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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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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
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    #87 Does Every Shoe Need a Plate? Discussing the Biggest Midsole Trends Right Now

    #87 Does Every Shoe Need a Plate? Discussing the Biggest Midsole Trends Right Now

    Nate, DJ, and Matt take a look at all the current trends in shoe midsole designs. Do new generation foams really help performance? Are softer shoes better? Do rockers, guidance lines, and higher stack shoes make a difference? What about plates: how much do they improve running economy? Join us for a look at these questions and more.

    This week's episode is sponsored by Running Warehouse! Memorial Day is coming up, which means lots of deals on your favorite running shoes over the past year is coming up. There's some great shoes you'll want to keep an eye on that we've loved including the Hoka Carbon X2, Saucony Ride 14, and Asics Magic Speed. Spring is also in full gear with some big releases out now including the Nike React Infinity 3, Asics Cumulus 24 with their new Flytefoam Blast Midsole, and the Saucony Axon 2. Additionally, there's a big Brooks Bra sale for 35% off starting mid-May for runners looking to stock up and get ready for the summer. Running Warehouse has been a longtime favorite of ours for their fantastic variety and excellent customer service. Check them out!

    The Subjective: What's your current favorite midsole foam?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    1:48 - The Subjective: What's your current favorite midsole foam?
    13:40 - Trends in misoles foams
    25:23 - Trends in midsole geometries
    35:24 - Dovetail heels
    39:05 - Guidance lines
    43:07 - Midsole cutouts
    53:29 - Trends in shoe stack height
    1:02:53 - Trends in midsole drop ratio
    1:05:21 - Trends in midsole plates
    1:15:41 - Future trends
    1:24:19 - Wrap-up



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #86 Stability vs. Support: How Do We Know What Runners Need? (ft. Dr. Matt Trudeau from Brooks Running)

    #86 Stability vs. Support: How Do We Know What Runners Need? (ft. Dr. Matt Trudeau from Brooks Running)

    Nate, DJ, and Matt are joined today by a very special guest, Dr. Matt Trudeau of Brooks Running. Matt gives us insights into shoe research and development at Brooks. He also explains Brooks' unique take on stability, support, and how to find the right shoe for your unique running style.

    Dr. Matt Trudeau is originally from Montréal, QC, Canada. His background is in mechanical engineering: he completed his Bachelor’s degree at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada), and his Master’s degree at University of Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada) where he studied the role of fascia in poly-articular biomechanics. He then completed a doctoral degree in Ergonomics and Human Factors at Harvard University. He then went on to do a Postdoc with Benno Nigg at the University of Calgary. He now leads the Brooks Future Concepts Team at Brooks, where he’s been for the last 7 years. Matt is also the industry representative on the board of the Footwear Biomechanics Group.

    The Subjective: How long does it take you to know whether a shoe's going to work for you?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Introduction
    1:46 - The Subjective: How long does it take you to know whether a shoe's going to work for you?
    2:56: - Matt Trudeau's background
    13:01 - Brooks' research methods
    21:13 - Examining your own biomechanics when choosing shoes
    23:52 - Pronation vs deviation and the need for support
    27:12 - Brooks GuideRails & support features
    36:53 - The science behind drop ratio
    46:51 - Using the comfort filter to find shoes for you
    53:49 - Researching the link between shoes and injury reduction
    58:25 - Support in trail shoes
    1:08:27 - Research and innovation at Brooks
    1:12:43 - Wrap up



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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #85 All About Trail Shoes

    #85 All About Trail Shoes

    Matt & David take a deep dive into trail shoes today. They take a look at different types of trail shoe offerings (hybrid, racing, technical, etc.), different types of terrain, and more. They also explore stability & support features in trail shoes. Finally, they review the Hoka Speedgoat 5.

    The Subjective Do you use trail shoes? Why or why not? When do you strap on your trail shoes?

    This week's episode is sponsored by our friends at Running Warehouse! Spring has sprung, which means a lot of new releases we've reviewed and loved have finally arrived, including the Hoka Carbon X3 and soon -to-be-released Asics Cumulus 24. The Cumulus, featuring their new Flytefoam Blast midsole, was a huge surprise for us and an early favorite trainer for 2022. Spring also means shorts season! Running Warehouse has you covered with a host of new offerings along with a few of our favorites like Chief Editor Matt Klein's all-time favorite, the BOA 1' split short (link below!). Head over to runningwarehouse.com to check it all out!

