Physical Therapists Using Clinical Analysis To Discuss The Art And Science Behind Running and The Stuff We Put On Our Feet

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Do you feel it? That slight hint of crispiness in the air? After a long, hot summer, Fall is just around the corner as we fly into September and marathon season. By this point, many runners have either just started or knee deep into marathon training season as they prepare for Chicago, Berlin, New York, and many more races ahead. Before we get too deep into the Fall, let's take a look back at the busy month that was August. From podcasts to reviews, we had another business, record-breaking month at DOR!

Ten Things To Check Out From August 2022
at Doctors of Running

1. One HUNDRED Episodes!

When we started the podcast in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, we had no idea we would make it to the 100th episode after all this time. To celebrate, we decided on a few things including a revamp of the name (Doctors of Running Podcast) and new logo to help jettison us into our next 100 episodes. Shoutout to our Audio Engineer BJ McGeever for the great work on both the logo and growth of our podcast in 2022.

The gang's back for this episode to talk about hitting 100 and having a special discussion on one of our favorite topics: super shoes.

Find the episode here:

2. DOR Giving, September 2022: Students Run LA

Photo from Students Run LA
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 Students Run LA! 

Students Run LA is a program that takes at-risk high school students and provides them mentoring,
opportunity, friendship, and a goal - completing the LA Marathon.

"For many of the students, training for a marathon represents the first time that they have committed to a specific goal. By providing them an opportunity for incremental accomplishment and a supportive environment to help them on their way, SRLA gives the students the inspiration, excitement and encouragement to accomplish their goal."

This month we were able to send 10% of earnings - $274.38 - to Students Run LA. Learn more and donate at
If you decide to donate, please let us know! We'd love to give you a shoutout.

How Much Does Doctors of Running Make?

Starting in mid-2021, we agreed to start providing public financial reports to talk about how much we earn at Doctors of Running. We often get questions about pay and wanted to offer some transparency to help better understand how we operate. This month we released our third report in the series, covering January through June 2022.

Take a look at the report here and see how Doctors of Running has grown in the past six months:

4. Take it EASY

One of the things that a new runner may overlook in their running journey is recovery. How you recovery between runs is key to longevity in the sport. We sat down with fellow physical therapist Ryan Wooderson to talk about how recovery looks for runners and help provides a starting foundation.

Listen on the run, or watch as you recover here:

5. Ask Me Another, Volume 2

We get a lot of questions at Doctors of Running. In July we started our new monthly Q&A series to help address many things that fall into the DOR inbox. This month, we tackled a new host of questions from super shoes to training with peroneal tendinitis.

Check it out here:

Have questions? Send them our way to or visit us at our Instagram to catch our next question collection.

6. Monthly Q&A: Work/Life Balance

Question: How to arrange work/daily homework/training and sleep well for recovery in one week?

Contributor Megan Flynn: This answer is going to depend on what your schedule is and what life demands you have, but I’m a big proponent of routines. I prefer to get the bulk of training done first thing in the morning. Mainly because it leaves less room for curve balls that could affect your training - you never know what can be thrown your way during the day and totally throw off your training plans. If you do it first thing in the morning, then you know you’ve had a quality day (in terms of training at least) no matter what the rest of the day brings. Another thing that has really worked for me is actually writing somewhat of an agenda for the day. Allot specific times during the day for work, family time, relaxing, etc to maintain some structure for your day. The best thing to do for recovery/sleep is to get into a consistent routine/pattern leading up to bed and make sure you are at least giving yourself the opportunity to get 8 hours of sleep each night. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to start your routine and get to bed at a normal time!

7. Breaking the Age Old Myth

Is running bad for your knees? It's the age old myth that runners hear over and over again. Andrea and Matt team up for this episode to dispel the common misconception and talk about how running actually does the inverse for runners.

Check out the full episode here:

8. Current Shoe Deals at Running Warehouse

Our friends at Running Warehouse have some really cool deals going on right now for folks looking for everything daily trainers to their next racing shoe. Here are a few of our favorites we've spotted. Note: the following are affiliate links that support Doctors of Running.

Asics Gel Cumulus 23
| Review

A solid, basic daily trainer that will work well for many runners.

Skechers GoRun Ride 9
Deal: $69.88
| Review

A really soft, neutral trainer that can cruise through a lot of miles.

Saucony Kinvara 12
Deal: $59.88
| Review

For folks who enjoy a minimal platform by today's standard, this is a steal at the price point.

Asics Evoride 2
Deal: $69.88
| Review

The Evoride 2 quietly passed a lot of radars last year, but provides a smooth training experience that can pick up the pace.

9. End the Summer in Style | Running Gadget of the Month

Janji Mercury Track Pants
$70.88 at Running Warehouse

Trusted pants for Fall and mild winter running. I spent 80% of my Fall and Winter last year in these and am looking forward to some cooler weather soon so I can throw them back on. The Mercury pants are tremendously comfortable and have excellent stretch. I was able to do a lot of my daily miles in it and some pick-up as well. They hold up just fine for temperature down to upper 20 degrees if you tend to run warm, and handle 30s just fine. They have excellent zippered pockets that hold a ton of stuff while keeping relatively flat and out of the way on the run. The material has been super durable after many washes and continues to retain it's shape and form despite the fact I basically lived in them last winter season. You won't regret adding this to your arsenal this Fall, and it's on sale now at Running Warehouse to boot. - Social Media Manager Bach Pham

10. Underrated

August was really underrated shoe month at DOR. From Unpause to XTEP, we touched on a few shoes even we hadn't heard of prior to testing. This month's underrated pick, however, goes to the Reebok Floatride Energy 4 Adventure. Trail shoes are easily to set aside for many runners, especially new runners. The Floatride Energy 4 Adventure though, may be one of the best first options for folks looking to "dabble," as David Salas likes to say, in trail running. It's basically the original Floatride Energy 4 platform with a trail edge, making it a great road-to-trail shoe that offers some versatility in your shoe arsenal.

Find our full review here:

Coming Soon at DOR

September will be BUSY. We have potentially a record month in reviews along with an exciting new guide we've been busily working on which may help fuel your next marathon journey.

A New Way to Support DOR!

A lot of folks have asked how they can support us, but for years we decided not to offer the option. We decided to finally cave this year though as we looked at all the unique projects we are taking on and decided to open a Ko-Fi account for anyone interested in supporting our work. Thanks so much!


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