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QT: Non-Running Shoes Can (and Do!) Contribute to Running Injuries (Best Of-ish)


Can we talk about the elephant in the room?

Elephant in the Room

When it comes to runners and their shoes, there are no shortage of arguments about which shoes are the best.

If you’ve been around these parts for more than a minute, you know that I’m a huge believer in Altras and their zero-drop platform.

But this quick tip isn’t about why I think Altras rule and other shoes drool.

No, this quick tip is about what you’re putting on your feet when you’re not running.

Because believe it or not, those shoes matter too. A lot.

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QT: Are Your Running Injuries Really Running Injuries?


As runners, there are a few injuries that are all too common within our ranks.

Plantar fasciitis. Shin splints. IT band syndrome. Stress fractures.

In most cases, when a runner is struggling with one of these issues we look for a solution in our running.

Maybe we need new shoes. Or a tweak to our form. Or we’ve increased our mileage too quickly.

But what if I told you that the actual root cause of some running injuries has nothing to do with running?

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Mike Swinger Is Providing Runners With A DIY Guide To Injury Prevention


My guest today is back for round two!

He is a physical therapist that is a runner and is also passionate about working with other runners.

Mike Swinger and Some Schlub

I am excited to welcome Mike Swinger to the show again, and to my house, as we discuss his new book, “Runner’s Fix.”

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Menachem Brodie May Not Run Much But He Knows What Runners Need


My guest on the show today isn’t much of a runner, but his experience as an international cycling and triathlon coach makes him a knowledgeable source on the value of strength training.

Menachem Brodie

In addition to coaching, he’s also been featured in a variety of publications, a fellow CSCS (certified strength conditioning specialist), and recently launched his own podcast.

I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Menachem Brodie today.

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QT: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Both Sides of Your Body


What do you do when you have a little issue somewhere in your body?

Maybe you feel a tight plantar fascia in one foot.

Or you have a knee that doesn’t quite seem right during or after a run.

Or you feel a little pain in your shin or your Achilles or your hamstring.

The location of the issue, for today’s quick tip, is irrelevant.

From time to time, most of us as runners will develop a bit of a niggle somewhere in our body that needs to be addressed.

And that is where we can get ourselves in trouble… Read more