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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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    • 4.6 • 11 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.

    # 81 - Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV

    # 81 - Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV

    Episode Summary
    Simon Wegerif, explains Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its importance, concept of  “total load”, how to measure & interpret HRV and ways to improve HRV. He discusses sympathetic and parasympathetic body systems, as well as “ithlete pro”.

    Show Notes
    01:00 – Simon introduces himself
    03:40 – What is Heart Rate Variability (HRV)?
    05:30 – Concept of total load 
    10:10 – HRV’s link to total load
    13:45 – How to measure HRV
    19:00 – Changes in HRV and higher HRV being a measure of improved fitness
    20:45 – 5 ways to improve HRV
    28:10 – HRV as lead indicator of illnesses
    32:30 – ithlete pro details
    36:45 – Quiz Time!
    39:25 – Simon’s recommendations to other resources
    Contact Simon
     https://www.myithlete.com
    5 ways to improve HRV: https://www.myithlete.com/improve-heart-rate-variability-hrv/
    Resources
    Phil Maffetone: https://philmaffetone.com
    Andrew Flatt: https://hrvtraining.com
    Precision Hydration: https://www.precisionhydration.com
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Email: runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group: Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram: Instagram @runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter @RunningRaj

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    • 44 min
    # 80 – Sonya Dutta Choudhury, author and book lover, discusses her favorite running and sports books

    # 80 – Sonya Dutta Choudhury, author and book lover, discusses her favorite running and sports books

    Episode Summary
    Sonya Dutta Choudhury, author and book lover, discusses her favorite running and sports books
    Show Notes
    01:50 – Sonya introduces herself and her relationship with running
    12:20 – Key aspects that Sonya looks for in running and sports books
    16:30 – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    20:00 – Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
    22:20 – Paula: My Story So Far by Paula Radcliffe
    25:30 – Anywhere But Home by Anu Vaidyanathan
    27:35 – Faster Than Lightning by Usain Bolt
    28:40 – Open by Andre Agassi
    32:05 – Twin Tracks by Roger Bannister and Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
    35:15 – The First Ladies of Running by Amby Burfoot
    39:40 – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
    42:55 - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
    44:10 – Sonya’s current work
    Follow Sonya
    Twitter: @BookSonya
    Instagram: @sonyasbookbox
    Facebook: @Sonyasbookbox
    LinkedIn: Sonya Dutta Choudhury
    Website: https://sonyasbookbox.com/
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram:@runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter: @RunningRaj
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    • 51 min
    # 79 – Brad Barton, world record holder in the mile 50 year age-category, on his coaches, training and goals

    # 79 – Brad Barton, world record holder in the mile 50 year age-category, on his coaches, training and goals

    Episode Summary
    Brad Barton, world record holder in the mile 50 year age-category, on his coaches, training and goals 
    Show Notes
    02:00 – Brad introduces himself
    06:30 – Influencers on Brad’s career
    12:35 – Coach Hislop and his impact on Brad
    14:40 – Training principles 
    20:10 – Overstriding 
    28:00 – Typical training week of Brad
    34:55 – Core training
    36:00 – Nutrition
    38:35 – Current goals of Brad
    47:45 – Recommendations on resources
    Follow Brad
    Website: http://bradspeaks.com/
    Facebook: @bradbartonspeaks
    Book Recommendations
    Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg – Amazon Link
    Raise Your Game by Alan Stein - Amazon Link
    Limitless by Jim Kwik - Amazon Link
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram:@runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter: @RunningRaj
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    • 54 min
    # 78 – Joe Friel, world renowned coach, founder of “Training Peaks” and author of “Fast After 50”, on how to train to stay fit and healthy as you age

    # 78 – Joe Friel, world renowned coach, founder of “Training Peaks” and author of “Fast After 50”, on how to train to stay fit and healthy as you age

    Episode Summary
    Joe Friel, world renowned coach, founder of “Training Peaks” and  author of “Fast After 50”, on how to train to stay fit and healthy as you age

