RunLab™ is a motion analysis and gait retraining company comprised of medical professionals, elite runners, and biomechanics experts headquartered in Austin, Texas. RunLab works with runners virtually from anywhere in the United States through www.RunLab.us and has worked with thousands of runners, from Olympic gold medalists, junior Olympians, and world champions, to kids with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and a host of movement disorders.
Join us as we discuss common myths in the running industry and why there really is no "right" way to run.
Episode 12: Adventure Racing. Improve Your Running by Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone
So much of running and life is about overcoming struggle. Physical challenges are a "classroom" where we learn to persevere. Through persevering, we create "remember when" moments that we recall upon in future difficult situations.
In this episode, we discuss our adventure racing experiences and how to use adventure racing to work on strengthening your mindset and overall athleticism. It can also serve as a fun break from the sometimes monotony of running. All of which leads to more enjoyable running.
Episode 11: INJURY FOCUS: Low Back Pain and How to Combat the Detriments of Sitting
Sitting is the new smoking. This statement has made its way into the public conscious and it's not too far from the truth. Becoming
"civilized" and sitting every day has led to an epidemic of movement dysfunction in our society which has resulted in declining health. In this episode, we talk about what sitting does to your body and how to combat the perils of sitting.
By combatting what sitting does to you, you will not only improve your running but also improve your quality of life.
Episode 10: A Runner's Optimal Healthcare and Pit Crew Team
75-90% of runners will get an injury this year which will hold them back from reaching their goals. Our healthcare system is broken as it designed to treat symptoms rather than root causes and get you back to statistical averages, rather than optimization.
In this episode, we talk about the current state of healthcare for runners and what the future holds. In addition, we discuss what the ideal "pit crew" team looks like for a runner to optimize their running experience.
Episode 9: INJURY FOCUS: Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Pain. What causes these injuries? How can I recover?
Plantar fasciitis and Achilles pain stop many runners in their tracks. In this episode, we talk about some of the common causes of these injuries and some of the remedies at your disposal. Topics include ankle, big toe, and foot mechanics in addition to the role of running shoes and tendon elasticity. We conclude with a case study, examining a recent real-world example of a client we just helped overcome their two-year chronic Achilles pain in seven weeks.
Episode 8: Will The Shoe ACTUALLY Keep You Injury Free? Which One Is The Best For You?
Which running shoe is the best one for you? Which one is going to help you stay injury-free and set new PRs? This week we want to help you answer these questions by discussing the history of running shoes. From the original Nike waffle to the introduction of medial posting to control pronation, barefoot running, max cushion, and the current trend of carbon fiber plates. We take a look at the pros/cons of each and the role running shoes actually play in optimizing your running stride.
Episode 7: TECHNOLOGY FOCUS. Wearable technology in running. What data points are most useful at helping you to improve your running? How much data about your running is too much? What are the pros and cons of data?
Technology is advancing quickly. We are able to capture millions of data points every second about our bodies. Pace, distance, heart rate, power, breathing rate, sweat rate, stress levels, quality of sleep, and foot strike to name just a few.
What data is relevant for making you a better runner?
Topics in this weeks episode include the types of wearables available, heart rate training, power monitoring, the pros and cons of wearable technology, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE).
Love the Topic Schedule
Finally! A Podcast by someone with enough authority to be able to speak on topics. I had grown tired of listening to "moms who run" or older guys who wax poetic about footwear but who don't run any more while trying to learn about the latest in wearable tech or movement science. Dr. Davis just has the most approachable and positive outlook towards running, biomechanics and the idea that everyone can and should run. The length is perfect for a 3 mile run, the two hosts are funny and have good chemistry, and the advice and information is authoritative and unbiased. Worth subscribing to!