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Doctors of Running Podcast

Doctors of Running Podcast

By Doctors of Running

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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#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
53:31
November 30, 2022
#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
01:02:26
November 23, 2022
#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
01:06:55
November 16, 2022
#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
01:09:41
November 09, 2022
DOR Shakeout: A Guide to Training in Super Shoes
DOR Shakeout: A Guide to Training in Super Shoes
Bonus "shakeout" episode! Super shoes with next generation foams and carbon plates aren't just made for racing anymore. Almost every running shoe company has come out with a plated, super-foamed training companion to their racing shoes. It's tempting to try the latest and greatest, but doing so comes with some risks. Matt will give you a quick guide on how to prepare & strengthen your body to handle the unique biomechanical demands that these new shoes introduce. Enjoy this short bonus show, with episode 113 coming in just a couple days! Chapters 0:00 - Intro 2:01 - Should we train full time in super shoes? 5:51 - How to prepare your body for running in super shoes 7:47 - Training on unstable surfaces 10:28 - Strengthening your calves for low drop & rockers 14:47 - Do more single leg squats! 17:31 - Ease super shoes into your training
21:12
November 07, 2022
#112 The Best New Balance Shoes of 2022
#112 The Best New Balance Shoes of 2022
New Balance has put out a ton of great shoes in 2022, so let Matt & Andrea take you through a round-up! They picked four of their favorites: the super-stack SC Trainer, More v4, Rebel v3, and the brand new SC Pacer. They break down what makes each shoe unique and how they've fit into their personal rotations. They also take a look at what New Balance has coming down the line later this year and into the next with SC Elite v3 and a redesigned 860v13. The Subjective: what's current favorite New Balance shoe? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 4:34 - SC Trainer Review 14:40 - How do you define softness? 19:19 - Fresh Foam More v4 Review 28:56 - Rebel v3 Review 34:13 - How toe spring placement effects the ride 41:11 - SC Pacer long-term review 53:30 - Looking forward to 2023: SC Elite 3, Pacer 2, 860v13 1:02:42 - Wrap-up
01:03:51
November 02, 2022
#111 Mastering the Art of Running After 40
#111 Mastering the Art of Running After 40
In this episode, Matt and Andrea talk all about the art and science of running after 40. They dig into research and their experience working with Masters runners, and provide insight on how to what older runners can do to maintain their running prowess. They cover strategies and tips for strength training, nutrition, workouts, recovery, and more. The Subjective: what's changed in your running as you've aged? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 10:00 - What changes start to happen to athletes post-30? 20:26 - Addressing the physiological changes that come with aging 25:50 - Matt's PhD work: a systematic review and research on achilles tendinopathy 34:39 - Contributing factors to loss of calf strength in older runners 42:36 - Tailoring strength training as you age 47:15 - The benefits of strides & hill sprints 49:50 - When in your routine to add strength training 51:13 - How recovery time changes as you age 58:24 - Specific changes surrounding menopause 1:01:30 - Wrap-up
01:08:57
October 26, 2022
#110 Everything You Need to Know About Buying Shoes in Run Retail
#110 Everything You Need to Know About Buying Shoes in Run Retail
Looking for your first running shoe can be intimidating with so many options avilable, and sometimes it can be hard to find the help you need at a running store. DOR Founder Matt Klein takes from his years of experience working in running stores to give you tips & tricks to finding your first pairs of runnign shoes. He'll also share some red flags and warning signs to avoid when shopping for shoes. This week's sponsor is Running Warehouse, and they've got some really great apparel in to get you ready for anything, whether it's raceday or cool weather running. We are huge fans of rabbit running gear. We talk about it all the time in our chats about how soft and comfortable it is. If you are looking for Fall gear, rabbit's ez long sleeve is one of absolute favorites. We reviewed it two winter seasons ago and are still using it to this day because of how well they've held up and soft they remain. Head over to runningwarehouse.com to check out what they have. The Subjective: what's something you wish you knew about running shoes earlier in your running journey? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 3:28 - The Subjective: what's something you wish you knew about running shoes earlier in your running journey? 5:16 - Where to start as a new runner 8:39 - Start simple 14:43 - Using the RUNCAT to assess shoes 20:54 - Start with a basic daily trainer 23:53 - How to assess the fit of an upper 26:04 - Cushioning: more isn't necessarily better 28:50 - Foot tests aren't very useful 31:35 - Don't let a running store sell you an orthotic 33:56 - Don't let a running store diagnose your injuries 37:58 - Wrap-up
40:00
October 19, 2022
#109 What Heel Counters Actually do for Runners
#109 What Heel Counters Actually do for Runners
Heel counters are often overlooked when choosing a shoe, but their design can make or break a shoe for runners. Heel comfort is critical to the ability to run in a shoe. They're also often touted to promote stability and biomechanical benefits, but what do they actually accomplish? Nate, DJ, and Matt dive into the design, research, and evidence surrounding heel counters. We're also excited to give this month to Club West Track in Santa Barbara, CA. The Subjective: what's a specific part of a shoe that can make it or break it for you? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 2:56 - The Subjective: what's a specific part of a shoe that can make it or break it for you? 5:35 - Defining the heel counter 15:14 - The origin & purpose of heel counters 24:33 - The evidence of the effects on heel counters on biomechanics 31:51 - The importance of heel lockdown in carbon-plated shoes 38:38 - Physical conditions that might effect heel fit in shoes 45:24 - How to lace-lock your shoes 48:54 - Wrap-up
50:32
October 12, 2022
#108 Mailbag Episode! Running Goals Between Races, Shoes for 4+ Hour Marathons, the Best Beer Mile Shoe, and More
#108 Mailbag Episode! Running Goals Between Races, Shoes for 4+ Hour Marathons, the Best Beer Mile Shoe, and More
It's time for a mailbag episode! We gathered up as many of your questions as we could answer in an hour's time. Nate, Matt, and DJ tackle a broad range of subjects such as orthotics, training, recovery, and, of course, shoes. Be sure to stick around 'til the end to get DJ's take on the best shoe for a beer mile. The Subjective: what's the biggest lesson you've learned from running? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 6:13 - The Subjective: what's the biggest lesson you've learned from running? 9:02 - Do you need stability shoes if you wear orthotics? 16:02 - What do you do in between a goal race and the next training cycle? 28:48 - Saucony Tempus vs. Asics Novablast 3 33:22 - What's something similar to the Hoka Rincon 3? 37:52 - Is a firmer or a softer shoe better for shin splints? 41:32 - Does too much Zone 2 heart rate training make you slow? 51:45 - Should a 4 hour marathoner wear super shoes for a marathon? 57:38 - What's the ideal beer mile shoe? 1:01:41 - Wrap-up
01:02:47
October 05, 2022
#107 Listening to Your "Foot Brain": How to Find the Right Running Shoe (ft. Megan Searfoss)
#107 Listening to Your "Foot Brain": How to Find the Right Running Shoe (ft. Megan Searfoss)
Finding the right shoe, whether it's your first or your fifth, can be daunting. Matt & Andrea are joined by Megan Searfoss, owner of Ridgefield and Darien Running Company, to give a store-owner's perspective on finding the best shoe for you. Megan also shares wisdom from years of running experience and dozens of races including Ironmans and marathons. Megan Searfoss is the owner of Ridgefield and Darien Running Company, a run-specialty retailer, located in Ridgefield and Darien, CT. In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Ridgefield Running Company was named Top 50 Best Running Stores in America, with 2019 awarded Top Ten, and in 2020 a Top Four Store. A competitive athlete, Megan has competed at the Ironman World Championships and Boston Marathon, 9 Ironman distance events, over 20 marathons, and countless other races. Though her personal favorite are long-distance events, it is introducing a non-exerciser to training and competing in a 5K that is most rewarding. Time and time again, her encouragement to cross the finish line has changed lives of many women that didn't believe they could. Megan is passionate about engaging women to make health and wellness a part of their lives through Run Like a Mother, a company she founded in 2008. Run Like A Mother® is a branded lifestyle property that encompasses women at every stage of motherhood. Megan created the National Run Like a Mother® 5K race event series, a women's only 5K occurring every Mother's Day. The Subjective: how did you get into running? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 4:12 - Megan's background 13:46 - Megan's favorite races 17:26 - Advice for longevity in your running career 23:36 - The making of a great running store 27:42 - Using your "foot brain" in finding the right shoe for you 29:47 - Finding the right size shoe 32:52 - Replace your old shoes! (And sports bras) 36:28 - Advice for building back after injury 44:18 - The benefits of a running community 47:22 - How Megan trains her store employees 51:20 - How Megan decides what shoes to stock 1:03:40 - How customers can improve their shoe-buying experience 1:06:56 - Megan's favorite shoes right now 1:09:11 - Wrap-up
01:13:08
September 28, 2022
#106 Detecting Early Signs of Injury ft. Brodie Sharpe
#106 Detecting Early Signs of Injury ft. Brodie Sharpe
Injuries large & small plague almost every runner throughout their career. Detecting early signs of injury and stopping them before they turn into something serious will help us keep running consistently. Nate & Matt are joined by Brodie Sharpe, a fellow PT, who specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation. They take a look at the nature of injury risk, how to reduce it, strategies & tools for rehabbing, and much more. Brodie Sharpe is a Physiotherapist from Melbourne, Australia and the owner of the Run Smarter Physiotherapy Clinic. Brodie helps runners train smarter and dispels common running myths to help runners reduce their injury risk and overcome injuries efficiently. He spreads this information primarily through the Run Smarter Podcast which has climbed into the top 1% of podcasts globally, and his recent YouTube channel. The Subjective: what are some of the early signs you look for when determining if you have an injury coming? Chapters 00:00 - Intro 02:01 - Introducing Brodie Sharpe 06:08 - The basics of running injuries 15:40 - What puts runners at high injury risk? 19:26 - Early signs of injuries in runners 24:33 - Strategies for assessing the severity of & recovery from injuries 28:55 - What to do when injury symptoms start 39:07 - Differentiating between small niggles and full injuries 44:26 - The benefits of keeping a running journal 50:40 - Modifying routines while rehabbing an injury 53:30 - 3 Key ways to reduce injury risk 57:30 - Wrap-up
59:36
September 21, 2022
#105 Reviewing Two Very Different Max Cushion Shoes (Hoka Bondi 8!)
#105 Reviewing Two Very Different Max Cushion Shoes (Hoka Bondi 8!)