    Show Notes
    01:35 – Joe introduces himself
    03:55 – Early influencers
    06:20 – Background to Joe’s book, “Fast After 50”
    13:05 – How to stay fit and healthy as you age
    17:40 – How to go about High Intensity training
    27:05 – Thoughts on different metrics for training like power, heart rate
    32:30 – “Training Peaks” platform
    37:25 – Current work
    40:00 – Recommendations on resources
    42:50 – Final thoughts
    Follow Joe
    Twitter: @jfriel
    Books by Joe Friel
    Fast After 50 - Amazon Link
    Other books by Joe - Amazon Link
    Recommendations on people to follow on Twitter
    Alan Couzens - @Alan_Couzens
    Dr. Stephen Seiler - @StephenSeiler
    Asker Jeukendrup - @Jeukendrup
    Dr. Andy Kirkland - @andykirkland71
    Dr. Michael Joyner - @DrMJoyner
    Earlier relevant episode
    Episode # 12 with Dr. Stephen Seiler - https://www.buzzsprout.com/273726/4709063
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram:@runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter: @RunningRaj
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    • 45 min
    # 77 – Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges

    # 77 – Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges

    Episode Summary
    Paula Radcliffe, running legend and former world record holder in the marathon on her role models, career, key races and dealing with challenges
    Show Notes
    01:45 – Early influencers and start of distance running
    05:15 – Coach Alex Stanton
    07:05 – Turning professional
    09:00 – Mental make-up of Paula, the athlete
    11:45 – Dealing with setbacks in training and racing
    14:15 – Marathon running strategy
    16:15 – Early and sustained success in the marathon
    19:30 – Pain threshold and dealing with acute discomfort in a race
    23:05 – Thoughts on Men’s v/s Women’s marathon world record
    26:05 – Thoughts on modern “super shoes” 
    30:20 – Favorite races
    32:10 – Dealing with father’s death and daughter Isla’s cancer
    35:35 – Current initiatives and work
    39:30 – One character trait in Paula’s success
    Follow Paula
    Twitter: @paulajradcliffe
    Instagram: @paula_radcliffe
    Autobiography
    Paula: My Story So Far - Amazon Link
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram:@runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter: @RunningRaj
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    • 44 min
    # 76 – Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project

    # 76 – Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project

    Episode Summary
    Prof. Andrew Jones on nitrate supplementation, beetroot for performance enhancement, critical power and “Breaking-2” project
    Show Notes
    01:10 – Dr. Jones introduces himself and talks about his current work 
    03:30 – How Dr. Jones started his research on nitrate supplementation
    06:40 – Natural availability of nitrate in the body
    08:20 – Timing nitrate supplementation
    12:50 – How much nitrate supplementation to take
    14:20 – Physiological benefits of nitrate supplementation including vasodilation
    17:55 – Nitrate supplementation for general health and well-being
    22:35  - Critical speed and its importance
    27:05 – Measuring critical speed practically
    30:05 – Involvement in “Breaking2” project
    34:45 – Key insights from “Breaking2” project
    38:35 – How soon will the 2 hour marathon barrier be broken in a regular race?
    39:45 – Emerging areas of research 
    42:35 – Recommendations on resources
    Follow Prof. Jones
    Twitter: @AndyBeetroot
    Recommendation on further reading
    Physiological demands of running at 2-hour marathon race pace in “Journal of Applied Physiology - https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/japplphysiol.00647.2020
    Contact Details for Running and Fitness with Raj
    Website: runfitraj.com
    email:runningandfitnesswithraj@gmail.com
    Facebook Group:Running and Fitness with Raj
    Instagram:@runningandfitnesswithraj
    Twitter: @RunningRaj
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Become the Run ,

Can't Get Enough

Running and Fitness with Raj is an excellent podcast. Raj interviews many known runners, authors, coaches and people in medical fileds related to running etc. Great content always. But Raj also talks with average runners who have achieved much in running, that I never would have come across. I have found these talks to be even more fascinating. Raj is a teriffic host and interviewer, often going deeper into subjects to gain more insights. Many times he asks questions that I would have wanted to ask. His podcast is intelligent and pleasant and I really enjoy it.

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.

AtulDi ,

Waiting impatiently

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

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