Category Archives: Running Research

Do Real Runners Take Walking Breaks?

Like many serious runners, I have an aversion to walking, at least when I am supposed to be running. Walking is what happens when something goes horribly wrong, for example, when you horribly misjudge your pace in a marathon, or … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing

This week, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a study claiming that, while jogging was associated with lower rates of long-term mortality from all causes, the optimal “dose” of jogging was uncertain. Actually, the study went a … Continue reading

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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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Taking up Arms

A couple of months ago, the Journal of Experimental Biology published a study that looked at the energy cost of running with various different arm actions. (The metabolic cost of human running: is swinging the arms worth it?). The study’s … Continue reading

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Five Minutes a Day

One of the most reliable ways to fill the Health/Science section of the local newspaper is to report on research that finds a link between some specific activity and a longer life span. While it’s mildly interesting to point to … Continue reading

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