Science Of Ultra | Learn From Leading Scientists,

Science Of Ultra | Learn From Leading Scientists,

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Ultra marathon running physiology brought to you by the world’s leading scientists, coaches, and athletes. Science Of Ultra host, Dr. Shawn Bearden, brings you interviews and more to deliver everything you want to know about all facets of training, nutrition, hydration, environment, psychology, gear, and much more. Become your ultra best!

Episodes

45 Ultra Mindset with Travis Macy  

Author of 'The Ultra Mindset', Travis Macy, sits down with us to discuss the book and share his insights into mental side of our sport.

44 Developing Your Hydration Strategy with Bob Kenefick PhD  

This week I interviewed Bob Kenefick PhD and we outline a strategy for you to develop your approach to staying properly hydrated - actionable info! And - I'm running the World Marathon Challenge, 7 marathons 7 continents 7 days, with your partnership. I'm running to raise awareness and end the stigma around depression. Beyond the expenses of the challenge, all funds raised go to the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred.org). Help give me a voice and send me around the world spreading the message to bring depression into the light! GoFundMe.com/world-marathons-for-depression

43 Athlete Spotlight with Mike Wardian  

In this week’s episode, I sat down with Mike Wardian. He's one of the most prolific runners on planet Earth. As this episode airs, he’s traveling the world to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. He’s a font of information on how to be successful while making running a lifestyle. And, yes, he actually has a ‘regular job’. How does he do it? Listen and learn.

42 Optimizing Protein Intake with Luc van Loon, PhD  

Everything you need to know for optimal protein nutrition to maximize your training and adaption. Dr. van Loon joins us from the Netherlands where he leads a large and outstanding research group. He's the world's leading expert on this topic. How much, when, what about sex differences, what about aging, right after training, what about over night...we cover it all!

41 Biomechanics and Injury with Richard Willy PhD PT  

Everything you need to know about the fundamentals of biomechanics as they relate to injury in runners. Lots of actionable info in this one!

40 Biomechanics and Energetics with Rodger Kram, PhD  

We dive into Dr. Kram's research on biomechanics and energy utilization, running economy, and the things you need to pay attention to as well as what you don't.

39 Athlete Spotlight: Stephanie Howe Violett, PhD  

A comprehensive conversation with elite ultra runner Stephanie Howe Violett, PhD where we talk about her year of injuries, her approaches to injury recovery and to training, and her expertise (PhD) in sports nutrition.

38 What is training?  

What do you mean when you use the word 'training'? Today, we start a project, together, to create a training framework.

37 GI Distress at the Western States 100 with Kristin Stuempfle, PhD  

Recent research findings from research at the Western States Endurance Run on gastrointestinal distress.

36 Event Recovery with Natalie Badowski Wu, MD  

Findings from recent research on recovery practices and their effectiveness for ultra marathon finishers.

34 Athlete Spotlight with Magdalena Boulet  

Western States champion (2015), Magdalena Boulet, joins me for an amazing episode. Learn all the ins and outs of her training, racing approaches, nutrition strategies, and much more!

33 Coach's Corner: Coaching Roundtable  

Roundtable discussion with three coaches (Paul Lind, Andrew Simmons, Ty Draney) recorded on location, including audience questions.

32 Coach's Corner with Ian Torrence  

Ian Torrence has complete nearly 200 ultra distance events and has won approximately 25% of them. He has important advice to give regarding longevity in the sport and approaches to DNFing that you need to hear if you want to be successful in this sport for years to come.

31 High Intensity Interval Training with Martin Gibala, PhD  

You are an endurance runner. So, what's the point in doing high intensity interval training (HIIT)? Whether you are new to endurance running or a seasoned veteran, you will benefit from HIIT. We explore how, what, when, and why in this episode.

30 Heat Acclimation with Chris Minson, PhD  

Learn how to prepare for performance in the heat and how heat acclimation can actually improve your performance in moderate temperatures.

29 Altitude Physiology with Ben Levine, MD  

Ben Levine, MD is among the legends of exercise cardiology and altitude physiology in sport performance. It is an honor to have him join the Ultra Clan for this amazing interview, packed with heaps of evidence-based, applicable, relevant, and actionable knowledge.

28 Athlete Spotlight with Mathew Laye, PhD  

Today, I shine the spotlight on Mathew Laye, PhD. He is a scientist, coach, and athlete. As winner of the Rocky Raccoon 100 miler, along with his scientific and coaching background, he brings a rare mix of all three areas of expertise in ultra marathon training and racing to the show.

27 Heart Health with Larry Creswell, MD and Aaron Baggish, MD  

A double episode. Interviews with cardiologists Larry Creswell M.D. and Aaron Baggish M.D. They are at the forefront of heart health in endurance athletes. Is ultra marathon running okay for your heart? Listen and learn.

26 Athlete Spotlight: Terri Schneider  

My guest today has had a life of endurance, persistence, adventure and exploration that we can all learn from. My guest is Terri Schneider. She was a professional triathlete for nine years, has raced multi-day eco-adventures around the planet, and is an ultra marathon veteran. We explore her life of endurance pursuits through the lens of her recent book, Dirty Inspirations: Lessons from the trenches of extreme endurance sports.

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