Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Updated review of graduated compression wear

I've made an update to my comparison of compression tights with more details and pictures of the CW-X and Zoot tights. I've focused on how these tights support around the kneecap, as this type of support is one of the possible treatments for knee pain. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/A_review_of_graduated_compression_wear

Monday, July 30, 2012

DIY Electrolyte Drink

Sometimes rehydration is more important than fueling, especially in the summer. I make up a simple DIY electrolyte drink that is cheap and works great for rapid, effective rehydration. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/DIY_Electrolyte_Drink

Friday, July 27, 2012


For the Beijing Olympics, Nike developed a pre-cooling vest to help athletes deal with the heat. This short article looks at the science behind pre-cooling. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Precooling

Monday, July 23, 2012

Major update to SportTracks plugin

I've released a major update to my SportTracks plugin. It not only publishes workouts to Dailymile and RunKeeper, but also calculates a number of training metrics such as Running Efficiency, Training Monotony and Training Stress Balance. More at http://fellrnr.com/wiki/SportTracks_Dailymile_Plugin

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Training Stress Balance

Training Stress Balance (TSB) is a method for evaluating the effect of training over time. This article looks at the strengths and weakness of this method and looks at an improvement for including training monotony in the calculation. http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Training_Stress_Balance

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Knee Pain

Pain behind the kneecap is so common in runners that it is sometimes called ‘runner’s knee’. Over the last few months I’ve been reading through over 100 research papers on the possible causes and treatments for this type of knee pain and I’ve documented my conclusions as http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Knee_Pain

Monday, July 9, 2012

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) uses a small electric current to activate a muscle directly. EMS may be useful in the treatment of knee pain, preventing muscle atrophy after injury, and as an addition to regular training. (This is part of my ground work for an article on Knee Pain which I plan to release in the next few days.) http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Electrical_Muscle_Stimulation

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Financial Disclosure

I’ve started using some "affiliate links" on my wiki, and so I’ve added a Financial Disclosure to http://fellrnr.com/wiki/About_Fellrnr so everyone knows it's happening. I’m not putting any adverts on my wiki, nor do I intend to in the future.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Zeo Sleep Monitor

Good sleep is essential for life, but it's also a critical and often overlooked aspect of athletic training. Lack of sleep can lead to obesity, impaired performance, overtraining syndrome and a reduced quality of life. I've been using a Zeo Sleep Monitor for a while and I've found it has helped my dramatically improve my sleep quality. I've added a review of the Zeo at http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Zeo_Sleep_Monitor

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jimbo Bandana

The best tip I've found for running in extreme heat is the Jimbo Bandana. This helped me win the Keys 100 and the Midnight Boogie, as well as improving the quality of my summer training. Shannon McGinn has an enhancement that may be even better. Find out more at http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Jimbo_Bandana and for other summer running tips check out http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Running_in_the_Heat