Ep18 - Metabolic Fitness for Runners
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Being metabolically fit means - building an efficient metabolism that optimizes the energy required for our physical endeavors as runners, while also helping us by preventing insulin resistance which is the cause of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension / high blood pressure, and many forms of cancer.

In this episode, we go into the details of the role metabolic fitness plays, and

  • how running helps to better our metabolic fitness
  • using metabolic metrics & insights in our running
  • and importantly how metabolic fitness can help our running goals.

Guest Intro

Dharmendra is an alumnus of NIT Trichy and IIM Lucknow. He started running in 2001 while he was still at Lucknow campus and since then has run ~ 30 events of marathon distance or above. He has run for around 21 years at various events around the world including the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge and all editions of the Mumbai Marathon among others. He quit his job as a management consultant in 2011 and has coached runners since then. He is certified as a personal trainer and used to be an occasional quizzer and a freelance writer, who has written for several leading publications on health and fitness. He loves filter coffee and reading. He lives with his wife and two sons in Bangalore. He currently leads the community initiatives at Ultrahuman

Dharmendra can be reached at @dhammonia on Twitter and Instagram

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