These days, max cushion midsoles aren't just for racing shoes. Maximally cushioned trainers are a staple in many runners' rotations. Today, Matt & DJ review two max-stack offerings, one a veteran to the scene and the other a newcomer. First up is the HOKA Bondi 8, the latest update to one of the original max cushion shoes. Next is Mizuno's Wave NEO Ultra, which offers not only maximum cushioning, but sustainability with over 50% of the materials used made from sustainable or recycled materials. They compare/contrast this two cushioned shoes and explore whether a sustainable shoe can offer real running performance. The Subjective: what's your favorite easy day shoe? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 2:20 - The Subjective: what's your favorite max-cushion training shoe? 7:03 - Hoka Bondi 8 Review 18:30 - What would you change about the Bondi 8? 22:16 - Mizuno Wave NEO Ultra Review 27:36 - Sustainability vs. performance 32:57 - Bondi 8 & NEO Ultra comparisons 42:10 - Wrap-up
45:10
September 14, 2022
#104 What to do if Your Knees Hurt on the Run?: A Primer on Patellar Tendinopathy
#104 What to do if Your Knees Hurt on the Run?: A Primer on Patellar Tendinopathy
We know from the research that running isn't bad for our knees, but that doesn't mean we won't pick up knee injuries every once in a while. Patellar Tendinopathy is one of the most common ailments for runners. The knee is critical in the gait cycle, so is easily effected. Nate, Matt, and DJ discuss chronic tendon pain in the knee: its anatomy, symptoms, and risk factors. They give you tips for rehabbing the patellar tendon so you can get back to running consistently. Finally, of course, they cover what types of shoes can influence the tendon. The Subjective: what's your favorite easy day shoe? With Fall coming up, that mean's two things: it's marathon racing season! And well - it's Fall. This week's sponsor is Running Warehouse, and they've got some really great apparel in to get you ready for anything, whether it's raceday or cool weather running. We are huge fans of rabbit running gear. We talk about it all the time in our chats about how soft and comfortable it is. For Chicago marathon fans, you should absolutely check out their fun Chicago Collection. The colors look awesome with the red, light blue and white and our team are superfans of their singlets. If you are looking for Fall gear, rabbit's ez long sleeve is one of absolute favorites. We reviewed it two winter seasons ago and are still using it to this day because of how well they've held up and soft they remain. You can also find tons of great new releases including the Asics Magic Speed, Kayano 29 which we just reviewed, and the Fresh Foam More v4 which we are reviewing now and have enjoyed. Head over to runningwarehouse.com today to shop. You can find a link in our description for some of our favorite gear if you'd like to check that out and support DOR. Chapters 0:00 - Intro 1:48 - The Subjective: what's your favorite easy day shoe? 15:02 - Patellar Tendinopathy: anatomy review 20:10 - Tendinitis vs. Tendinopathy 22:05 - Diagnosing patellar tendinopathy 26:27 - Risk factors 36:00 - Rehabbing patellar tendinopathy: load it 49:32 - Things to avoid when recovering from tendinopathy 53:00 - Knees over toes? 55:58 - The impact of shoes on the patellar tendon 1:00:28 - Wrap-up
01:01:36
September 07, 2022
#103 Urinary Incontinence (LEAKING) in Runners with Pelvic PT Beth Shelly
#103 Urinary Incontinence (LEAKING) in Runners with Pelvic PT Beth Shelly
Urinary incontinence (leaking) is an incredibly common struggle for runners, both male and female. Specifically for women, more than 50% of athletes report dealing with leakage. Understandably this struggle is underreported and often unaided when people do ask for help. Andrea and Megan interview Dr. Beth Shelly, a pelvic floor specialist. Dr. Shelly dives into the research on leakage, the anatomy of the pelvic floor, risk factors, treatment and more. Beth Shelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy board certified in women’s health and biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. She has practiced for over 35 years, specializing in women’s and men’s health. Beth completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 2007 with the completion of her research in the methods PTs use to learn PFM examination. Her private practice in Illinois specializes in pelvic health and lymphedema. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram. Chapters 00:00 - Intro 08:18 - An overview of urinary incontienance 11:50 - The musulature of the pelvic floor 18:30 - Risk factors for urinary leakage in runners 26:06 - Possible causes of urinary leakage 30:58 - How a pelvic floor physical therapist can help runners 42:03 - Assessing a runner's abdominal and pelvic strength 57:06 - The use of biofeeback technology 1:02:54 - How to find a pelvic floor specalist 1:09:26 - Wrap-up
01:12:03
August 31, 2022
#102 Is Running Bad for Your Knees?
#102 Is Running Bad for Your Knees?
We've all heard it. "Running will ruin your knees!" But upon looking at the research, the inverse is actually true. On this episode, Matt & Andrea take a deep dive into the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee. They show how research indicates that running is actually protective for you knees. They explain the common diagnosis of osteoarthritis, its risk factors, and how to take steps to prevent it. The Subjective: What's the biggest running-related myth you've heard? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 2:20 - No, running is not bad for your knees 9:44 - Osteoarthritis defined 14:06 - The two types of osteoarthritis 19:56 - Risk factors for knee arthritis 28:24 - The link between mileage and OA risk 40:08 - How to reduce your risk of knee irritation 48:52 - Positive effects of running 54:24 - Wrap-up
56:39
August 24, 2022
#101: Beginner's Guide to Recovery
#101: Beginner's Guide to Recovery
Recovery is one of the trickiest aspects of training. How do you know when you're adequately recovered? How do you balance training load and rest? How do you figure out good nutrition, hydration, and sleep? In this episode Dr. Ryan Wooderson joins DJ and Matt to help us find answers to those questions and more. Dr. Ryan Wooderson is a physical therapist, biomechanist, and fitness/wellness advocate. He is passionate about helping people move better and live better, for the long run. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Regis University and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist and his practice focuses on injury prevention and helping athletes return to the sports and activities they love. He has been practicing for 8 years in Denver, CO. You can find him online at longrunphysio.com and Instagram @longrunphysio. Chapters 0:00 - Intro 3:27 - How do you define recovery? 6:20 - The role of sleep in recovery 16:44 - Nutrition before & after the run 24:10 - Active recovery & a running schedule 30:22 - The role of recovery tools (vibration, compression, etc.) 36:44 - The 3 keys to recovery 39:08 - Wrap-up
41:25
August 17, 2022
100th Episode Blowout: Best Supershoes of 2022, Giveaway!
100th Episode Blowout: Best Supershoes of 2022, Giveaway!
One hundred episodes! For this special occiasion, we could really only talk about one thing: super shoes. 2022 has been a banner year for next generation racing shoes with the likes of the Endorphin Pro 3, Adios Pro 3, Alphafly 2, FAST-R, and more. Nate, Matt, and DJ make their picks for most unique, most stable, and favorite racing shoes of the year so far. We're extremely excited to partner with Running Warehouse giveaway a free pair of shoes of your choice for this 100th episode! To enter, leave a comment on the YouTube podcast video answering this week's Subjective quesiton. Alternatively, you can email us at doctorsofrunningpodcast@gmail.com. The video will be out on August 12 and the giveaway will be open through August 19. To win, you must be in the US and the shoes you want must be in stock at Running Warehouse for $200 or less. The Subjective: What's your favorite racing shoe of the year so far? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 3:26 - Giveaway from Running Warehouse! 7:44 - Reflections in 100 episodes 10:29 - What's the most unique super shoe on the market 17:44 - The most stable super shoes 27:38 - Stable racing alternatives to super shoes 36:02 - DJ's favorite super shoes of 2022 so far 39:38 - Matt's picks 43:32 - Nate's racing choices 47:21 - What to look forward to for the rest of the year 53:38 - Wrap-up
56:35
August 10, 2022
#99 The Running Retail Episode: Best Practice, Choosing the Right Shoe, and Advice for Retail Workers
#99 The Running Retail Episode: Best Practice, Choosing the Right Shoe, and Advice for Retail Workers
Today on the podcast Matt & Andrea discuss the ins and outs of run retail. Before starting Doctors of Running and becoming a physical therapist, Matt got his start in at a running shoe store. Our hope with this episode and forthcoming resources on our webiste is to give running retail employees a framework to help customers find the right shoe for them. They'll give you resources and key questions to ask as you and the customer learn what's best for them. 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 we're donating to The ALS Association. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is no cure for ALS yet. Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. Learn more and donate at www.als.org. This episode is sponsored by Running Warehouse. We've been loving gear the Vuori gear they have available, especially the Performance Tank and Kore Short. They're comfortable and stylish for both running and lifestlye. Running Warehouse also has the brand new Saucony Enorphin Pro 3 in stock, which is Matt's front-runner for racing shoe of the year. Head over to runningwarehouse.com to check out these and more! The Subjective: What's your favorite local running store? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 5:40 - The Subjective: What's your favorite running store? 7:02 - Matt's history in run retail 15:24 - The pitfalls of using pronation to prescribe shoes for runners 19:26 - Tips for run retail employees to help customers find shoes 24:54 - Ask key questions to help customers figure out what they want 34:30 - The difficulty of in-store gait analysis 38:20 - Helping customers learn about what they like in shoes 42:14 - The trouble with static foot tests 45:40 - Using the RUNCAT to find ideal shoes 54:42 - Asking the right questions to determine shoe comfort 59:02 - How to be a better running store customer 1:03:28 - The importance of building great relationships 1:09:11 - Wrap-up
01:11:31
August 03, 2022
#98 How the Massive SuperComp Trainer was Made (ft. New Balance’s Danny Orr and Ethan Steiner)
#98 How the Massive SuperComp Trainer was Made (ft. New Balance’s Danny Orr and Ethan Steiner)
Nate, Matt, and DJ are joined by two very special guests from New Balance: Danny Orr and Ethan Steiner. Danny & Ethan give us an inside look at the development and testing of New Balance's brand new max-stack training shoe, the FuelCell SuperComp Trainer. Boasting a whopping 47mm of midsole and a full-length EnergyArc carbon fiber plate, the SC Trainer was developed to maximize comfort, efficiencty, and energy return. Danny & Ethan help us understand the technology behind EnergyArc, how they landed on 47mm of stack height, and more. Danny Orr is the General Manager of Performance Running at New Balance, leading multiple teams focusing current offereings as well as multi-year shoe development. Ethan is a Sports Research Engineer at New Balance, working in their Sports Research Lab, focused on shoe development, research, and innovation. For more on the FuelCell SuperComp Trainer, be sure to check out our full multi-tester written review on our website. Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 1:12 - Getting to know Ethan & Danny 7:26 - The history & origin of the SC Trainer 10:01 - The evolution of the FuelCell Foam 15:27 - How New Balance tests its foams 16:58 - The design and goal of EnergyArc 23:33 - Testing methodology for human subjects in New Balance's lab 28:37 - How New Balance designed the SC Trainer's massive stack height 36:24 - Who is the SC Trainer for? 43:38 - How the SC Trainer impacts fatigue resistance & running economy 52:30 - What's coming next for the FuelCell line 59:01 - Wrap-up
