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    Ep. 13 - Strength Training for Runners with Renee Metivier

    Ep. 13 - Strength Training for Runners with Renee Metivier

    The PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast is hosted by Ian Sharman, a professional ultra runner and coach with over 200 marathons or ultra finishes and more than 50 wins (www.sharmanultra.com, @sharmanian). We discuss training and racing topics with leading sports scientists and how to practically apply research findings for marathoners and ultra runners.
    Episode 13: Strength Training for Runners with Renee Metivier
    This episode we’re talking to Renee Metivier (@reneemetivier). Metivier has has been a professional runner since 2005, when she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She’s represented the USA at six IAAF World Championships, and is a four-time USATF National Champion from 3,000m to the marathon. Renee stepped up to the marathon in Chicago in 2012, where she ran 2:27:17 – the fourth fastest American debut at the time. 
    Metivier is also the owner of Recharge Gym in Bend, OR, (@rechargesport) with 10+ years coaching & personal training from elite sport performance to helping injured athletes safely return to sport. She’s qualified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer and Correctional Exercise Specialist. Plus she’s a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
    Metivier posts videos showing how to do certain exercises and routines on the Recharge Sport YouTube channel (including a quick demo of a Pallof Press we discuss in the show).
    This show is all about strength training for runners. We discuss:
    -    her experience in elite track and marathon running, including how she and other elites used strength training over the years
    -    how strength training helps reduce injury and improve muscle fiber activation
    -    whether to focus on heavy weights with low reps or lower weights with higher reps 
    -    do we need to exercise all areas of the body?
    -    how to fit strength work around harder running sessions
    -    how many sessions per week and for how long
    -    how it fits into a race build up and taper
    -    how to improve uphill and downhill fitness via strength work
    -    how hilly trail running can mimic some of the benefits of strength training
    -    how aging affects strength training needs
    -    using weight vests for active recovery
    understanding the purpose behind any exercise or training session (whether running or other forms of training)

    Ep. 12 - Christie Aschwanden and Recovery Pitfalls

    Ep. 12 - Christie Aschwanden and Recovery Pitfalls

    The PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast is hosted by Ian Sharman, a professional ultra runner and coach with over 200 marathons or ultra finishes and more than 50 wins (www.sharmanultra.com, @sharmanian). We discuss training and racing topics with leading sports scientists and how to practically apply research findings for marathoners and ultra runners.
    Episode 12: Christie Aschwanden and Recovery Pitfalls
    This episode we’re talking to Christie Aschwanden (@cragCrest, christieaschwanden) Aschwanden is the Test Gym columnist at Elemental, former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight, and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Scientific American, Wired, and Nature. A finalist for the National Magazine Award, her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Outside, Discover, Smithsonian, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Aschwanden was a high school state champion in the 1,600-meter run, a national collegiate cycling champion, and an elite cross-country skier with Team Rossignol. She lives and occasionally still races in western Colorado.
    This show is all about recovery and Christie’s book, Good To Go, which looks into the science behind many normal and unusual ways to recover.
    We discuss:
    -   cold therapies like ice baths and cryotherapy
    -   hot therapies like saunas
    -   Tom Brady’s Under Armour recovery pajamas
    -   sports massage and compression boots
    -   older Chinese modalities like acupuncture and cupping
    -   ways to relax
    -   active recovery
    -   nutrition
    -   supplements
    -   sleep

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 11 - Prof. Samuele Marcora and the Psychobiological Model of Endurance Performance

    Ep 11 - Prof. Samuele Marcora and the Psychobiological Model of Endurance Performance

    The PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast is hosted by Ian Sharman, a professional ultra runner and coach with over 200 marathons or ultra finishes and more than 50 wins (www.sharmanultra.com, @sharmanian). We discuss training and racing topics with leading sports scientists and how to practically apply research findings for marathoners and ultra runners.
    Episode 11: Professor Samuele Marcora and the Psychobiological Model of Endurance Performance
    This episode, we’re talking to exercise physiologist Samuele Marcora.
    •  We discuss Marcora's psychobiological model of endurance performance and how the limiting factor for how hard and long you can push is the brain, not the body.
    •  He explains how increased fitness is vital, but mainly through the mechanism of reducing perceived effort, and that perceived effort is what matters most.
    •  We also discuss motivational intensity.
    •  We close on practical takeaways to improve your running and racing in the real world.
    •  Also, we mention the Brunel Mood Scale (or BRUMS) and its applications for athletes.
    Professor Marcora has studied and worked in the US, UK and Italy and holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Wales-Bangor. He currently teaches applied physiology and training methodology at the University of Bologna and his research integrates exercise physiology with motivation psychology and cognitive neuroscience to better understand fatigue, endurance performance and physical activity behavior. Professor Marcora has authored numerous high-impact scientific publications and he has been a consultant for many organizations including Juventus Football Club, MAPEI Sport and ASICS. In 2013, he rode a BMW GS1200 bike from London to Beijing to investigate fatigue in motorbike riders.
    You can follow Prof. Marcora on Twitter at @samuelemarcora or visit his website.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Ep. 10 - Matt Fitzgerald and 'The Comeback Quotient'

