Based on the analysis we have done across various races in India, a surprising 80% of the runners take up distance running after they are in their mid-30s. One of the challenges however is no formal coaching, this is either because of an intentional choice, or lack of access to coaches, or many times life priorities wouldn’t leave enough time to work with a coach.
In this episode, we’ll explore how to get the best out of us, as we self-coach as recreational runners. In this episode we discussed:
Madhukar has run 18 marathons many more half-marathon and 10K distances. He ran his first marathon in 2014 at the first edition of Shriram Properties Bangalore Marathon and completed it in 4:59:52. Since then, Madhukar has run marathons within and outside India and has also completed 5 of the 6 World Major Marathons including the Boston Marathon. He is currently preparing for his final WMM which is the upcoming New York City marathon due this November. His best time for a 10K is 41:51, Half Marathon is 1:32:11 and for the marathon it is 3:18:52. He has achieved the coveted BQ in the past 2 qualifying windows. He is an active member of Soles of Bangalore, a leading running group based in Bangalore. Apart from running he works with an IT firm in Bangalore and lives with his wife and 2 sons.
This episode is sponsored by Athlos
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