All Posts by Science of Ultra

Do older athletes need to train differently compared to their younger selves? Coaches Ian Sharman, David Roche, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden discuss training as we age in today's Coaches' Corner.

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Coaches' Corner Podcast

Running economy is one of the three key features in performance, along with endurance and stamina. You can develop your running economy through heavy resistance training, sprints, and volume. This episode is a crash course in how do it right.

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Body Podcast

V̇O2max is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use per minute. It's a metabolic rate that can be sustained for 6-10 minutes. Why do you hear so much about it in running, when competitions are so much longer. Maybe your V̇O2max isn't something you should ever focus on.

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When we train our body for ultra-marathons, we’re developing endurance and economy so that we can bring those together for stamina.

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Body Podcast

Workouts are when you stress your body. The rest of the day is when you improve. That's what we call recovery and that’s the topic of this episode of Coaches’ Corner.

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Coaches' Corner Podcast

As we begin to dissect the three domains of training - mind, body, craft - start by answer Why and What. Then we can get to How we train. Your answers are unique to you. This episode will give you definitions and guidance on answering Why and What for yourself.

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The format of SOUP is going to shift a little. Here's what you can expect.

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Part 2 of our conversation into the considerations for your first ultra marathon. In today's episode we focus mostly on the mental aspects of getting it right.

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Coaches' Corner Psychology Podcast

Today we dive deep into the mind of ultra runner and coach Ellie Greenwood.

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Should you run a marathon before signing up for an ultra-marathon? Coaches Ian Sharman, David Roche, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden discuss that question in today's Coaches' Corner.

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Coaches' Corner Podcast

Amelia Boone is the most accomplished obstacle course racer on the planet. Now she's running ultra marathons.

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Athlete Spotlight Podcast

Should ultra runners train for speed? Short answer: yes! And, that's the topic of this edition of Coaches' Corner with David Roche, Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden.

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We've learned about foot strike patterns but never quite like this. What's the role of sensory feedback and shoe cushioning on foot strike and on your running patterns? Today we get deeper insights into these issues so you can make more informed decisions about your shoe choices and running mechanics with Missy Thompson, PhD.

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Biomechanics Podcast

How do you handle adversity in the moment? Do you have a mental training practice? You know that ultra-marathon running is as much mental as it is physical. RISE to train your mind as well as you train your body.

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Psychology Podcast

Runners need to run. Ultra-marathon runner need to run a lot. But could you be more effective spending some of that time cross-training?

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Coaches' Corner training Podcast

Luke Nelson is a physician assistant, race director, husband, father, and public lands activist. He’s been on the podium at many of the top ultras, set course records, and has set numerous FKTs of mountain linkups and traverses. And, in August of 2018, he placed 8th at the legendary Tor de Geants.

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Athlete Spotlight Podcast

True or False: Injuries are usually predictable and preventable. Coaches David Roche, Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden discuss their answers in our ongoing series, Coaches' Corner.

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Coaches' Corner training Health and Care Podcast

Part 2 (of 2) in this extraordinary interview with Dr. Megan Roche. We talk about everything from research to coaching to dysfunctional eating to experiencing joy in a lifestyle of running. Megan Roche is a medical doctor, coach, scientist, book author, and exceptional trail runner.

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Athlete Spotlight Health and Care Nutrition and Hydration Psychology training Podcast

Meet the incredible Dr. Megan Roche…physician, extraordinary athlete, coach, scientist, and book author.

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Athlete Spotlight Nutrition and Hydration Health and Care Psychology training Podcast

Everything you should know about the foundations of a good diet from one of today's leading practitioners, nutritionist Nancy Clark, RD.

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Nutrition and Hydration Podcast

True or False: There’s a minimum volume of running required before adding any structured workouts (such as intervals or hills) becomes more useful than simply adding more volume. Listen to learn what some of the top trail running coaches have to say.

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Coaches' Corner training Podcast

Nicola Giovanelli joins us to talk about when to walk vs run on inclines, how can poles help, use water in your weighted vest...practical gems from this top athlete and applied scientist.

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Biomechanics training Podcast

Marlene Giandolini, PhD and Sebastien Pavailler, PhD are biomechanists who work for Salomon. Today, they bring us insights from their research and the applied intersection of biomechanics, trail running, and shoe design. We discuss everything from trail runner kinematics to shoe drop to foot swelling. So much valuable and new information in this one!

