the immediate impulse to drink, and to wait until they are thirsty enough to finish the entire can. Mars and Venus When it comes to sweat rates and fluid-replacement needs, men and women come from different planets. Because men are, on average, significantly
, in Stockholm, a Portuguese runner died in the sweltering Olympic Marathon. Many of us remember Gabriele Andersen-Schiess struggling with the effects of dehydration and heat exhaustion in the 1984 Women’s Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles, and staggering across
.0 BMI gets labelled obese and faces dramatically higher health risks. A 2001 Department of Health study found that 47 per cent of men in England and 33 per cent of women are overweight and an additional 21 per cent of men and 23 per cent of women
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.
, what might it be at other marathons? It was frightening because four runners, all women, are known to have died of exercise-associated hyponatremia in the past 12 years after participating in marathons.This form of hyponatremia, or low sodium, is caused
Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World USA, and the 1968 Boston Marathon winner Imagine that there was an exercise programme that could guarantee to get you in shape with only three identical 30-minute exercise sessions per week. I
runners, both men and women, were remarkably consistent: they ran with a stride rate of about 180 strides per minute.Run 75-80 per cent of your weekly mileage at a relaxed (EZ) pace This kind of running builds your basic aerobic capacity, and strengthens
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
, it follows that many of the best marathon times should have been run there.Nope. There has been only one men's world-best time at Boston, and that was back in 1947, when Yun Bok Suh of Korea ran 2:25:39. Two women have set world bests at Boston. Liane Winter
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