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This or That, Vol. 2: Endorphin Speed 4 vs. Everything? Best Hoka Racer? Stretch When?? Pancakes vs. Waffles!?
Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 178

The game is This or That? No gray areas, no "it depends". Matt and David go back and forth on shoes, training, and more. They pit the soon-to-be-released Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 against a bevvy of competitors' shoes like the Boston 12 and Mach X. They debate easy runs vs. long runs, stretching post-run or not, running in the rain vs. running in the cold, and even more. Have a debate you'd like to hear? DM us on Instagram or email us at

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0:00 - Intro & Olympic trials reactions 
10:00 - Endorphin Speed 4 vs. Boston 12 
17:40 - Endorphin Speed 4 vs. Mach X for long run workouts 
21:24 - Non-plated long distance racer 
26:38 - Easy long runs vs. long run workouts 
29:14 - Stretching post workout 
32:16 - Rocket X 2 vs. Cielo X 1 
38:26 - Asics Nimbus vs. Cumulus 
40:32 - Endorphin Speed 4 vs. Rebellion Flash 2 
44:26 - Running in the cold vs. running in the rain 
50:20 - Pacers or not during races 
56:01 - Medial post vs. sidewalls/guide rails 
1:01:18 - Pancakes vs. waffles 
1:02:27 - Wrap-up

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