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Mailbag! Do Super Shoes Cause Hip Issues? Tapering 101 and Could Kiptum Run Sub 2 in the Adidas $500 Shoe?
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 161

Mailbag show means it's all about your questions. At DOR we love hearing from you! On this episode, Nathan and David tackle your shoe, training, and injury questions. They take a look at comparing daily trainers and super shoes. They give some tips on how to taper for different lengths of races, and explore strength-training and injuries like proximal hamstring tendinopathy and hip impingements. We're always open to questions, so send us emails at

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0:00 - Intro 
5:08 - Do the daily trainers you like indicate which super shoes you might like? 
15:33 - Do you taper differently for a 5K than a marathon? 
20:40 - Has running in super shoes increased the occurrence of hamstring & hip issues? 
26:22 - How can you consolidate strength training to minimize injury risk? 
34:32 - Tips for managing hip impingements 
43:34 - Would Kelvin Kiptum have run sub-2 hours if he was wearing the $500 Adidas shoe? 
44:32 - Wrap-up

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