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Mailbag! Best Racing Shoes for Runners with Ankle and Calf Injuries, Debating the Importance of Cadence, and More
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 180

Time to answer more of your questions! On this episode, Nathan and David tackle listener questions about marathon training, trail shoes, biomechanics and more. Tune in for their take on strategies for nailing a net downhill marathon, running with hip displaysia, and matching shoes to biomechanics. Finally hear their take on who they'd pick if they were forced to choose one shoe brand to build a rotation with!


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 0:00 - Intro 
3:56 - Marathon training & racing shoe recommendations with a history of ankle and calf injuries 
10:44 - Trail running shoes with wide midfoots 
14:47 - Racing shoe recommendations for downhill marathons 
22:59 - Exercise recommendations for hip displaysia 
31:22 - Matching shoes to different paces & biomechanics 
39:28 - Biomechanical education for run retail workers 
45:34 - How important is increasing cadence? 
55:34 - Shoe replacements for the Saucony Endorphin Shift 
59:40 - Pick your favorite shoe brand and rotation 
1:08:22 - Wrap-up

Recent Episodes

#179: The Run Coach Episode | Link
(We discuss everything about finding the right run coach for you

#178: This or That | Link
(We compare everything from shoes to viewer submitted topics

#177: We Talk with Altra Running! |
(The team chats about zero drop, wide fitting shoes, and going FWD

#176: Buy or Sell? |
(Matt and Andrea debate several topics from 4+ marathon shoes to HR monitors

#175: Ranking Episode! | Link
(The team ranks the softness shoes in the market

#174: Mailbag |
(Shoes for different runners and their foot types

#173: Science of Shoe Fit |
(Matt breaks down fit from beginner to advanced

#172: Nathan's Favorite Shoes of 2023 |
Nathan talks about a difficult year)

#171: Best of 2023, Part 2 | Link
We share our favorite racing shoes of the year)

#170: Best of 2023, Part 1 | Link
We share our favorite training shoes of the year)

#169: Mailbag |
The Role of Plates in Shoes, Matching Super Shoes to Your Own Mechanics, the Best Shoes for Bunions and More)

Check out some of our favorite episodes!

#160: Bone Health for Runners |
(Montana Running Lab's Rich Willy breaks down bone health science)

#154: Ashley Mateo, Running Journalism |
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#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!)

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