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How Injury Played a Role in Shaping Nathan's Favorite Shoes of 2023
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 172

Happy New Year runners! While we're excited for 2024, we still have lots about 2023 to talk about with this week's podcast. Senior Contributor Nathan Brown shares his favorite shoes of the past year (along with those that didn't quite work out) and discusses working through an injury that's greatly slowed his running journey as of late. Learn how he's dealt with the injury and get a few tips on how he came to choose the best footwear for him based on his needs.


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0:00 - Intro 
1:23 - Nate's running journey in 2023 
4:42 - Nate's injury diagnosis 
10:19 - Noteable daily trainers 
20:37 - Noteable trail shoes 
26:59 - Noteable winter-specific shoes 
31:28 - Noteable racing shoes 
37:02 - Learning how to find shoes that work during injury 
43:44 - Life lessons learned during an up & down year 
50:02 - Wrap-up

Recent Episodes

#171: Best of 2023, Part 2 | Link
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#170: Best of 2023, Part 1 | Link
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#169: Mailbag |
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#168: Post-Marathon Recovery Strategies and Training | Link
(Andrea and Megan return for a discussion on post marathon tips)

#167: Strength Training for Runners Q&A |
(DPT Victoria Sekely shares strength tips for runners)

#166: Mailbag! |
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#154: Ashley Mateo, Running Journalism |
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#138: The Latest Findings on Super Shoes | Link
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#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
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(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!)

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