and fit will always trump fat and fit.Fast losersOf course, some runners are more interested in fastness than fitness. They want to know: what's my best weight for fast 5Ks and marathons? Will losing weight help? The answer is almost always yes. But
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
’s at the branch in Davis, and his research has been funded by Mars. "Our research has found that cocoa flavonols from dark chocolate help keep the blood vessels expanded and flexible," he says. "This is a profound and exciting effect." Keen argues that industry
the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
of plasma sodium concentration." In other words, it might help protect against even more serious hyponatremia, at least compared with consumption of water alone.Murray was asked a vexatious question: if dehydration is so bad for you, why are marathon winners
as punishment. "It was what your PE teacher made you do when you weren’t behaving," she says.It would help immensely if medical investigators could explain why running and other vigorous exercise don’t lead to joint pain. Unfortunately, few doctors are willing
training plans. For the last three decades, exercise physiologist Jack Daniels has set the standard for designing such plans. Along the way he’s worked with dozens of elite athletes, ranging from Ryun (Daniels helped him prepare for the high altitude
-brain barrier like nobody’s business,” says Dietrich. Anandamide does more than just get you high. It also dilates your blood vessels and the bronchial tubes in your lungs. Both of these physical adaptations should help you run better and longer. A Running
. To help athletes deal with the hot weather, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) has held educational meetings since before Athens 2004, when it organised a conference focusing on what to expect in terms of heat, humidity and air pollution. "We believe the heat
.Keeping a detailed training log can help you gauge your personal training threshold. Record your weekly mileage and how you feel after your runs. Look for patterns. For instance, you may notice that your knees ache only when you're logging more than 40 miles
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