01:00:25
July 27, 2022
#97 All of Your Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Questions Answered
#97 All of Your Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Questions Answered
Today Nate & Matt review the much-anticipated Saucony Endorphin Speed 3! The new version is, in our opinion, better than ever, boasting a wider platform, more stability, and the same bouncy PWRRUN PB midsole foam. They also tackle a bunch of listener questions about the Speed 3 including: how soft is it? How's the heel stability? How does it compare with the new Saucony Tempus? This episode sponsored by Karhu. You might know they make a collection of running shoes, but for before or after the run, you can be sure to look good with Karhu's Lifestyle collection. They've recently released fresh seasonal colors to ensure you're stylin' going to and from the track. Go to Karhu.com and use promo code DOR2022 at the time of checkout to receive 20% off from the lifestyle assortment when you purchase $100 or more. The Subjective: What makes a shoe soft for you? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 0:54 - The Subjective: What makes a shoe soft for you? 09:40 - Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Review 14:11 - Is the Speed 3 softer? How does it perform at slower paces? 18:00 - How stable is the Speed 3? 28:16 - How does the bounce of the Speed 3 compare to the Rebel V2 and Novablast? 31:51 - Why is stability important to us? 36:38 - How does the Speed 3 compare with the Tempus? 39:55 - Is there anything for the next version of the Speed to improve on? 44:43 - Do we measure the durometer of midsoles? 47:59 - Wrap-up
49:58
July 20, 2022
#96 Testing the Performance Benefit of Super Shoes (ft. Saucony’s Cory Hofmann)
#96 Testing the Performance Benefit of Super Shoes (ft. Saucony’s Cory Hofmann)
Nate, Matt, and DJ are joined Cory Hofmann from Saucony for a deep dive into the world of shoe testing. Cory gives us an inside look at how Saucony tests the biomechanical and physiological impact of their shoes on runners. He also helps us define some oft-misunderstood scientific terms like running power, metabolic cost, running economy, VO2 Max, and more. Cory Hofmann is a Performance Engineer at Saucony research laboratory, testing almost every aspect of their shoe: fit, durability, mechanical properties, etc. Cory specializes in testing and measuring running shoe performance, focusing on biomechanics and physiology. Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 06:07 - How do you measure the benefit you get from different shoes? 13:04 - Mechanical vs. metabolic power 24:27 - How do we measure metabolic cost? 27:51 - What to make of smartwatches giving you your VO2 31:11 - Oxygen vs. energy 39:56 - Research into running cost 44:26 - Biomechanical trends in relation to running economy 49:34 - The relationship between running economy and performance 53:22 - The components of shoes that contribute to performance benefits 58:57 - Our thoughts on the Endorphin Pro 3 1:02:36 - Wrap-up
01:07:17
July 13, 2022
#95 The Science of Footwear Design (ft. Saucony’s Andrea Paulson)
#95 The Science of Footwear Design (ft. Saucony’s Andrea Paulson)
Matt is joined on the podcast by a special guest: Andrea Paulson from Saucony. Andrea gives us an inside look into shoe research and development at Saucony. Matt & Andrea discuss the shifting views on shoe stability and how new shoes like the Saucony Tempus are looking to help the runner. She gives a scientific history of misole foams and a preview of where innvation is taking them, and much more. Andrea Paulson is the Vice President of Product Engineering & Human Performance at Saucony. She leads different, yet connected, divisions that work on every aspect of shoe design, construction and future innovations, as well as biomechanical testing, gathering performance & personal preference data. The Subjective: What stats do you focus on when selecting a shoe? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 3:59 - Defining shoe stability and how it's changing 7:49 - New ways of addressing stability with the Saucony Tempus 12:04 - Midsole foam history & development 26:58 - Accounting for individuality in shoe design 33:50 - Foam science & innovation 41:36 - The complexity of shoe design & supply chain 45:24 - Does footstrike really matter? 49:12 - Foam compression durability 55:14 - Endorphin Pro 3 sneak peak 57:46 - Wrap-up
01:06:41
July 06, 2022
#94 Surviving the Summer: Training & Hydration Strategies for the Heat
#94 Surviving the Summer: Training & Hydration Strategies for the Heat
Today on the podcast Matt and Andrea talk all things summer training. As the temperature increases, we're forced to adjust our running. They offer strategies and tips for adjusting your training, hydrating before/during/after the run, staying cool, and, of course, shoes (does the Asics Metaracer have a USB port?!). 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 we're donating to Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a program that was developed to help young girls recognize their strengths, learn goal setting, build social connection, all while building confidence. Through the program, they learn how teamwork can help in achieving a goal and work toward completing a 5k together at the end of the season. To learn more and donate visit www.girlsontherun.org. The Subjective: What time of day do you run? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 0:52 - DOR Giving: Girls on the Run 2:24 - The Subjective: What time of the day do you run? 5:17 - Summer training: temperature vs. dew point 11:29 - Modifying your training for the heat 19:01 - Hydration strategies 25:44 - Cooling strategies 33:32 - Shoe uppers & breathability 42:58 - Staying safe from sun damage 54:41 - Wrap-up
57:23
June 29, 2022
#93 Shan Riggs & Joshuaine Grant's 3000 Mile Journey Through the East Coast Greenway
#93 Shan Riggs & Joshuaine Grant's 3000 Mile Journey Through the East Coast Greenway
Today Andrea and Matt are joined by two very special guests: Shan Riggs and Joshuaine Grant. On April 16th, 2022, Shan started to run more than 3,000 miles across America again, this time from Key West to the Canadian border along the East Coast Greenway, hoping to be the first person to run the entire trail. The journey is unique in that Shan will be supported the entire route by his partner Joshuaine, who will be towing all of their supplies by bicycle. This run/ride is to support & raise funds for the East Coast Greenway in its mission of connecting people to place. Along the way they'll cross 15 states averaging 40 miles per day, every day. We hear from Shan & Josh about what it takes to take on such an epic trek: training, supplies, nutrition, and, of course, shoes. To learn more & donate, check out their website. The Subjective: How many days per week do you run? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 1:05 - The Subjective: How many days per week do you run? 1:30 - Shan & Josh's trip up the East Coast Greenway 5:53 - Shan & Josh's background and training 13:53 - Supplying and organizing their trek 21:47 - Surprises & challenges along the way 24:40 - Injury prevention & pain management while ultra-running 33:50 - How do you fuel yourself on a 3000 mile journey? 43:36 - The most memorable parts of their trip 47:17 - What's next on their journey 49:44 - Advice for anyone interested in ultra-running 52:15 - Wrap-up
53:48
June 22, 2022
#92 The Truth About Runner's Knee (plus Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 Review)
#92 The Truth About Runner's Knee (plus Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 Review)
Runner's Knee (also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome) is one of the most common running injuries among new runners. It's so prevalent, yet so misunderstood. In this episode, Nate & Matt take a deep dive into the symptoms, anatomy, and mechanics of Runner's Knee, and they explore what makes it such a complicated, hard-to-diagnose injury. They also review Mizuno's latest update to the Wave Horizon 6, their premium stability trainer featuring a new Enerzy Core in the midsole. This episode sponsored by Karhu. You might know they make a collection of running shoes, but for before or after the run, you can be sure to look good with Karhu's Lifestyle collection. They've recently released fresh seasonal colors to ensure you're stylin' going to and from the track. Go to Karhu.com and use promo code DOR2022 at the time of checkout to receive 20% off from the lifestyle assortment when you purchase $100 or more. The Subjective: How light/heavy do you like your daily trainers? How important is weight to you? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 1:38 - The Subjective: How light/heavy do you like your daily trainers? How important is weight to you? 4:30 - Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Horizon 6 21:02 - Is the Wave Horizon worth it at $170? 24:54 - Wave Horizon comparisons 29:20 - Who is this shoe for? 40:10 - What is Runner's Knee? 47:40 - The anatomy & mechanics of patellofemoral pain 1:01:21 - The role of muscular activation in treating Runner's Knee 1:10:00 - Wrap-up
01:12:02
June 15, 2022
#91 Common Running Form Mistakes and a Look at New Balance's Streakfly/Takumi Sen Competitor
#91 Common Running Form Mistakes and a Look at New Balance's Streakfly/Takumi Sen Competitor
Runners are constantly looking to refine and improve their form. Today, Nate, Matt, DJ, and Andrea give you some advice on how to avoid common running form mistakes. You'll learn about the role of hip extension the running gait cycle, how to measure and gain hip extension, and it's impact on shoe choice. They also review New Balance's entry into the 5K/10K racing shoe market, the SC Pacer. This racing flat features a full FuelCell foam midsole and a full-length carbon plate. How does it compare to the Nike Streakfly and the Takumi Sen 8? Have a listen! The Subjective: What's your performance trainer/workout shoe? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 2:12 - The Subjective: What's your performance trainer/workout shoe? 2:35 - New Balance SC Pacer Review 20:35 - Motor planning and its effects on shoe preference 29:23 - New Balance's Energy Arc and the effects of plate shape 33:55 - Hip extension and its placement in the running cycle 41:22 - Commonly problematic form cues 49:10 - Measuring hip extension and why runners might be lacking it 59:19 - What happens if you lack hip extension 1:05:24 - Strategies for gaining hip extension 1:10:00 - The intersection between shoe types and hip extension 1:16:50 - Wrap up 1:17:42 - Bonus track
01:17:50
June 08, 2022
#90 Strength Training 101 for Runners and a Look at Topo’s New PEBAX Powered Trainer
#90 Strength Training 101 for Runners and a Look at Topo’s New PEBAX Powered Trainer
Our very own Dr. David Salas is a certified strength & conditioning specialist (CSCS). In today's episode DJ & Nate give runners a host of information about the benefit of strength training for runnres, how to get started, common pitfalls and more. They also take a look at an exciting new performance trainer from Topo: the Specter. It features a PEBAX-based midsole, surrounded by an EVA rim for some guidance. The result is an exciting, unique uptempo shoe with the potential to shake up the market! We are excited to have this episode sponsored by Karhu. You might know they make a collection of running shoes, but for before or after the run, you can be sure to look good with Karhu's Lifestyle collection. They've recently released fresh seasonal colors to ensure you're stylin' going to and from the track. Go to Karhu.com and use promo code DOR2022 at the time of checkout to receive 20% off from the lifestyle assortment when you purchase $100 or more. The Subjective: What's your favorite summer running gear? Chapters 0:00 - Intro & DOR Giving 4:38 - The Subjective: What's your favorite summer running gear? 5:54 - Topo Specter Review 27:30 - What a CSCS is 33:36 - How runners should be strength training 43:36 - Common pitfalls for runners starting with weight training 56:32 - How to get started with strength training at home 1:06:10 - Wrap-up & further resources
01:09:58
June 01, 2022
#89 Flexible vs. Rigid Forefoots with Kofuzi!
#89 Flexible vs. Rigid Forefoots with Kofuzi!
