Episodes
SOUP is taking a break for the summer, and will be back in September 2021.
Published 05/06/21
Hillary Allen, aka Hillygoat, is one of the top ultra- and sky-runners in the world. We talk about her views of life and running, what's important, and how to stay competitive while embracing whatever life brings. Her near-death accident during the 2017 Tromsø Skyrace, and her recovery are chronicled in her book Out & Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival and Recovery Against All Odds Her website: https://hillaryallen.com/ Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/149
Published 04/15/21
Let's answer the question: How much time should I spend training at different intensities? And, let's bust the polarized training myth in the process.
Published 04/08/21
Rebroadcast part 2 of 2 - Two of the living legends of performance hydration bring everything you could want to know about hydration for endurance athletes. This episode is all about application of knowledge in the context of ultras.
Published 03/18/21
Rebroadcast part 1 of 2 - Sam Cheuvront, PhD & Robert Kenefick, PhD, two of the living legends of performance hydration, bring everything you could want to know about hydration for endurance athletes starting with the basics in this episode.
Published 03/11/21
Major advances in our understanding of human metabolism have been made in recent years; they’ve been pioneered by Herman Pontzer, PhD. He, and his colleagues, are making discoveries in human metabolism and energy balance that will reshape our approach to human health for many years to come. These are fundamental breakthroughs issues relating energy intake, exercise, and body weight that have confused us for so long. Get his new book on the show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/145
Published 03/03/21
[Rebroadcast] Our goal is never to get good at suffering. Our goal is to suffer less under the same conditions, not to make running easier but to run with greater ease.
Published 02/25/21
Dr. Baar rejoins us on the show. He was previously on for episode 58. Today we illuminate the central role of connective tissue and associated proteins in transmitting force from muscle, extend that understanding to explain how muscle functions in running (hint: it’s not at all like most people think), and dive into ways that you can optimize your connective tissue health. Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/143
Published 02/18/21
Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician, Associate Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, medical director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Director of the sports endocrine research lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a team physician for USA Rowing. Twitter: @DrKateAckerman Female Athlete Conference: https://www.femaleathleteconference.com​ https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/142
Published 02/11/21
Hiking! I'm joined by Ian Sharman for a deep dive into training for hiking in ultras.
Published 02/04/21
How much running and how much overall exercise training should you be doing to prepare yourself for ultra-marathons or other major endurance adventures? Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/140
Published 01/21/21
If you only have one training pace, this should be it. https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/139
Published 01/06/21
Kelly McGonigal, PhD understands the power of mindset and movement better than anyone. Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/138
Published 11/24/20
A primer on the why and how of sleep for endurance athletes with Amy Bender, PhD from the Centre for Sleep. Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/137
Published 11/10/20
Mileage is the most important factor in your training, after consistency, no matter your goals. Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/136
Published 11/03/20
Two questions answered today. Should you put intervals at the beginning or at the end of the workout? Should progression runs be done by effort or pace?
Published 10/20/20
Herman Pontzer, PhD is an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University interested in how the human body evolved and how our species’ past has shaped our health and physiology today. He studies the ecology, lifestyle, diet and evolutionary history of humans and apes to better understand metabolism and health. As you’ll hear in the interview, we emphasize what hunter-gatherer societies can tell us about the human body because it’s the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers that created the bodies we...
Published 10/06/20
Andrew Skurka & Joe McConaughy join me to talk about training and psychology for ultra distance events. Show page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/133
Published 09/16/20
Let's talk about failure, success, and learning.
Published 09/09/20
Iñigo is back on the show, following up on his recent appearance in episode 127. In the previous episode, we talked about tapering. In this episode, talk about strength training from every angle, and we dive into two specific examples of training tweaks that made big improvements for athletes he coaches. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/131
Published 08/05/20
Trent Stellingwerff has been in the trenches of nutritional support and body composition in supporting athletes of all abilities for many years. Today, we talk through critical new insights that can apply to your training.
Published 07/23/20
Dan Moore, PhD, brings us the current science on protein requirements for endurance athletes along with very practical advice for putting it into action for you. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/129
Published 07/16/20
Alyssa Amos Clark is an extraordinary athlete. We start this interview after she completed 66 marathons in 66 days, on her way to many more. We finish discussing her journey, including her battles with COVID-19. Episode page: https://scienceofultra.com/128 Instagram: @theory_in_motion Alyssa's website: https://akamos13.wixsite.com/website
Published 07/09/20
Iñigo Mujika (PhD) has coached numerous Olympians, national teams, and is recognized as one of the top triathlon (swimming, cycling, and running) coaches in the world. He's published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters. He literally wrote the book on tapering, which is the main focus of our discussion though we touch on many other important and practical topics. Find all the links we talk about at https://scienceofultra.com/podcasts/127
Published 06/25/20
David Bishop, PhD is a Professor at Victoria University in Australia and an expert on the health and performance outcomes of exercise prescription with a particular emphasis on mitochondrial adaptations. Recently, he’s been studying the impact of twice-per-day training. You’ll learn, for example, that running twice in a day may be more beneficial than training for the same duration in one long run. And, we explore many other topics that will help you take your workouts to the next level.
Published 06/11/20