Prof. John Brewer is a runner who works in science, and a scientist who studies running. We hear stories about the right kind of shoes, diet, hydration and technology but what's the evidence underlying the hype? John studies this and more at St. Mary's University in London. He talks about how our bodies respond to heat, food and running barefoot, and how runners probably deserve that extra piece of pie during the holidays.
We were like kids in a candy store (or rather runners in a shoe store) for this one, so forgive us the indulgence!
If you're interested in learning more, you can buy John's book Run Smart in most good book stores.
We thank our friends Rob, Liz, Fahd and James for their questions and Erin and Fred for reaching out via social media.
The guest track "butterfly" comes from the lovely Sophie Ford and her other music can be found on her bandcamp page.