19 episodes

“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/

    Ep19 - Guide to Running Metrics

    Ep19 - Guide to Running Metrics

    Technology is aiding the ever-growing popularity of running as a sport. There are metrics helping us to track our pace, cadence, heart rate, lactate threshold, etc. These metrics give us a very intricate view of our running. Which in turn, helps in providing a holistic view of our running progress.

    In this episode, we demystify the key running metrics, and how they can help us to become successful with our running goals.

    We discuss the essential running metrics such as Pace, Cadence, Heart Rate, and more advanced ones like Ground Contact Time, Stride Length, Lactate Threshold, VO2Max, Running Power, Recovery Time and more.

    Here is our past coverage on Running Metrics to read further on -


    Lactate Threshold (https://geeksonfeet.com/run/tempo/).
    VO2 Max https://geeksonfeet.com/run/vo2maxgraphic/
    Running Power (https://geeksonfeet.com/blog/science-runningpower/)
    Vertical Oscillation (https://geeksonfeet.com/run/optimizing-vertical-oscillation/)
    Stride Length (https://geeksonfeet.com/run/stride/)
    Rate of Perceived Exertion / RPE (https://geeksonfeet.com/run/rpe/)
    Cadence (https://geeksonfeet.com/run/cadencegraphic/)

    KARTIK IYER
    The guest for this episode is Kartik Iyer.

    Kartik Iyer is a hardware design and verification engineer by profession - and needless to say that technology drives him, be it at work or in fitness. He loves exploring his potential as a fitness enthusiast and the data that his watch and other wearables share become a vital part of the feedback in this process.

    A passionate amateur endurance athlete and a strength training junkie. A conversationalist by nature Kartik loves debating and hosting shows. He hosts “Let’s talk running”, a monthly show on the GeeksOnFeet platform. A news addict, he loves staying on top of current affairs, especially in politics. Music is an essential part of his existence and he is a lazy Carnatic (vocal) music learner.

    Kartik has run 15 marathons so far with a personal best of 3:17:30 at the New Delhi Marathon 2021. & ran his HM (1:31:00) personal best at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 2019. More recently Kartik ran a 10km PB (41:44:00) at the Bengaluru Runners Jatre.

    Kartik can be reached on Twitter @kartikiyer2007 and on Instagram @kartikiyer2007

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    Ep18 - Metabolic Fitness for Runners

    Ep18 - Metabolic Fitness for Runners

    Being metabolically fit means - building an efficient metabolism that optimizes the energy required for our physical endeavors as runners, while also helping us by preventing insulin resistance which is the cause of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension / high blood pressure, and many forms of cancer.

    In this episode, we go into the details of the role metabolic fitness plays, and


    how running helps to better our metabolic fitness
    using metabolic metrics & insights in our running
    and importantly how metabolic fitness can help our running goals.

    Guest Intro
    Dharmendra is an alumnus of NIT Trichy and IIM Lucknow. He started running in 2001 while he was still at Lucknow campus and since then has run ~ 30 events of marathon distance or above. He has run for around 21 years at various events around the world including the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge and all editions of the Mumbai Marathon among others. He quit his job as a management consultant in 2011 and has coached runners since then. He is certified as a personal trainer and used to be an occasional quizzer and a freelance writer, who has written for several leading publications on health and fitness. He loves filter coffee and reading. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bangalore. He currently leads the community initiatives at Ultrahuman

    Dharmendra can be reached at @dhammonia on Twitter and Instagram

    • 36 min
    Ep17 - Strength Training for Runners

    Ep17 - Strength Training for Runners

    In this episode, host Aditi Pandya discusses the topic of Strength training for runners with fitness coach Swetha Devaraj.


    Benefits of strength training for runners
    Importance of right posture in strength training
    Strength training for improving triple extension in running
    Approach to strength training for beginners vs. advanced runners and much more

    The guest for this episode is Swetha Devaraj aka sweatyswetha. She is a vascular radiologist by education and a fitness trainer by passion and profession.

    She grew up playing tennis professionally and continued to play for Alcorn State University in Mississippi – US, where she also did her under graduation and post-graduation.

    Upon returning to India in 2016, she juggled between three jobs – at the hospital, a CrossFit gym, and online training. She finally quit her job at the hospital to take up fitness and online training as a full-time profession and also to travel the world and learn different forms of fitness. Currently, a globe trotter with no postal address, she comes to India to conduct Animal flow workshops and help other trainers get certified as animal flow instructors.

