Reviews
Thanks so much for such a good work!!! It’s inspiring and helping so much in staying a healthy and happy runner…. See you hopefully in Chamonix
FlipEsp via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 06/25/21
Science. Good science. Explained brilliantly by educated talent. What this has done for my running is immense. Shawn is a legend.
73380416 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/21
An incredible font of information from the most credible sources. Tremendous.
Tom Conwell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/21
Considered, insightful and inspiring. So much work has clearly gone into this podcast, and it provides so much value for listeners. Thanks for doing what you do!
katie_8e_8e via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/14/21
So thoughtfully curated and always packed with great insights. In this post-truth world it is refreshing to listen to insights based on scientific method rather than opinions based on superstition or social proof. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making the series.
davidnicknamecoombs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/21
Shawn, host of the Science Of Ultr‪a‬ podcast, highlights all aspects of running and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Clarisse Gomez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/21
It is pretty cool the perspectives this podcast gives not only about running but running as a whole. Really enjoy the insights and the interviews of tackling tough questions.
The Running Educator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/21
Every time I listen to this podcast I seem to hear some thing in a particular way that I never picked up anywhere else in all my years of running so I’m super excited every time there’s a new episode.I also like that Shawn breaks information down in a way for people who do not have degrees in...Read full review »
kaigemini67 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/21
Been listening on and off for five or so years, and as a layman with no scientific or sports training background I have found Shaun’s podcasts a fantastic source of information, covering a large range of topics. I can say with certainty that advice gathered from the podcasts has enabled me to run...Read full review »
mrcmrc77 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 02/03/21
Not an ultra runner (yet) but have learnt so much to apply to my marathon trainings.
Siminnnnn via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 01/31/21
This is a great podcast for coaches, athletes or anyone interest in exercise science/physiology. Shawn delivers the relevant/applicable content in an easy-to-understand and digestible format. He does a fantastic job of taking things from a “10” to a “4” so the non-PhDs among us don’t get too...Read full review »
i dont know jim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/21
Really enjoying the quality of interviews. You seem to strike a great balance between questioning and listening to get the most out of each guest.
run bike dmc via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/08/21
I’m training for my second marathon, and even through a single episode, I learned more about the relationship between heart rate and endurance than I did the whole time I was training for my first 26.2 mile race.
T. Blake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
Shawn, I listen to about 4-10 hours of podcasts per day, 6-7 days a week, mostly focused on sport science, nutrition, health etc. and I just wanted to let you know that the episode with Herman Pontzer easily gets my podcast of the year vote. *Nobody* is out here talking about this stuff. My...Read full review »
Cmw8051!!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
It’s obvious that Shawn puts extraordinary effort in finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world. No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend The Science of Ultra enough 🙌
J. Barshop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/20
Shawn is consistent with great topics, subject matter experts, and making the discussion understandable to to listeners. Other podcasts try and provide substance like this, but inevitably end up with anecdotal or everyone is different conclusions. Not Shawn, he’s amazing.
NickVashon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
Fabulous guests, great content. Worth your time.
MichaelFitzGerald1986 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/13/20
This is an amazing Pod cast!! If you are looking to understand the why behind your training this is a one stop shop. So many great insights gleamed from every episode!
Luke179 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/20
Very useful podcast with practical science based information. Great listen!!!
andrei88t via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/20
Great topics and great interviews make this podcast a must.
ARunner49 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/22/20
I’ve listened to three pods so far. In those three podcasts, I’ve learned more about running and training than in the last 5 years. I’m a runner with almost 50 years experience. I’ve run as a novice, a sub elite 10k competitor in the 70’s and as a masters. I can honestly say that this podcast is...Read full review »
Gatrus Gatrus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/27/20
This podcast offers so much more than ultra-running relevance. As an endurance triathlete, this has actually become one of my go-to podcasts due to the quality of the podcaster; Shawn presents with intelligence with a style that communicates quiet dignity and humility. The quality of the guests...Read full review »
jbjodiejb via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/21/20
Just came across this podcast and truly enjoy it. No fluff, just helpful and interesting info if your into running some miles and staying healthy.
inkidu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/20
The Coaches Corner episodes are 5 star, they’re all fantastic. When it’s just the host doing the episode, it sounds like he’s just reading a script, and I’d rather read the blog post. It’s still great info and some good interviews, and any trail runner should at least try out it.
Alexjbond via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/20
The best ultra running podcast. Period. Just pure actionable insights based on the latest academic research to improve your running.
