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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.

Running and Fitness With Raj Rajagopal Anapuzha

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    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

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.

    # 52 – Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”

    # 52 – Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”

    Episode Summary
    Michael Crawley, 2:20 Marathoner and author on Ethiopian running, shares his experience training with Ethiopian runners and his book “Out of Thin Air”
    Show Notes
    01:00 – Michael introduces himself
    03:35 – Link between interest in anthropology and running
    04:45 – Initial challenges faced in Ethiopia
    08:10 – Initial interactions with Ethiopian runners
    09:45 – Underlying philosophy of Ethiopian running
    13:00 – Challenges with gear for Ethiopian runners
    16:20 – Michael’s typical training week in Ethiopia
    20:00 – Mental approach of Ethiopian runners
    23:30 – Recovery and fueling
    25:55 – Running safety while in Ethiopia
    27:40 – Carrying forward lessons from Ethiopia
    30:35 – Michael discusses his book
    32:25 – Recommendations on resources
    Michael Crawley’s Book: Out of Thin Air - Amazon Link

    Follow/Contact Michael
    Instagram: @mikecrawl
    Twitter: @mphcrawley
    Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/20345109?hl=en-GB
    Recommendations on resources
    Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear (Amazon Link)
    Adharanand Finn’s books (Amazon Link)
    Marathon Talk Podcast: https://marathontalk.com/
    YouTube channel on Ethiopian running: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClyRm5qXJVY5PY6dv-qUj9g

    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
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    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
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    Instagram:Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 35 min
    # 51 – Kashyap Mody, 5-time “Comrades” finisher, discusses the race, its greatness, training and special moments

    # 51 – Kashyap Mody, 5-time “Comrades” finisher, discusses the race, its greatness, training and special moments

    Kashyap Mody, 5-time “Comrades” finisher, discusses the race, its greatness, training and special moments
    Show Notes
    01:10 – Kashyap introduces himself
    04:35 – Comrades race details
    11:15 – Training for Comrades
    16:15 – Importance of fueling
    21:15 – Highlights of the race
    26:25 – Planning for race contingency
    30:35 – Mentally preparing for Comrades
    36:25 – Differences between “Up” and “Down” Comrades
    39:55 – Favorite moments
    45:45 – Future plans
    48:20 – Recommendations on resources
    Follow/Contact Kashyap
    Instagram: @kashyap.mody
    Twitter: @KashyapMody
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kashyap.mody
    Recommendations on resources
    Faster than Lightning by Usain Bolt (Amazon Link)
    Dare to Run by Amit Sheth (Amazon Link)
    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (Amazon Link)
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh
    email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 53 min
    # 50 – Synopsis II: Running with Power

    # 50 – Synopsis II: Running with Power

    Episode Summary
    Synopsis II: Running with Power

    Other relevant earlier podcasts
    Episode 37 with Steve Palladino: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/7453285
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh
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    Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 38 min
    # 49 – Synopsis I: Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

    # 49 – Synopsis I: Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

    Episode Summary
    Synopsis I: Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

    Other relevant earlier podcasts
    Episode 15 with Simon Wegerif: https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/4982348
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh
    email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 26 min
    # 48 – Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running

    # 48 – Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running

    Episode Summary
    Q & A: 1 – Low Heart Rate Training; Advantages of Nasal Breathing and Barefoot/Minimalist Running
    Show Notes
    01:10 – Low Heart Rate Training 
    10:20 – Nasal breathing
    17:20 – Barefoot/minimalist running
    Podcasts to check out for more information on topics covered in this episode
    On low heart rate training:
    Episode 24 with Floris Gierman - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/5921689
    On nasal breathing:
    Episode 23 with Patrick McKeown - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/5598952
    On barefoot/minimalist running:
    Episode 44 with Steven Sashen - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/8136419
    Episode 45 with Thomas Bobby Philip - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/8179247 
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh
    Email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 25 min
    # 47 – Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world

    # 47 – Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world

    Episode Summary
    Shane Benzie, running form specialist, author and coach discusses his learnings from elite runners from East Africa and around the world
    Show Notes
    01:30 – Introduction to Shane
    05:55 – Movement lessons from working with sharks
    09:25 – Why is running movement important
    12:00 – Initially assessing a runner’s movement
    16:00 – Basic building blocks of good movement
    20:50 – Importance of correct head position in running
    24:00 – Making changes to running movement
    27:40 – Fascia and running efficiency
    31:45 – Thoughts on barefoot and minimalist running
    35:00 – Insights from working with elite runners and coaches
    40:35 – “Lost Art of Running” book
    44:10 – Shane’s upcoming book
    47:20 – Recommendations on resources
    Follow/Contact Shane
    Website: https://runningreborn.com/
    Instagram: @shane.benzie
    Twitter: @RunningReborn
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RunningReborn

    Recommendations on resources
    “Lost Art of Running” by Shane Benzie - Amazon Link
    Resources by Dr. Daniel Lieberman

    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    Join WhatsApp Group:https://chat.whatsapp.com/KUa5ddQDDlf22imAFJNcqh
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    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
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    Twitter @RunningRaj 
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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Sekhri Suresh ,

Born to Run

Awesome start, great content and mix of recos, I would like your tips and focus for the daily 4-7 KM runners who need that nudge to get to the next level in terms of equipment, endurance, mental prep etc. We will find the time.

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Very excited after listening to the short clips of upcoming podcasts.

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