    While you are here check out our post on How to improve your running stride

    You can subscribe to our newsletter for weekly workouts that will help your running.

    For any feedback and collaborations please write to us at connect@geeksonfeet.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @geeeksonfeet for updates on our recent articles, podcast episodes, and more.

    • 41 min
    Ep16 - The Art & Science of Pacing

    Ep16 - The Art & Science of Pacing

    In this episode, host Aditi Pandya discusses the art and science of pacing.


    How to identify various paces for training eg: Endurance pace, Lactate threshold, VO2 max, Speed Intervals, etc
    Acing pace strategy for various distances eg: positive or negative splits, tuning pacing based on external factors like terrain, temperature, and time

    The guest for the episode is Daniel (Dan) Vaz. Daniel is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), from National  Strength & Conditioning Association ( NSCA), USA. Apart from this Dan is a certified Ironman coach, has Human Kinetics certification for Running Mechanics and Nutrition for endurance.

    Dan has completed 44 full and 2 ultra marathons. He is the head coach of the Nike Run Club, India, since 2008 and part of the Nike Global Coach's Summit at NYC, the USA in 2015.

    Here are a few posts that help you to understand more about Pacing:


    How to train for your best 10K
    Interval Training - The holy grail for performance improvement
    Find your training paces

    For any feedback and collaborations please write to us at connect@geeksonfeet.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @geeeksonfeet for updates on our recent articles, podcast episodes, and more.  You can subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here

    • 48 min
    Ep15 - Common Running Mistakes

    Ep15 - Common Running Mistakes

    In this episode, Host Aditi discusses the most common running mistakes that runners do in training and their approach, and how to avoid them.


    Running too much too soon
    Lack of recovery
    Lack of variety in training
    Incorrect goal setting
    Too much racing

    Please also check the following resources from geeksonfeet.com and runmechanics.in to improve your mobility.


    Check this series of articles on how to recover and prevent burn-out Recover to perform
    Zac says the mental aspect of training is often ignored, please check out this podcast how to handle the mental aspect of training Mental Training for Working Athletes

    ZAC NEWMANN
    Zac Newman is a Running Coach and the Co-Founder of Run2PB Online Run Coaching. Zac is a long-distance runner with a wealth of experience on the track, cross country, and road races spanning over 20 years of training and competitive experiences across the globe.

    Zac spent time in the USA competing at the NCAA US Collegiate System, before returning to Australia, He has competed in major marathons including London, Chicago, and the prestigious Lake Biwa Marathon in Japan, as well as finishing in the top 10 at the Melbourne Marathon on two occasions. His Marathon PB is 2h25mins. Zac’s other PBs are 10 Kilometres-30:47; Half Marathon- 1:06:55

    Run2PB features running training programs for distances ranging from 5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon, trail & ultra-marathon, and even triathlon-specific run, it was established in 2017 and has grown to a community of 300+ runners, from all over the globe being coached online.

    Zac also is a host of Better with Running a running Podcast and also manages the partnerships and content of Australia’s leading running podcast - Inside Running Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Ep14 - Importance of Mobility for Runners

    Ep14 - Importance of Mobility for Runners

    In this episode, we talk about the importance of Mobility training for runners.  The topics covered in this episode including


    Difference between flexibility, stretching, and mobility.
    Why mobility is important for runners
    What are the basic mobility standards that runners should pass
    Guidance on how mobility training to be incorporated into running training

    Guests of this episode s Dr. Gladson Johnson and Kavitha Reddy.

    Dr. Gladson is a Sports Physiotherapist and Director of Attitude Prime. He has been into Fitness for 22 years.  He is also a well-known barefoot marathoner himself.

    Kavitha Reddy is one of the most reckoned runners in the female amateur marathon circuit. She has run 5 world majors, with her current PB being 3:14:19 in Chicago 2019.

    Please also check the following resources from geeksonfeet.com and runmechanics.in to improve your mobility.


    Mobility drills to improve your running stride
    Mobility drills to improve your pelvic rotation
    Test your Ankle Mobility
    Subscribe to the “Weekly Cadence” Newsletter for weekly mobility and strength workouts delivered to your inbox.

    You can write to us at connect@geeksonfeet.com  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @geeeksonfeet for information that helps you to become a better runner.

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