Monday, August 25, 2014

Review of Hal Koerner's "The Field Guide to Ultrarunning"

I've added the training plans from Hal Koerner's book "The Field Guide to Ultrarunning" to my list, as well as a short review.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Updated review of the Hoka One One Mafate

Here's my updated review of the Hoka Mafate, the thickest shoes I've come across and as flexible as a hiking boot. (I’ve added a subjective flexibility rating to the overview table.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Measuring Blood Glucose for Runners

Here's a short article on measuring blood glucose, something that may be useful for optimizing your mid-race fueling and for diagnosing mid-ultra problems. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New review of the Hoka One One "Huaka"

Here is my review of the new Hoka Huaka; it’s got the thick sole, but little cushioning. Doh!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Magnesium for running and health

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Review - Hoka Clifton

Here is my review of the new Hoka Clifton running shoe, including comparisons with the Hoka Bondi and Conquest, and the Altra Olympus and One2. It's a lot like the Bondi, but much lighter and my favorite in the Hoka range.