Ep 30: Rajendra Bhaskar, From Being Obese To a Sub 4:30 Half Ironman, and 2023 Everest Goals
Rajendra Bhaskar is a recreational triathlete who started his fitness journey from being obese to a sub 4:30 Half Ironman and a strong academic background and a job.
In this episode of Run With Fitpage, Rajendra talks about his journey to being an athlete, nutrition, training with a job to handle, and places a few tips for beginners with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
02:27 – Welcoming Rajendra – Raj talks about the start of his athletic journey
08:23 – From Obese to fit, getting back to training
14:02 – Falling in the comparison trap, coping up with failures and staying motivated
17:43 – Injury prevention: What did Rajendra do to prevent any injuries?
19:40 – Nutrition – making wiser decisions
23:55 – Prioritizing the training – managing training time with a job, staying motivated
26:30 – Plans ahead – Marathons, Triathlons and Everest
28:57 – The importance of planning for the long term
32:45 – Rajendra’s take on how important light exercises are
Rajendra Bhaskar is a national level runner & cyclist who represented his state at the Nationals. He is also one of the fastest triathletes from India who has a sub 4:30 hour half ironman timing to his name. He is an engineer from IIT Bombay and an MBA graduate in Banking and Finance from Bangor University in the UK. He is also the Founder of ISRT (Indian e-Sport Racing Team), India’s first professional e-racing team. Currently, He is working with an investment firm and looking forward to race in the Ironman Triathlon, Berlin Marathon, and getting to the top of Mt Everest in 2023.
Connect with Rajendra on Instagram: @ironman.rajendra
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!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.