    Matt's Favorite Shorts from BOA

    Chapters
    0:00 - Introduction
    2:40 - The Subjective: Do you use trail shoes?
    7:09 - What makes a trail shoe a trail shoe
    17:53 - Components of technical trail shoes
    21:50 - Terrain that necessitates trail shoes
    30:30 - The function of plates in trail shoes
    35:04 - Stability in trail shoes
    41:35 - Hoka Speedgoat 5 Review
    56:13 - Final thoughts



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #84 The Truth About Midsole Foams Pt. 2 (ft. Dr. Geoff Burns)

    #84 The Truth About Midsole Foams Pt. 2 (ft. Dr. Geoff Burns)

    In the second of a two part podcast, Nate & Matt discuss the makeup of shoe foams with physiologist and researcher Dr. Geoff Burns. Dr. Burns takes us on a deep dive into the history, properties, and durability of common running shoe midole foams. Ever wondered what the difference between EVA, TPU, and PEBA is? Dr. Burns has the answers.

    Dr. Geoff Burns is a physiologist and engineer with an expertise in running. He works for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee as a Sport Physiologist, and he conducts academic research with the University of Michigan. His work has focused on running biomechanics and performance. Geoff is a runner himself and competes internationally in ultramarathons. He was the 2016 USA national champion in the 100km and has finished 5th at the 100km World Championships, twice, in 2016 and 2018. 

    Chapters
    0:00 - Intro
    1:18 - The history of EVA and its properties
    6:21 - TPU: a new foam on the scene
    13:00 - PEBA: a revolutionary foam
    20:24 - The confusing state of foams & marketing
    24:14 - Supercritical foams
    31:24 - Defining foam resilience & longevity
    35:40 - Lab testing midsole foams
    45:16 - Assessing foam durability
    53:46 - Foam thermosensitivity
    1:00:31 - Wrap-up



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #83 The Truth About Midsole Foams Pt. 1 (ft. Dr. Geoff Burns)

    #83 The Truth About Midsole Foams Pt. 1 (ft. Dr. Geoff Burns)

    In the first of a two part podcast, Nate & Matt discuss shoe foams and biomechanics with physiologist and researcher Dr. Geoff Burns. In this first part, Geoff educates us about the effects of different shoe properties on our biomechanics. He also explains how biomechanics change while running at different paces. 

    Dr. Geoff Burns is a physiologist and engineer with an expertise in running. He works for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee as a Sport Physiologist, and he conducts academic research with the University of Michigan. His work has focused on running biomechanics and performance. Geoff is a runner himself and competes internationally in ultramarathons. He was the 2016 USA national champion in the 100km and has finished 5th at the 100km World Championships, twice, in 2016 and 2018. 

    The Subjective: What's the hardest race you've ever run, and what did you learn from it?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Introduction
    1:42 - The Subjective: What's the hardest race you've ever run?
    20:00 - Geoff Burns's background and research
    32:36 - The effects of shoes on biomechanics
    43:43 - The effect of running speed on biomechanics and our experience of shoes
    50:56 - Wrap-up



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    • 52 min
    #82 The Science of Nutrition and Training for Women (ft. Selene Yeager and Jennifer Giles)

    #82 The Science of Nutrition and Training for Women (ft. Selene Yeager and Jennifer Giles)

    Today Doctors of Running contributors Andrea Myers and Megan Flynn host two very special guests, Selene Yeager and Jennifer O’Donnell-Giles MS RD CSSD. They discuss a broad range of topics surrounding women's health & training–nutrition, hydration, the menstrual cycle, strength training, and more.


    Jennifer O’Donnell-Giles MS RD CSSD, a registered dietitian/nutritionist, is a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. The mission of her private practice for the past 24 years is to educate, motivate and inspire athletes to use food as a tool to become the fastest, strongest and best athlete they can be. Learn more about Jennifer at her website: https://www.jenngilesrd.com

    Selene Yeager is a certified personal trainer, USA Cycling certified coach, pro mountain bike racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete. She's also a top-selling professional health and fitness writer and has authored, co-authored, and contributed to more than two dozen book titles. Check out Selene's website at www.seleneyeager.com

    The Subjective: Do you use nutrition or hydration supplements before/during/after exercise? If so, which ones?

    Chapters
    0:00 - Introduction
    2:08 - Interview: Selene Yeager & Jennifer Giles
    3:55 - General macronutrient needs for endurance athletes
    7:41 - Specific risks for women while training fasted
    13:02 - Recommendations for protein supplements
    17:20 - Nutritional strategies for maintaining bone health
    23:38 - The connection between the menstrual cycle, health & training
    29:04 - Hydrating well before, during, and after exercise
    38:38 - Artificial sweeteners and gut health
    41:47 - Preworkout hydration drinks
    44:00 - Strength training for women
    47:33 - Balancing aerobic & anaerobic training
    49:27 - Recovering well: nutrition, ice baths, and more
    1:03:50 - Improving sleep quality
    1:10:33 - Closing questions



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    • 1 hr 13 min

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