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192. Dr. Stacy Sims On Female Physiology and Training Differences Between the Sexes

The Strength Running Podcast

Release Date: 04/22/2021

205. Ultra Legend Krissy Moehl: Getting Hooked on Mountainous Ultras, Evolving Her Training, and Tips For You show art 205. Ultra Legend Krissy Moehl: Getting Hooked on Mountainous Ultras, Evolving Her Training, and Tips For You

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Krissy Moehl has completed hunderds of ultra races and has over 50 first place finishes in the female category, along with several outright wins. She has won some of the hardest 100 mile courses on the planet, including the Hardrock 100 and the HURT 100 in Hawaii. Krissy is the author of , which many athletes use as their ultimate guide to training. Although she didn't have a manual to follow for her own first ultra, she learned from a supportive community and shares those lessons with the readers. Krissy's longevity in a sport this difficult is something to admire and on the show today,...

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204. Rambling Runner Matt Chittim on Building Passion for Running and Lessons Learned from 500+ Podcast Episodes show art 204. Rambling Runner Matt Chittim on Building Passion for Running and Lessons Learned from 500+ Podcast Episodes

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Matt Chittim is the host for the Rambling Runner and Road to the Trials podcasts. He is a running coach and, of course, a passionate runner himself. He is enthusiastic about amateur runners and contributes so much to the community through his content. In this podcast, we talk about his recent injury, what lead to it, and the lessons that Matt learned through this experience. Our topics of conversation also cover: The start and evolution of a running career What leads to a running injury and how to recover from it Importance of the proper training process The difference between knowing...

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203. How Ultra Endurance Athlete Damian Hall Runs 250+ Miles (and you can, too!) show art 203. How Ultra Endurance Athlete Damian Hall Runs 250+ Miles (and you can, too!)

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Damian Hall is one of the best ultra endurance athletes in the UK. He has represented Great Britain at the trail world championships, holds 7 records or Fastest Known Times (FKTs) and he has competed in the Sahara Desert and the Arctic. All this in less than a decade-long running career. Damian recently wrote a book called , which depicts his 2020 Pennine Way record attempt and details of his midlife crisis. In today's conversation, Damian shares about his most recent Wainwright Coast to Coast FKT and the hallucinations caused by hyponatremia (decreased sodium concentrations due to...

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202. Pro Runner Megan Roche, MD on Training After COVID and Post-Vaccine show art 202. Pro Runner Megan Roche, MD on Training After COVID and Post-Vaccine

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Megan Roche is the 2016 USATF Trail Runner of the Year at the ultra and sub-ultra distances. She is a five-time national champion, a North American Mountain Running Champion, and a six-time member of Team USA. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Neuroscience and received her M.D. from Stanford Medical School. She’s currently back at Stanford, doing a PhD in epidemiology, focused on population health and genetics for athletes. Today we’re focusing on how to modify your training after a positive test or after your vaccine. We’re going to learn what the vaccine does in our...

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201. Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher on Racing 100 Miles, Low-Mileage Training, and Her Meteoric Career show art 201. Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher on Racing 100 Miles, Low-Mileage Training, and Her Meteoric Career

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Clare Gallagher burst onto the ultrarunning scene with her first attempt at a 100-mile race, the Leadville 100, which she won despite being brand new to the distance. She followed up with wins of the grueling Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and the CCC 101K. She also has the Fastest Known Times on the Zion Traverse and Joshua Tree Traverse. As an outstanding athlete, Clare has a platform that she uses to amplify voices, causes, and efforts that she feels passionate about. Clare is an environmental activist, helping preserve public lands across the country and bringing...

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200. Chris Napier PT, PhD on Form, Strength, and the Best Injury Prevention Strategies show art 200. Chris Napier PT, PhD on Form, Strength, and the Best Injury Prevention Strategies

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Chris Napier quite literally wrote the book on the . He is a professor of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver as well as a practicing physiotherapist, 2:33 marathoner, and medal winner at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in 1996 and 1997. Chris earned his diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and has a PhD in Running Biomechanics and Injury Prevention. With his academic background, Chis shares his knowledge on what the research has proven out and what we've learned from experience. In this conversation, we talk about: Who should modify their cadence...

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199. Is a 10-Day Training Cycle Right For You? (with Mario Fraioli) show art 199. Is a 10-Day Training Cycle Right For You? (with Mario Fraioli)

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Our guest today is coach Mario Fraioli, a 2:27 marathoner who hosts and publishes the newsletter of the same name. Mario coaches a wide variety of elite and sub-elite runners and has been involved in the running industry as an editor, book author, coach, podcaster, speaker, and thought leader for the better part of two decades. He’s also one fast dude, running a blistering 4:09 mile. And I’m very fortunate to call Mario a friend. In this conversation, we're discussing longer training cycles and why you might be interested (or not) in lengthening the cycle in which you plan your training....

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198. How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide, with Coach Alli Felsenthal show art 198. How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide, with Coach Alli Felsenthal

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Alli Felsenthal is a certified running coach, personal trainer, Boston Qualifier, 86-minute half marathoner, fitness class instructor, and host of the . She came to running later in life but has progressed quickly after leaving her corporate job and focusing all of her attention on her coaching and running. She has an interesting story of why she made the leap and how she was able to start a successful career in the fitness industry. Alli is hard-working, gritty, and determined. She passes those traits on to her clients and helps them to achieve their running goals. Today, we're talking about...

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197. Race Strategy Fundamentals: How to Pace Every Type of Race show art 197. Race Strategy Fundamentals: How to Pace Every Type of Race

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This episode is about racing and the pacing approaches available to you to help you run your best. Most of us would love to run faster and a big part of that is how you approach racing.  But I’ve gotten countless questions about race strategy over the years, like… How do I negative split a marathon? Should I run even splits or run the first few miles slower? How do I get through the middle of a race where I always slow down? When do I know if I should go out really fast? And I want to give you a set of guiding principles that will help you select the race strategy that works best...

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196. Injury Prevention Q&A with Cohost Tina Muir show art 196. Injury Prevention Q&A with Cohost Tina Muir

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Tina Muir is a former pro runner and the host of the  and . She’s an 11-time All-American athlete and elite athlete for Great Britain who has run in two British Olympic Trials. In this episode we talk about: Recognizing Importance of your body's physiology to help with injury prevention Can you be a ? How to manage pain Top factors in injury prevention (this one may surprise you!) Links & Resources from the Show: Connect with Tina on her Follow her on Check out the Learn more about human physiology from Brad Beer on or Other episodes with Tina: Invest in  ...

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Everything from training to fueling has predominantly been researched on men and written about by men. Women’s hormonal variations tend to skew research data so those results are often thrown out.

As a professional triathlete, Dr. Stacy Sims recognized that she was poorly served by the same recommendations that male athletes were getting. So she set out to change that through her work. 

She has written a book called ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body For Life where she breaks down her message that “women are not small men”. Women can learn to cater their training, nutrition, and hydration when they understand the changes they go though in their cycles.

You can get an introduction to her work to the now famous TED Talk titled "Women are Not Small Men".

In our conversation today, we talk about:

  • Nutrition recommendations throughout a menstrual cycle and different phases of life
  • RED-S syndrome with strategies for prevention and treatment
  • Changes that women undergo during peri and post menopause
  • Common differences between men and women in training and nutrition
  • The future of exercise physiology research

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