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Run with Fitpage

Vikas Singh

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 podcast is for you!

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Ep 76: All About Lactic Acid with Dr. Bruce Gladden
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Ep 76: All About Lactic Acid with Dr. Bruce Gladden
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we invited the top researcher in the field of lactate metabolism, exercise metabolism, control of blood flow during exercise, and exercise fatigue — the director of Muscle Physiology Lab, Dr. Bruce Gladden. Dr. Gladden is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. He is the author or co-author of 100+ refereed research articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is known nationally and internationally for his research on the role of lactate in metabolism and activation of mitochondrial metabolism in skeletal muscle (oxygen uptake kinetics).Dr. Gladden received the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Citation Award in 2015, the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Section’s Honor Award for 2020, and he served two terms (2014-2022) as Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and continues now as a Consulting Editor. He is also an Associate Editor for ACSM’s new open-access journal, Exercise, Sport & Movement. He is currently Immediate Past-President of ACSM, has served as Southeast ACSM President, and has been recognized as the Southeast ACSM Montoye Scholar, and SEACSM Service Awardee. He has also served as Chair of the EEP section of APS. He was presented the Auburn University Creative Research and Scholarship Award in 2020.This episode is ALL ABOUT LACTIC ACID. As the episode progresses, you will see how this conversation between Vikas and Dr. Gladden moves from the very basics to the science behind lactate build-up, finally covering all the myths and bro-science revolving around it.Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)Reach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 76: All About Lactic Acid with Dr. Bruce Gladden
Today
Ep 76: All About Lactic Acid with Dr. Bruce Gladden
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we invited the top researcher in the field of lactate metabolism, exercise metabolism, control of blood flow during exercise, and exercise fatigue — the director of Muscle Physiology Lab, Dr. Bruce Gladden. Dr. Gladden is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. He is the author or co-author of 100+ refereed research articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is known nationally and internationally for his research on the role of lactate in metabolism and activation of mitochondrial metabolism in skeletal muscle (oxygen uptake kinetics).Dr. Gladden received the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Citation Award in 2015, the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) Section’s Honor Award for 2020, and he served two terms (2014-2022) as Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and continues now as a Consulting Editor. He is also an Associate Editor for ACSM’s new open-access journal, Exercise, Sport & Movement. He is currently Immediate Past-President of ACSM, has served as Southeast ACSM President, and has been recognized as the Southeast ACSM Montoye Scholar, and SEACSM Service Awardee. He has also served as Chair of the EEP section of APS. He was presented the Auburn University Creative Research and Scholarship Award in 2020.This episode is ALL ABOUT LACTIC ACID. As the episode progresses, you will see how this conversation between Vikas and Dr. Gladden moves from the very basics to the science behind lactate build-up, finally covering all the myths and bro-science revolving around it.Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)Reach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 75: Lt Col Romil Barthwal Talks About His Experience Of Everest Summit, Boston Marathon, La Ultra, and the Importance of Mental Endurance
29-06-2022
Ep 75: Lt Col Romil Barthwal Talks About His Experience Of Everest Summit, Boston Marathon, La Ultra, and the Importance of Mental Endurance
In the 75th episode of Run with Fitpage, we had the pleasure of hosting Retired Lt Col Romil Barthwal! Romil Barthwal is an alumina of colleges like National Defence Academy, IIT Kharagpur, and IIM Lucknow. He is B.Sc., B.Tech (Electronics), and M.Tech in the same from IIT Madaras- where he has published research papers in reputed journals. While in the management course he didn't settle for anything but the best- he is a trophy winner there too.Currently, the CEO of India's top high-altitude mountaineering company, Boots and Crampons, Lt. Col. Romil Barthwal is himself an adventurer and army veteran. Some of the feet he has accomplished include the Boston Marathon, the first & course record holder in the non-Ladakhi category in 111 km, and one of the most difficult high altitude ultramarathons La Ultra. He was also runner-up in the 24th New Delhi Stadium run doing 185 km. Besides having adorned Maroon Beret for 22 years ( a privilege only available to the elite special forces) he has led 10 major mountaineering expeditions including the one to Mount Everest. This episode was a little different. Vikas and Romil started by talking about the endurance journey, how he got trained under the army and what led to the Everest expeditions. As they continued, Romil kept stressing on mental strength and endurance, and finally, the conversation ended talking a bit about spirituality. Hence, you may find this as one of the most inspirational conversations on Run with Fitpage by far. Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.Reach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 74: Dr Richard Blagrove Talks About Improvement in Running Economy, as a Result of Strength Training Protocols
