This blurb from Runner’s World is kind of interesting. The summary is that, in the small group studied, the runners were more efficient when wearing sneakers. Does this imply that runners should wear more clothing? I certainly hope not.
I see that Vitamin D intake among women leads to fewer stress fractures. We all know that the best source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Intake of Vitamin D should be maximized which implies that you should expose as much skin as allowed by law. Do it for your health.
Many people don’t even realize that you can get into the NYC marathon by running a qualifying marathon or half marathon. Their standards are high and most people get into the race using their lottery system. They have decided to tighten their standards further. It used to be that a man of my age would need to run a 1:23 half marathon or a 2:55 marathon for guaranteed entry. Now I would need to run a 1:19 half or 2:45 marathon. Ouch.
We have duathlons and biathlons but what do you call an event where you complete a marathon and then give birth?
You could train for months and months. Or you could hop on a bus.
Local runners and those who wants to have one hell of a good time should be informed that the Genesee Valley Harriers (GVH) renamed the Jensen Stables Ultimate XC Challenge to GVH Mudslog XC. It should be the same awesome event (though they change elements of the course each year). It’s coming up soon (October 16th).
I HIGHLY encourage people to run this event! You won’t regret it. Plan on discarding your shoes after the event.
Many people will tell you that you should run on soft surfaces like dirt and grass to decrease the shock your body absorbs when running. It’s been shown that stress fracture are a repetative stress type injury so reason would say that avoiding unforgiving surfaces should reduce the chance of a stress fracture. Maybe it does. Maybe it doesn’t.