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The Run Smarter Podcast

Jul 31, 2022

Today's episode covers a question submitted by a podcast listener:

“Do you consider rehab exercises to count towards strength training? I do my 15-20 minutes of exercises that were prescribed for a hamstring injury 5 days/week, but also try to do strength training 3 days/week for 30 minutes. So when I do all that,...


Jul 24, 2022

The reason why women sustain more soft tissue injury than men during physical activity is unknown. Studies may indicate that tendons in women have a lower rate of new connective tissue formation, respond less to mechanical loading, and have a lower mechanical strength, which may leave the tissue more susceptible...


Jul 17, 2022

Brodie reviews a 2022 paper hot off the press titled 'Spatiotemporal and Ground-Reaction Force Characteristics as Risk Factors for Running-Related Injury'. 

The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors among spatiotemporal and ground-reaction force characteristics in recreational runners and to
investigate...


Jul 10, 2022

Maddie is a recreational runner who has had bilateral plantar fasciitis for over 5 years. She has faced debilitating symptoms including intense pain, pins and needles and burning sensations which dramatically altered her social life. Cooking, shopping, walking the dogs and playing with her son were sometimes...


Jul 3, 2022

Tomasz Drybala is a flow and mindful running teacher, extreme runner and author of 'Flow-up: Get rid of anxiety, stress and overwhelm and unlock focus, creativity and joy'. 

In this episode, Brodie and Tom talk about flow state, including the benefits, purpose, and the factor that enhance and inhibit flow state.

Tom...