Ep 41: Training Principles for Amateur Athletes and Learnings from a 29X Ironman Dr Kaustubh Radkar
Dr Kaustubh Radkar is an Indian triathlete, coach and a well-known personality in the Indian endurance space. He is the first Indian to complete an Ironman in Kona(2017) and has been the fastest Indian in the Comrades Ultramarathon(2016). In this episode of Run With Fitpage, Dr Kaustubh Radkar talks about various training principles for amateur athletes, including sleep, nutrition, training and recovery, with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
01:20 – Welcome Kaustubh to the show!
02:12 – Kaustubh’s endurance journey – from the beginning
06:18 – Pushing hard on the race vs training hard for the race
12:18 – How did Kaustubh get into triathlons – the first Ironman experience
17:22 – Building endurance and speed with proper sleep and nutrition
24:32 – Stress management for athletes
30:47 – Nutrition for endurance athletes
41:39 – What are the various tests people should perform?
46:39 – How to avoid falling into the comparison trap? (Watch the video here)
52:50 – Kaustubh’s work as a coach
Dr Kaustubh Radkar is a famous triathlete. He first started endurance sports as a swimmer, becoming the national champion five times. Later, Kaustubh started his running journey and currently hold 16 years of experience running various marathons. Kaustubh is a 29 times Ironman and looks forward to competing in his 30th in August 2022. Kaustubh was also the fastest Indian at the Comrades Ultramarathon in 2016 and held the record for the Fastest Debut for an Indian at Ultraman Florida. He is India’s first Ironman Certified coach and runs his coaching Radstrong.
Connect with Kaustubh,
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:
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.