Ep 24: Anubhav Karmakar Talks About Breaking Sub3 Hours In a Marathon
If you are serious about running as a sport in India, you probably know Anubhav Karmakar quite well. Anubhav is one of the few USATF certified coaches in India with a proven track record of coaching athletes for World Major Marathons, Ultra-Marathons and IronMan races around the globe.
In this episode, Anubhav talks about his PR of 2:38, his training principles and breaking sub3 hours in a marathon with Fitpage founder and host, Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About today’s episode
02:30 – Anubhav introduces himself
19:04 – Challenges Anubhav faced and staying motivated to continue running
26:53 – Setting realistic goals and monitoring the growth – growth is never linear
31:12 – From obese to being fitter. From fitter to being faster – training principles that did and did not work
45:49 – How should people progress with quality workouts?
52:30 – Importance of sleep and nutrition for runners
58:41 – From Anubhav’s experience, the role of nutrition in performance and recovery?
Anubhav Karmakar has diverse experience in endurance sports like Marathons, Triathlons, Road Cycling & Multistage tours (MTB/Road). He is the Founder and coach at Athloft Multisport, a multisport endurance training ecosystem. His ability to plan goals and prepare individualised marathon training plans that create a balance between work & athletic pursuits have helped athletes improve consistently. As an athlete, he has qualified and finished as the top Indian at the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon with a Personal Best time of 02 hrs 38 mins. Recent podiums include Tata Mumbai Marathon and New Delhi Marathon. An engineer with a master’s degree in business, he has served Fortune 500 clients for several years before turning into a coaching professional.
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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 help 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:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing 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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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.