Matt and DJ are joined by a very special guest, Michael Ko (aka Kofuzi)! Kofuzi tells us about his background and the growth of his YouTube channel. They take a look at his journey to 100,000 subscribers and what's next for his channel. Finally, they investigate the effects of a flexible or rigid forefoot-the biomechanics implications and what type of runner may want each kind of shoe. Today’s episode is sponsored by Running Warehouse! Right now there are Memorial Day promotions going on with discounts on many types of products through the end of May. Make sure you check it out. Also, coming soon, Running Warehouse will have the ASICS METASPEED SKY+ and EDGE+ in stock on June 1. We will be testing and putting out full reviews on these models soon! The Subjective: Do you prefer a flexible or rigid forefoot? Why, and for what purposes? Chapters 0:00 - Intro 1:29 - The Subjective: Do you prefer a flexible or rigid forefoot? Why, and for what purposes? 1:42 - Introducing Kofuzi 9:32 - The significance of 100K YouTube subscribers 19:53 - The state of running culture & media coverage 31:05 - Kofuzi's goals and vision for his channel 40:42 - The basics of the forefoot of shoes 44:51 - How shoe design impacts forefoot flexibility or rigidity 47:13 - The impact of plates on forefoot rigidity 51:08 - The benefits of a flexible or rigid forefoot 1:06:51 - Midsole nostalgia: adapting to midsole changes over time 1:13:17 - Wrap-up
01:14:26
May 25, 2022
#88 The Value of Full Body Running Evaluations, and a Review of the ASICS Glideride 3
#88 The Value of Full Body Running Evaluations, and a Review of the ASICS Glideride 3
Nate, DJ, and Matt explore the value of getting a full body running evaluation from a clinician. They explain how they go about evaluating runners in their own practices at physical therapists. They also take a look at common muscular, skeletal, and mobility weaknesses or restrictions in runners and how to address them. Before that, they review ASICS's brand new GLIDERIDE 3, which features their new FF Blast+ compound, giving a softer, more natural ride. We are excited to have this episode sponsored by Karhu. You might know they make a collection of running shoes, but for before or after the run, you can be sure to look good with Karhu's Lifestyle collection. They've recently released fresh seasonal colors to ensure you're stylin' going to and from the track. Go to Karhu.com and use promo code DOR2022 at the time of checkout to receive 20% off from the lifestyle assortment when you purchase $100 or more. The Subjective: What's your current favorite midsole foam? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 1:20 - The Subjective: Have you ever had a full body running evaluation? 1:50 - ASICS GLIDERIDE 3 Review - Upper 6:56 - ASICS GLIDERIDE 3 - Midsole & Ride 23:34 - Who this shoe may work for 35:08 - Overview of full body running evaluations 43:59 - Common muscular weaknesses in runners 59:28 - Common mobility restrictions in runners 1:03:20 - Testing parameters in running evaluations 1:09:32 - The importance of running evaluations 1:16:14 - Wrap-up
01:17:13
May 18, 2022
#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
01:25:38
May 11, 2022
#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
01:15:01
May 04, 2022
#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
01:01:27
April 27, 2022
#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
01:03:18
April 20, 2022
#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
51:44
April 13, 2022
#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
01:13:15
April 06, 2022
#81 Most Common Reviewer/DPT Questions, Answered | Asics Cumulus 24 Review
#81 Most Common Reviewer/DPT Questions, Answered | Asics Cumulus 24 Review
At the roundtable today, Nate, Matt, and DJ discuss the three questions they're asked most often as shoe reviewers and physical therapists: How does X shoe fit and is it responsive? How stable is X shoe?, and what shoe would you recommend for a certain condition or pain? Also, they take an in-depth look at Asics's latest update to the Cumulus series, now featuring Flytefoam Blast. *This episode is sponsored by our friends at Running Warehouse! Right now they are having a Spring Savings event at www.runningwarehouse.com, featuring Hoka, Nike, and one of our favorite shoes of the past year: the Kinvara 12. Also this week, the new Hoka Speedgoat 5 and much talked about On Cloudmonser have arrived! We absolutely loved testing the Speedgoat 5 recently. Anyone looking to do long miles on the trail will find much to love. The Subjective: What's your favorite long run shoe? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 1:18 - DOR Giving: Alzheimer's Association 5:46 - The Subjective: What's your favorite long run shoe? 14:03 - Asics Cumulus 24 Review 40:38 - The three questions we get asked the most as shoe reviewers 42:15 - How does this shoe fit? And is it responsive? 46:30 - How stable is X shoe? 58:34 - What's the best shoe for a certain pain or condition? 1:06:37 - Wrap up Our Favorite Running Warehouse Picks Right Now: Naked Belt - DJ's favorite way to carry all his gels and phone during the run Ciele Hat - Nathan's favorite running hat of all time Coffee Flavored Skratch Labs - Matt's favorite way to recovery post run and get a morning jolt Janji Mercury Track Pants - Social Media Manager Bach's absolute favorite cool weather pants. Soft, durable, and well-fitting with great zip pockets.
01:08:22
March 30, 2022
#80 Mailbag Q&A: Super Shoes for Women, Stability and the Knee, Morton's Neuroma, and More
#80 Mailbag Q&A: Super Shoes for Women, Stability and the Knee, Morton's Neuroma, and More
At the roundtable today Nate and Matt are joined for the first time by Doctors of Running Contributor, Megan Flynn to answer a variety of listener questions. How does body weight change the impact of super shoes, especially for women? What is Morton's neuroma and what should you look for in shoes to help you deal with it? How do stability shoes impact conditions like genu varum? Join us for answers to these questions and more. The Subjective: What motivates you to keep running? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 3:58 - Meet DOR Contributor Megan Flynn 12:58 - The Subjective: what motivates you to keep running? 22:16 - What shoes might be good if you have Morton's neuroma? 39:22 - What shoe characteristics influence knee problems? 48:34 - Do mild stability shoes impact genu varum? 54:28 - Does a runner's weight impact their ability to maximize the benefit of supershoes, especially for women? 1:01:16 - Wrap-up
01:02:36
March 23, 2022
#79 Does More Shoe Cushioning Lower Your Injury Risk? (ft. Dr. Laurent Malisoux)
#79 Does More Shoe Cushioning Lower Your Injury Risk? (ft. Dr. Laurent Malisoux)
In a very special episode, Matt interviews Laurent Malisoux, PhD about his extensive research into the connection between shoe cushioning and injury rates. Dr. Malisoux is the Group Leader of the Physical Activity, Sport and Health (PASH) research group at the Luxembourg Institute of Health. Over the last 5 years, he focused his research activities on the prevention of sports injury and the evaluation of physical activity. Matt and Dr. Malisoux explore the differences between hard and soft shoes, research methods, injury risk, and more. The Subjective: If you could have anyone on the podcast as a guest, who would it be?  Chapters 00:00 - Giveaway winner 00:57 - Introduction 2:25 - Interview: Matt with Dr. Laurent Malisoux 10:43 - Shoe Cushioning Defined 17:15 - Is there a connection between impact force and injury risk 25:21 - The influence of different levels of shoe cushioning on biomechanics 28:03 - The relationship between body mass and injury risk 41:33 - What does research say about shoes effecting injury rates? 50:59 - In what population does shoe cushioning impact injury rates, and how do we apply that? 1:00:29 - Closing questions 1:02:39 - Interview wrap-up with Matt & Nate
01:11:32
March 16, 2022
#78 How Should Your Shoes Fit, plus Saucony Freedom 5 & Axon 2 Reviews
#78 How Should Your Shoes Fit, plus Saucony Freedom 5 & Axon 2 Reviews
Today at the roundtable Nate, DJ, and Matt discuss how a shoe should fit. How do you asses whether a shoe fits you well? What should you look for when shopping for running shoes? What are the consequences of poor fit? They also take an in-depth look at Saucony's latest update of the Freedom 5 featuring the same PWRRUN PB midsole foam as their Endorphin line. They also review Saucony's updates to the Axon: a max-stack, rockered, budget-friendly trainer. *This episode was sponsored by Running Warehouse. Check out the latest Spring Savings deals at www.runningwarehouse.com GIVEAWAY: $50 Running Warehouse Gift Card (US Eligible Only) To Enter 1. Review this podcast and send a screen shot of your review to doctorsofrunningpodcast@gmail.com 2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel (Doctors of Running) and comment your answer to "The Subjective" (video will be posted on 3/11/22) *One entry per method (max of two entries per person). Winner will be contacted on 3/13/22. Our favorites at RW right now: David's Naked Belt: https://www.runningwarehouse.com/SearchResults/?from=docrun&searchtext=Naked%20belt&opt_perpage=20&opt_sort=relevance&opt_page=1 Nathan's Ciele Hat: https://www.runningwarehouse.com/Ciele_ALZCap_SC_565cm_-_Century_Small_Logo/descpage-CALZLPI015.html?from=docrun Matt's Skratch: https://www.runningwarehouse.com/Skratch_Sport_Recovery_Mix_12-Serv/descpage-SKSRMXB.html?from=docrun The Subjective: What's the best-fitting running shoe you've ever had? Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 4:32 - The Subjective: What's the best fitting running shoe you've ever had? 8:32 - Saucony Freedom 5 Review 17:46 - Saucony Freedom 5 Uses & Comparisons 31:02 - Saucony Axon 2 Review 48:04 - How should a running shoe fit? 1:12:46 - Shoe recommendations for narrow & wide feet 1:15:34 - Outro
01:16:29
March 09, 2022
#77 The Resurgence of PUMA Running: An Interview with Todd Falker and Laura Healey
#77 The Resurgence of PUMA Running: An Interview with Todd Falker and Laura Healey
Today Nate and DJ are joined by two very special guests from PUMA: Todd Falker (Senior Product Line Manager) and Laura Healey  (Manager, Footwear Innovation). They give us an inside look at how PUMA came out of nowhere with a great lineup of shoes in 2021 and what updates they have planned for 2022 and beyond. We also look at the development at two brand new shoes, the FAST-R and the RUN XX coming later this year and dig a bit into the biomechanical and tester feedback approach that PUMA is taking within their development. Chapters 0:00 - Introduction 1:18 - The Subjective: what's your favorite PUMA running shoe? 4:18 - Introducing Todd & Laura 10:40 - PUMA's lineup: a recap of 2021 and a look at updates 20:56 - The FAST-R 35:16 - The RUN XX: a women's-specific shoe 45:32 - Looking forward: Puma's upcoming projects and goals 52:00 - Wrap-up
52:53
March 02, 2022
#76 Best Shoes for Posterior Tibialis Pain and Saucony Kinvara 13 Review
#76 Best Shoes for Posterior Tibialis Pain and Saucony Kinvara 13 Review
Today at the roundtable Nate, Matt, and David discuss the tibialis posterior, including its role in the gait cycle, how it can get irritated or injured, and what shoes may be best for dealing with tib post pain. They also take an in depth look at Saucony's latest refresh of the cult classic Kinvara, version 13. Also, at the end of the month we'll feature a new DOR giving initiative. For February it's City On a Hill in Milwaukee, WI. Chapters Intro DOR Giving: City On a Hill - 1:10 The Subjective: Biggest running goals for 2022 - 3:52 Tibialis Posterior Pain: anatomy and causes - 10:22 Best Shoes for Tibialis Posterior pain - 25:38 Saucony Kinvara 13 Review - 33:20 Saucony Kinvara 13 Comparisons - 44:26 Closing - 57:02
58:36
February 23, 2022
#75 What are Rocker Soles and What Benefits do they Have?, How to Deal with Conflicting Evidence, + XTEP RC 260
#75 What are Rocker Soles and What Benefits do they Have?, How to Deal with Conflicting Evidence, + XTEP RC 260
Today Nate and Matt take a deep dive into rocker soles in running shoes. What exactly is a rocker sole? What's the role of toe spring in a shoe? Who may benefit from a rockered sole and who may not? Afterwards we discuss what to do when presented with conflicting evidence and how to sift through the vast amount of information and research available. Finally, Matt gives his review of the XTEP RC 260. Chapters 0:00 - Intro 1:26 - The Subjective: what's your favorite Winter Olympics event? 6:56 - Rocker Soles: definitions and biomechanical implications 23:20 - What shoes have the best integrated forefoot rockers? 28:50 - Who may benefit from rocker soles? 36:27 - Who may not benefit from rocker soles? 40:56 - Research: what we do with conflicting evidence 48:59 - XTEP X 260 Review
01:00:28
February 16, 2022
#74 Defining Shoe Categories, Favorite Long-Distance Racing Shoes, and Craft Line-Up Review
#74 Defining Shoe Categories, Favorite Long-Distance Racing Shoes, and Craft Line-Up Review
Today at the roundtable we discuss the continually blurring lines between different categories of running shoes: namely trainers, performance trainers, and racing shoes. We talk about whether performance trainers are even useful and if so, why? We then dive into Craft's new offerings: Ultra 2, Ultra Carbon 2, and Race Rebel. Chapters 0:00 - Intro/Big Favor 2:08 - The Subjective: favorite long distance racing shoe? 10:56 - Shoe Categories: where do we draw the lines and are they useful? 27:00 - What's the point of a performance trainer? 37:24 - Craft line-up reviews
01:01:39
February 09, 2022
#73 Selecting Shoes for Newer Runners, How Long Running Shoes Last, and On Cloudboom Echo Thoughts
#73 Selecting Shoes for Newer Runners, How Long Running Shoes Last, and On Cloudboom Echo Thoughts
In today's episode we revisit conversations that have been had regarding foam, namely discussing what changes foam leads to on the body and how long foam may last in a shoe. We then highlight our new guide on doctorsofrunning.com that helps people consider what to think about when purchasing their first pair of running shoes (or close to it). Embedded in those discussions are pearls of advice for preparing our bodies to run, what this sport demands of our bodies, and how we can be the smartest runners possible.  Find the guide here: https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/2022/01/best-running-shoes-for-beginners.html Chapters: 00:00 Introduction/Who is DOR? 4:50 Listener Question: What’s your latest injury? 9:18 Foam properties, loading, impact force, stack height, and more 16:08 How long does foam last? 24:04 ON Cloudboom Echo first thoughts 27:42 Selecting shoes for the new runner 55:52 Wrap-up
58:48
February 02, 2022
#72 Why are Uppers so Overlooked? Best Uppers of 2021 and a Roundup of Early HOKA 2022 Offerings
#72 Why are Uppers so Overlooked? Best Uppers of 2021 and a Roundup of Early HOKA 2022 Offerings
Today on the roundtable we have the joy of talking about our second DOR Giving initiative. You'll learn more about the Life Rolls On foundation and the wonderful work they do. You can learn more and donate to their organization here: https://liferollson.org/. Next we talk about the art and science of uppers, and why they are one of the most overlooked pieces of shoe design. We give our picks for favorite uppers over the last year and why they worked for us in a variety of categories like daily trainer, racers, and trail. Then we discuss and review all of the early HOKA 2022 offerings: Carbon X3, Kawana, Tecton X, and Mach Supersonic. We discuss where some of these fell short, who they may work for, and where HOKA may need to go next. 
