Oct 24, 2012
Malcolm gladwells piece on drug doping (PEDs) in sports:
"Gladwell argued that we should think about cycling the same way we
think about auto racing — where teams should be rewarded for using
science and bending the rules to their breaking point to succeed.
"When you look at what Lance is alleged to have done. Basically
he was better than everyone else at using PEDs," Gladwell said. "He
was the guy who sat down and was rigorous and focused and
thoughtful and intelligent and cutting edge in how to use them, and
apply them and make himself better. Like, I don't know, so is that
a bad thing?"
2- Caffeine: A PED
Mens health online magazine, also found in our Sunday edition Oct
14th, 2012 newspaper:
Chew on this: Caffeinated
gum can improve your athletic performance—if you start
chewing it at the right moment, finds a new study from Kent State
- Nicotine has been used in energy drinks in Japan for
- stimulates the release of acetylcholine, providing a sense of
increased energy. Arnold used to do commercials for them.
- Nicotine can improve reaction time.
- Nicotine can be addictive, much like caffeine. But
addiction to nicotine gum, lozenges, or patches is rare, if not
- MAYO clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2009/apr-24b.html
We are not your doctors so anything you hear
here should not be taken as medical advice. For that you need to
visit YOUR doctors and ask them the questions. We have not examined
you, we do not know you, we know very little about your medical
status. So, do not hold us responsible for taking our advice when
we have just told you not to ! Again, we are NOT your doctors
4: Maryland Guy Running a marathon in
"Some of the rules: It can't be a heal strap. There can't be any
other means to hold the flip flop on your shoe besides just the
normal thing between your toes," Levasseur said. "I don't know what
happens if I get a blowout."
Studies have shown that you can maintain your fitness level even
if you need to change or cut back on you exercise for several
months. In order to do so, you need to exercise at about 70 percent
of your VO2 max at least once per week.
7- EMAIL FROM A
I searched the site and didn't see anything on bow-leggedness (if
that's a word) and it's impact on gait. I have mild to moderate bow
legs and never even knew it until I started running and it was
pointed out to me by a PT I was seeing for knee pain. Is there an
optimal (or at a minimum least bad) strategy for running with bow
legs? I am 6'0" tall and have a gap of about 2" between my knees
when standing with my ankles together and my legs straight. I am
curious to hear your thoughts.
8- from the newspaper:
from Barefoot Running University.com
Article: Running up Hill
9- Blog post we
liked recently: October 5th, Gait Running and Sound. Are
you listening to your body ?
10- Random topic: Wednesday october 10th Peter larson
who runs Runblogger did a review of the following article:
we have not gotten through the research article yet but we will,
and we will try to address out thoughts on it and pete's in the
next 1-2 podcasts. We want to make sure our thoughts are
heard as well. We bet Pete did a phenomenal job but we like
to see things for ourselves, just like pete does. He is a stickler
to details like we are, which is why we like alot of his
work. So, stay tuned !
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