22-06-2022
Ep 74: Dr Richard Blagrove Talks About Improvement in Running Economy, as a Result of Strength Training Protocols
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we were joined by Richard Blagrove, Ph.D. Richard is one of the leading researchers in the field of strength and conditioning for endurance athletes and is a lecturer in physiology at Loughborough University. Richard completed his undergraduate degree in Sports Science with Management, and his master's in Exercise Physiology at Loughborough University. Richard's research interests lie in the use of strength-based exercise as a tool to improve the metabolic cost of running. More recently, Richard has begun to investigate the consequences of low energy availability on physical performance and health biomarkers in endurance athletes. He is also involved with the co-supervision of Doctoral research investigating the influence of the menstrual cycle on strength status and motor control.Richard is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has provided strength and conditioning coaching support to numerous athletes over the last 12 years including several Olympic finalists and Paralympic athletes. In 2015 he published a book entitled 'Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Runners’ . Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.Reach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 69: 5X Olympics Coach Bobby Mcgee Talks About Running Biomechanics and Related Injuries
18-05-2022
Ep 69: 5X Olympics Coach Bobby Mcgee Talks About Running Biomechanics and Related Injuries
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Coach Bobby McGee, a 5X Olympic Coach speaks with Vikas, our host, and the Founder of Fitpage about biomechanics, what good running form looks like, and how runners can prevent or recover from injuries. Bobby has a degree in Human Movement Studies and formal post-graduate training in Exercise  Physiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology & Perceptual Motor Studies. He has since specialized in supporting coaches & athletes in the art & science of run coaching, run bio-mechanics & performance mental skills for triathlon & distance running. Bobby was the US Women’s Triathlon Lead in the Rio Olympics that produced a gold medal. Some of his current athletes are Ben Kanute, Jason West, Flora Duffy, Gwen Jorgensen, Taylor Knibb, Morgan Pearson, Kirsten Kasper, and Vittoria Lopes.Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.Episode Summary:00:44 - About this episode02:54 - Welcome Coach Bobby to the show!03:39 - How did Bobby's athletic journey begin?06:28 - Moving to high profile coaching and all the way to Olympics11:02 - Engaging kids in other sports at early stages, running being a late-development sport, multi-lateral sports development14:32 - How should middle-aged runners start their recreational running career?20:02 - How should a recreational runner approach their form, biomechanics, etc?31:00 - Myth-busting: All about shin pain, do you have a flat foot?35:24 - Approaching your form if you do not have an access to physio - check more on Bobby's YouTube Channel38:35 - All about inflamed Achilles42:40 - Looking at glutes as an important muscle and prevention techniques from glute injuries46:28 - Coach Bobby Mcgee's advice to runners around the worldReach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 68: Race Feature: Dr Sandeep Kate, the Founder of Satara Hill Half Marathon Talks About Evolution of this Historic Race
12-05-2022
Ep 68: Race Feature: Dr Sandeep Kate, the Founder of Satara Hill Half Marathon Talks About Evolution of this Historic Race
In this episode, Dr. Sandeep Kate, the founder of Satara Hill Half Marathon speaks with Vikas, the founder of Fitpage, on the evolution of the race and what makes this race so special.  This race is known as one of the most sought-after races because of the route profile, race support, community support, and the mountains. Dr. Kate himself is also an accomplished marathoner, finisher of Comrades marathon, and an urdent supporter of a fitter lifestyle.  The objective of this podcast is to highlight how an effort to be fit, that started with one person a decade ago with his own personal journey, has almost become a Movement in the form of this running event that is loved by runners from all parts of the country.Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general.  He aims to get people to get out and 'move'.  When he is not working, he is found running, almost always.  He can be found on almost all social media channels but Instagram is preferred @vikas_singhh.Episode Summary:00:21 - About this episode02:24 - Welcome Dr. Sandeep Kate to the show!03:52 - How did Dr. Kate start running?08:02 - Building the iconic Satara Hill Half Marathon21:13 - Bring more volunteers together and the complete race profile28:42 - About the medals31:28 - About the 2022 Edition of the Race - dates, registration, planning, and more!40:48 - How has race contributed to the community and the economy of the city?43:33 - Dr. Kate's advice to runnersReach out to Vikas:Instagram: @vikas_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010