01:00:05
January 26, 2022
#71 How 43 Years in Running Shoe Innovation Led to BLUMAKA (ft. Stuart Jenkins)
#71 How 43 Years in Running Shoe Innovation Led to BLUMAKA (ft. Stuart Jenkins)
Today to the roundtable we welcome Stuart Jenkins, a seasoned innovator in the running shoe industry who has worked with independent inventors across brands, led Deckers' innovation team, and now has started BLUMAKA. We dive into what he has found makes innovation work and how companies can fail at innovation, all while considering his newest endeavor with BLUMAKA, which has a focus on high performing and sustainably produced product with foam created out of a majority of recycled material. Hear his initial takes on sustainability in the run shoe industry and things to consider as inventors and innovators.  To learn more about BLUMAKA, visit www.blumaka.com. For 20% off your first order, use promo code DOR20 (note that we do not receive a kickback for these purchases, it is simply a discount for our listeners). Listener discretion advised: please note that there is swearing in this episode of the Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable.
01:13:16
January 19, 2022
DOR Mini Update
DOR Mini Update
We will be taking a break for 2-3 weeks on the Roundtable but will still be producing all our website content, so feel free to check that out at www.doctorsofrunning.com. After our break the podcast will be full steam ahead! Happy New Year!
01:18
January 05, 2022
#70 Can I Run Through an Achilles Tendon Injury?
#70 Can I Run Through an Achilles Tendon Injury?
Today is our final episode of 2021, and we couldn't be more thankful for all of you who have joined this community! We are closing out the year with an exciting new giving initiative which we discuss in detail. However, this month's organization that we are supporting is Megan's Wings. You can check out what they do on their website: https://www.meganswings.org/. After that, Matt and Nathan dive into Achilles Tendinopathy and cover everything from definitions, pathoanatomy, rehab, and what role shoes play. They also discuss the question, "Can I keep running through this injury?" As always, this podcast is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are having pain or an injury, please find a local physical therapist. 
01:00:42
December 29, 2021
#69 Best Road Racing Shoe 2021: DPT Approved Awards
#69 Best Road Racing Shoe 2021: DPT Approved Awards
We are in the final episode of our DPT Approved Awards for 2021. Our team has tested over 110 shoes and ran over 15,000 miles in 2021 (so far) and we are ready to dish out our picks for numerous categories of shoes. Our final category is a fan-favorite: Best Road Racing Shoes. We talk through our individual contributor picks for both shorter and longer distance road racing with a focus on "super shoe" options. We are believers in more traditional road racing flats, but those will be reserved for another time. 2021 was a sneaky year that brought a lot of very solid road racing options, and we talk about many of them in this episode. 
35:39
December 22, 2021
#68 Best Stability Shoe 2021: DPT Approved Awards
#68 Best Stability Shoe 2021: DPT Approved Awards
Today we are continuing our run through our DPT Approved Awards. Our team has tested over 110 shoes and ran over 15,000 miles in 2021 (so far) and we are ready to dish out our picks for numerous categories of shoes. Today's roundtable focuses on one of our favorite topics, which is stability within running shoe construction. We are dishing out two awards today. First is the "Best Stability Shoe", which is defined as "a shoe that has intentional design to help guide the foot as it moves across the platform by utilizing some formal stability construction". The second award is "Best Stable Neutral Shoe", which we define as "a shoe that was not built with formal stability measures, but its construction lends it to being more stable compared to other shoes within the neutral category." If you're looking for our nitty gritty through on the nuance found in stability footwear design, you won't find it here, but you can get a start by going to www.doctorsofrunning.com and checking out our "Stability Guide".
40:07
December 15, 2021
#67 Best Plated Performance Trainer 2021: DPT Approved Awards
#67 Best Plated Performance Trainer 2021: DPT Approved Awards
Ready for about 100 tangents? Well here they come. Today we are continuing our run through our DPT Approved Awards. Our team has tested over 110 shoes and ran over 14,500 miles in 2021 (so far) and we are ready to dish out our picks for numerous categories of shoes. We break down the best plated performance trainers in 2021 while presenting our individual picks and our team's consensus pick. We define performance trainer as "a shoe that specializes for uptempo running, workouts, and can even double as a racer for some. It's even better if the shoe can handle warm-ups well and do a few easy miles on the ends of workouts, but typically isn't as comfortable for daily milage." We discuss that some plated shoes designed for racing may function well (or even better) for some in a performance trainer capacity, but that does come with a higher price tag. This was the first time where all three members had the same three shoes in their top 3 (albeit in different orders). 
34:07
December 08, 2021
#66 Best Non-Plated Performance Trainer 2021: DPT Approved Awards
#66 Best Non-Plated Performance Trainer 2021: DPT Approved Awards
Today we are continuing our run through our DPT Approved Awards. Our team has tested over 110 shoes and ran over 14,500 miles in 2021 (so far) and we are ready to dish out our picks for numerous categories of shoes. Today we break down the best non-plated performance trainers in 2021 while presenting our individual picks and our team's consensus pick. We define performance trainer as "a shoe that specializes for uptempo running, workouts, and can even double as a racer for some. It's even better if the shoe can handle warm-ups well and do a few easy miles on the ends of workouts, but typically isn't as comfortable for daily milage."
26:15
December 01, 2021
#65 Daily Trainer of the Year 2021: DPT Approved Awards
#65 Daily Trainer of the Year 2021: DPT Approved Awards
It's that time of year! Our team has tested over 110 shoes and ran over 14,500 miles in 2021 (so far) and we are ready to dish out our awards. Up first is the Best Daily Trainer Award. We define daily trainer as "a shoe that can eat up a lot of your training miles, is reliable and consistent, has mild versatility, and can function as a workhorse shoe." In other words, which shoe do you just keep reaching for day after day? Our team gives each of our individual picks, what we like about them, and then finish with our team's consensus pick for the year. 
34:01
November 24, 2021
#64 Where are my shoes?? Exploring supply chain issues (ft. Tina Danforth of Mizuno USA)
#64 Where are my shoes?? Exploring supply chain issues (ft. Tina Danforth of Mizuno USA)
In today's episode we had the privilege of sitting down with Tina Danforth, Product Manager of Running Footwear and Apparel for Mizuno USA, to talk in depth about the supply chain issues within the running industry. We talk about how the supply chain works, what areas have been affected, what consumers can expect (in terms of availability and price), and some tips for shopping in the future. Then Tina pulls back the curtain for the future of Mizuno and also we take a closer look at design elements of the Rebellion. 
49:09
November 17, 2021
#63 Best Cold Weather Running Gear, Saucony Endorphin Speed RunShield, and Adidas Solar Glide 4 Series
#63 Best Cold Weather Running Gear, Saucony Endorphin Speed RunShield, and Adidas Solar Glide 4 Series
Today Matt and Nathan sit down to break down the changes that happen to a crowd favorite (Endorphin Speed 2) when you slap a RunShield upper onto it. They then discuss two shoes within the Solar Glide series and certain design patterns that muddy clean transitions and mechanics. Finally they dive into staying safe in darker and colder weather, while pointing out some of their own favorite gear.
01:02:54
November 10, 2021
#62 The Benefits of Zero Drop, Halloween Shenanigans, and Altra Paradigm 6 Review
#62 The Benefits of Zero Drop, Halloween Shenanigans, and Altra Paradigm 6 Review
In today's episode we dive into the knowledge base surrounding 0 drop shoes and what demands they place on the body. We also discuss transitioning to a 0mm drop platform and considerations of how to do it safely. We then discuss in depth the Altra Paradigm 6, all while trying to bring David along, who was deep into character throughout the review (see YouTube to visualize costumes). 
59:48
November 03, 2021
#61 Adios Pro 2 Review and Comparisons, Quick Tips on Recovery, and Mailbag: First Toe Stiffness and Pain
#61 Adios Pro 2 Review and Comparisons, Quick Tips on Recovery, and Mailbag: First Toe Stiffness and Pain
In today's episode we first get a peek into David's testing experience of the Bondi X after he took it for a steady state 21 mile long run. We then give some quick tips on recovery after hard race efforts and what our body needs in recovery. The bulk of our time is spent reviewing the Adios Pro 2, comparing to other models, and talking about the unique construction of the shoe. Finally, we dip into the follower mailbag to talk about first toe stiffness and pain, exercises to consider, and how shoes and shoe modifications may help.
01:06:44
October 27, 2021
#60 The Physiology of Super Shoes (feat Dustin Joubert PhD)
#60 The Physiology of Super Shoes (feat Dustin Joubert PhD)
In today's episode, Matt sits down with Dustin Joubert to talk about the physiology behind Super Shoes. Dustin has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and is a professor at Stephen F Austin State University. He has been conducting running economy research regarding how people respond to a various number of the current super shoes, including the Alphafly, Vaporfly, Metspeed Sky, Rocket X, and Endorphin Pro (among others). They talk about the results of his current research (linked below), plans for future study, and recommendations for how different runners should (or shouldn't) use this date to inform their purchases for running shoes. They also go into his own personal experience in the shoes and how he has processed which shoes he likes most, which he calls his "LabRat" testing.  *please forgive the minor echoing noted when Dustin is speaking* For more information on Dustin Joubert PhD, his research, and how to support his upcoming work, check out the following links: Preprint Link: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/kinesiology/33/ Crowdfunding Link: https://graphite.sfasu.edu/impact-jacks/project/support-research-for-women-s-running-shoe-performance-at-sfa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/labratrundown/
54:13
October 20, 2021
#59 Endorphin Pro 2 or Pro+? (MKE Lakefront Marathon Recap), and Are Stable Neutral Shoes a Thing?
