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Friday, July 18, 2008

Temperature goes up, miles go down

I hate running in the heat. Period. The end.
Any questions?

One of my favorite blogs to read is The Science of Sport which offers a scientific analysis of sports and sporting performance. Although it can be very technical at times, it does offer a lot of insight in to the science of sport, especially running.

An issue that I can relate to personally is muscle cramping and specifically cramps during endurance events or running in extreme heat. They had an insightful series of posts on 'everything you ever wanted to know about cramping but were afraid to ask'. I need to read it a few more times to grasp everything they had to say since most of it goes against everything we've been told (loss of salt or electrolytes lead to muscle cramping).
Read with an open mind. The data is very interesting...

Muscle Cramps: Part I
Muscle Cramps: Part II
Muscle Cramps: Part III
Muscle Cramps: Part IV
Muscle Cramps: Part V

There were a couple of other multi-post series on dehydration and running technique that I'll try to link to later.

1 comment:

Jim Hansen said...

Hi Steve,
If you don't mind I put a couple of your photos from the Ultimate Runner night on my blog to show my lousy running form. I gave you credit. Let me know if this is a problem.