Thursday, June 25, 2015

The science of hydration

My article on the science of hydration has far more detail than you're likely to need unless you're a researcher, but it explains why I believe running in the heat requires far more salt than is in most sports drinks. I recommend adding 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per quart/liter. (I also added some surprising information on rehydrating with beer) the science of hydration

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Running in the Heat

I've updated my advice on running in the heat, based on the available science and my experiences at Badwater and the Keys 100, as well as training in the North Carolina summer. I've tried to keep things simple, but the advice on clothing gets a bit nuanced as a lot depends on the level of heat and humidity you're facing. Let me know what you think. Running in the Heat

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Best running shoes at the best price

I've added a widget that will tell you the best price on shoes from various companies by gender/size/color. I think this is really cool functionality, and I'm excited to have it working. Let me know what you think! (Don’t worry, this won’t change my brutally honest reviews.)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Skechers GOmeb Speed Review

I expected great things from the shoe designed for Meb Keflezighi (winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon), but… Skechers GOmeb Speed Review

Friday, June 19, 2015

CoolSculpting Review Updated

CoolSculpting is cold to reduce body fat, which sounds like nonsense, but the approach is well supported by the research. CoolSculpting triggers natural cell death in fat cells over a period of months following the treatment. I've also found you can get a similar effect at home for free, which is better than the $1,500-$4,000 it costs at a doctor. I've updated my review of CoolSculpting with the latest research, including initial suggestions that massage after treatment enhances the results.