Ep 67: Nell Rojas, the Fastest American Woman at the Boston Marathon 2022, Together with her Coach and Father, Ric Rojas, Talk About her Training Methodologies, the Importance of Strength Training, and the Right Age to Peak
05-05-2022
Ep 67: Nell Rojas, the Fastest American Woman at the Boston Marathon 2022, Together with her Coach and Father, Ric Rojas, Talk About her Training Methodologies, the Importance of Strength Training, and the Right Age to Peak
Nell Rojas is an American triathlete, long-distance runner, coach, business owner, and winner of the 2019 Grandma's Marathon. She is also the fastest American woman at Boston Marathon in 2022 and 2021. In this episode, we were joined by Nell and her father/coach Ric Rojas, who has been a professional runner and himself ran the Boston Marathon 3 times. Nell and Ric talk about their training methods, nutrition, and more with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:30 - About this episode02:19 - Welcome Nell to the show!03:02 - How did Nell Rojas start running — her athletic background09:45 - Nell's experience training with her father, Ric Rojas; The father-daughter relationship vs coach-athlete relationship11:55 - Ric joins the conversation — Ric's take on training his daughter13:44 - Ric's experience as a coach at Boston Marathon 202215:24 - How did Nell plan for the Boston Marathon 2022?18:12 - How have Ric and Nell seen a change in coaching and the importance of a coach24:12 - Speed workouts vs. Tempo/threshold runs29:56 - How did Nell's training look like for the Boston Marathon 2022; planning for the race and executing it.38:39 - Ric's emotion when Nell completed the race.40:12 - Nell's nutrition45:56 - Nell's plans ahead48:24 - Ric and Nell's advice to runnersGuest(s) Profile:Nell is a world-class marathoner, running 2:28:06 to win Grandma’s Marathon. She recently finished 9th at the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials in her third marathon ever. She ran Division I for The University of Northern Arizona where she was a 3-time Big Sky Steeplechase Champion, 5k Big Sky Champion, and All-Conference/All-Regional in cross country. After college Nell competed as a professional triathlete and more recently professional runner. She is passionate about coaching and pushing athletes to reach their potential.Ric was ranked in the top 10 United States High School Milers by Track and Field News while he was in high school. He still holds the 1600m, which he set at UNM Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ric is a decorated coach and a proud father!Nell's timings in Boston Marathon 2022:  2:25:57To connect with the Rojas, go to rojasrunning.com.About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in, or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Rivers
Ep 66: Boston Marathon Qualification, Training, and Race Experiences From 3 of its Finishers - Tanmaya Karmakar, Kumar Rao, and Dilip Kumar
28-04-2022
Ep 66: Boston Marathon Qualification, Training, and Race Experiences From 3 of its Finishers - Tanmaya Karmakar, Kumar Rao, and Dilip Kumar
For Run with Fitpage Athletes' Feature, we were joined by 3 finishers of the 2022 Boston Marathon - Tanmaya Karmakar, Dilip Kumar, and Kumar Rao. In this episode, our guests talk about Boston Marathon Qualification, training, nutrition, and much more with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:31 - About this episode03:01 - Welcome our guests to the show!03:16 - All about the guests09:56 - Planning for Boston Marathon and Boston Qualifiers29:44 - Planning the logistics, managing jet lag31:37 - Planning for the race and planning the nutrition — pre-race and during the race nutrition, carb-loading43:42 - Planning the race in terms of pacing - how to plan the course?55:34 - Advice from our guests for the aspirants next yearAbout Guests:Tanmaya Karmakar: Tanmaya is a computer scientist by profession and began running in 2014 at the age of 36. A mother of two, she ran her first half marathon in 2014 to clock the time of 2:09 without any experience and training. At Boston Marathon 2022, Tanmaya clocked the timing of 3:18:44.Dilip Kumar: Dilip has a background in technology and entrepreneurship and is an avid endurance sports enthusiast. He has qualified for the Boston marathon thrice and twice finished Sub3 hrs with a personal best of 2:59:22.  More about him at www.dilipkumar.coKumar Rao:  Kumar’s running career started as a jogger at the age of 45 in the mid-90s in Caracas, where there was not much of a culture of running. His first Marathon was at the age of 65 in the first edition of the TCS New York Marathon 2014, with encouragement from his employer, Tata Consultancy Services. This started him on the course of getting his first BQ at CIM in 2015, running his first Boston in 2017, and getting his World Major Six Star medal at the 2019 Berlin Marathon. About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in, or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 65: Importance of Protein Intake for Runners with Dan Moore, PhD
