116 episodes

For endurance athletes who want to do more than improve race performance. Learn how to eat, sleep, think, and move better. Become your ultra best!

Science Of Ultra Shawn Bearden

    • Running

For endurance athletes who want to do more than improve race performance. Learn how to eat, sleep, think, and move better. Become your ultra best!

    Run With Ease

    Run With Ease

    Our goal is never to get good at suffering. Our goal is to suffer less under the same conditions, not to make running easier but to run with greater ease.

    • 20 min
    Genes and Placebos

    Genes and Placebos

    Today’s conversation is with John Kiely and Craig Pickering. John was on episode 52; we talked the lack of evidence supporting periodized training programs. We begin with the current state of evidence in genetic testing for athletic potential and planning training. We move on to more useful ways of viewing your training program. It really is simple yet multitudes are derailed by chasing placebo effects for marginal gains on an inconsistent program. Oh, and we talk about placebo effects as well.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Cramping

    Cramping

    Cramping isn't well understood. But here's what we know right now.

    • 45 min
    Are rest days needed?

    Are rest days needed?

    Rest days are a staple of most running programs. But are they needed. In this episode we reframe our view of exercise, rest, and recovery time to help you make clearer decisions about when you exercise.

    • 26 min
    CC18 Roundtable

    CC18 Roundtable

    A T/F from each of our four coaches posed to the group to wrap up 2019. Does level running speed translate to uphill abilities, is training for a 200 miler fundamentally different from training for shorter distances, should you run through tweaks or injuries, is more running volume going to help you run 100-milers better...these are our main topics of conversation.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Zones

    Zones

    The main goals of this episode are to shed light on the origins of zone training, illustrate how the borrowing of the models by athletes is flawed especially when heart rate is used as the primary indicator, anchor a 3-zone model to training-relevant physiology, indicate the conceptual utility of a 5-zone model, and provide you with a general guide for distributing your training intensity volumes. Full script at https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/112

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

SaanaHei ,

Love it!

This podcast is one of my absolutely favorite ones! Each episode gives you so much information and most importantly new information and a lot to think about! So happy that you are making it and if looking forward to each new episode! Thank you! I highly recommend the this poscast for all running enthusiasts no matter what distance you are running :)

Melina from Norway ,

A gem! - The podcast I have been looking for

If you are into ANY kind of endurance sport this is worth listening to. This podcast has the perfect blend of interesting insights, science based knowledge and anecdotes. Dr Shawn Bearden has conversations with "super stars" of their field. Being a researcher and exercise physiologist/biomechanist myself this is of course right up my alley, but whether you are a coach, an athlete or a scientist you can learn something from this podcast! Dr. Bearden asks questions from all perspectives and I am both refreshing existing knowledge and learning new things.

Keep up the excellent work, Dr. Bearden! My husband and I are having a blast listening through the archive.

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