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

Post Page Advertisement [Top]

This or That?

Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 159

Andrea & Megan host a fun Q&A episode–This or That? They take your this-or-that questions and help you find the answers! Stiff or flexible shoes for sprinting? Foam rolling or massage guns for recovery? Liquid nutrition or gels for fuel? Not to mention, of course, a bevy of shoe comparisons. And, because it's an Andrea episode, a New Balance Beacon question.


Listen to This Week's Podcast Here!

Direct Links: Apple | Spotify | Anchor


0:00 - Intro7:57 - Stiff or flexible shoes for sprinters?
11:52 - Propel v4 vs. SC Trainer 2 vs. Rebel v3
14:34 - Best ways to find the right shoe for you?
18:34 - Stability or neutral shoes for neutral runners?
22:04 - Foam rolling or massage guns?
25:14 - Massage post-marathon?
29:12 - Cryotherapy vs. red light therapy?
40:40 - Takumi Sen, SC Pacer, or Vaporfly for 10K?
43:26 - Saucony Sinister vs. Nike Streakfly for 5K XC
48:06 - Fueled or depleted long runs?
49:44 - Liquid or gel fuel?
52:40 - Berry or dessert flavored gels?
54:10 - Out & back or looped course?
56:04 - Shorts or half tights?
56:52 - Easy run when you have a cold or not?
58:58 - Stride or cadence?
1:01:38 - New Balance Beacon v3 or Brooks Hyperion Max?
1:03:11 - Wrap-up

Recent Episodes

#158: Buy or Sell! | Link
(The team debates adidas' $500 shoe and more)

#157: Shoe Rotations! |
(David breaks down how to build a shoe rotation

#156: Mailbag! | Link
une in for a couple shoe comparisons: the Boston 12 against several other similar options, and the Endorphin Elite vs. the Vaporfly 3. )

#155: The Maximalist Episode | Link
(We debate what maximalism is in 2023)

#154: Ashley Mateo, Running Journalism | Link
(Running journalist Ashley Mateo joins for a conversation on sources)

#153: Bloodwork, Biomarkers, and Vitamins for Runners | Link
Doctors Liz Herman and Jared Pistoia break down the science of our blood)

Check out some of our favorite episodes!

#154: Ashley Mateo, Running Journalism | Link
(Running journalist Ashley Mateo joins for a conversation on sources)

#138: The Latest Findings on Super Shoes | Link
(Geoff Burns and Dustin Joubert share research on super shoes for slower runners)

#123: Amelia Boone, 4x World Champion in Obstacle Course Racing |
(Andrea and Megan have a fun and insightful conversation on OCR, injuries, and eating disorder with the Queen of Pain, Amelia Boone)

#111: Mastering the Art of Running Over 40
| Link

(Digging into Chief Editor Matt Klein's academic work, he and Andrea discuss the science of running at an older age. They cover a lot of ground from injuries to injury prevention.)

#95/96: Science of Footwear Design/Biomechanics with Saucony | Link (95)/ Link (96)
(In these episodes, we got a chance to speak with the footwear designers at Saucony to go in-depth on the design process there year-in and year-out. High level conversation on shoe design!)

Recently at Doctors of Running

Newton Isaac - Newton's first high cushion shoe!
Monday Shakeout: Shoe Rotations for Different Runners
Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 v2 - A snug, nimble trailer runner for speedy trails
Monday Shakeout: Strength Training to Prevent Injury - A Case Study
Brooks Beast GTS 23 - The highest level stability shoe in the market today
Brooks Cascadia 17 - A great trail shoe for easy runs, hiking, and walking

Follow Doctors of Running on Social Media

Facebook: Doctors of Running
Youtube Channel: Doctors of Running
LinkedIn: Doctors of Running
Instagram: @doctorsofrunning
Twitter: @doctorsrunning
Podcast: Virtual Roundtable

Please feel free to reach out, comment and ask questions!
Contact us at

Buy or Sell!

Bottom Ad [Post Page]

// ]]>