# 14 – 2:40s marathoner and acclaimed musician, Rory Stuart on “purposeful running” concept, “Joy of Running” course and connecting diverse interests

2:40s marathoner, acclaimed Jazz Guitarist, coach, teacher and author, Rory Stuart talks about his concept of “purposeful running”, how to avoid and deal with injuries, his “Joy of Running” University course and how he connects his diverse interests. Rory also plays a tune for the listeners. Show Notes 01:20 – Rory introduces himself04:15 – Rory …

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#13 – Dr.Swapnil Mate, renowned Physiotherapist talks about injury prevention, common injuries, stretching protocols and recovery methods

Dr.Swapnil Mate, renowned Physiotherapist talks about the need for regular physical evaluation, common athletic and running injuries, their prevention and recovery protocols, factors to consider in a running shoe, importance of dynamic stretching and proprioception exercises Show Notes 01:25 – Swapnil introduces himself and how he got into exercise physiotherapy 02:35  – Common types of athletic …

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# 12 – Dr.Stephen Seiler discusses his pioneering 8-level training hierarchy pyramid from most to least important, as well as polarized training

World famous Exercise Physiologist, Dr. Stephen Seiler, on his pioneering work on the 8-level training hierarchy pyramid from most important to least important: Training volume; high intensity training; intensity distribution; planning/periodization; micro-periodisation; specific adaptations like heat and altitude; race pace training and tapering. We also discuss polarized training and mind-body connection.  Show Notes 01:05 – …

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# 11 – Roopali Mehta, Nutritionist & 3:23 marathoner, discusses nutrition principles to help you become a better athlete

Roopali talks about the most important nutrition principle and then discusses 10 key diet principles. How vegetarians can get adequate protein thru’ diet and views on intermittent fasting and diets like keto and paleo. Show Notes01:15 – Roopali talks about how she got into nutrition06:20  – Key running experiences and lessons10:30 – The importance of …

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# 10 – Coach Mikael Eriksson, on how to start and progress in Triathlon: Beginner tips, key pitfalls to avoid, gear and performance improvement

Half Ironman World Championship Qualifier and Coach, Mikael Eriksson, talks about how to get into and train for Triathlon: Beginner tips, basic coaching principles, key pitfalls to avoid, gear and performance improvement. Show Notes 01:00 – Mikael introduces himself, his athletic background and coaching03:05  – Getting started in triathlon06:30 – Different triathlon distances and appropriate …

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# 9 – Coaches Aravind and Krish of “Renaissance Distance Project” on training: mileage, consistency, speed work, strength and mental training

Coaches Aravind Kumar and Krish Natesan of “Renaissance Distance Project” talks about the important pillars of their training philosophy consisting of mileage, consistency, speed work, strength training and mental training. Show Notes 1:30 – Introduction to Krish and Aravind3:40  – How to start run training, and the importance of mileage and consistency7:45 – Importance and …

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# 8 – Part II with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt talks about the 80/20 training principle, measurement of intensity, rate of perceived exertion and intensity distribution

Episode Summary Matt talks about the 80/20 training principle, what yardsticks to use to measure intensity, importance of rate of perceived exertion and how to distribute intensity Show Notes 00:00 – Principle of 80/20 training and the basis behind it4:30  – On what do you apply intensity percentages? Is it time or by # of …

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# 7 – Part I with Matt Fitzgerald. Matt talks about the 5 key diet principles, Diet Quality Score App, Supplements and recent developments on diet

Matt talks about the 5 key diet principles from his study of elite endurance athletes, the Diet Quality Score App, Supplements, recent developments on diet and his latest book, “Running the Dream” Show Notes 1:40 – Thinking and research behind looking at the diet of endurance athletes from multiple sports and then establishing the 5 …

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# 6 – Brenda Hodge, Coach and 2:53 marathoner from USA, talks about her coaching approach, various recovery methods and how to be mentally strong

Brenda talks about her training principles – “Hard work beats talent any  day”. She discusses various ways to recover; how to mentally be strong and her best and worst races. Show Notes 00:45 – Brenda introduces herself4:25 – Key lessons and training principles – “Hard work beats talent any  day”. 1) Increase mileage slowly to …

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# 5 – 2:59 marathoner Yash Muthiyan talks about his key training principles, switch to vegan diet and how he went from a 4:28 marathoner to a sub-3 marathoner

Yash talks about his 6 training principles – 1) Take it slow every step of the way 2) build a strong aerobic base, by focusing on doing majority of runs at an easy pace  3) focus on overall body conditioning thru’ yoga or strength training 4) Pay attention to a diet that works for you, …

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