#59 Endorphin Pro 2 or Pro+? (MKE Lakefront Marathon Recap), and Are Stable Neutral Shoes a Thing?
We are back in the recording studio and are thankful to be back together. First, we quickly touch on the differences between the Mizuno Wave Rebellion pre-production model and the final production models that we just received in the mail a few weeks ago. There are some important differences! We then recap Nathan's MKE Lakefront Marathon experience and dive into the experience of pain throughout training as well as why he chose the Endorphin Pro 2 over the Pro + for this race. Finally we dip into the mailbag and discuss a question surrounding "stable neutral shoes" and how well we are able (or not able) to effectively pair foot type with shoes.
01:05:43
October 13, 2021
HIGHLIGHTS: Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 2
HIGHLIGHTS: Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 2
Today we finish our HIGHLIGHTS series with the second part of our conversation on foot strike and how it impacts running and the runner. Next week we will be back with brand new content and updates on fall training/racing/studying.
41:03
October 06, 2021
HIGHLIGHTS: Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 1
HIGHLIGHTS: Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 1
It's a busy time over here at Doctors of Running. Matt is getting ready for his qualifying exams, David is in the throws of wedding season, and Nate has his marathon this week. Therefore we are taking this change to dive back into a podcast we released in the first couple months of our podcast's life. Over the next two weeks we will re-release our podcast on running foot strike and what the research shows us about the impact of all strike patterns. It's a great topic because it can be something that many runners obsess over...but maybe for the wrong reasons. As always, this is for educational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. 
31:48
September 29, 2021
#58 Saucony Endorphin Pro +, Orthotics & Stability Shoes?, and Do Higher Drops Offload the Calf?
#58 Saucony Endorphin Pro +, Orthotics & Stability Shoes?, and Do Higher Drops Offload the Calf?
Today's episode was a fun one to record as we jumped back into a deep dive of a shoe. The Saucony Endorphin Pro + is about to hit the market and is an even more race ready option from Saucony. We talk about our current testing experience and the influence of uppers on a shoe. We then hit the fan mailbag and answer questions regarding the interaction between orthotics and stability shoes as well as how higher drop shoes may effect calf loading.
54:15
September 22, 2021
#57 Minimalist vs Maximalist: What Should Kids and the Elderly Wear?
#57 Minimalist vs Maximalist: What Should Kids and the Elderly Wear?
Today we welcome Guest Reviewer Andrea Myers to the roundtable! Andrea is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with 15 years of experience and a board certification in Orthopedics. She gives insight into the crossover between running and cycling given her history as a professional cyclist and current role as a bike fitter. We all then dive into the topic of minimalism and maximalism. We discuss possible pros and cons of each, with a special focus on how/when each may be used in the special populations of kids and the elderly. 
01:01:11
September 15, 2021
#56 What Story Does our Outsole Wear Tell? and the Most Stable Super Shoes (Adizero Avanti Super Spike Preview)
#56 What Story Does our Outsole Wear Tell? and the Most Stable Super Shoes (Adizero Avanti Super Spike Preview)
Today Matt gives a preview to the Adizero Avanti and we discuss who may need track spikes in the first place. We then talk about what we can and cannot learn from our outsole wear pattern. Finally we talk about the ranging stability within super shoes and which may be appropriate for those with certain stability needs. *None of what is shared in this podcast should be a substitute for medical advice*
41:12
September 08, 2021
#55 Plantar Fasci(itis?) and How a Runner's Weight Plays Into Shoe Selection
#55 Plantar Fasci(itis?) and How a Runner's Weight Plays Into Shoe Selection
In today's episode we start with a quick update on our own training and a mini review of a shoe Nathan has been testing the last few weeks. We then dive into the anatomy of the plantar fascia, what may cause pain/injury, and what do to about it. NOTE: a hallmark sign of plantar fasciopathy is pain with the first steps in the morning (was not said in the pod, but is a really helpful sign/symptom to diagnose). Finally, our team talks about a very interesting topic: how does body weight influence what running shoes we buy? **This podcast is not a substitute for medical advice and is educational in nature. If you are having pain, please contact your orthopedic PT or physician**
01:02:11
September 01, 2021
#54 Ankle Sprains, Do Shoes Cause Injuries?, and Who Actually Benefits from Super Shoes?
#54 Ankle Sprains, Do Shoes Cause Injuries?, and Who Actually Benefits from Super Shoes?
In today's episode we are starting a new trend where each episode is inspired by you, our listeners. We are taking your questions and diving deep into each topic. Today we dive deep into ankle sprain classification/rehab, discuss the likelihood of shoes being a causative factor of pain and how you can tell, and consider who may actually benefit from "super shoes" (as well as what "benefit" really means). Also, you'll get a sneak peek at a shoe that Founder Matt Klein is currently testing. 
01:03:53
August 25, 2021
#53 Mizuno Wave Rebellion Review
#53 Mizuno Wave Rebellion Review
In this episode we dive deep into Mizuno’s new offering, the Wave Rebellion. It features a new Pebax foam (Enerzy Lite) and a glass fiber plate. We talk about who will most likely do well in a shoe like this. Before that, we simply highlight some other gear/nutrition that we’ve been regularly using on our runs. Visit our full written review of the Wave Rebellion here: https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/2021/08/mizuno-wave-rebellion-multiple-tester.html
53:40
August 18, 2021
#52 Super Shoes of 2021 | Alphafly to Sky, Best Carbon Plated Shoes of the Year
#52 Super Shoes of 2021 | Alphafly to Sky, Best Carbon Plated Shoes of the Year
Matt and David dive into all the new Marathon racing options that came out this year. They talk about their personal favorites and what might work best for certain types of runners.
59:39
August 04, 2021
#51 DOR Mailbag Q&A
#51 DOR Mailbag Q&A
We've loved our growing audience and all the questions coming our way. The sad thing is that we are limited in our time and aren't able to get to all of them. therefore we are starting the DOR Mailbag. We are taking your questions and creating a running list. On each podcast, we will address at least one mailbag question. This is a special episode where Matt and Nathan round out our first set of mailbag questions.
43:23
July 28, 2021
#50 Doctors of Running Q&A: Flare, Toe Spring, Plates and More
#50 Doctors of Running Q&A: Flare, Toe Spring, Plates and More
Today is our 50th episode! It's been a while since we've released a podcast, and we were glad to be back. We give an update to what DOR has been up to and then run through many questions we've gotten from you all over the last few months. 
59:46
July 21, 2021
#48 Breaking down the PUMA Nitro Line
#48 Breaking down the PUMA Nitro Line
In this episode, Nathan gives a breakdown of (most of) the new Nitro line from PUMA as they burst back into the run specialty scene. The only shoe not covered is the Deviate Nitro as it has not been tested by our team yet. Find out what he thinks would work best for daily miles, the most versatile, and where the rest fall in line. 
23:52
May 26, 2021
#47 Common Taper Mistakes and Run Coaching Philosophy (feat. Dave Ames)
#47 Common Taper Mistakes and Run Coaching Philosophy (feat. Dave Ames)
Today we had the privilege of sitting down with Coach Dave Ames of Ame For It Run Coaching. He breaks down his coaching philosophy and answers questions from our followers (including common taper mistakes and book recommendations). He really drops some knowledge.
01:04:45
May 19, 2021
#46 Biodegradable Footwear; NEWTON Gravity and Motion 10 Reviews
#46 Biodegradable Footwear; NEWTON Gravity and Motion 10 Reviews
Today we sit down as a team to discuss the most recent initiative from Newton, which is creating biodegradable shoes to help sustainability efforts. Listen for more details! We then give our thoughts on the new Gravity and Motion 10 and the difficulties we had getting used to these shoes compared to some of the other Newtons we have tested (and why). 
28:09
May 12, 2021
#45 “Natural Running” and the founding of TOPO (ft. Tony Post)
#45 “Natural Running” and the founding of TOPO (ft. Tony Post)
We were honored to have Tony Post join us on the podcast this week. Tony, the founder and CEO of TOPO Athletic, has a rich and fun history in the sport of running and in footwear development. Hear more about his journey and how TOPO approaches footwear design today.
36:11
May 07, 2021
REVIEW: HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 AFTER 108 MILES
REVIEW: HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 AFTER 108 MILES
David Salas DPT gives his thoughts on the Carbon X2 after 100+ miles. 
07:11
May 06, 2021
#44: Skechers Razor Line Explained
#44: Skechers Razor Line Explained
Hello everyone! Today we show up clean shaven to talk all things that is  Razor. The Skechers Razor line blew up in popularity with the Skechers  GORun Razor 3 debuting their Hyperburst foam a couple of years ago.  Since then they have taken the Razor and run with it, making a plated  version, a higher stack version, a trail version, and evolving uppers  throughout. In this episode Matt and Nathan dive into all 6 (yes....6) available Razor variants that are currently available from Skechers. The beloved Razor 3 was played with to provide runners with many shoes that serve different purposes, with all of them keeping some Razor 3 DNA.
40:37
April 30, 2021
#43 Brooks Launch 8 vs Launch 8 GTS + Budget Trainers
#43 Brooks Launch 8 vs Launch 8 GTS + Budget Trainers
In today's episode Matt and Nathan dive into the Brooks Launch 8 and Launch 8 GTS (go-to-stability) while drawing comparisons to other high quality budget trainers that are out on the market. They discuss which budget trainers ($100 or less) exist and why some may work better than others for certain people.
32:38
April 26, 2021
#42 PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite
#42 PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite
This was fun. An unexpected company has produced one of our favorite elite marathon racing shoes to date. Keeping things simple while progressing foam technology and shaping, the PUMA Deviate Nitro Elite is a versatile and fun ride.
53:22
March 28, 2021
#41 HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 Review + Comparisons
#41 HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4 Review + Comparisons
Today the team dives into the HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4, a highly anticipated performance trainer from HOKA this year. We also spend a lot of time diving into comparisons with other HOKA and other branded shoes to see where this might fit in someone's lineup.
51:02
March 18, 2021
#40 Val Weilert: Footwear Designer!
#40 Val Weilert: Footwear Designer!
"I asked her friend, what do you do for Nike? He said he was a footwear designer and I was like whoa, whoa, whoa wait how did you do that? Did you study fashion...? There was just not the knowledge I think there is today. After I heard his job and what he did I was like wait this is the perfect job. I'm a runner. I love art and design. Why can't I put these two things together?"   This week we had the honor of speaking with Valerie Weilert, a footwear designer in the running industry. We go into her beginnings in the footwear industry and talk about thoughts on super shoes and racing flats. A lot of good information on shoe design here for those interested in how the process works. Special thanks to Val for speaking with us and sharing her story!   Chapter Preview 00:00 - Intro, Val's background in running and footwear design 7:19 - What is the normal day of a footwear designer?/Design process   13:23 - Evolution of a shoe design 14:47 - Developing shoes/spikes for athletes to consumers 30:36 - Super Shoe thoughts 44:43 - The classic racing flat, and finding the right shoe for you 56:00 - World Athletic impacts on shoe designing, and thoughts on popular track shoes today 1:01:50 - COVID impact on professional training   1:06:24 - Coffee or tea?
