At the end of each episode of Trail Talk, I invite listeners to submit questions or topics. Usually I respond quickly on Twitter or email to any questions, but sometimes they’re topics I think most runners could benefit from hearing.

So today I’ve picked two recent questions that fit that mold, and answered them on the latest episode.

They’re questions on running shoe replacement and rotation, and everyday nutrition for runners. Both common concerns for runners of all abilities.

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Here’s what we talk about in today’s episode:

  • When should you replace your running shoes?
  • The benefits of multiple pairs of shoes
  • My secret obsession
  • Why weight-loss and training don’t compliment each other
  • Everyday nutrition for runners (it’s simpler than you might think)

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