Welcome to Episode #70 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.
Our interview this week is with dr. Jason Karp, author of "run your fat off" and half a dozen other publications including the inner runner. In addition to writing books Dr. Karp is also the owner of Run-fit.com, he coaches, has a certification program called revolution running and does seminars and presentations and has coaching clinics and coaching services.
We're your hosts Rich Soares and Khem Suthiwan and we're glad you are back with us for another weekend endurance in the Mile High city. Bill has the week off because he is at Sea Otter. More on that in a bit.
Before we go there, let's catch up with coach Khem Suthiwan. How's it going Khem?
Let's do some updates:
Alright, let's get into our interview with Dr. Jason Karp. As I mentioned at the beginning of the intro the focus of today's interview is going to be on his new book run your fat off. This book is really kind of a look or examination at the equation of how diet and running affect our overall weight management. We get into a number of other topics including injury prevention, we examine what it means to be "metabolically efficient", and a bunch of other topics.
Probably the question I was most concerned about asking was metabolic efficiency. It turned out that my favorite part of the interview was the discussion around the definition of metabolic efficiency.
How much ATP can be produced for a given amount of substrate (fuel). Training of the muscles to be metabolically efficient by increasing mitochondrial density.
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