Monthly Archives: January 2015


Anyone out there looking for an interesting research project for your graduate level physiology studies? There’s one area that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but seems that it could (or should) hold a great deal of interest for almost … Continue reading

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A Young Man in Winter

Maybe the rest of the world does its soul-searching in late December and makes its resolutions on January 1st, but I’ve always found that the relative quiet and desolation of mid-January is more suitable for personal reflection than the frenzied … Continue reading

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Olympics Idol

I have to admit, upon hearing the news that the U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston as the U.S.’s bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, I had a sudden urge to scream, jump up and down, and then run … Continue reading

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Wind Chilled

“Undoubtedly wind chill is a very real phenomenon that can have a dramatic impact on our bodies. It is, however, a parameter which has huge variation from person to person and depends significantly on how we dress, what our environment … Continue reading

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The Rules for Running Logs

It’s a new year, and for many people the beginning of January offers an opportunity to spend some extra time thinking about the ol’ running log. Maybe you’re someone who likes to review the previous year’s training. Or maybe you’ve … Continue reading

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Can Any ‘Normal’ Man Run a 2:30 Marathon?

“Any ‘Normal’ Man can break 2 hrs 30 min for a marathon!” “Really? Who would claim such ‘nonsense’ these days? This was the often-mentioned and often-proved claim made by New Zealand’s late, great running coach Arthur Lydiard. I know, because … Continue reading

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