21-04-2022
Ep 65: Importance of Protein Intake for Runners with Dan Moore, PhD
Daniel Moore is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and a member of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the American Society for Nutrition. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Moore speaks all about protein intake for runners with our host, Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:27 - About this episode02:50 - Welcome Dr. Moore to the show!06:06 - How is protein important in endurance sports training?11:08 - About amino acids13:54 - How does a runner actually benefit from protein while training?20:26 - Is there a time limit after a workout for protein intake?26:37 - Body's upper limit to optimally digest protein29:15 - How protein intake may be different due to sex difference32:39 - The right protein for you - whey protein, whole foods, or plant protein?38:07 - The role of leucineGuest Profile:Dr. Dan Moore's research explores the interplay between exercise and nutrition and how the two can be used to optimize the quantity and quality of muscle across a range of different populations including children, athletes, and older adults. He has authored over 75 peer-reviewed papers and was the recipient of a Canada Foundation for Innovation to build a high-performance muscle metabolism research lab at UofT. His excellence in research was recognized by the American Society for Nutrition as the 2012 recipient of the Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award.About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in, or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 64: Pacing Strategy for Boston Marathon with Jack Fultz, the Winner of 1976 Boston Marathon and the Coach of the Dana Farber Institute Team
08-04-2022
Ep 64: Pacing Strategy for Boston Marathon with Jack Fultz, the Winner of 1976 Boston Marathon and the Coach of the Dana Farber Institute Team
Jack Fultz is a retired American long-distance runner, who came to prominence in the 1970s after winning the 1976 Boston Marathon, the world's oldest and most established marathon race. In this special episode of Run with Fitpage, Jack talks about the course of the Boston Marathon, pacing strategies, and much more with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:30 - About this episode01:26 - Welcome Jack to the show!02:18 - Winning the 1976 Boston Marathon15:02 - Breaking down the course mile by mile25:50 - Does the GPS work fine at the start line(unlike Chicago)?32:29 - The pacers at Boston Marathon - are they present?34:54 - What should people expect from a fueling and hydration perspective?46:17 - Jack's message to Indian runnersGuest Profile:Fultz won the 1976 Boston Marathon in extreme heat with a time of 2:20:19. The temperature was 100 degrees one hour before the noon start time in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Over the 26.2-mile (42.2 km) course, runners were cooled by water sprayed by spectators using garden hoses. Fultz qualified for three consecutive United States Olympic Trials marathons in 1972, 1976, and 1980. Also, in 1996, Fultz was inducted into the DC Road Runners Hall of Fame. Jack now helps coach the Dana Farber Institute Boston Marathon team and fundraises for this fantastic organization.About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in, or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 63: Training Intensities with Dr. Stephen Seiler
07-04-2022
Ep 63: Training Intensities with Dr. Stephen Seiler
Dr. Stephen Seiler is an exercise physiologist and one of the world’s leading minds in the science of cycling. His work has influenced and catalyzed international research around training intensity distribution and the “polarized training model.” In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Seiler talks all about training intensities with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:25 - About this episode02:26 - Welcome Dr. Seiler to the show!06:12 - Why should you run slow?12:34 - The polarized/pyramidal training model16:17 - How to place the training intensities?20:44 - How hard should a quality workout be?28:06 - 'If you try to go faster and farther both, it will be a disaster.'33:04 - Is taking a random day off okay?35:50 - How should one warm-up before a quality run?40:13 - The gear progression to start a run45:25 - Dr. Seiler's advice to runnersGuest Profile:After growing up in the U.S. and earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Stephen Seiler, Ph.D., FACSM, has lived and worked in Norway for over 20 years as a university teacher, researcher, and leader. He is past Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation and past Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway. Currently, Dr. Seiler is Professor in Sports Science at the same institution. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Seiler has become internationally known for his research publications and lectures related to the organization of endurance training and intensity distribution. Dr. Seiler has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and written over 100 popular science articles related to exercise physiology and the training process. He has also given scientific lectures across Europe, the United States, China, South Africa, and Australia. He is also a founding editorial board member of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in, or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 62: Andy Blow, Co-Founder of Precision Hydration On Hydration And Fueling Needs and Sweat Rate Calculation For Endurance Athletes