01:10:51
March 11, 2021
#39 Run Coaching and Physical Therapy (feat. Coach Dave Ames)
#39 Run Coaching and Physical Therapy (feat. Coach Dave Ames)
Today we had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Coach Dave Ames of Ame For It Run Coaching. Dave addresses many audiences including prospective run coaches, new run coaches, and then people seeking a run coach. Listen to find out what makes a someone a good run coach and what to look for if you're trying to find your own run coach. We also dive into where Physical Therapy and Run Coaching merge together and how their unique, divergent skill sets should be utilized. Spoiler: this is a team sport. Finally we talk about optimal training and common training errors that lead to injury. 
01:08:58
March 04, 2021
#38 Carbon Fiber Suspension Shoes with creator Lenn Hann
#38 Carbon Fiber Suspension Shoes with creator Lenn Hann
We sat down with Lenn Hann to dig into the research he has done regarding the new shoe he is finding via Kickstarter. We go into sample sizes, methods, and outcomes of what his research looked like.
36:28
February 28, 2021
#37 STORY TIME: Favorite Race Moments
#37 STORY TIME: Favorite Race Moments
Matt, David, and Nathan break down their favorite race memories. A pleasant trip down memory lane.
14:22
February 24, 2021
#36 Karhu's Jordan Kinley on Past, Present, and Future of the Finnish Running Brand
#36 Karhu's Jordan Kinley on Past, Present, and Future of the Finnish Running Brand
We had the pleasure of sitting down the Jordan Kinley of Karhu. He brings us through the long and rich history of the brand and the technological developments that have been happening within the brand for a long time. He also give a look into what is in store for 2021 in Karhu. Oh, and if you didn't know...they have a kickin' lifestyle line of shoes and clothes.
55:26
February 02, 2021
#35: Saucony Freedom 4 Review (and comparisons to the Kinvara 12)
#35: Saucony Freedom 4 Review (and comparisons to the Kinvara 12)
Today we dissect our testing experience of the new Saucony Freedom 4, which is the first non-plated shoe to sport their PWRUN PB midsole that was found in the Endorphin Pro and Speed. We also dive into how Saucony managed to stabilize such a bouncy and softer foam. We also take a lot of time to compare to the Kinvara 12, it's older and more traditional cousin. Both great options -- just depends what you are looking for. Take a listen for all the details!
43:21
January 28, 2021
#34 HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 Review: All of the Science
#34 HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 Review: All of the Science
The Carbon X2 was designed to help break the 100K world record. We dive into our testing experience and then the science behind this shoe...and there is a lot of it. Also find out which childhood snack this shoe reminds us of.
54:17
January 19, 2021
#33 Saucony Kinvara 12 Review
#33 Saucony Kinvara 12 Review
The beloved Kinvara gets a big update! Check our our team’s thoughts on this lightweight trainer and speed day shoe!
31:50
January 15, 2021
#32 Saucony Hurricane 23 Review
#32 Saucony Hurricane 23 Review
The roundtable today is all about the premium stability trainer by Saucony -- the Hurricane 23. For lovers of the bouncy but heavy PWRUN+ foam who like some moderate-maximal stability, this may be a great option. Plus find out which National Park this shoe reminds us of.
27:17
January 12, 2021
#31 2020 Recap and 2021 Dreams (100+ mile review for Symmetros, Adizero Pro, and Kayano Lite)
#31 2020 Recap and 2021 Dreams (100+ mile review for Symmetros, Adizero Pro, and Kayano Lite)
Time for 2021! In this episode we recap 2020 for DOR and some personal goals that we met. We then shift to our hopes for 2021. Next we transition to some long term reviews for shoes we have over 100 miles in. And finally we dig into the “hierarchy of evidence” and how that informs how we make, and how you should interpret, our recommendations.
46:55
January 05, 2021
#30 2020 Shoes of the Year
#30 2020 Shoes of the Year
In this episode our team breaks down their favorite shoes from 2020...with some side stepping into training and footwear science related topics.  We hit our favorite trainers, most versatile shoes, trail picks, and ultimately our picks for overall shoe of the year. 
49:34
December 07, 2020
#29 361 Super Shoe and Beyond - The Ultimate Sneak Peek
#29 361 Super Shoe and Beyond - The Ultimate Sneak Peek
Phil Anthony joins the Roundtable and give the ultimate sneak peek into the future of 361. After a quiet 2020 when COVID gave them a chance to step back and reassess, they’re moving forward with new technology, foam, and of course, their crack at the super shoe. The YouTube video has visuals of many shoes that have never been seen by the public.
57:05
November 21, 2020
#28 Reebok Forever Floatride Grow Review
#28 Reebok Forever Floatride Grow Review
Today we take a look at one of the first completely plant based shoes -- the Reebok Forever Floatride Grow. We discuss how this shoe, which has the goal of maintaining performance while decreasing a carbon footprint, stacks up against other trainers and if it is a viable option for casual and serious runners. Plus we compare it to a vegetable, so that's fun. 
42:24
November 18, 2020
#27 ASICS, 2020 and beyond, with Guest Chad Mullavey | Kayano Lite, Metaracer, and more
#27 ASICS, 2020 and beyond, with Guest Chad Mullavey | Kayano Lite, Metaracer, and more
We had the privilege of sitting down with Global Product Line Manager for ASICS, Chad Mullavey. He helps break down so many of the changes we've seen in ASICS over the last 1-2 years and gives a glimpse into the future as well. If you thought 2020 ASICS was fun...sounds like you will be thrilled with 2021 ASICS.
32:11
November 05, 2020
#26: Q&A Best Stability Shoe Trends 2020
#26: Q&A Best Stability Shoe Trends 2020
Today we revisit the topic of trends in the area of stability built into running shoes and answer some of your questions that were posed on our media outlets! Topics include people with two different foot types, how carbon plated shoes have integrated stability, and more.
35:36
November 02, 2020
#25 Favorite Racing Shoe in 2020 (feat. Thomas Neuberger from BITR)
#25 Favorite Racing Shoe in 2020 (feat. Thomas Neuberger from BITR)
Believe in the Run has created community during a year where social isolation is a reality and many races were cancelled. Learn about the founder of BITR, the success of GRIT, and what each of our favorite “racing stack” is from 2020. Listen to learn more about that term — Thomas gets credit for coining it.
48:33
October 25, 2020
#24 Best Stability Running Shoe Trends 2020
#24 Best Stability Running Shoe Trends 2020
In this episode we take a look at the history of "stability" in running shoe development and the current trends we are seeing in the industry. We also helps break down what the research is showing regarding stability and how that aligns or diverges with what we see in footwear development. 
30:16
October 22, 2020
#23 The Best of Saucony -- Present and Future (feat Chad Holt of Saucony Running)
#23 The Best of Saucony -- Present and Future (feat Chad Holt of Saucony Running)
This was a really fun interview. Chad Holt of Saucony joins us to recap the fantastic year that Saucony had with releasing the Endorphin line as well as putting out some stellar updates. After that, he gives insight into the future of what Saucony is planning to put out. Plus, we all give our pick for best Saucony shoe for 2020!
01:04:03
October 14, 2020
#22 What is "Elite Jogging"? (feat. Jamison Michael from JAMI REVIEWS)
#22 What is "Elite Jogging"? (feat. Jamison Michael from JAMI REVIEWS)
We were honored to have Jamison Michael join us on the podcast. This episode dives into the deeper things of running like community and the good that can come from it. You will hear how Jami got his start in reviewing, his passions, what "elite jogging" really is, and finally more about his Make ASICS Great Again movement. We also make our 2020 picks for the best (or most seemingly excited for David) ASICS shoe of the year.
54:46
October 01, 2020
#21 2020 Trainer of the Year (feat. Sam Winebaum of RoadTrailRun)
#21 2020 Trainer of the Year (feat. Sam Winebaum of RoadTrailRun)
In this episode we dive into many shoe and running related topics with the very wise and experienced Sam Winebaum. You will hear the origin story of RoadTrailRun.com, hear a discussion on the footwear industry (and what is being missed), outsole impact, toe box and fit, and finally each of our picks for trainer fo the year. Sam and his team do a phenomenal job reviewing shoes and other running gear/tech, so make sure to check them out!
01:07:34
September 24, 2020
#20 Skechers GOrun Razor + Hyper Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#20 Skechers GOrun Razor + Hyper Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
Skechers has been rolling out their "+" models throughout 2020, and this may have been the most anticipated shoe to receive the "+" treatment. The Skechers Razor 3 is an award-winning shoe that has kept its character but did receive some updates. Mainly this update consists of a new, more accommodating upper material and the transition to a more durable and grippy Goodyear rubber outsole with some additional coverage. We discuss how these changes affected the fit and ride, as well as engage in some needed sports banter. 
32:46
September 20, 2020
#19 Nike Alphafly NEXT% Review: The Nike Gauntlet (Alphafly vs. NEXT% vs. 4% Flyknit vs. 4% OG)
#19 Nike Alphafly NEXT% Review: The Nike Gauntlet (Alphafly vs. NEXT% vs. 4% Flyknit vs. 4% OG)
In this episode, David and Matt break down the Alphafly Next% and compare it to all of the members of the Vaporfly family. 
54:46
September 09, 2020
#18 Skechers GORUN MaxRoad 4+ Review: Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable
#18 Skechers GORUN MaxRoad 4+ Review: Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable
Shechers has been rolling out their "+" treatment models in 2020, the latest of which is the MaxRoad 4+. This shoe gets a massive upper overhaul and gets Goodyear rubber placed on the outsole for improved durability. In this episode, our team breaks down the mechanics of this shoe and reports on our testing experience.
30:50
September 05, 2020
#17 Saucony Triumph 18 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#17 Saucony Triumph 18 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
Today the Doctors of Running team reviews the Saucony Triumph 18, a premium daily trainer that released August 2020. This shoe features a robust midsole that has a surprising amount of bounce and pop to it. The team also compares the shoe to a current NBA playoff team.
30:42
August 25, 2020
#16 Reebok Symmetros Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#16 Reebok Symmetros Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
In this roundtable we dig into the new Reebok Symmetros. This is a huge step forward for Reebok in terms of the geometry of a running shoe midsole, which produces a smooth, fun, and versatile trainer that can easily handle long runs and some workouts. If you like the Floatride Energy, look out, this has a lot of the same character with just a bit more Floatride Energy foam underneath and a smoother and more stable ride. 
25:35
August 14, 2020
#15 Reebok Running Shoe Line-Up and Sneak Peaks (feat. Casey McCombs): Doctors of Running Roundtable
#15 Reebok Running Shoe Line-Up and Sneak Peaks (feat. Casey McCombs): Doctors of Running Roundtable
Believe it or not, but Reebok is putting out some of the best daily trainers out there these days. In this episode we welcome Casey McCombs of Reebok to break down the current line-up of killer daily trainers from Reebok and we discuss the vision behind all the technology put into their shoes. Also, get a sneak peak into the future of Reebok in the world of run specialty and some shoes coming from them on the horizon!
