The American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in Boston has just come to a close and as I bemoaned about a year ago, I did not get to it, yet again. One day I will go. I do, however devour the abstract books each year as there are always some gems. Here is my […]
That is the claim in a new book; 1:59 The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon is Within Reach – Here’s how it will go down and what it can teach all runners about training and racing by Philip Maffetone. I have long had an interest in this and followed many stories and speculation on when and how it […]
See: Different Running Techniques Load Different Tissues Differently Why ‘one size does not fit all’ when it comes to running What is the “best” running form? As always: I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise.
This book is not about running, but it is very relevant to the topic of this blog. I buy and read a lot of books, often related to putting what I have an interest in into some wider context (for example, see this review on The Story of the Human Body). This new book from […]
A number of years ago, with the original surge in interest in things like barefoot running and paleo diets a concept that occasionally got mentioned was that of “evolutionary medicine”. I had no idea what that was, but like any good academic I did what a good academic should do and went to that great […]
Arthrur Lydiard is probably one of the, if not the, most influential running coaches ever. I had the privilege of knowing him and doing some work with him in my dark distant past. Whenever I see his name mentioned, I tend to pay attention. Occasionally, I have seen his name used in the context of […]
As I said in my review of Chi Marathon, I have purchased many books over recent years to better understand what is going on in running and have been very disappointed in most of them. The main source of the disappointment is due to what I tongue-in-cheek call, the promise of ‘the second coming of […]
In an effort to learn and understand what is going on with all the different trends in running over the last few years, I have purchased a lot of books. Lots of them have been a waste of money. Chi Marathon, by Danny Dreyer was certainly one of them. I already have a copy of […]