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We are Doctors of Running, a group of doctors of physical therapy all working to provide you all with information about the art and science of running and what we are putting on our feet. In this podcast we will be giving evidence-based deep dives into running related topics as well as detailed running shoe reviews. You can also check us out at our website -- doctorsofrunning.com, and on social media @doctorsofrunning

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Doctors of Running Podcast Doctors of Running

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We are Doctors of Running, a group of doctors of physical therapy all working to provide you all with information about the art and science of running and what we are putting on our feet. In this podcast we will be giving evidence-based deep dives into running related topics as well as detailed running shoe reviews. You can also check us out at our website -- doctorsofrunning.com, and on social media @doctorsofrunning

To help us continue to produce content for you all, consider joining our support team: https://anchor.fm/doctors-of-running/support
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/doctors-of-running/support

    #117 A Beginner's Guide to Cycling for Runners

    #117 A Beginner's Guide to Cycling for Runners

    Cycling is one of the best ways for runners to maintain fitness while unable to run or to cross-train while fit, but the barrier of entry can often seem high. What kind of bike do you need? What about pedals and shoes? How do you translate running training to the bike? Our resident cyclist Andrea Myers sits down with recent bike convert and DOR Contributor Megan Flynn to give you the basics to biking. They answer a multitude of questions spanning from equipment to workouts to fueling. If you've ever wanted to get into cycling, this is the place to start.

    The Subjective: what's your favorite way to cross-train?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    7:32 - The benefits of cycling for runners
    12:49 - How to get started cycling
    20:41 - The importance of a good local bike shop
    23:23 - Flat vs. clip pedals
    28:14 - Cycling shoes
    35:58 - Finding great routes to ride
    40:48 - Cycling trainings tips for beginners
    50:43 - More tips for new cyclists
    57:14 - Dressing for cycling vs. running
    59:28 - Fueling on the ride
    1:02:35 - Getting a good bike fit
    1:05:01 - Wrap-up



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    DOR Shakeout: Anatomy of a Running Shoe

    DOR Shakeout: Anatomy of a Running Shoe

    On a shorter "shakeout" episode today, Matt is taking us back to the basics. He breaks down the basic elements of a running shoe. Defining parts of the upper, midsole, and outsole that we occasionally overlook. Ever wondered what terms like heel counter, rocker, or sidewalls mean? Start here!

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    2:44 - The upper
    8:57 - The midsole
    17:01 - The outsole
    20:50 - Wrap-up



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    • 23 min
    #116 Are Super Trainers Worth It? A Review of the ASICS Superblast, with Comparisons

    #116 Are Super Trainers Worth It? A Review of the ASICS Superblast, with Comparisons

    "Super trainers" are the latest trend in shoe design: a next-generation foam, a midsole height of over 40mm, and a stiff rocker (with or without a plate). These new shoes can be a ton of fun to run in with huge amounts of cushioning and energy return. However, they come with hefty price tags and unknown effects on running biomechanics. Matt & David explore this new category of shoes, specifically reviewing the new ASICS Superblast and comparing it to other offerings like the New Balance SC Trainer and Adidas Prime X. Wondering if these super trainers are for you? Have a listen!

    The Subjective: what do you make of these new super trainers?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    3:16 - How to define "super trainers"
    8:30 - Lower-stack shoes with super foams
    12:30 - ASICS Superblast Review
    17:44 - Comparing the Superblast to the other max-stack super trainers
    20:33 - Weighing the cost of super trainers
    27:26 - What's the purpose for max-stack super trainers
    31:02 - Who these shoes might not work for
    34:10 - What's being done well with this new category
    38:44 - How could these shoes be improved?
    43:02 - Is there a point of diminishing returns for midsole height?
    47:19 - Where this category is headed in the future
    50:36 - Wrap up



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    • 54 min
    #115 Recovery Strategies to Get You Back to Running After an Injury

    #115 Recovery Strategies to Get You Back to Running After an Injury

    Running, especially training and racing hard, introduces large amounts of load & stress on your muscles and bodily systems. There are times that altering or reducing your training load can be critical to preventing serious injury. This is especially the case when recovering after a goal race (specifically the marathon), fighting off the beginning pain or niggles, or when returning from an injury. Nathan and Matt explore different strategies to help you recover from big races and keep your training consistent even in the midst of occasional pain. They share tips for water running and take a look at the AlterG and Lever Pro treadmill systems which actually reduce the force of gravity on your body while running. For a deeper look at these three options, be sure to read the in-depth article on our website.

