended nutrition intake, bodyweight composition like - racing weight, and fat metabolism

    Guests for this episode are Sonali Sahoo and Sujoyjeet Mondal.

    As a nutritionist, Sonali knows how to get to the root cause of her clients' health concerns. She enables her clients to open up about their struggles, goals, and what’s standing in their way to achieving their end result. Her focus is on building habits that stay with her clients long after they leave the program.

    Sujoyjeet is also a certified nutritionist and a personal trainer. To provide actionable insights to clients, he tries to understand his clients' lifecycle from - their lifestyle, medical history, and their goals. Only after a sanity check, does he roll out a habit-based nutrition plan. The habit-based nutrition plan teaches his clients how, what & when to eat and why to eat certain specific foods to meet their health, performance, and body composition goals.

    You can write to us on connect@geeksonfeet.com  You can also follow us on twitter, Instagram and facebook at geeeksonfeet.

    • 58 min
    Ep5 - Women in Running

    Ep5 - Women in Running

    This episode is all about Women in Running.  We discussed various aspects of women, which affect their running and performance at different life stages. This episode touches aspects of - Female Athlete Triad, Women’s Physiology, Safety and much more.

    The guests for this episode are Nirupma Singh and Vandana Arora. 

    Nirupma is ACE certified coach and holds several other certifications that qualifies her as personal trainer and fitness coach. She has qualified for the Boston Marathon for 3 consecutive years,  and has come a long way in making her mark as a pioneer runner in India's female running fraternity.

    Vandana, has  won the recent 2021 Bengaluru Marathon across all age categories with a timing of 3 hrs 28 minutes. Her journey in fitness started in her mid-30s and it was only in her late 30s that she became serious about her fitness and took to running long distances as one of the avenues to stay fit. When she is not running she is a full-time software engineer with a product company

    You can write to us at connect@geeksonfeet.com  You can also follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook at geeeksonfeet.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep4 - Importance of Running Form

    Ep4 - Importance of Running Form

    In this episode, we will be discussing everything on developing a good running form that encourages better motor patterns and muscle recruitment. A good running form improves our running efficiency and reduces the risk of fatigue and injuries particularly which comes with longer and more frequent running.

    Aravind Yarra, he is the brain behind the tech and production for GeeksonFeet and our podcast. Aravind is a certified Level 1 Crossfit trainer and has a keen interest in reaching optimal running pace by focusing on running form. He is a certified running form analyst and a marathoner with a PB of 3 hrs and 48 mins and his 5K PB is 21 minutes.

    You can find more learning about running form and the mechanics at https://www.geeksonfeet.com/;

    Shoes can have an effect on your running form and the foot strike.  Here are the Basics of what we need to know when choosing running shoes.

    Cadence plays a very important role in your running form, performance, and injury prevention.  Our post on cadence, training for cadence and a summary infographic.

    Here is a collection of infographics on foot strike, foot mechanics, and ground contact time.


    What happens to our feet when we run?

    What is ground contact time?

    Foot strike patterns in runners


    You can write to us on connect@geeksonfeet.com  You can also follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook at geeeksonfeet.

    • 54 min
    Ep3 - Beginner's Guide to Running

    Ep3 - Beginner's Guide to Running

    In this episode, we discuss everything one needs to know at the start of their running journey. Importance of run-walk technique, strength & conditioning, breathing, the right amount of mileage, and more.

    Coach Shreyas Karnad shares his insights, through his vast experience of training 500+ people over a period of 5 years.  He spoke about the importance of nutrition, breathing, and his coaching philosophy. Shreyas runs his academy Runners360, and he has been running for the past 11 years; and his marathon PB is 2 hrs 59 mins.

    You can find more learning resources related to running at https://www.geeksonfeet.com/;  techniques, form, race analysis and get expert views. You can write to us at connect@geeksonfeet.com  You can also follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook; our handle is geeeksonfeet.

    • 57 min

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