In this episode of the KoopCast Coach Jason Koop speaks with Stacy Sims and Stephanie Howe.
Today’s episode of the podcast is with none other than Dr. Stacy Sims. For the last 20 years, Stacy has been relentlessly informing the sports science community that women are not small men, and this has been no easy task. Her latest pursuit in this endeavour includes a new on-line class all about women’s physiology that both my athletes and our coaches have taken. Her bestselling book ROAR has been a roadmap that women, coaches and athletes alkie can use to tailor exercise programming and nutrition specifically to the female physiology. Stacy is sought out lecturer, sports scientist as well as a kick ass endurance athlete. She is also a personal friend of mine and personally enlightened me on how I need to tailor my coaching principles for women. She has helped me tailor heat adaptation protocols for athletes and I will wholeheartedly admit that the rice ball recipe in Training Essentials for Ultrarunning was stolen from her. In this podcast we do a little bit of personal reflection, including some of her experiences in the sport of ultrarunning, as well as training and nutrition do’s and don’ts for female ultrarunners. And, to make sure I’m not just some dude opining on how women should train, I also brought on one of our coaches Stephane Howe to help illuminate the subject further with her experience as an athlete as well as a coach. We discuss the big differences between men and women in terms of training and nutrition for ultrarunning. We also discuss what training and nutrition strategies women should avoid.