    The Subjective: how long do you take off after a goal race?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    3:42 - Defining stress & load
    7:40 - Decreasing load after a big race
    17:48 - Do super shoes decrease damage and speed recovery?
    20:27 - Altering load while returning from injury
    23:38 - Healing timeframes for bone and tendon injuries
    31:54 - Reasons to modify load while training
    37:02 - A primer on water running
    43:29 - AlterG treadmill running
    49:05 - Lever Pro running system
    59:58 - Wrap up



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #114 How to Pick the BEST Running Shoe for Your Race Day

    #114 How to Pick the BEST Running Shoe for Your Race Day

    You've got your race booked, so now comes the tough decision: what shoe do you wear on race day? With all the super shoes out there now, it can be a challenge to decide which one will be best for you when you toe the starting line. Two of the most important factors are race distance and course. What types of shoes are best for 5K/10K versus half marathon and marathon? What about hills, tight turns, and mixed terrain? Nathan, David, and BJ discuss their experiences with different shoes (both super and "normal") on race day over a variety of different distances, courses, and speeds. They also weigh the impact running economy benefits should have on our shoe decisions. Be sure to check out our friend Dustin Joubert's excellent work testing the running economy benefits of a variety of shoes on his website or on Instagram @labratrundown.


    The Subjective: how do you decide what shoe to race in for different distances?


    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    3:00 - The difference between short & long distance race shoes
    9:44 - Should you always use the shoe that improves your running economy the most?
    13:37 - What do you like in a 5K shoe vs. a half or marathon shoe?
    27:21 - How course terrain & format effect shoe choice
    43:24 - How do your goals change what shoe you choose?
    47:13 - Balancing the value proposition of expensive super shoes
    52:45 - Ideas for non-super shoes to race in
    58:31 - How to prepare for & test your racing shoes
    1:04:35 - Wrap-up



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #113 The Truth About Shin Splints

    #113 The Truth About Shin Splints

    Shin splints is one of the most common running injuries, but also one of the most commonly misunderstood. When people report having shin splints, the cause of the pain could be any number of things. Today on the podcast, Nate, Matt, and David discuss the truth behind shin splints. That lower leg pain could possibly be a stress fracture, medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), or something else entirely. They discuss ways to understand symptoms & causes of shin pain, as well as tips for rehab and strengthening.

    Each month at DOR starting in 2022, a member of our team selects a charity of their choice to donate 10% of our monthly profits to. This month Senior Contributor Nathan Brown selected The Humble Hustle for our monthly giving!

    Humble Hikes program provides the chance to expand the youth’s horizons and experience the world around them in a positive and healthy way. They provide education in environmental sciences, environmental activism, advocacy, and available resources in their community. To learn more, visit thehumblehustle.org.

    The Subjective: what running-related injury are you most interested in learning more about?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    4:18 - Breaking down the anatomy of the shin
    6:35 - The structure of our bones
    16:27 - Diagnosing shin pain
    24:59 - Stress fracture vs. MTSS
    34:29 - Causes of MTSS
    45:04 - What do we do when we feel signs of MTSS?
    54:11 - Rehabbing & strength training for MTSS
    1:01:02 - How shoes can effect MTSS
    1:08:06 - Wrap-up



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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

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Great listen

Always entertaining and I learn something each time I listen. Usually learn something I didn’t know I should know.

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Great for real reviews of shoes, research-based info, conversation, and quality interviews.

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It’s great to hear/see you guys do shoe reviews and relate the benefits or lack there of to the application of runners and their gait tendencies! Keep it up💯

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