Ep 60: Atul Godbole, Founder/Coach of Motiv8 Running Talks About Running Faster, How to Approach Boston Marathon and Rookie Running Mistakes to Avoid

Run with Fitpage

Mar 17 2022 • 44 mins

Atul Godbole is the founder and head coach at Motiv8 Coaching, which mentors athletes towards their goals in endurance sports like Boston Qualification, Comrades, Ironman, etc. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Atul talks about running faster, beginner mistakes to avoid, and qualifying for the Boston marathon with our host Vikas Singh.
Episode Summary:
00:19 - About this episode
01:37 - Welcome Atul to the show!
01:44 - About Atul's athletic journey
07:33 - Moving to become a coach from an athlete
09:22 - The first marathon experience
10:50 - Some pitfalls beginners can avoid before their first marathon
13:11 - The role of mileage - what was Coach Godbole's mileage while he started?
17:01 - Atul's Journey as a coach - creating results
18:56 - What is the role of a coach?
21:35 - How can someone choose the right coach and keep trust in the coach?
23:27 - How to qualify for the Boston Marathon?
27:30 - Planning for the Boston Marathon - weather, taper, rest, etc
33:26 - How to get faster - speed workouts, the importance of coach's advice
37:10 - The role of running buddies in improving performance
40:27 - How can people join Motiv8 Coaching?
43:41 - Vikas' take on what should be the motivation behind running
Guest Profile:
An accomplished athlete himself, Atul has run countless marathons. He is a 3-time Comrades finisher, Ironman finisher, and Boston Qualifier with a best time of 3:04 in the full marathon and 1:26 in the half marathon. Coach Atul believes that running and endurance sports are an excellent path to a healthy and fit lifestyle via continuous self-improvement. He has also participated in numerous triathlons, including the Auburn Triathlon in California, and qualified for the USA Triathlon National Championships 2015 and other international events like Ironman 70.3 Phuket and Big Sur Marathon California, Paris Marathon, etc. Atul founded ‘Team Motiv8’ registered under the prestigious Ironman TriClub Programfor participating and competing in Ironman races worldwide.
Connect with Atul Godbole:
Gmail: info@motiv8coaching.com
Website: motiv8coaching.com
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Instagram: @vikas_singhh
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
Gmail: vikas@fitpage.in
Twitter: @vikashsingh1010
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built to bring science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you're just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this is the best podcast for you!
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