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One to five topics, lots of love and enthusiasm and science, sometimes about running. With Megan Roche, M.D. and David Roche and maybe some appearances by Addie dog!

Some Work, All Play David Roche and Megan Roche

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

One to five topics, lots of love and enthusiasm and science, sometimes about running. With Megan Roche, M.D. and David Roche and maybe some appearances by Addie dog!

    86. Facing Fears, Loving the Pressure, and Preparation SWAG

    86. Facing Fears, Loving the Pressure, and Preparation SWAG

    We ate performance supplements (cereal and cheese!) before talking about facing fear in an athletic life, ways to reframe pressure, our recent culinary breakthroughs, the importance of preserving your unique voice, death, lessons from the amazing show Cheer, and bringing that "too old, too tired, and too talented" energy for 2022. Full SWAG MODE, ACTIVATE! Thank you all for everything! WOOHOO!

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    85. The Beautiful Cruelty of Sports and Epigenetic Muscle Memory

    85. The Beautiful Cruelty of Sports and Epigenetic Muscle Memory

    We got ON A BIKE (slowly) before talking about the wildly fun epigenetic principles behind long-term adaptation, secrets and shame, email interventions, the beautiful cruelty of sports like running, and the importance of putting yourself out there and getting vulnerable. SHOOTERS SHOOT! Thank you all for everything! WOOHOO!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    84. Multi-Year Progress and Protein (Plus Cookie!) Science

    84. Multi-Year Progress and Protein (Plus Cookie!) Science

    We took off our grump-suits and put on some sexy swag-suits to talk about the fun science of multi-year changes from a genetic baseline, the coolest twin-study of all time, different protein sources and why they can be adaptation insurance, a poop-doping follow-up, muscle fiber typology and why it matters, and how cookie availability changes evaluation metrics. Thank you all for everything! HUZZAH!

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    83. Endurance Performance and the Wild Science of Fatigue Resistance

    83. Endurance Performance and the Wild Science of Fatigue Resistance

    SEXY SCIENCE CORNER! What differentiates athletes late in endurance events like marathons and ultras? Why can some athletes train the same, pace the same, fuel the same--yet have different results? The answer may be found in the emerging study of "fatigue resistance." Fatigue resistance does not have a set definition, but is generally classified as the extent of performance deterioration late in events, often unexplained by normal physiological profiling while fresh. This episode takes a deep dive into some of the sexiest science and training theory of how the brain and nervous system influence late-race fatigue. We take you on a thrilling ride featuring neurotransmitters, genetics, metabolic variables, and much more, with the goal of highlighting what contributes to physiological breakthroughs over time. It concludes with 10 training theories you can put into practice to accomplish some big, scary goals.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    82. Winter Training Fundamentals, Microbiome Science, and Motivation

    82. Winter Training Fundamentals, Microbiome Science, and Motivation

    We PLUCKED our way into 2022 before talking about 6 winter training fundamentals (that apply anytime outside of specific training), the difficulty of motivation (including for us), the tragic Boulder fires, hope in an uncertain world, evolutionary principles of alcohol consumption and dependence, and the wildly exciting science of the microbiome. There will be a new sexy science corner episode this Friday, subscribe now! Thank you all for everything! Wooohooooo 2022, let's do this!

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    81. Interval Training, Sexy Statistics, and Woohoo Reflections

    81. Interval Training, Sexy Statistics, and Woohoo Reflections

    We yelled "HUZZAH!" at the top of all the hills before talking about the nuances of interval recovery approaches, our differing approaches to BUSINESS, offseason yoga, what athletes need to know about the omicron variant, the difficulties of observational studies, and a new study on the menstrual cycle and performance. What a year! We appreciate you all so much, thank you for being on this journey with us. HAPPY NEW YEAR! WOOHOO! Huzzah!

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

BC Rose ,

Interesting content

Gave it 5 ⭐️ because the content is interesting and they play off each other so well making it funny as well. I think they might have sped up the podcast by .25 because they seem to speak incredibly fast.

zoalicla ,

Amazing podcast for beginner or expert runners

I feel like David and Megan Roche have become my best friends even though I don’t know them - it’s just their amazingly positive vibe! Learning lots about loving life!

JJOH1n ,

Great Training Tips & Wonderful People

Tackles a variety of training, personal and real world topics in 30 minutes. Their positive attitude and enthusiasm are infectious!

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