31-03-2022
Ep 62: Andy Blow, Co-Founder of Precision Hydration On Hydration And Fueling Needs and Sweat Rate Calculation For Endurance Athletes
Andy Blow, the Co-Founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration, is a Sports Scientist with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Bath. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Andy talks about hydration and fueling with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:26 - About this episode04:08 - Welcome Andy to the show!05:25 - Andy talks about himself08:00 - Hydration requirement for runners in addition to water11:23 - How should runners work on their sweat replenishment?18:40 - Hydrating in hot and humid conditions26:30 - How should people deal with hypernatremia?30:03 - How should a beginner fuel themselves in their first race?34:09 - How can a runner know that week after week before a race, they are getting dehydrated?43:11 - Andy's advice to runnersGuest Profile:Andy Blow is a Sports Scientist and the founder of Precision Fuel & Hydration. Andy was formerly an elite-level triathlete who can count a couple of top-10 IRONMAN finishes and an Xterra Age-Group World title to his name. It was during his racing career that he discovered how personalizing your own carb, electrolyte, and fluid intake can make such a big difference to performance, and this led to him setting up precisionfuelandhydration.com - a company that specializes in helping athletes nail their fueling and hydration strategies for training and competing. Andy has a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath, UK. He currently lives in Christchurch, Dorset, in the UK with his wife Lucy and their 2 young children Bobby and Bethany. About Vikas Singh:Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with the 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 61: Kieren D'Souza, First Indian to Win La Ultra 111, Talks About The Training Principles Of Ultramarathons And Evolution Of Ultra Running in India
24-03-2022
Ep 61: Kieren D'Souza, First Indian to Win La Ultra 111, Talks About The Training Principles Of Ultramarathons And Evolution Of Ultra Running in India
Kieren D'Souza is an Indian ultramarathon runner and endurance athlete. Has been running as a full-time athlete since 2015 and has represented India at the Trail World Championships in  2017, 2018, and 2019. In this episode of Run with FItpage, Kieren talks about his unconventional training methods and the evolution of ultramarathons in India with our host Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:23 - About this episode02:40 - Welcoming Kieren to the show!03:42 - How did Kieren get started with athletics06:06 - Moving to professional running09:35 - How did trail running come about?16:04 - DNF in La Ultra 111, 2014, to becoming the first Indian to win in 2016 - getting through the mental blocks20:08 - What are the building blocks of getting started for a rookie runner?26:27 - Vikas' advice on what to do when you are overwhelmed26:57 - Kieren's FKTs32:16 - How does Kieren plan for his nutrition?36:03 - How should people face failures?41:25 - The evolution of running as a sport in IndiaGuest Profile:He first took up running as an undergrad student in Bangalore in 2011. In 2020, with the pandemic bringing the world to a  halt and all racing called off, Kieren had been able to merge the sport of running and mountaineering to make some never before made speed attempts in the  Indian Himalayas. D’Souza does not have a full-time coach, and plans his workouts himself, with inputs from other ultrarunners and part-time coaches. He trained for his August 2016 La Ultra by doing altitude work in Spiti Valley and Leh, logging 160 kilometers per week, with as much as 700 kilometers in June 2016.  He is also the first Indian to run the Spartathlon, a 246 km race across Greece. Kieren is a newbie to some sport every time, making him fitter and recover actively.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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Riverside.fm
Ep 60: Atul Godbole, Founder/Coach of Motiv8 Running Talks About Running Faster, How to Approach Boston Marathon and Rookie Running Mistakes to Avoid
17-03-2022
Ep 60: Atul Godbole, Founder/Coach of Motiv8 Running Talks About Running Faster, How to Approach Boston Marathon and Rookie Running Mistakes to Avoid
