Here is my review of the new Hoka Huaka; it’s got the thick sole, but little cushioning. Doh! http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Hoka_Huaka
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magnesium is a critical nutrient, but the majority of Americans are probably deficient. Insufficient magnesium impacts health in many ways, from poor running performance to diabetes, osteoporosis, and even premature aging. There are also indications it can help with migraines, insomnia, and depression. Supplementation is generally safe, though some forms can cause GI problems. I've rewritten my article, reading 100+ research papers over the last 6 weeks. I aim to cover the benefits of magnesium along with an indication of how strong the evidence is for each benefit. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Magnesium
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I've been asked many times "why run ultras?" and spent many hours thinking about the answer, especially towards the end of long races. There is no good answer, but here are a selection of possibilities http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Why_Run_Ultras
When I first started to write about the "why" of ultrarunning, I thought that would be two or three possible answers, but over time the list has grown far longer. I've had lots of input and suggestions from many runners, and I welcome further suggestions.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Cadence (how often your feet land) is one of the most critical aspects of running as it can reduce the likelihood of injuries and improve running economy (how fast you run). I've refreshed my page on running cadence to improve clarity, and I've included some more scientific research I found while looking into running economy.
The update to running economy is taking much longer than I expected as there is a huge amount of research, some of it conflicting. How shoe weight and ground contact time effects running economy is particularly confusing.