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Could These Shoes be What You Need to Run Faster?- Ken Riess
May 27th, 2015 by runnersconnect at 12:01 am

We know you love the science. We know you love diving deep into topics within running where other podcasts and running blogs wont go. We even know most of you are very skeptical of the big companies. 

That’s why today we are talking to a professor who completed a research study on a pair of shoes that can increase your running economy, and actually make you run faster. 

No. This podcast has not been sponsored by anyone, nor was anyone paid to complete the study, this is just a really interesting study that was completed on a new type of shoe, not made by any of the big guns. If you love hearing about new technologies and advances within the running world, you are going to love this! 

My guest today is Ken Riess

  • Instructor & researcher in the school of health sciences at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Assistant adjunct professor, faculty of rehabilitation medicine, University of Alberta
  • PhD in rehabilitation medicine
  • Coaches masters athletes in endurance training
  • 2:57 (M) and 10:14 (ironman)

Today Ken and I are going to talk about:

  • What ken learned about kidney and heart transplant patients, and how his findings relate to running
  • How losing his suitcase on his way to the Boston Marathon led to his discovery of a new product, which he then tested in his lab and found shocking results

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