Wednesday, April 24, 2013

PaleoRunner's podcast interview with Dr Tim Noakes

I recently listened to a podcast interview with Tim Noakes, the famous author, runner, doctor and scientist. I think the podcast is well worth a listen, and I agree with a lot, but not all of Dr. Noakes’ comments. Here’s some thoughts:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Recommendations for best running shoes

I've updated my recommendations for best running shoes to include the Altra Torin, the Mizuno Cursoris, and the Saucony Virrata. These shoes, along with the Hokas, represent the emerging category of shoes I call "Minimum Drop, Maximum Cushioning".

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Muscle fiber types and muscle recruitment patterns

I've added a few notes on muscle fiber types and muscle recruitment patterns. This is more detail than most people need, but it provides some background information for those that want to go deeper. (The page includes some notes on weight training and plyometrics for running, which I'll write up in more detail in the future.)

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Long Run Recommendations for Marathon and Ultramarathon races

Of all the aspects of running that I've written about, few have been as important and difficult as this article on the Long Run. The importance of the Long Run for marathon and ultramarathon training is widely accepted, but the lack of scientific evidence around the Long Run has created conflicting opinions. I've been thinking about this article on the Long Run for many years, and I've been actively working on it for some months. The result is 23 guidelines that aim to provide usable advice, accompanied by the underlying rationale. I've also tried to capture alternative views and limitations of the advice by explicitly stating the possible caveats.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New updates - Hoka blisters, shoe lacing, and more

While doing my run at Umstead and working the aid station overnight fixing blisters, I thought of a number of updates: