When we start talking about ultrarunning, our thoughts immediately jump to sporting events. Races, FKTs, multi-stage runs are just some events that pop to mind. However, now for possibly the very first time, ultrarunning is being used for a different … Read the rest
Finally, something that isn’t going to cause me more pain in my perpetual effort to be a better runner!
Ice Baths are bad for your running!
Yes, you read that right! According to Ross Tucker, PhD., and Jonathan Dugas, PhD. … Read the rest
An Understanding of Heart Rates
Athlete’s heart rates hit numbers that non-athlete’s heart rates might never, or should never, see, on both the low and high end of the spectrum.
Cardiologists and sports doctors agree that athletes can find their … Read the rest
Any grocery or drug store has at least one aisle dedicated to nutritional supplements, and some stores give over entire sections of real estate to these popular health and wellness items. As much as a survey of the Internet might … Read the rest
Muscle cramps during training or an event can range in severity from uncomfortable to debilitating, and theories abound regarding methods of avoiding and/or treating them. Some of these are backed by solid science, while others are myths and misconceptions. One … Read the rest
I got a question from a reader recently as to whether endurance running — specifically marathon running — has any impact upon lactation. This is a somewhat sticky question to answer, because the set of lactating female runners is small. … Read the rest
The sport of ultramarathon is one of the most equalizing with regard to gender in the athletic world, with women often beating men even among the elite. This equality with regard to performance, however, doesn’t extend to physiology. In ultra-distance … Read the rest