    Ep. 10 - Matt Fitzgerald and 'The Comeback Quotient'

    The PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast is hosted by Ian Sharman, a professional ultra runner and coach with over 200 marathons or ultra finishes and more than 50 wins (www.sharmanultra.com, @sharmanian). We discuss training and racing topics with leading sports scientists and how to practically apply research findings for marathoners and ultra runners.
    Episode 10 - Matt Fitzgerald and 'The Comeback Quotient'
    In this episode, Ian is joined by author Matt Fitzgerald. The show starts by discussing Matt's current experience with being a long haul COVID-19 patient, which really tests his ability to put his "comeback" concepts into practice in the real world. Ian and Matt spend a lot of time talking about the concepts in Matt’s new book, “The Comeback Quotient.” These concepts include: What being an "ultra realist" means. How to accept reality in a race and optimize your performance accordingly. How to turn negatives into positives mid-race. The theory of motivational intensity that limits performance. The sweet spot for caring about a race enough, but not too much — to the degree that it harms performance. Matt also gives a brief discussion about his book, “80:20 Running.”
    Matt Fitzgerald is the author of the bestseller, “How Bad Do You Want It?” and many other books on sports, nutrition and mental performance. His writing has appeared in numerous sports and fitness publications, including a regular column on PodiumRunner, and articles in Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Outside, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Women’s Running. He’s also an accomplished runner and triathlete, plus a coach.
    Matt is on Twitter at @mattfitwriter and his website is www.8020Endurance.com — on which he posted a recent blog about his experience as a long hauler with COVID-19.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep. 9 - Krissy Moehl And How To Run 100 Miles

    Ep. 9 - Krissy Moehl And How To Run 100 Miles

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 8 - Max King and Athletic Versatility

    Ep. 8 - Max King and Athletic Versatility

    The PodiumRunner Endurance Podcast is hosted by Ian Sharman, a professional ultra runner and coach with over 200 marathons or ultra finishes and more than 50 wins (www.sharmanultra.com, twitter.com/sharmanian).
    We discuss training and racing topics with leading sports scientists and how to practically apply research findings for marathoners and ultra runners. Episode 8: Max King and Athletic Versatility Max King (twitter.com/maxkingor, instagram.com/maxkingor) has prided himself on being able to run anything — from 3k steeple to obstacle courses to 100-mile ultras. Based in Bend, Oregon, King has raced and won over a huge range of distances and terrain including winning both the World Mountain Running Championship in 2011 and the 100km World Championship in 2014. King personifies the fun in just being on two legs and going fast or climbing mountains. Recently he has taken on several projects to give back to the running community. He is a co-director of the Max King Trail Running Camps for youth and adults, the co-director of the Bend Marathon, and an advocate for youth running and public lands. This show delves into Max’s running history, starting at college at Cornell. We discuss what he learnt from collegiate running, including the 3,000m steeplechase, plus how he’s competed at the top level at the Olympic Trials two times in both the steeplechase and the marathon. Then we discuss what he learned from longer distances up to 100 miles as well as his experience and practical knowledge at obstacle racing and even skiing. We round off discussing his camps, coaching philosophies and his experience as a race director during COVID 19.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Natrl2mente ,

Ian makes this podcast

Ian’s a great ultra runner, but may be an even better interviewer. The guests have been exceptional and interesting so far, and Ian keeps the flow of the conversation flowing so well.

sharmanian ,

Very interesting questions and not just repeating other podcasts

Great start with the first couple of episodes, with topics that aren’t already covered to death, and doing so in a very informative and interesting way.

BNDHiking ,

Great Listen for Runs/Lounging at Home

Who knew the science of poop could be so interesting :-)

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