Episode 52

Episode 52: Vitamin D/Brodie Sharpe on running injuries and rehab and orthotics

In winter when daylight hours shrink and temperatures drop we tend to get much less sun exposure due to staying indoors and putting on more clothes to stay warm. While this obviously has the benefit of keeping us from freezing to death it can also decrease the amount of vitamin D that we are able to produce in our skin. Vitamin D deficiency is a real entity but it is not nearly as common as is the practice of taking vitamin D supplements might have you think. Supplementation has become quite popular especially amongst athletes but the question remains, is it necessary and does it actually confer any benefits? Also, Brodie Sharpe is the producer of the Run Smarter podcast and as a physiotherapist manages all manner of running injuries. He joins me to discuss common running mistakes and injuries as well as his thoughts on orthotics.

The Run Smarter Podcast: www.runsmarter.online 

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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.
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Maddy Pesch

Maddy is a professional triathlete and coach for Team Sirius. In 2020 she joined the TriDoc podcast as an indomitable intern and has an outsized role in preparing the information used in each episode's medical segment.