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Gear Biomechanics Podcast

Gianluca Vernillo, PhD is one of the world's leading scientists studying mountain ultra trail runners. Today he brings a vast amount of science and practical insight from his years of studying the uphill, downhill, and other physiologic features of extreme endurance running in the world's toughest mountain courses.

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Biomechanics training Podcast

How do the best endurance athletes partition their training? And, what does the science show about how you should design your interval workouts? What should you do for work duration, rest duration, total work, frequency, and effort level? These are the principle issues we discuss in this episode. And, we wrap up with parting advice from Dr. Seiler that you must hear if you're going to become your ultra best.

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training Podcast

He just won Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 100 miler. How did he get here?

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Athlete Spotlight Podcast

Interested in training on low glycogen levels? Doing it by running in the morning, without breakfast? If so, you may not be doing what you intend. In this episode, I explain why...and provide an actionable and reliable approach to do it right.

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Nutrition and Hydration training Podcast

Have you heard this before…keep your easy days easy and your hard days hard? In this episode, you’ll learn some of the physiologic bases for why you should train mostly in the moderate domain, some in the severe domain and little to none in the middle (the heavy domain).

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Coach's Corner training Podcast

Years of running insights with Sweat Science writer Alex Hutchinson.

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training Psychology Podcast

An overview of recovery strategies with Dr. Shona Halson, Senior Recovery Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport.

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Health and Care Gear training Podcast

Rapid-fire takeaways from from some of the brightest and most insightful minds in the world of sports physiology.

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Athlete Spotlight Biomechanics Coach's Corner Environment Gear Health and Care Podcast

Backpacking legend, Andrew Skurka, is also an outstanding ultra runner. Today, we learn about the psychology, mindset, and perspectives it takes to become one of the most accomplished adventurers in the world.

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Athlete Spotlight Psychology Podcast

So, you've been running for 4...6...10...18...24...hours. Yes, your legs are tired. But, what about your respiratory muscles?

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training Podcast

Guillaume Millet is the world's leading expert on neuromuscular fatigue in ultramarathons. We explore the many facets of fatigue and bring his years of field research to you in practical and applied terms that you can use to help become your ultra best.

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training Biomechanics Podcast

Have you ever wondered why running fast downhill can help you become a better runner? Dr. Enoka answers that question and many more on today's episode.

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Biomechanics Podcast

The structures that transmit force from muscle cells to bone are critical components of your running health and economy in addition to a common site of injury. Today we learn all about tendons and sinews from the world's leading expert on this topic.

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Health and Care training Podcast

You have questions, I have answers. In SOUP Bites, we explore questions from you to help you become your ultra best!

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SOUP Bites Podcast

A deep scientific discussion of the concept of critical power/critical speed as the 'fatigue threshold' with an emphasis on how it may apply to ultra-endurance training and performance.

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training Podcast

Today we touch on a variety of topics in biomechanics, from shoe cushioning to children's shoes to pool running...and more... Review some of the papers we discussed HERE.

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Biomechanics Podcast

Introduction of a new episode category: SOUP Bites. You have specific questions. In SOUP Bites, you'll get specific answers!

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A thought-provoking analysis of training dogma, practices, and approaches from one of the world's leading experts on program development.

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training Psychology Coach's Corner Podcast

One of the highest profile and most sought after coaches in ultra marathon running, David Roche delivers novel approaches to training athletes that may help you as much as they've helped his runners.

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Coach's Corner training Podcast

An overview of the best predictors of ultra endurance performance from the world's leading expert. The data may surprise you...

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training Podcast

Soup to nuts on our current understanding of recovery from one of the scientific leaders in the field.

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training Podcast

Think the immune system just helps to keep us from getting sick or to recover from illness? Think again...

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training Health and Care Podcast

Dr. Andrew Murray is a Scottish ultra-distance runner, family medicine practitioner, and author of 'Running Your Best: Some Science and Medicine' and 'Running Beyond Limits: The Adventures of an Ultra Marathon Runner'. Today we sit down for a chat about best practices in staying healthy and making physical activity part of your life for better training gains.

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Health and Care Podcast