42:36
August 12, 2020
Run Basics 5: Lack of Rest Days and Cross Training (Training Errors)
Run Basics 5: Lack of Rest Days and Cross Training (Training Errors)
Welcome to our mini series on Run Basics. This is going to be short (typically 5-10 minute) segments on some basic information related to running. This will include Info on running related injuries, training tips/errors, shoe basics, and more. This episode goes a little deeper into the potential training error of lack of rest days or cross training. This episode utilizes a visual analogy of a paperclip that can be found on Point Forward Physical Therapy's Facebook page if it isn’t clear in the podcast. Disclaimer: this podcast should not substitute for medical advice. 
05:15
August 05, 2020
#14 Mizuno ENERZY and Wave Sky 4 Review (feat Tina Danforth): Doctors of Running Roundtable
#14 Mizuno ENERZY and Wave Sky 4 Review (feat Tina Danforth): Doctors of Running Roundtable
The Doctors of Running team reviews the Mizuno Wave Sky 4 with help from Mizuno Running Product Manager Tina Danforth. Tina gives insider information regarding the new Mizuno ENERZY foam, how it was integrated into the Wave Sky 4, as well as a look into the near future for Mizuno. The interview with Tina starts off the episode with it switching to the Doctors of Running Rountable Review around 30 minutes.
56:31
August 01, 2020
#13 Shoes as Tools (feat: Simon Bartold of SHOEphoria): Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable
#13 Shoes as Tools (feat: Simon Bartold of SHOEphoria): Doctors of Running Virtual Roundtable
Today Matt interviews a hero of many in the footwear industry, Simon Bartold. Simon is the founder of Bartold Clinical and has had major influence in companies like Salomon, Asics, and more. They discuss many intricate topics within the running footwear industry and discuss the questions that people aren't asking when it comes to much of the innovation occurring in running shoes.
59:07
July 30, 2020
Run Basics 4: Changing Running Mechanics (Training Errors)
Run Basics 4: Changing Running Mechanics (Training Errors)
Welcome to our mini series on Run Basics. This is going to be short (typically 5-10 minute) segments on some basic information related to running. This will include Info on running related injuries, training tips/errors, shoe basics, and more. This episode goes a little deeper into the potential training error of changing your running form. This episode challenges runners to carefully consider what small changes in running form may do to their body during running and to seek guidance before making large mechanical changes. Disclaimer: this should not be substituted for medical advice. 
04:26
July 25, 2020
#12 Newton Fate 6 Reivew (feat. Jerry Lee CEO, Matt Lee COO, and Laura Tingle)
#12 Newton Fate 6 Reivew (feat. Jerry Lee CEO, Matt Lee COO, and Laura Tingle)
This episode is centered all around the Newton Fate 6, a new release of what many consider the "introductory shoe" to the Newton Line. Joining us on the podcast are Jerry Lee (Newton's CEO), Matt Lee (COO), and Laura Tingle (Product Manager). The first half of this podcast (until 38 minutes) is an exclusive interview where the Newton staff detail the philosophy, development, and technology of Newton footwear with a focus on the Fate 6. The second half of this episode is where Matt, David, and Nathan break down their testing experience and the performance of the Newton Fate 6. If you want to grow in your appreciation for what Newton is doing and what they have done in the running shoe industry, this is a must-listen episode.  
01:05:50
July 22, 2020
#11 Mizuno Wave Rider 24 Review (Mesh vs WaveKnit): Doctors of Running Roundtable
#11 Mizuno Wave Rider 24 Review (Mesh vs WaveKnit): Doctors of Running Roundtable
In this episode we dive into the Wave Rider 24. The Mizuno Wave Rider has been around for a long time, and this year the shoe receives a masterful update that could be considered an overhaul. This version of the Wave Rider sports new foam technology, modifications to the wave plate, and a new outsole design that will keep the "Wave Rider faithful" happy while also making the shoe more accessible for those who previously averse to the wave plate feel. We dive into differences between the two models (Mesh and WaveKnit) because they run like two very different shoes. Which one is better? Our team is split.
28:49
July 15, 2020
Run Basics 3: Training Errors
Run Basics 3: Training Errors
Welcome to our mini series on Run Basics. This is going to be short (typically 5-10 minute) segments on some basic information related to running. This will include Info on running related injuries, training tips/errors, shoe basics, and more. Today's episode is rapid fire information regarding the most commonly identified training errors found in the research. Why do we care about training errors? Well, this episode shares some statistics that show how impactful they may be in running related injuries. These short episodes are adapted from videos that Nathan created for his running specialty clinic (Point Forward Physical Therapy) in Stevens Point, WI. Disclaimer: this is for educational purposes only. Do not substitute this information for medical advice. For medical advice, please contact your physical therapist or physician.
03:19
July 11, 2020
#10 Most Surprising Shoes of 2020 So Far (mid-year): Doctors of Running Roundtable
#10 Most Surprising Shoes of 2020 So Far (mid-year): Doctors of Running Roundtable
In this episode our three team members give their surprise shoe so far of 2020 after each running in 40+ different shoes so far this year. This is not the "best" or "favorite" necessarily, but the shoe that surprised them the most during testing. 2020 has been a fun year of running shoes so far and we are only half way through!
19:05
July 07, 2020
#9 HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 2 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#9 HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 2 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
Today we dive into reviewing the HOKA ONE ONE Rincon 2, what we consider the "maximalist's minimalist" shoe. A firmer yet still cushioned shoe that is lightweight and can keep up with your pacing, we discuss fit, ride, and who this shoe may work best for. We also dive into the biomechanics of early and late stage rocker soles and who may benefit from each specific type of rocker depending on varying clinical conditions.  Disclaimer: this podcast is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have pain, please consult a physical therapy, your physician, or other health care provider.
34:45
July 06, 2020
Run Basics 2: Training Volume
Run Basics 2: Training Volume
Welcome to our mini series on Run Basics. This is going to be short (typically 5-10 minute) segments on some basic information related to running. This will include Info on running related injuries, training tips/errors, shoe basics, and more. Today's episode goes into the common training error of drastic changes to "training volume". These short episodes are adapted from videos that Nathan created for his running specialty clinic (Point Forward Physical Therapy) in Stevens Point, WI. Disclaimer: this is for educational purposes only. Do not substitute this information for medical advice. For medical advice, please contact your physical therapist or physician.
03:28
June 30, 2020
#8 Adidas Adizero Pro Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#8 Adidas Adizero Pro Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
Today we take a look at the highly anticipated Adidas Adizero Pro! A marathon racing flat worn by some of the best and a new addition to the "super shoe" group of carbon fiber plated marathon racers. We dive into the specs and design, comparing it to other shoes in this category, and compare it to a farm animal. 
28:06
June 27, 2020
Run Basics 1: Getting Started
Run Basics 1: Getting Started
Welcome to our mini series on Run Basics. This is going to be short (typically 5-10 minute) segments on some basic information related to running. This will include Info on running related injuries, training tips/errors, shoe basics, and more. Today's episode is 5 tips on how to get started with running. These short episodes are adapted from videos that Nathan created for his running specialty clinic (Point Forward Physical Therapy) in Stevens Point, WI. Disclaimer: this is for educational purposes only. Do not substitute this information for medical advice. For medical advice, please contact your physical therapist or physician.
05:25
June 23, 2020
#7 Reebok Floatride Run Fast 2 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
#7 Reebok Floatride Run Fast 2 Review: Doctors of Running Roundtable
Today we discuss with performance shoe designed for workouts, racing, or uptempo training from Reebok, the Run Fast 2. We also compare it to the Reebok Floatride Panthea and Reebok Forever Floatride Energy 2.0 as well. 
27:28
June 21, 2020
#6 Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 2. DOR Roundtable
#6 Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 2. DOR Roundtable
In this episode we continue diving into the topic of foot strike in running. If you haven't already, check out Part 1 to get the start of the conversation. Our goal is to bring knowledge based on the available research/literature, our clinical experiences with patients, and biomechanical theory. Be prepared, some of the things we discuss may challenge your current paradigm on foot strike, regardless of where you land on the topic. Disclaimer: We are not playing the role of physical therapist in the content of this video. This video is strictly intended for educational use. If you have an injury or pain, it is best to follow the guidance of your medical professional.
40:28
June 17, 2020
#6 Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 1. DOR Roundtable
#6 Running Foot Strike: Is One Type Best? Part 1. DOR Roundtable
In this episode we begin diving into the topic of foot strike in running, which can be a very controversial topic. Our goal is to bring knowledge based on the available research/literature, our clinical experiences with patients, and biomechanical theory. Be prepared, some of the things we discuss may challenge your current paradigm on foot strike, regardless of where you land on the topic. Disclaimer: We are not playing the role of physical therapist in the content of this video. This video is strictly intended for educational use. If you have an injury or pain, it is best to follow the guidance of your medical professional.
31:26
June 17, 2020
#5 Mizuno Wave Horizon 4 Review: DOR Roundtable
#5 Mizuno Wave Horizon 4 Review: DOR Roundtable
Today we look at the Mizuno Wave Horizon 4! This a high stability and high cushioning model coming from Mizuno featuring the new Foam Wave and XPOP midsole. We talk about the move away from traditional posting and its implication on running and gait mechanics. If you like please subscribe and follow us on social media channels! @doctorsofrunning
37:57
June 15, 2020
#4 Saucony Endorphin Pro Review: DOR Roundtable
#4 Saucony Endorphin Pro Review: DOR Roundtable
Today we review the highly anticipated carbon plated marathon racer Saucony Endorphin Pro! Many fan questions this week and we did our best to address them all to good detail. If you like the video please subscribe, follow us on social media @doctorsofrunning and check us out at doctorsofrunning.com
54:26
June 15, 2020
#3 Skechers Speed Elite Hyper Review: DOR Roundtable
#3 Skechers Speed Elite Hyper Review: DOR Roundtable
Today we review the newly released Skechers GOrun Speed Elite Hyper! The shoe is a lower profile racing flat designed for elite marathon, but versatile enough to tackle virtually any of the shorter distances as well! If you enjoy the video please subscribe and follow us on social media! @doctorsofrunning
34:51
June 15, 2020
#2 Saucony Endorphin Speed Review: DOR Roundtable
#2 Saucony Endorphin Speed Review: DOR Roundtable
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SPEED on the DOR Roundtable today. You asked your questions and we answered in this video! We also provide some of our insights into what makes the Endorphin Speed such a unique and intriguing shoe. If you liked the video please subscribe to Doctors of Running and check us out at doctorsofrunning.com and @doctorsofrunning on IG and Facebook!
33:07
June 15, 2020
#1: Reebok Panthea Review: DOR Roundtable
#1: Reebok Panthea Review: DOR Roundtable
Hi everyone! Today we look at the Reebok Floatride Run Panthea. This is a daily trainer that can also dabble as a performance trainer or even racer for some. The shoe features full length Floatride PEBAX based foam with an EVA topole and a very fitted upper. 8mm drop, 8 oz Men's size 9, 7.2 oz Women's size 7.  Disclaimer: We are not playing the role of physical therapist in the content of this video. This video is strictly intended for educational use. If you have an injury or pain, it is best to follow the guidance of your medical professional.
20:27
June 15, 2020