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How to Train and Adapt to Super Shoes, Calf Strain Management, and Thoughts on the Metaspeed Edge and Sky

Doctors of Running Podcast, Episode 181

As super shoes become more widespread and accessible, more runners are using them for the bulk of their training. We're often asked about the safety & implications of this, so that's what Matt, David, and Nathan dive right into. They take a look at the biomechanical and training impacts of training in super shoes over the long term, as well as how they could impact your performance. They also give their first thoughts on the newest entries to the super shoe market: the ASICS Metaspeed Sky Paris and Edge Paris. Finally, they wrap up with a look at calf strains, how to diagnose, manage, and rehab from them.


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0:00 - Intro 
1:26 - The Subjective: If you could pick one running apparel brand to use exclusively, what would it be? 
11:21 - First thoughts on the Metaspeed Edge & Sky Paris 
23:25 - Considerations for training in super shoes 
33:05 - Long term adaptations when using super shoes 
43:16 - Long term effects on improving performance 
54:12 - Calf strains: diagnostics & management 
1:11:06 - Wrap-up

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