Mel Anson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/20
So thankful for this podcast
Sendtober via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Great education, also you can apply things to your own training
Hejdbvdkzbd via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/24/20
Shawn gets to the nuts and bolts along with the craft of endurance training. It is not just ultra running and Shawn helps to explain the scientific details as it relates to training and coaching. Expect to re-listen to the episides like referencing a textbook. The interviews with researchers are...Read full review »
RunDean via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/29/19
Shawn is a delight, and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to almost every show on Science of Ultra. If you want to have the tricky science stuff of running conveyed clearly, simply and kindly this is a must listen. The show is a little clunky in the early episodes but quickly hits it stride.
Clive_dale via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/19/19
As an Ultrarunner and RD I find these podcasts excellent. Delivering science based information to not only help my own training but also athletes I work with. I also referred a friend to Shawn’s podcast who ended up signed up for his coaching services and he has only had great things to say!...Read full review »
Run4btown via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/19
Very useful information for ultrarunners
Aaron3324 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/19
This podcast is full of helpful information. No BS banter just what you need to know. Good listen.
WTReed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/19
I have listened to every single episode of this podcast (and most of them multiple times) because Shawn provides fact-based and actionable content. If you are looking for a podcast that will debunk the myths of the sports/ultra running world and remind you why you’re freaking awesome, look no...Read full review »
morglind via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/19
I think I've listened to every one of these podcasts now and find them super informative. Shawn brings the best folk in for interviews and is always striving to educate us on every aspect of ultra-running. The science is interesting but so is the real life experiences of runners who are...Read full review »
pansy potter1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/27/19
Lessons and learnings that have improved my training, recovery, sleep and ultimately my race performances. A must listen for anyone wanting to stretch your running goals. It has also helped my mindfulness and calmness in day to day interactions
MickD38 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/28/19
I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Listening is always a highlight. It has remolded how I think about my running. 5 stars!! I’d give it 10 if I could.
cpluspluscrowe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/19
This podcast is one of my absolutely favorite ones! Each episode gives you so much information and most importantly new information and a lot to think about! So happy that you are making it and if looking forward to each new episode! Thank you! I highly recommend the this poscast for all running...Read full review »
SaanaHei via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 07/02/19
Very insightful regards the science behind how the body functions and ways in which “WE” as runners can improve our performance. A lot of real practical suggestions to improve training with evidence to back it up. Really motivates for those long runs.
CB Ultra via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/19
Such a fantastic resource to simply frame all the components of ultra running, providing a foundation and direction on areas to further explore. Objective, purpose driven insights and a lot of fun to listen to.
tale9045 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/19
Amazing resource for ultras
Nthnaus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/02/19
This podcast is by far the most amazing ultra running information out there, and so well supported with the best of scientific understanding in running. Thanks Shawn for all your hard work. This last one in running efficiency knocked it out of the park for clear and concentrated and actionable...Read full review »
ghdhvch via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/17/19
Guts that’s for putting this podcast together, coaches are great and really good content with with some many great variety of views and points on the subjects... BUT you lose a star :) every minute or so there is someone taken a massive gulp of water / coffee in the Microphone ??? :)
Bennycoubs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/11/19
Ms
So you say adrenal fatigue does not exist. I wonder what is mythical about blood tests showing very clear HPA axis dysregulation and barely being able to get out of bed for weeks. But of course, you are male, and probably haven't caught on to the fact that women get affected very differently...Read full review »
Toooney via Apple Podcasts · Thailand · 04/28/19
I love the reminder to ask myself 1. Am I in it for the full experience and 2. How will this bring me joy BEFORE I sign up for a race— thanks!
P.Nela via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/19
Unique podcast with a great host who doesn’t waste listeners time and always delivers real, science backed info to help runners train and race effectively. The coaches corner series is particularly awesome. I’m not sure you could put together a better set of ultra minds than those four. Love your...Read full review »
Jesse from Worcester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/19
An amazing resource and a show I always get so much out of. Thank you SOUP!
AJtrailJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/19
Glad that I found this podcast - lots of useful info. Thank you!
HeadmasterOd via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 01/27/19
Not only a podcast about running but an education in how to relate to and interpret science.
Kukacka42 via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 12/03/18
This podcast is full of super high quality content. I love the mix between actionable advice and scientific research content.
Josephine Anselin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/18
I’m an endurance athlete but not an ultra runner and yet many of the topics discussed are relevant to me. Well presented information even if a little dry sometimes. Anyone interested in sports science should give a listen to the relevant episodes for their particular discipline.
Sebdavid via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/06/18
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