Yash Muthiyan

Unived Athlete Yash M Runner

Yash Muthiyan

Marathoner

Career Highlights

  • New Delhi Marathon 2019 – 02:59
  • Boston Virtual Marathon 2020 – 02:57
  • Mumbai Half Marathon – 01:25
  • Completed 5 World Major Marathons
  • Fastest Indian at Tokyo Marathon, 2019
My running journey started off as an obese teenager looking to gain general fitness, and since then I have run over 25 global marathons – all because of the love and support from the running community. I was not the most gifted runner to start with, but years of hard work, focus, and resilience have shown me that results are merely a by-product of the process. I have tried often, failed often, picking up the bricks each time, and kept trying harder the next time. It has taken me over 25,000 kms of training to drop my marathon time from 04:28 to 02:59, and I’m far from done.

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport is…

sport (and running) grounds me. On good days, it satiates the need to achieve; on others, the dissatisfaction torments. But beyond these temporal feelings, sport inspires me to focus on the long game.

On a typical training day,

I do: Wake up early, get into the groove with supergreens and a coffee
I eat: Depending on the intensity of the workout. Food is fuel!
I wear: regular running gear
I listen to: podcasts on easy days; nothing on the hard days
I recover with: Unived recovery mix and putting my legs up
I cross train with: light yoga, stretching, strength work

My idea of an effective training session is…

one where I have put in the kind of effort I had expected of myself.

The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was…

running 3:35 at London (2017). It made me want to improve and truly test my capabilities.

The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career is…

1. Consistency trumps everything else
2. Stay humble
3. Your moonshot goals are achievable – maybe not today, but eventually

Unived Athlete Yash MBefore a big race, I tell myself…

focus on the positives.

The toughest race of my life was…

Amsterdam Marathon (2015): My arms went numb in the cold temperatures. Finishing this one was a sweet conquest!

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far…

New Delhi Marathon (2020): Went sub-3 in the marathon after several years of dreaming about this moment. The race was perfectly executed (1:29 and 1:30 for the two halves), and the training block for this race demanded the best version of myself. I turned to a plant-based diet for this race, and have remained so ever since.

My training sanctuary is…

I shuffle between Mumbai and Bangalore.
Mumbai: Marine Drive
Bangalore: Saul Kere Lake, Bangalore

My dream starting line is…

the Boston Marathon (the last remaining World Major Marathon for me).

I nourish my soul with…

reading, music, yoga.

Unived helps me…

train and recover better!

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

I want to be part of a community of like-minded, performance-oriented individuals. I am looking forward to learning their rich experiences!

My favourite Unived product is…

Unived Rewards

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