Episode 125

Ep. 125: Carbon fiber plate shoes and increased risk of injury/Coach Michelle Lake

In this episode:

So called super shoes have been all the rage since they were first released back in 2016. These running shoes with high tech foam and a carbon fiber footplate embedded in the sole have proven to be significantly faster across all distances and have been worn by elites and age groupers in track and field, running events and multisport. Recently, research has emerged that raises the specter that these shoes might be associated with an increased risk for injuries. In the medical mailbag, we discuss this research and what to do about it. Plus, a conversation with Michelle Lake. Michelle is an athlete, a coach and more recently, a coach's coach. We discuss her advice for coaches to make their hobby a full time job.


[05:02]- Medical mailbag: Carbon fiber footplates and increased injury risk

[31:44]- Michelle Lake


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The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place
A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician, multiple Ironman finisher and the TriDoc. Jeff owns TriDoc Coaching and is a coach with LifeSport Coaching. Living in Denver with his wife and three children, Jeff continues to race triathlons while producing the TriDoc podcast.