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 episode01:37 - Welcome Atul to the show!01:44 - About Atul's athletic journey07:33 - Moving to become a coach from an athlete09:22 - The first marathon experience10:50 - Some pitfalls beginners can avoid before their first marathon13:11 - 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, etc33:26 - How to get faster - speed workouts, the importance of coach's advice37:10 - The role of running buddies in improving performance40:27 - How can people join Motiv8 Coaching?43:41 - Vikas' take on what should be the motivation behind runningGuest 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 Program for participating and competing in Ironman races worldwide.Connect with Atul Godbole:Gmail: info@motiv8coaching.comWebsite: motiv8coaching.comAbout 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Ri
Ep 59: Noel Brick, Ph.D., and Author of "The Genius of Athletes" on Mental Fitness and the Power of Self-Talk
10-03-2022
Ep 59: Noel Brick, Ph.D., and Author of "The Genius of Athletes" on Mental Fitness and the Power of Self-Talk
Noel Brick, Ph.D., is a British Psychological Society–chartered psychologist, a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology at Ulster University, and a researcher on the psychology of endurance performance. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr. Brick talks about mental fitness for athletes, the power of self-talk, and a lot more with our host, Vikas Singh. Episode Summary:00:00 - About this episode02:52 - Welcome Dr. Brick to the show!03:01 - Introduction to Noel Brick05:36 - The psychology of setting goals for recreational athletes14:30 - The importance of consistency, how to manage setbacks20:04 - What should be the mindset to reach the startline?26:25 - The power of self-talk40:37 - About "The Genius of Athletes"43:37 - All about positive thinkingGuest Profile:Dr. Noel Brick has published research in the most prestigious sport and exercise science journals, such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (the flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine) and Psychology of Sport and Exercise (the flagship journal of the European Federation of Sport Psychology). He has presented his research at global academic conferences, including the annual congresses of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the British Psychological Society, the European College of Sport Science, and the European Federation of Sport Psychology. Noel has also completed more than thirty marathons and ultramarathons. He lives in County Antrim, Ireland. His most recent book is The Genius of Athletes. More about Dr. Brick: 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Zoom conferencing.
Ep 58: Vikas Appeals to ‘Move More and Eat Less’ and Shares Key Notes From the First Year of Run with Fitpage
03-03-2022
Ep 58: Vikas Appeals to ‘Move More and Eat Less’ and Shares Key Notes From the First Year of Run with Fitpage
Our host Vikas Singh talks all about the importance of movement, building, and helping the community around to sustain good health and a lot more in the one-year recap of Run with Fitpage.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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Zoom conferencing.
Ep 57: Keira D'Amato on Breaking the American Marathon Record and her Inspirational Journey
24-02-2022
Ep 57: Keira D'Amato on Breaking the American Marathon Record and her Inspirational Journey
Welcome to the first-anniversary episode of Run with Fitpage! For this episode, we were joined by Keira D'Amato: the woman who broke the American Marathon record on the 16th of January 2022. In this episode, Keira talks about the event and her inspirational journey as an athlete with our host, Vikas Singh.Episode Summary:00:00 - Intro/About this episode03:26 - Welcome Keira to the show!03:41 - How did Keira start with the athletic journey?06:00 - Moving from cross-country to longer distances07:08 - The differences in training back in the early 2000s vs now09:34 - Ratio of slow runs and quality runs in Keria's training13:17 - Dealing with injuries - making a comeback after the setback18:12 - Vikas' thoughts on Keira's journey - an emotional journey21:26 - Did Keira plan to run while building a family in the early 2010s?25:30 - Running along with the real estate work26:52 - Finding the work-life balance29:15 - About the Houston Marathon on 16th Jan 202237:57 - How should women follow their goals?43:55 - Keira's plans ahead46:06 - Advice to runners all around the worldGuest Profile:Keira D'Amato is an American runner and currently the fastest American female marathoner. Keira started early in her life, with sports and cross-country running at the collegiate level. She had been a 4-time All-American champion and 11-time Patriot-league champion. In an effort to lose the baby weight, she started running again. Keira took up running once again as she really wanted a goal to keep herself motivated. After running 3:49 in her debut marathon, she ran 2:44 at Grandma’s Marathon in 2018 and 2:34:55 at the 2019 Berlin Marathon. Such talent notwithstanding, the notion that D’Amato would progress from 2:35 to 2:19 in a little over two years to break one of the most long-standing records in American distance running was improbable, to say the least. 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_singhhLinkedIn: Vikas SinghGmail: vikas@fitpage.inTwitter: @vikashsingh1010About the Podcast: Run with FitpageThis 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!Learn more about fitness and nutrition on our website, www.fitpage.in or check out our app Fitpage on iOS and Android. This podcast was recorded on Zoom conferencing.