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.
00:31 – About this episode
03:01 – Welcome our guests to the show!
03:16 – All about the guests
09:56 – Planning for Boston Marathon and Boston Qualifiers
29:44 – Planning the logistics, managing jet lag
31:37 – Planning for the race and planning the nutrition — pre-race and during the race nutrition, carb-loading
43:42 – Planning the race in terms of pacing – how to plan the course?
55:34 – Advice from our guests for the aspirants next year
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.co
Kumar 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:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
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